1984 Nissan 720 Pickup 4x4 Z24 from North America


Reliable Zombie Apocalypse!


Engine blew up about 10 years ago, no oil... Ooops!

General Comments:

The Ugly Duckling.

I got this truck when my dad passed early this year; he had it about 20 years. He's replaced a bunch of stuff over the years, but always kept it in excellent running condition. I am amazed at how much of this truck is still original at coming on 32 years old!

It's got an ugly heavy steel rear bumper, which saved me just a few days ago as some fool rolled forward on me at a stop light, his poor little Honda hood... The truck's rear bumper didn't even show a scratch in the rust.

It's a standard cab, a little tight, but I love the long bed!

It's got the 3" lift and appropriately sized rubber, but not those big swampers I see on some lifted rigs.

It handles amazingly well cornering at highway speeds, although lags in 5th, so you gotta hammer down in fourth and tolerate the scream. It's in serious need for some floorboard insulation, but everything is stock; I don't wanna really change the essence of the ol' man's truck.

It's got some light rust here and there, but it's always been a California truck, so the steel is still solid! I love the heavy feel of the steel body.

It's mostly "ugly" because the black paint is 30 years old, and showing primer faded spots... It's screaming Zombie Apocalypse. I had an 88 hardbody about 10 years ago, sold it, regret it. I will never sell dad's workhorse.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th December, 2015

1984 Nissan 720 Pickup DX 2.4 from North America


It'll always be my first car...



Main fusible link.




General Comments:

This was my first car, had it through high school and just sold it as of 08/2015. It was dark brown in color, 4WD, single cab long bed. This was a great first rig, very reliable except for a few electrical issues with the fusible link. Decent gas mileage for a 4x4 (19-20 on the highway).

I loved it from when I bought it from a guy who used it as a daily commuter for a few years, and regret selling it before going to college. I would love to buy another one at some point, as a project, either 2 or 4 wheel drive (I never did use 4wd much).

I would recommend one of these for a daily driver, or as a work truck. Though not the fastest, it was easy to drive, shift, etc.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th August, 2015

1984 Nissan 720 Pickup Z24 2.4 from North America


It's been better to me than I have ever been to it


Seats wore out.



Transfer case.




And a few other normal things.

General Comments:

I love my old Nissan 720's. I have owned 3.

This truck will run forever unless it's abused too harshly, in which case it's not uncommon to have a few issues, but even then, it seems to always surprise me.

My first 2 Nissan 720's, I admit I extremely abused, and for some reason they always seemed to get me anywhere I wish to go (might not be the fastest pickup, but that's not what trucks are supposed to be for anyway).

I have submerged my Nissan completely in the mud by accident. I have slid off a mountain side into a river, and I have been up and down almost every old goat trail I can find... Yes, being submerged stopped the truck, but it was an easy cleanup to get it back on the road again.

I live in a deep snow area, and with chains this vehicle seems to dig its way anywhere I need to go, and some places I really shouldn't go.

Everything that has gone out or broken in my Nissan, deserves to go out after all I've done to it, and I wouldn't feel as unstoppable in anything else.

I do suggest that if you plan on lifting this truck, to upgrade to much bigger tires to stop the falling over feeling..

I also suggest changing out the auto hubs for manuals, to know for sure when the hubs are locked instead of guessing.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th August, 2011