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1984 Nissan 720 Pickup from North America

Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership1990
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 miles
Most recent distance164000 miles
Previous carFord Ranger

Summary:

Reliable

Faults:

Fuel Pump.

Starter twice.

Battery.

Brakes.

General Comments:

This truck was RELIABLE! It rusted away before any major mechanical problems occurred. I was driving down the freeway when the floor of the cab broke off and dropped to the frame. Still drove it until a rainy day when I got soaked from water splashing into the cab from the front tires. It would have gone another 100k if not for the rust.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th March, 2004

1984 Nissan 720 Pickup 4x4 dx 2.4 litre DOHC from North America

Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.4 litre DOHC Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired140000 miles
Most recent distance230000 miles
Previous carNissan 2 X 4 Truck

Summary:

The best truck ever made!

Faults:

New fuel pump at 200,000.

New Transmission at 220,000

Blown head gasket at 230,000

Two new camshafts and head at 230,000

I need a new clutch now, but it seems to be hanging in there as long as I baby it.

Heater/Defrost fan unit went out at 230,000

General Comments:

This truck is absolutely reliable.

I owned a 1983 2 wheel drive Nissan that my dad gave me. He purchased it new in 1983. By the time my sister totaled it in 1995, it had 340,000 miles and only one new transmission and clutch, with the original engine.

My current pickup is identical except I now have a 4x4. Nothing went wrong until recently. The body and interior are in mint condition, but the mechanics are starting to show their age.

I have no intentions of selling this truck any time soon. I recommend this vehicle to anyone looking for a first time truck for their kids that is inexpensive, reliable, safe, and won't get them any into any trouble.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th February, 2004

1984 Nissan 720 Pickup 720 2.4 Liter from North America

Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.4 Liter Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired127000 miles
Most recent distance134000 miles

Summary:

Best truck ever

Faults:

Head gasket blew at 127,000 miles, and the body really went.

General Comments:

This is my first truck, I bought it off a guy who ran over stop-signs with it and really tried to kill it. to this day it is still running like it did when it was new. After I bought it I did the body over and brought I back to showroom condition. The truck starts on a dime no matter how cold it is. It has always got me to where I was going, it is very dependable on and off road. I wouldn't trade this truck for the world.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th April, 2003

1984 Nissan 720 Pickup 2.4L 4 cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership1984
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.4L 4 cylinder Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance116000 miles

Summary:

Most durable vehicle I've ever owned,

Faults:

Seats are very uncomfortable.

Need to rebuild the carburetor.

General Comments:

I've never had a serious problem with this truck.

The cabin is generally comfortable, but the seats leave something to be desired.

Not the fastest thing on 4 wheels, but it's extremely reliable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th March, 2003

1984 Nissan 720 Pickup 2.4L from North America

Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.4L Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired96000 miles
Most recent distance115000 miles
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

This is a cheap and good reliable truck that will last you for years

Faults:

I had to re-build the transmission at 107,474 miles because the bearings had worn. The clutch was also replaced at this time.

I have had several problems with the starting system. The starter has been replaced three times. Buy one from the manufacture!!

I replaced the stock ignition coils with MSD coils because one coil failed, but it is amazing that the original coils lasted so long.

My electric choke and float valve have failed in my Hitatchi carburetor and have been replaced with a Warn carb.

The front seats are something to be desired. They are very uncomfortable and will be replaced soon.

General Comments:

Even when the transmission broke on my truck, it took me 40 miles home.

This has been the most reliable car that I have owned since my 1976 Dodge Charger. It just keeps on going.

The truck is old and I have just had to replace failing parts that are normal for a truck that is 18 years old.

This is the coolest car I have ever owned. It is very fun to drive, easy to work on and the parts are cheap and easy to find.

I plan on doing a lot more upgrades on this truck and keeping it for several years to come. This is my first Nissan and I have owned several cars in the past. I would recommend this truck to anyone. She does not have a lot of power, but she will get you to where you are going.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th November, 2002

19th Jul 2009, 23:38

It's 2009 and I still have the 1983 1/2 XE King Cab I bought new. It's been nothing short of amazing. Other than the usual tires, brakes, belts and hoses, I probably haven't spent $800 in repairs in all these years.

One clutch disc, 3 alternators, 1 starter, clutch slave and master (just put in) and center shaft bearing replaced twice. Still shakes a little sometimes, not replacing again as I think the drive shaft is out of balance from when I put the clutch disc in.

The front rotors have never been turned. If it wasn't so beat up from 2 wrecks I'd slam a couple of grand into it in a heartbeat, and keep it. I'm guessing 250,000 miles plus. Hard to say, the odometer says 180,000 but that was about 10 or 12 years ago, before the odometer went out. Why bother replacing it? It doesn't leak or burn oil, but I know the timing chain is way past due for replacement. Oh, slight oil leak around rear of valve cover, typical because of engine slant. This truck is indesTRUCKable and should be in a shrine.

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 22 reviews