1985 Nissan 720 Pickup Reviews - Page 5 of 8

1985 Nissan 720 Pickup 2.4L from Mexico

Model year1986
Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.4L Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired150000 miles
Most recent distance198000 miles
Previous carNissan Hardbody Pickup

Summary:

The best 4x4 truck

Faults:

Carburetor had to be replaced when I bough the car.

Seats have started to wear badly.

Is very slow and high gasoline consumption.

General Comments:

Is a very good 4x4 truck, very cheap to maintain. This truck have already 198,000 miles on his original motor an the A/C still works. However the cabin is very gloomy and the seats are uncomfortable. I think this truck will never die.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th December, 2004

1985 Nissan 720 Pickup 720 pu 2.4L napz from North America

Model year1985
Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.4L napz Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired143000 miles
Most recent distance162000 miles

Faults:

I bought the truck for 1,000 dollars. The next week I had already put 1,000 into it. It need a new water pump and all the maitenance that had been neglected. New transmission at 148,000 miles. New seats at 150,00 miles. New carpet at 160,000 miles. Three inch lift kit with 31's at 160,00 miles. New radiator and heater core at 161,00 miles. New paint at 155,00 miles.

General Comments:

Truck is a beast off road, beats toyotas and jeeps all the time.

The motor is a workhorse.

Pulls 31's no problem.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th November, 2004

1985 Nissan 720 Pickup King Cab 2.2 petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.2 petrol Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired264000 kilometres
Most recent distance268000 kilometres
Previous carFord Laser

Summary:

Cheap off-road fun

Faults:

My intake manifold corroded, allowing coolant to get into the combustion chambers. I have got the engine pulled apart at the moment (only top end).

The Alternator light started to come on, but this was only a set of brushes.

General Comments:

I have only had the car a few weeks and have already had a few problems. But it is a old car and you have to expect something to go wrong. After I repair it, I don't think it will be a bad car.

I am also planing a engine swap in a year or so. I have a SR20DET and gearbox to put in it. A friend of mine has done a V8 conversion, A holden 308. The suspension has coped well, but he has blown up a few diffs.

I use it as daily transport and for some off road driving. I don't have many complaints as I realize it is an old car, you get what you pay for.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 22nd May, 2003

1st Mar 2005, 12:45

An info on the V8 conversion? Did you ever do it? (not sure how long ago you posted your info). I want to do it as well. I have a General Motors 350 I want to put into my '85 ST 720.

Thanks,

Anthony

scoobyq7@hotmail.com.

1985 Nissan 720 Pickup single cab SB 2.4 liter Z from North America

Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.4 liter Z Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired100025 miles
Most recent distance136708 miles
Previous carPontiac Firebird

Summary:

You can't go wrong with this one

Faults:

Replaced center bearing at 127000.

Replaced battery at 136000.

Replaced wiper blades at 136000.

Replaced turn signal relay at 128000.

Replaced fuel pump and filter at 135000, not the truck's fault. The filter was long overdue for a change.

Bench seat is coming apart at 126000

Replaced oil pressure sensor at 136000.

General Comments:

This truck is built like a Sherman Tank. The drive train is nothing short of bulletproof. I have had nothing negative to report about the engine or the transmission. 137000 miles and purrs like a kitten.

The Interior is plain with no fancy amenities, which only adds to the truck's amazing reliability. Nothing to break is a good thing in my book.

The bench seat is my only major complaint with the truck. It is uncomfortable and is coming apart at every seam.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th May, 2003

19th Jun 2003, 09:37

I own a 1985 Nissan 720 pickup. It now has 201000 miles on it and I bought it brand new. Other than tires and batteries, I have only replaced a relay for the electric fuel pump. The relay is underneath the passenger side dashboard. It has been the most reliable vehicle I have ever owned. It is still running strong even after having gone through a brother, and three of my young boys.

Hector.

8th Jun 2004, 22:50

I own an 85 Nissan 720 Truck. This has to be the most trouble free and reliable vehicle I have "EVER" owned. It has 152,000 miles on it, and so far has only gone through 2 water pumps and just recently it's first alternator. I do get asked to sell it all the time. It's never going to happen. My truck will get new paint in the next few months, and I plan to drive it another 10 Years at least.

I would drive this truck from coast to coast in a heartbeat. I know it would get me there. It has NEVER failed me. This truck is immortal.

22nd Jun 2013, 19:25

It's been 9 years since I made that comment, and I'm still driving the Nissan. It is STILL running like a clock and my daily driver.

I have since replaced the radiator, it was probably time after 26 years. Other than that, nothing really has gone wrong with it. Still my most reliable vehicle.

17th Nov 2013, 00:53

Thanks for the re-posting! Tomorrow, I am going to look at a 720 truck with a bad motor problem, for sale for a song. ALL the rest looks to be a cream puff, so I was looking to see if people in my shoes would fix the motor. I think your comments put me over the line. So thanks!

I had a Datsun 620 pickup that literally rusted away from under me. It was an amazing workhorse that gave great service. I am looking forward to the 720...

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