Datsun 240Z Review from United Arab Emirates

1971 Datsun 240Z 2.4 litre straight 6

Year of manufacture1971
First year of ownership1976
Most recent year of ownership1977
Engine and transmission 2.4 litre straight 6 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired63000 kilometres
Most recent distance95000 kilometres
Previous carHillman Super Minx




Rust!! In the humid Dubai climate, this white car always had brown showing!

Air conditioner controls would stick.

Plug leads were routed through retainers built into the alloy cam-cover. A spray of WD40 was almost mandatory on the most humid days.

Front brake job was tough, you try working on a car at 125 degrees!!!

General Comments:

I loved this car, my first ever sporty model. I only sold it because I had to leave the country. I would buy another in a heartbeat.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st July, 2003

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 1 review