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1973 Datsun 1200Review
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Classic Gas Saver — 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 it as a daily drive for work & weekend errands (40 miles round trip), and have only needed $20 a week on gas!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: 40 mpg on the freeway.

Cons: Wouldn't recommend for anyone taller than 5' 11".

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1973 Datsun 1200Review
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1973 Datun 1200- Pure Fun — 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 drove it across the country in the summer of '73 doing 85-90 mph most of the way getting about 30 mpg. With the speed around 60 mph, it got about 36 mpg. The car was very responsive and very easy to handle. I drove it for 128,000 miles and had relatively few repairs to make on it. I loved the way it looked - my friends thought it was cool. Downside of the car: noisy, particularly at high speeds and the cheap metal of the car did not hold up to northern NY winters - the bottom of the car was falling apart when I sold it in 1981. I would heartily recommend this car.

Pros: Lots of fun, great handling, mileage and reliability

Cons: noisy, cheap metal

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1973 Datsun 1200Review
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Great, Little Car. — Allthough an old car, it was like therapy to take it for a spin. The body was a bit rusty, but it always started at the first crank with the key.

Pros: Small, economic

Cons: rusty.

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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

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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

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

1971 Datsun 1200 Reviews

Collectable Bit Of Datsun History...if You Find One In Good Shape...consider It Well. By Scott

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..... Read More

Good For What It Was. Suprising In That It Was Actually Fun To Drive By Howard

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 3... Read More

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