Datsun 120Y Review from Singapore

1978 Datsun 120Y GL

Year of manufacture1978
First year of ownership1978
Most recent year of ownership1978
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired10 kilometres
Most recent distance10 kilometres
Previous carDatsun 120Y


Very reliable car


Slightly rusted roof top replaced 2 years ago.

The doors were changed.

Gear box was overhauled.

Upholstery of seats and sides doors was done.

A new white paint coat was done.

The car was in showroom condition.

General Comments:

Having used it for 26 years, it was driven 600,000km. When it is driven on the road, people will stop and ask how old the car is? And they will reply, oh I learned to drive using this car.

A very easy car to drive; my compliments to the manufacturer for giving me a lovely car.. Thank you Datsun, Nissan the manufacturer... I will keep it as long as I live...

"I love you 120YGL...!!"

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th December, 2003

21st Aug 2013, 10:59

600,000 kilometres! That's incredible but believable for one of these cars. What wonderful machines and such a great talking point.

Average review marks: 9.3 / 10, based on 1 review