1980 Datsun 200SX Base 2.0 from North America
If this car was a fruit drink it would be called lemonade
A/C - evaporator and low pressure hose.
Hood release handle broke.
2 sets of rear brakes.
Clutch and slave cylinder.
Passenger seat would fall back when someone sat on it.
Exhaust at 50,000.
Rear window fell off track (manual window) - could not afford the "SL" model with power accessories.
Granted I bought this car used in 1980 with 50,000 miles. It was my first stick shift car. Make that my first and last Nissan. Nowadays I am 50 and have driven Toyotas and Hondas.
My 200SX was such a lemon it was not even funny. My father at that time warned me about "foreign cars", but being a snotty 17 year old - I did not listen to him. I regret everything about this pile of junk. I got rid of it 2 years later - after only putting on 20,000 miles and putting tons of money into it.
I used to work in the auto parts industry so I know something about cars. Every other 200SX that came into the shop - everybody loved. Mine was just a lemon.
I did learn 3 important things about this pile of junk.
1) Never ever will I buy a used car again.
2) Never ever will I buy a manual transmission car.
3) Most likely never will buy another Nissan (Datsun) - too many bad memories.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 7th May, 2016