Datsun 120Y Review from Sri Lanka

1975 Datsun 120Y B210 A12

Year of manufacture1975
First year of ownership1975
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission A12 Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance100466 miles
Previous carFiat 124


She aint pretty, but she's reliable as sunset


Nothing apart from the regular wear and tear.

Mechanically it has not given much trouble.

I do get some noise in the steering around fast sharp corners.

Oh hang on the glove box fell off, but I could just put it back no fuss.

General Comments:

It's bloody reliable.

Put in a new points set.

And replaced original radiator cap after 27 years.

It still has the original toshiba headlamps and they work fine.

Great on fuel consumption.

Upholstry is looking good.

It has been my family since 1975 and we have not yet taken the engine apart.

Good handling for car that weighs around 800Kg.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th April, 2002

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 1 review