1971 Datsun 240Z User Reviews

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    Best Car For The Money In The World — Best car for the money. All kinds of part from other cars fit right on it. Like disc brakes from toyota fit right on the back. + has room to put any motor you want under the hood. Fun car that everyone should have

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

    Pros: It's amazing car that you can get for under 10k

    Cons: Nothing?

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    Appreciation — fastest production sports car in 1971 !!!the man who designed it,Albrect Goertz,only designed one other car,the 911 porsche.the 240z is identical in size,but lighter.the zed is a far better handling and performing car than the 911 in 1971.

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

    Pros: fun

    Cons: rust

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    38 Year Old Car That Is More Fun Than Most New Ones — I absolutely love the Z and what it stands for: a light, high performance car with a connected road feel. My Z hasn't performed up to standards because I bought it for $400, so I wasn't expecting too much. It's go a fair amount of rust and the engine is currently being torn down, but I love the looks and performance of this car. The suspension will get a complete overhaul as well. The times I have driven it, the 240 was very fun to drive. No power steering, tight suspension and willing engine make for a great experience on every drive!

    Pros: Engine, fully independent suspension, styling

    Cons: Prone to rust

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    1971 Datsun 240z — It will never be finished, it will never get old, it will never get sold. Fast, like somewhere between a snake and a mongoose. Handles like a go-cart. The interior feels like a warm latex glove. Drives like a pissed off hedgehog on crack.

    Pros: FAST !!! Light, Agile, Devilishly Handsome (not cute)

    Cons: can't tow a boat

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    Datsun 240z — Fitted RB25det from R33 skyline. Runs 16 x 10 slicks and 3.9 LSD. Full 8 point roll cage, carbon fibre bonnet, perspex windows and fibreglass front 1/4 pannels and rear hatch Datsuns rock!

    Pros: Handles good, goes fast

    Cons: Nothing lol

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    Japanese Muscle... This Is Where It Started — There's something about the "Z". Sure it twists and groans when you put your foot down, and the 160HP doesn't really get you going that quick, but it's still a blast to drive.

    Pros: Classic Japanese muscle. Cheap to own one.

    Cons: None really

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    Beauty, And Fast To — Slow kinda in stock but an awesome performance car, wish I could find another and own it again.

    Pros: Sexy car, simple to work on, eye catcher

    Cons: Old, rusty cars and hard to find and upkeep,dont want to crash those,,lol

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    First Japanese Sports Car — This is still my favourite car. What a machine for 1971 and for that price when it was new

    Pros: Engine, suspension, seating position, gearbox - all mechanicals.  For a car of its age the heaters, electrics etc all work when yank and pommy cars have long ago needed work

    Cons: rust

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    This One Was Rough, But They Are Rare And It The Price Was Good. — Nice silver 240. A little rough, but beggars can't be choosers when they are so hard to get

    Pros: It is what it is

    Cons: Had a tendancy to pop out of 5th gear under hard acceleration

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    Excellent sturdy car was lovely even before restoration! And in my price range in my early 20s... Fun car to drive, sounds great and is beautiful!
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    vs1971 Porsche 911
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    1973 Datsun 240Z Reviews

    Early Model That Showed Where Datsun/nissan Wanted To Go. By Jerry

    This was a cool car in 73. Bought in midwest with aftermarket a/c that came in handy after moving South. Light, nimble and sporty. That was the good part. For the 3 1/2 years I owned the car I rep... Read More

    A Poor Example Of A Fantastic Car By Scott

    My favorite car, hands down, just not a very good specimen that I own. Absolutely gorgeous and the straight 6 is fun, but time has taken it's toll on the interior and exterior. Not a fan of the drum b... Read More

    1972 Datsun 240Z Reviews

    240z, The Most Under-noticed Sports Car Of The World By Ron

    This is a 2 seater car that was way ahead of its time. Many manufactures attempted to copy. In line 6, 4 speed, independent suspension. This car just looks great stopped or moving, handles like a dr... Read More

    A True Legendary Japanese Sports Car By migration_ozzinc

    The first generation zcar has always been one of my favorite cars to drive, easy to work on and its pretty easy to obtain aftermarket performance parts for this car, the engine for the 240z is a inlin... Read More

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    I've Owned It Since 1979. Other Cars Come And Go But This One Will Always Be Mine. By Mark

    Still my favorite type of Z car. 151 hp but only weighs 2,300 lbs. A true sports car without amenities like A/C or sound insulation. Red lines at 7,000 rpm. The peak torque does not start until ... Read More

    Fun Fun Fun By Emery

    Fun Muscle car with an I6 engine this car is a riot to drive especially with the manual transmission. this car is way better than american cars of the same period because its lighter with an indepen... Read More

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