1982 Datsun Bluebird 2 Litre petrol from Australia and New Zealand
A shocking purchase
Just about everything that could go wrong did.
The exhaust fell off, making the car sound like a tractor.
The brake system failed, throwing the brake pads onto the road.
The alternator failed.
The transmission started slipping to the point that it was doing 20kmh at full throttle.
The car was full of rust, and was only held together by massive amounts of bog.
I bought the car at auction for $900.00 NZ. In hind sight it was the worst purchase I could have made. It lasted for 3 months and it absolutely let me down at every opportunity.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 20th July, 2008
26th Dec 2010, 07:56
Sorry to hear of your bad experience with the 1982 Bluebird! I bought the station wagon in 2002, and it still runs well, although rust is a big problem! I've loved my Bluebird!
13th Nov 2015, 03:25
Most cars at 14 years/300,000km are clapped out. Unless they are run continuously, like a taxi; some taxis get up and over 500,000km. But I think this Bluebird did pretty well to get that far. My brother only got 12 years/150,000km out of his Holden Astra before it was toast! Cheers.