1977 Datsun 260Z 2+2 2.8 TWIN SU from Australia and New Zealand
A real 'drivers' car
Front dampers were a little soupy when I first bought her and original engine was very tired.
She is high mileage, not sure how much due to the 5 digit odometer.
She was riddled with rust, seriously riddled.
Interior was appalling, but she had been sitting for 5 years.
This car suits me perfectly. I have driven more powerful cars, cars that are more comfortable, quieter and more luxurious.
We also own a 2nd generation Honda Legend; I prefer to drive my z.
The z has serious handling ability, is very neutral when pushed close to the edge.
When pushed further, she exhibits a tendency to mild initial turn-in under-steer, but is easily converted to mild over-steer with a bit of throttle.
Interior is great if you like the more 'classic' styling.
The seating position is great, instruments are clear and accurate, the clock works twice a day, and the engine is smooth without being so smooth that it can't provoke a coarse growl when pushed.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd October, 2003