1984 Nissan 720 Pickup 4x4 Z24 from North America
Reliable Zombie Apocalypse!
Engine blew up about 10 years ago, no oil... Ooops!
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