1982 Datsun 280ZX 2.8 inline 6 from North America
A classic car with a lot of maintenance
Radiator had to be replaced.
Entire A/C system had to be rebuilt.
New fuel injectors.
New brakes, rotors, calipers, and brake sensors.
Recently had the transmission completely rebuilt.
The car looked good once I got done reupholstering it and getting it repainted.
However, the car was always in the shop and it was not cheap to work on. I had to do new rotors, calipers, brake sensors, and pads. I had the car out of the shop a week and the transmission let go. $2000 just for the transmission.
Including all the cosmetic work and the initial purchase cost, I am into this car for about $13,000. It's probably only worth about $4,000, maybe more.
The car wasn't very fast off the line, but it handled wonderfully in the corners.
I have owned other Nissan's though without problems, so I would buy another one.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th August, 2004
I was just wondering if you felt any slack in the drive train before your tranny blew it. Sometimes I can feel what seems to be the tranny slipping or picking up the slack in the system when I go from a complete stop. I can also hear a loud clunk from the tranny sometimes when I shift (automatic). Have you experienced either of these on your car?