1978 Datsun 120Y B210 1.2 petrol
The greatest people's car ever made
Needs a small amount of welding.
Seats are sagging.
Vinyl roof is lifting, but will be taken off as it is a rust trap.
Sunny coupe. Purchased from an enthusiast who picked it up from a little old lady. Waxoyled from the start, this one is probably one of the best examples in the UK. Nippy around town, sluggish on the motorway, so I follow trucks in the slow lane, although my girlfriend coaxes speed from somewhere I can't figure. Lead foot I guess.
Attracts more attention than a Porsche or late model Ferrari. I'm not kidding. Kids go nuts over it.
So, slow, not all that comfortable, but cheap to run, insure, fun to drive and will hold its value if cared for.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd May, 2006
An update. Had an accident in the car. Needed a new wing which we managed to get brand new (thanks to Datman.) The other car (a Mondeo) came off a lot worse, so I'm pleased with the strength of the little beast.
Still motoring along in Sunny, and she gets more and more attention as the years go by. Pity the same does not apply to the owner.