1970 Datsun 240Z 2.4 Inline 6 cylinder. from North America
A fun, affordable mini-muscle car
Body metal is thin, and dents very easily. It also rusts very readily.
Steering is heavy at low speeds. This is not a car for drinking coffee while driving.
The "flow-through" ventilation system sucks exhaust into the car. I have to run the fan to keep a positive pressure in the car. This was largely corrected on later models.
This is a quick, light car in the tradition of old British sports cars, but far, far more reliable.
Old Z-cars are not for timid drivers. They love to be driven hard, and need a bit of a lead foot to really handle well. No coasting around corners.
Old 240-Zs are not "chick-magnets". I don't know why, but if you want to attract the girls, get a mustang.
For the relatively low price these cars fetch, they are hard to beat.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st October, 2003
3rd Mar 2005, 15:57
I suppose it depends on the age of the "chick" for it to be a magnet. I know when my husband purchased his 1970 240Z it was fabulously sexy. The insurance companies did not know what to make of this car so they insured it as a station wagon. Pretty cheap until they wised up. So, if you're looking for a chick magnet with this car, age of the chick is a factor :)
12th May 2005, 10:06
They are still chick magnets, I showed a picture of one to a 18 year old female friend of mine, and she thought it was a very beautiful car, and man, why did you have to say the M word? My roommates 240Z blew the doors off a mustang, and not just kinda, and when the road got twisty, it wasn't even a contest, so please, no Mustangs around one of the greatest cars on the planet. If you haven't guessed, I despise Mustangs, they are horrible cars, the newer ones are better, but anything older then the 2005 models, make me sick. I have seen a Camaro, with its live axle rear end out corner a newer Cobra with its independent rear suspension. But I can say, anyone who wants a drivers car, get a 240Z, or really any of the older Z cars before the 300ZX, and have fun.
19th Oct 2006, 17:44
Let me give you some advice there buddy- don't change the look of your classic z car because of what some girl thinks.
20th May 2009, 19:51
Stock Z bumpers look stupid, change them ASAP. Otherwise it's very beautiful car. Early 240z bumpers aren't too bad, but still get rid of them, who needs bumpers anyways, just don't crash and you will be fine.