1980 Nissan 280ZX User Reviews

1980 Nissan 280ZX Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 5 reviews

  • Performance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Appearance:3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars 3 / 5
  • Build Quality: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
  • Overall: 4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5

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Matt writes:
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Everything

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Nothing

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Datsun 280zx Turbo — 1980 Dartun 280zx with a turbo motor swap. Turbocharged 2.8L I6 with Megasquirt Stand Alone Engine Management System and a 5-Speed. Car drives great and is a blast to drive. I am hoping to get close to 30mpg with a 300hp motor and with a 21 gallon tank that gets you almost anywhere. Parts are inexpensive and easy to find. They are a breeze to work on and are reliable even well into 300,000 miles.

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Dave writes:
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4

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great car even after 30 years

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having to clean out the fuel lines and tank was not fun

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I Would Buy Another One — The car was almost 30 years old when i bought it and had been sitting for atleast 10 of that. The cost of replacing parts and maintaining it was not expensive. Handling and braking were very good and the car had 4 wheel disc brakes from the factory. in the cargo area you can fit 3 people lying down. I really liked the blue silver exterior paint and the overall design of the interior even though both needed to be redone. The car was a lot of fun to drive and cornered really well. There wasn't ever a time I felt uncomfortable cornering HARD.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Brett writes:
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5

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Fast

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No power steering

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Awesome — This is my baby. I pretty much just use this car for racing sometimes go on a cruise. Ive had this car the longest out of all the other cars Ive owned. I would recommend this car to anyone. Peace.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Jake writes:
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4

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could be an awesome looking car. awesome mileage

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RUST and ROT!!

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Another Diamond In The Rough — well, its definitely an ugly car right now. the body has tons of rust, but surprisingly it has good floors still. the body is rusted and beaten, there is a huge dent in the drivers side door that prevents it from opening properly from the outside. rust everywhere, rockers to the roof. it runs very strong though, even with being in dire need of a rebuild, and with all that it still gets great mileage,35 city and 40 highway. the interior is shot, dash has more cracks than a plumbers convention. the seats are shredded. and all the plastic, vinyl, and carpet is sun faded and rotten.

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Infiniti writes:
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classic sports car, a real head turner in any condition.

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needs some updating

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Aclassic Car With Some Taste. A Good Choice. — well overall quality of the car is in good shape. body is straight, no major problems with it. it is currently undergoing a motor swap and undating to a 83 turbo model. should be a great car to drive once back on the road.

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1983 Nissan 280ZX Reviews

Totally Awsome By mikloskiraly

There was nothing bad to say about this car at all. Handles like a true sports car, accelerated very well and was extemely comfortable on long trips. A true GT car. I am over 6 feet tall and had plent... Read More

Quite Simply My Favorite Car Of All Time, Though Mechanically Cranky. By Jj

Bought the car with my debit card while i was on leave from Iraq, and immediately fell in love. Keep an eye out on the spark plugs, though if you upgrade to platinums, you will need the buy an MSD i... Read More

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1982 Nissan 280ZX Reviews

Grease, Gas And Glory By WolfRabbit

Of all the types of cars I've had the pleasure (some not so much) of driving, I have yet to see a vehicle that came right off the line with perfomance like this. Nissan/ Datsun had it together when th... Read More

Don't Touch My Baby By Angel

nothing i love it, I have never really had a better car, This is my 2nd z and this one is as right as rain, Just wouldn't mind having a 350z ether LOL... but that is my dream car. appearance, it cou... Read More

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1981 Nissan 280ZX Reviews

A Total Lemon By choppergirl

Transmission throwout bearing went out today as I pulled into the driveway, it started screaching, that pretty much will probably be the nail in the coffin for my 280zxt. I've kept this car alive for... Read More

The Z Stole My Heart By Brian

first off this car is 30 years old and i'd have it over most cars today. it's got the whole package. it's fun to drive, not horrible on gas, and surprisingly comfortable. the acceleration is really ni... Read More

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1979 Nissan 280ZX Reviews

1979 Datsun 280zxr (1 Of 1000 Built) By Erik

It's definitely a fun car to drive. ZXR theme including all original paint and whail tail. Just added the bodykit. Engine upgrade. Mostly stock interior with a few upgrades. I enjoy driving old school... Read More

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