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1972 Datsun 510 Review
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Bmw Killer — I LOVE that I found one....and a 2 door to boot! Very popular in SCCA racing...handle like crazy...still can find these at the track today...so many have been built into race cars...mine is still mostly all original...can't wait to get this one back on the road/ track.

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

Pros: Awesome handling

Cons: I have much work to do on it...restoration...but it's going to be well worth it.

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Wish I Still Had It.....so Easy To Work On — In my mind everyone should learn how to work on a car. This was my first car I loved it and it was easy to work on. Fun to drive it was RWD and had independant rear suspension. Came in a two door or 4 door...i had the 4 door...if you ever have the chance to own one of these cars do it...you wont be sorry

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Its another great datsun

Cons: Nada

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You Dont Deserve A Car Like This — nothing about this car i dislike....it is the best thing ive ever owned ...it has always been a great car for anybody who has ever been in one they know what im talking about ...offenhauser intake weber carb..15 inch wheels ,and bucket seats

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

Pros: its fast

Cons: nothing

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Awesome — Awesome vintage jap rally car, going jdm/bre styling with a ka24de, its gonna be awesome. Its a true, raw race car hidden under a family sedan. There is no power steering and there is not much room for rear seats with a rollcage, even though I have a four door, but its nice and small, thats the way I like them. Thats all I have 2 say.

Pros: Its awesome, its Jap, and its different.

Cons: So far- Expensive for me to restore (wats new)

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Green Machine — green machine best car I ever owned. First new car - replaced a beat up VW. Fast (for then) It was a great rally car. Sold it and it went on to a great career in SCCA Pro Rally circuit. With am/fm radio it tipped the piggy bank at $2100. Would have bought a 240Z, but the insurance would have killed me! Pros: the best Japanese car ever Cons: it's biodegradeable - maybe that's good. It was 30 years ahead of its time!

Pros: solid, great handling

Cons: biodegradeable - 30 years ahead of its time

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I Had Two And They Were Both Identical. Killer Orange, Lickin' The Competition! — Just look at the guy in the picture; he's got it goin on. Of course he drives a 510.

Pros: Roomy, stylish, built for racing.

Cons: Hard to find these days.

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My 1st 510 — One of the funnest cars I've owned... hard to beat a car you've gone sideways down a freeway on-ramp with

Pros: Acceleration, handling, sound, driveability.... everything

Cons: not much... it did like Chevron alot though

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Luv It!!! — car was completely redone 20 years ago. new built 2L with dual side draft Webers, 4spd standard, llowered, custom paint color, goes like stink!!

Pros: power, handling

Cons: none

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The Most Fun You Can Have In A Cheap Car — Its so much fun and it has great character about it. It is for sure a project car as there are many problems with it, especially from the previous owner, but it is super easy to work on. It handles like a go kart and never fails to get a comment or someones look. With the stock L16 engine, it is not fast by any means, but for having only 92 HP it can for sure keep up with traffic. I'm sure its faster than a Prius at least! The best part is it's handling though since it is so light.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: FUN

Cons: Reliability

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1973 Datsun 510 Reviews

Dandy Little Sedan- By migration_judge_roy

Was working as a mechanic when a customer 'bailed' on it, because the waterpump let loose the fan and fan clutch into the radiator. The customer did not want to pony up for a new radiator, so we were... Read More

The Cutest Darn Wagon A Person Could Own. By migration_judge_roy

It did everything. There were plenty of them in the boneyards, so modification was easy. the tranny was taken from a 280SX and required a custom shifter because it was set off the pattern by about t... Read More

1971 Datsun 510 Reviews

Best Value For Money By safariclassic

Best drivers car in world, very easy to maintain, most service can be done yourself. Very cheap spares. Very quick around corners, beginners rally or sports car. Cheap entry lever competitive car. Exc... Read More

Would Like To Get Another One Day By Ray

this was the most fun car I've ever owned, cornered like it was on rails, it was really fast and a lot of fun to drive, I used to put it into a four wheel drift in tight corners, really super fun, fin... Read More

1970 Datsun 510 Reviews

1.6cc,double Carburator 1970-sss Model By Kalaivanan

earlier was red in color,recently i changed it into yellow.i did my own custom skirtings n spoilers Read More

Peppy, Factory Built Rally Car By Jay281

over designed suspention to rival all new cars designed for rally racing ugly but in a good way Read More

1969 Datsun 510 Reviews

Hard To Beat Reliable Japanese Drive-train And Body By Dilbert

Bought it new in 1969 for $2050 out the door! Used it hard for everything from Auto-X to Off Road and every day driver! Good handling with tires and minor suspension mods, Weber DGV carb helped a ... Read More

U Need To Be Mechanically Minded To Own One Of These Babys By Christian

unbeatable performance wont find many 4 cyls that can blow away 6s and 8s even with standard 1600 motor your due for some great fun pretty well only needed rust repairs over the last 10 yrs ive owned ... Read More

1968 Datsun 510 Reviews

Get That Datsun Difference ! By Toby

THE DATSUN 1600 has great power to weight,full independent suspension,over head cam,lots of mechanical parts are compatible from other models in the nissan range .australia's favourite rally car !.eas... Read More

Datsun Rules By Andrew

I cruise a lot by myself in the Dime. I live in the mountains, so the roads are all twisty, and change elevation. I just love it when a ricer or Mustang tries to keep up . Most of them out HP me, but ... Read More

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