1985 Nissan 720 Pickup Reviews - Page 3 of 8

1985 Nissan 720 Pickup King Cab 2.4L from North America

Model year1985
Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership1985
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.4L Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired15 miles
Most recent distance198000 miles

Summary:

This truck will never die!

Faults:

- Starter.

- 2 sets of brakes.

- Clutch.

- Bad defroster.

- Bad fuel gage.

- Bad ball joints and bearings on front end of frame.

General Comments:

UNBELIEVABLY RELIABLE! This truck has been beaten and bruised, but refuses to quit! Has been well taken care of... all scheduled maintenance taken care of (oil every 3,000 even though the manual recommends 7,500!). Pulls just as strong as ever, never stutters or falters.

Had it hit 103mph on the 73 down to San Diego! Can cruise at 80+mph forever without worrying about anything coming apart.

1/2 ton rated truck carried 3,000lbs brick in the bed riding the axles and and pulled like a champ!

Has never been back to a Nissan dealer since it was driven off the lot in '85 by my dad. King cab is great for carrying just whatever, but isn't so great for people. Front buckets are more than comfortable.

5-speed gearbox is still tight and never slips.

No A/C, power steering, tach, oil gauge, or power anything. Less things that can go wrong, right??

I will NEVER EVER sell this truck. I'm getting an E46 M3 after graduating college, but I will still keep this truck and drive it a majority of the time. Came new with 99 bhp... and is probably <70 now, but has loads of torque. Drove it to Maine and back from California without a problem. I don't know if I trust Nissan's today, but this truck is possibly the best 4cyl engine ever produced! I only wish it was a 4x4!

Operating costs-

Registration - $66 (yr)

Insurance - $400 (6mo)

Gas - 22 city/25 high @ 12.5gal tank

Maintenance - $0+oil changes.

Hope to see 300k and beyond!! I recommend watching the Top Gear episode on "killing a Toyota" on youtube. Can't be done!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 11th October, 2008

1985 Nissan 720 Pickup King Cab 2.4 from North America

Model year1985
Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.4 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired125000 miles
Most recent distance267000 miles
Previous carNissan 720 Pickup

Summary:

The best there ever was or will be

Faults:

Nothing has ever went wrong with my 720 pick up. It is the best truck I have ever owned.

I change the oil and give it a tune up every 2,000 miles, and she keeps on going and going.

General Comments:

I have put close to $10,000.00 into this truck, and everywhere I go people have to look. I'm pushing 300h on a dyno. I just love my truck.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th August, 2008

13th Sep 2011, 09:15

Great truck. They should make them all like this.

JWT.

1985 Nissan 720 Pickup base 2.4 liter from North America

Model year1985
Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.4 liter Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired177000 miles
Most recent distance200000 miles

Summary:

Truck has been good to me, she always gets me home. I'm 21 and will always keep this truck

Faults:

Well two starters; one at 178000 miles and one at 186000...

1 alternator at 185000 miles...

Fuel pump fuel filter change at 180000...

Clutch at almost 200000...

Plug wires plugs and cap at 190000...

Brakes at 177900; my fault not knowing about down shifting down steep hills...

Needs a new carburetor; has that dang Nissan 720 high idle carburetor problems, but it's not a big deal.

General Comments:

I love my Nissan 720. She has had problems.. but that's because the past owners neglect.

Outside has rust but is OK. I'm painting it this summer and putting a new carb on.

The dash is cracked, so I'm putting one in too and that's really all she needs.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th May, 2008

1985 Nissan 720 Pickup 2.4 4 cylinder from North America

Model year1985
Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership1985
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.4 4 cylinder Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired100 miles
Most recent distance390000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Blazer

Summary:

Reliable tough vehicle. Little expense over the years

Faults:

I have replaced the transmission once.

Just replaced the exhaust manifold at 390,000 miles.

Replaced the heater core at about 389,000 miles.

This truck is virtually indestructible. It is my daily driver because it runs when everything else is broke down.

We deer hunt with, 4x4, gold mine, and the poor thing towed our new 17ft boat home because our other truck was down when the dealer needed it picked up. It has been through a teenager and countless drivers.

The only quirky thing is the relay by the passenger door has gone out before; took a month and many people to figure out what it was. Three dollar part... problem solved!

Great tough truck; always makes me feel comfortable in bad snow to drive back and forth to work safely.

General Comments:

I am tall and the truck is not built for tall people; the interior is small but it works.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th March, 2008

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 30 reviews