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1971 Datsun 1200Review
Scott writes:
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Collectable Bit Of Datsun History...if You Find One In Good Shape...consider It Well. — I bought the car from a junk yard I was working at..$85.. put some junk yard tires and a fender on it...threw a battery in and it started right up. Durn thing took me from Florida to Pennsylvania....then to Illinois and on to California. Put an alternator and brakes on there and drove it to Michigan. Put in a flywheel and water pump in Mi. Later drove it to Mississippi...bad move...the salt air really ate away at it...till it was unsafe to drive. The car ran like a top...would go over 100 mph...never got more than 25mpg, though. It was a fun little car.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: zippy little econo car

Cons: parts are probably a bear to find now.

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1971 Datsun 1200Review
Howard writes:
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Good For What It Was. Suprising In That It Was Actually Fun To Drive — Bought this car while in the army in Alabama. Was cheaper than constantly repairing my '66 Mustang. Fun to drive even with 62 horsepower, well balanced, top speed about 82mph. Never got less than 30mpg even when driven to Florida flat out (actually went 85 downhill). My father kept this car and had over 130000 miles when he got rid of it. Nothing ever went wrong, ever!

Pros: Cheap, fun

Cons: Nothing  beyon 62 horsepower

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1971 Datsun 1200Review
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Datto 1200 Ute First Car — Vinyl seats, everything manual, no a/c central locking etc Looking cool with some 5 hole mags.

Pros: Cheap to run, simple mechanics. Easy to modify. Fun

Cons: Constant running repairs, the key was a hammer to the starter motor

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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

Rotor D By 赏司

welll my datsun 1200 b310 convert to 13b turbo is powerful car nice to drift, sprint great handling for me its human car in one oso fun drive on weekend and i love it mouch rotary scream blaa.. bla... Read More

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

1974 Datsun 1200 Reviews

Just Love It By Vaughan

Very 70s Performance, and looks, I had to say the build quality was high as I have just rebuilt it. I just love it, cheap and class less, doesn't mean it has no class, but it is in a class of its own... Read More

Second Car By Jeanine

This was my second car. White sedan, 4-speed. Tan, pleather interior. Everyday, run-around car for a young "20 something." Back door was hit and insurance company ruled it totaled. Got a good check an... Read More

1973 Datsun 1200 Reviews

Classic Gas Saver By DTSUN73

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... Read More

1973 Datun 1200- Pure Fun By Chemdude

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 drov... Read More

1972 Datsun 1200 Reviews

Got Me Where I Wanted To Go, But Fell Apart From The Inside Out. By lightfoot44

fun to drive, but acceleration on a cold engine was downright dangerous. Sometimes the car would sputter and die when accelerating into traffic. Excellent handling on dry roads, but in snow this car... Read More

37 Years And Still Go'in Strong By Mark

* Performance - ok acceleration, good braking, great handling * Build Quality - lasted 37 years so yeah pretty good * Appearance - interior classic look and exterior not as airodynamic as... Read More

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