1981 Datsun 310 2 door sedan 1.5 A15 from North America
Carburator needed a new link after being worn.
Shifter bushing needed replacing.
Right side rear window opener replaced.
Right side rear-view mirror added.
Ignition control module.
Outer right tie rod ends.
Rear hatch lifters.
Fuel gauge need replacing.
General complaints about a lack of air conditioning and small, solid feeling wheels.
Engine surges and stalls when cold, transmission is noisy and shifting is sloppy.
Still needs shocks, struts and small items replacing. Body sway and wheel lift in corners.
Interior plastic pieces have degraded over time and are crumbling.
Losing pressure in #3 cylinder and it's in need of an engine and transmission rebuild.
Poor clutch replacement job causes the transmission to leak, especially onto the clutch making it slip under acceleration.
Vibrations and noise are loud.
Seats are low and the seatbelts are the defective "passive" type.
Engine consumes/leaks a quart every 1000 miles.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 25th November, 2000
24th Jun 2001, 16:26
The same car is still doing OK, but the hydraulic clutch linkage is leaking.
Speedometer has been erratic, and had to be disconnected.
Wipers will sometimes not come on for a few minutes after overnight dew or rain.
Disc brake pads have no squeak tabs that warn about needed replacement.
Clutch throwout bearing is noisy after being replaced just two years ago.
Heard some Japanese models had fuel injection!
Carparts.com has a custom front air-dam with disc brake ducts. Anyone know about Nissan parts compatibility with newer models?
11th Jul 2004, 15:19
It's too bad yours has been giving you so much trouble. Usually they're pretty solid and reliable - though the cheap interior plastic and the really noisy transmission seem to apply to most if not all of the 310s.