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240z, The Most Under-noticed Sports Car Of The World — 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 dream. The car is 40 years old. Mine is by no means a perfect car, looks better from afar as it needs some attention.. but its 40 years old..

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

Pros: Love my 240

Cons: the rust worms love it

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A True Legendary Japanese Sports Car — 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 inline 6 cyclinder which makes it a perfect candidate for turbocharging and other engine mods, the only weakness that i have ever incountered with 240z's is rust, and if they are not properly stored in a garage or covered with a real good car cover you will and up with a real rust problem on the body, other then that these cars are great and they look real sharp and they are increasing in value very fast, so if you can find yourself a older 240z with with a decent body you will be in good shape.

Pros: looks and performance

Cons: rust can be its worst enemy, make sure the body is in decent shape

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Love It. — Still being upgraded! Body is cherry and the color is RAD. Performs like, well you know-Awesome! This is an antique, so it's not bad to fill, but Sucks up the power! She is totally fun to drive! Gotta get one!

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

Pros: Squirrely!

Cons: Squirrely!

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My Car Forever — The car is old thus, old school performance. however, easily rectified with a modern engine swap. This car in my opinion is one of the most beautiful and timeless cars ever made. It was my "first" car that I bought myself and I will likely have it forever.

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

Pros: Its fun, loud, exciting and spirited

Cons: Needs a lot of restoration. hard to find rust free

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My Z Is The Shiznit! — The coolest car ever made. My favorite since I was 10. Mine is a 72 with a build date of 9/71. I purchased Kikka from the original owner in 2005. She currently has 296,000 miles on the original engine and tranny. She is the original color, but the second repaint. I have lowered the Z with Eibach progressive rate springs and Tokico HP struts with polurethane bushings all around. I've also installed 16x7 gunmetal grey Panasports with Dunlop tires. Also installed Z therapy SU's in '08. I also installed a Clarion CD/MP3/WMA player w/ music catcher and replaced the 4" Pioneer speakers the PO installed in the doors with 4" Clarions... good for now but will intall 6x9's in a custom box in the hatch.

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

Pros: The shape... the drive... the ownership.

Cons: Nothing!!!

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Pocket Burner! — the car itself is a great car but everything for it is soo damm expensive. but in the end you gotta pay to play and its worth it. i love the car. its just hard to find one with little to "no rust".

Pros: smog exempt, big engine bay (so you can swap any motoring you could practically think of), small and light weight. a true FR (Front engine Rear wheel) race car.

Cons: RUST MAGNET. underpowered stock engine. hard to find some aftermarket parts. not for someone w/ shallow pockets -=)

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Elemental Sports Car — can't really review the car as it wasn't stock or new. Dual webbers were certainly a challenge. 240 was low on power, but I liked the styling the best until the 300z 2nd gen and 350z. I wish I still owned this car.

Pros: true front engine, rear drive sports car. Really well designed.

Cons: rusts like a Japanese car

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Fast As Hell — My '72 Z is more than just a Z. its a 550hp beast that can take on a 2007 Dodge Viper or a Z06 Corvette.when i got it it had a beat up body, rust everyware,Stock motor,WHITE WALL TIRES,Matte orange paint and no interior.look at it now, my work of art and i have more for it on the way

Pros: 550HP,runs great,0-60 3.2sec,Chick Magnet,top out at 182mph,never really have to fix up

Cons: tire usege,police magnet

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Classic Datsun 240z — Great car that I always meant to restore but never got to it. I had this for quite a few years. Always read about 240Z's and finally got one. It was pretty worn out when I got it. Very reliable but had some floorpan surface rust from a window leak I never was able to fix. It had the usual rust in the lower rear quarter panels that I didn't know about when I bought it. The rear hatch leaked exhaust fumes, the seats were worn out but I still loved the car. Great date car as it was easy to hold your g-friends hand while driving since you were so close. Handled pretty good. I never did any suspension work so it was pretty worn out. I have fond memories of driving over 17 and listening to the sound of the exhaust from the straight 6. If I ran it up in rpm's in 3rd and shifted I'd get flames out the back which was cool.

Pros: 240Z! Exhaust note.

Cons: Never got around to fixing it up.

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Very Fun But You Have To Drive It With Respect. — Cornering is wonderful. Speed is great until you get over 100 mph then it gets light in the front end. Steering is unforgiving so you have to keep both hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road for you can end up in the ditch pretty quick. Could use more sound insulation.

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

Pros: Great power to weight ratio.  Almost 50/50 weight distribution.  Lots of torque.

Cons: Light rear end = too much power when raining.

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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

1971 Datsun 240Z Reviews

Best Car For The Money In The World By Jameson

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 everyon... Read More

Appreciation By Simon

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 a... Read More

1970 Datsun 240Z Reviews

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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