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1978 Datsun 210Review
byannalfo writes:
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You Never Fall Out Of Love With Your First Car... — So... this was my first car that I was 'given' when I got my license... it had been parked in a garage for about 8 years and hadn't been run at all during that time... my parents said "If you can get that thing to run, its yours!" Well, I went out, swapped batteries and it started right up!! This was a great car for a first car - since it was an 'econobox' from the late 70s, I didn't put much into it - be it repairs or gas!! The thing was doign like 40 MPG and at the time I was driving about 150 miles a week, so I'd fill up once a month... it was definitely a no frills car... crank windows, no A/C and small enough that at 6'1" I could have probably ripped out the front seat and drove from the back! But I loved this thing... it was basic enough that someone looking to get a car they could tinker with and learn, it was perfect for that...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Cost of ownership was as cheap as it comes!

Cons: Not exactly a head turner...

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1978 Datsun 210Review
Glen writes:

Reliable Blue Bomb Made To Build Character Of It's Owner — My 1978 Datun blue bomb was a serious p.o.s. However, it started every time and got me where I needed to loaded with genuine vinyl seats and a radio that worked (when you knocked hard on the dashboard hard enough).

Pros: Very reliable - started every time and never complained.  

Cons: Radio didn't work; shmiimied hard at anything over 50 mph; leakes a bit when it rained.

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1978 Datsun 210Review
Mark writes:

Datsun 210 — This was my 1st car - It used to be a company car driven by a guy who soked filterless cigaretts. Took me a good week of exstensive cleaning (inside) to get all the tar off of the interior. The car would only get to 60 downhill but it got me thru 4 years of high school. :)

Pros: It drove

Cons: everything else

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1981 Datsun 210 Reviews

Dont Know What To Write By Pete

its rare, it will kill most street cars, people will drool, it didnt cost much, it has many new interior parts, and a new 350z engine! Killing it nicely is what id say, wouldnt you? Its really a... Read More

Datsun 210!!! By Robert

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1980 Datsun 210 Reviews

No Car Payments For A Fresh Out Of College Grad = Win-win Scenario :) By Racer_X

It's was FREE (Gift from Dad after graduating college), Reliable, good on gas, decent cargo capacity with hatchback, never rusted while I owned her. Built like a tank (looked like one too). They don't... Read More

Nissan - Enjoy The Ride...for 30 Years Or More. By Daniel

There's no such thing as a 1980 B210. The "gurus" at CarIQ should know better. For 1979 and later it's just "210". My parents bought this one brand new in 1980. I've owned it for the last 9 years. ... Read More

1979 Datsun 210 Reviews

Precious By Peter

This was my first real car. She took me to work and college. She gave her life to save mine in a big roll over accident. The B-210 was not fast, but would hit 95 downhill with a tail wind. Never h... Read More

1977 Datsun 210 Reviews

The Best Datsun Ever Built By Predeswaran

it's performance is not bad for a 1.2l. while it's build quality is perfect as i did not spend any money on it this past few years. it's appearance likewise is not a beauty but it's acceptable. the c... Read More

Great Cheap To Run Car By Peter

i found this to be a very reliable car. bought it very cheap. kept it for 5 years. never had a problem with it. in the end the rust got the better of it. but alltogeather a great car. have ovned many ... Read More

1976 Datsun 210 Reviews

What Can I Say It Went Through Anything By 24cars

it was reliable, Had alot of issues finding parts. It got vandalized a few times. It was ugly as hell with beige paint and tan vinyl interior. I did 1 Spectator race with it. It rode lik... Read More

Datsun B-210 By Todd

actually owned by my dad back inthe 80's. we had 2 of them. one of the first cars i ever drove. great car. Easy on gas, back when oil was about 10 bucks a barel...lol. tough car. almost had to s... Read More

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