Datsun 1600 Pick-up Review

1971 Datsun 1600 Pick-up from North America

Year of manufacture1971
First year of ownership1985
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired60000 miles
Most recent distance99541 miles


If you got one of these, you are one of the lucky ones on earth!!


The gas tank rusted out just because of no use for a couple of years.

Clutch needs replacing, but what can you expect? It's a 1971 car!!!

Seats are worn, but we got a cover on it, so it looks nice.

General Comments:

This is a great pick-up for just a "chores around the house" truck, as well as bigger jobs too.

I love this truck!!

Still runs great!

Small cab, but economical.

If you ever see one of these that a person is selling, consider it, because this is a great pick-up just to have around the house.

Plenty of power for jobs around the house.

Dash cracked from being out in the sun. Just one of those things.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th August, 2001

18th Jul 2002, 13:04

This truck was a 521 in Canada. I bought a '72 built before the switch in Feb. It was a great truck, I'm trying to buy it back. I have only seen 1 other one. Mine had no rust (odd for Canada) 50 000 miles. Always ran, even though I drove it hard (had it on two wheels).

Average review marks: 9.2 / 10, based on 1 review