1988 Nissan 720 Pickup Review

1988 Nissan 720 Pickup Aussie 4X4 SD25 diesel from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission SD25 diesel Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired300000 kilometres
Most recent distance308256 kilometres
Previous carDatsun 720


I will stay with the 720 as the best 4X4 I could ever get amongst an ocean of Toyota


Engine Glow-plug system is defective.

5-Speed Floor shift / The gearbox selectors are mushy even after rebuild.

Windscreen seal and side-window rubbers need constant attention.

General Comments:

I have become very attached to the 720 series of light utilities.

Very reliable and conventional, so they can be repaired beside the road.

Replacing the standard seats with Datsun sports seats was a good move.

Extra-long, wheelbase and after market canopy gives safe storage.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th January, 2004

Average review marks: 8.3 / 10, based on 1 review