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

Summary:

Vroom!!!

Faults:

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