1973 Datsun 1200 User Reviews

1973 Datsun 1200 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 3 reviews

  • Performance:3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 / 5
  • Appearance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 / 5
  • Overall: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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DTSUN73 writes:
1973 Datsun 1200 Review
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4

Pros

40 mpg on the freeway.

Cons

Wouldn't recommend for anyone taller than 5' 11".

DTSUN73
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Classic Gas Saver — This car has been very fun to work on. Engine is very basic but original parts are hard to come by in North America. Found cheaper parts from Autozone which has been very helpful. I have been using it as a daily drive for work & weekend errands (40 miles round trip), and have only needed $20 a week on gas!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Chemdude writes:
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5

Pros

Lots of fun, great handling, mileage and reliability

Cons

noisy, cheap metal

Chemdude
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1973 Datun 1200- Pure Fun — I bought one new in 1973. Driving it was a lot of fun. The 4 speed transmission shifted easily and smoothly. The clutch was much lighter and easier to use than American cars of that period. I drove it across the country in the summer of '73 doing 85-90 mph most of the way getting about 30 mpg. With the speed around 60 mph, it got about 36 mpg. The car was very responsive and very easy to handle. I drove it for 128,000 miles and had relatively few repairs to make on it. I loved the way it looked - my friends thought it was cool. Downside of the car: noisy, particularly at high speeds and the cheap metal of the car did not hold up to northern NY winters - the bottom of the car was falling apart when I sold it in 1981. I would heartily recommend this car.

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Colin writes:
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Small, economic

Cons

rusty.

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Great, Little Car. — Allthough an old car, it was like therapy to take it for a spin. The body was a bit rusty, but it always started at the first crank with the key.

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1988 Datsun 1200 Reviews

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1984 Datsun 1200 Reviews

Great, Really Funny. By Andrew

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1983 Datsun 1200 Reviews

Nthing By Amad

Ye this car is fun 2 drive............... Performance is gud....... acceleration is gud...... Brakes are too gud....... Handling is also gud.... Great body..... No it not need any repair yet.... Gre... Read More

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1981 Datsun 1200 Reviews

Death Trap By Ritwick

Worst car ever. Inside smelt like oil. Dripped and leaked oil all over the street. Steering wheel shook when you got to 60 and the braked. Noisy as you could hear the engine from the cabin. DEATH TRA... Read More

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1980 Datsun 1200 Reviews

Old Fun Car By Therese

A bit slow with only 4 gears.. But fun on smal roads.. Hard to find parts to the car.. new breaks. but i got it from my grandma :) i love my datsun 140 y ;) Got my driving card a half year now.. and... Read More

Forget This One By Jackie

Believe it or not, I was taught to drive in one of these. Even worse the dam thing was bright YELLOW!! There was nothing to like about this car AT ALL. The build quality was terrible, it certainly ... Read More

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