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My First Collector — excellent sunday cruiser for me and my wife. Can be easily restored on a penny budget, or put a little extra into it for power/handling. after a little modifications my car sounds throaty, has great acceleration, stop on a dime and gets looks everywhere. I would do another one, though a strip street setup.

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

Pros: any given day out on the road, confident im the only one.

Cons: Shes thirsty.

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A Must Have — its just all around great little car.have had it for years and all ive done is beat it like it owes me $.which ive used as a daily driver for a while .never let me down. just started little resto project

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

Pros: cheap ,well made

Cons: 2 seats? not a con truely to me

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I Have Owned 5 Of These Cars...lets Leave It At That. — While the 260Z is not held in the same light as the world famous 240Z, it is still a winner in the price/performance category. There is a very large Z community world wide, with information on how to modify these cars in any way you can dream of. From V8 swaps to twin turbo, you can do just about anything with the first generation Z car and always have people admiring the classic styling of the body.

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

Pros: Z cars are a great bang for your buck sports car.

Cons: If you dont know how to work on cars and dont have time to tinker, this is not a car for you.

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O.g. Z-car! — I haven't driven it yet, as its a project, but theres tons of aftermarket to improve performance. Ownership costs may seen a bit high due to age, and once work is done the car should be fun to drive. Appearance? One of the best when clean.

Pros: 2300lbs

Cons: HATER

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If You Find One For A Good Price, Buy It. — I am the 3rd owner of this vehicle to the best of my knowledge. When I received it, it had a whole set of new brakes put on front and rear. Unfortunately, the original motor had inherent problems with head gaskets, so would always leak fluid into the cylinder. With the right preventive maintenance and tuning, the original equipment on the vehicle can, and often does, last long after the 30+ years this one has been on the road. After realizing the potential this car had, and searching the web for hours a day trying to find parts, found a conversion kit to put a small block Chevy motor and transmission in.

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

Pros: Fun sporty car thats easy to drive and reliable.

Cons: Without proper care, can go through engines like candy and parts expensive to buy new.

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Nothing Better Than A S30!!! —

CD of Drag is 0.46 150 Horsepower L28 with a 390 Holley 4 Barrel. Factory 4-speed with worn shifter bushings (not a big deal) Stock body and suspension. Only thing missing from the interior is the center console arm rest. Stainless steel windshield and hatch glass trim is missing (Didn't realize the cars came with them until about a month ago) Weight distribution is 52/48 F/R Came with rare 3-piece spoiler that's out of production. Not running right now because the 40 year old wiring needs to be re-done. When I get to building it I want to swap in a 13B-REW and make custom double wishbone front and rear suspension. Hoping to get 40/60 F/R and 50/50 cross-weights with driver and work at mounting everything as low as possible for the lowest CG possible. 225/50/15 tires in front and 275/50/15 tires in back on Work Equip 03 wheels. Reaction Research Subtle Z front fenders and modified MSA Type 1 air dam to match flared fenders, custom steel quarter flares made to replace quarter panel (that way after decades of constant strinking and expanding you won't get crack lines where the fiberglass was molded to steel).

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

Pros: Beautiful work of art and history.

Cons: Same with any old car: rust, dry-rot, bad wires. Mine only has bad wires.

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Datsun 260z — performace is awesome for a car built in 1974. great acceleration, braking is awesome since the car only weighs 2400 lbs, and it handles like it is on rails. build quality is great! as long as you take care of the car, it is a car of the 70's which equals rust. cost of ownership is how much do you want to spend to fix up the car gas mileage isnt an issue as it only gets driven on nice days but if i figured it out i think it would get about 20 mpg.

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

Pros: handling is rock solid on this car

Cons: rust. it is a 70's japan car

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I Love This Car — This is the most fun car in the whole world to drive. The engine sounds awesome. Its very loud though. Gas mileage is pretty good. It has a lot of power and can go very very fast. I love this car.

Pros: Fast, looks awesome

Cons: Rusts easy

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Datsun 260z — Drives like a dream. Very fast and powerful. It has taken some work to get it road worthy but its all been worth it. Has a very nice interior, but there are a few rust spots on the outside. I would recommend this car to anybody.

Pros: Fast, powerful, beautiful.

Cons: Rattles a little bit.

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Modified This Car Was Awesome — My cousin & I got one as a near-wreck, rebuilt & modified it... put a small block Chev V8 & 400Th auto trans in it, with the rear end out of a Vette... what a streeet racer... we still have the car, but mothballed the last ten years, just too expensive to run it...

Pros: outran anything the cops had to chase it

Cons: attracted the attention of every cop in the region

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