My first years with this truck were a love-hate relationship. Most all that could go wrong with this truck went wrong and diagnosing and repairing the problems became discouraging. I replaced the ignition switch, turn signal light assembly, fuel pump and relay, dash gage assembly, wheel bearings and brakes, shocks, clutch and slave cylinder, timing chain, speedometer cable, distributor, control module, water pump, starter, door hinge pins, air conditioning parts, body panels, engine block and crank due to rod failure, just to name several right off the top of my head. Just as I would fix one thing another would fail! I realized the truck I bought was totally wore out and just would not give up!
The more I drove my 720, the more I grew to love it! The more I had to repair my 720's malfunctions, the more I learned the tricks to make the tasks manageable. Eventually the time came where I had a very dependable truck that I am very confident in and it is very multifunctional.
The gas mileage is good.
It handles good in deep mud and snow.
It maneuvers good in tight places and is easy to get into and out of.
The cost of parts are cheap and carry a lifetime warranty at many national auto parts stores.
The truck has taking me everyplace I have wanted to go and even too many places I had no business going :-)!
I have hauled construction materials, dirt bikes, ATVs, trailers, and my fishing boat all over the state of Arkansas in rain, sleet, snow, hot summer and freezing winter with complete confidence in my 'ole 1984 720.
I now own one 1983 2 wheel drive 720, three 1984 4 wheel drive 720s, one 1986 4 wheel drive 720, and one 1981 4 wheel drive 620 conversion. You cannot go wrong with older Nissan trucks!