1978 Datsun 280Z User Reviews

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    A Blast From The Past, Fun Car To Drive. — this car is a joy to drive and be seen in. it gets great gas mileage and starts right up every time. there are no leaks under the car and it is garage stored. after a few paint fix up areas and one rust spot, the paint should be top notch. This would be a great car show car for not that much more work.

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

    Pros: great on gas,  great looking, great condition

    Cons: needs minor paint work in a couple areas, needs one rust hole fixed that can't be seen until the rear hatch is opened.

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    One Of The Best Vehicles Ever Built! — Bought 280z out of showroom February 2, 1978. Still have it to this day..orginal. has 178,000 km and runs like a top. Have always kept it stock. Fun car to drive. Parked it in the garage the last 20 years while the kids were being born, raised and now on there own. Will be redoing the paint, which I have kept the orginal colour. I Love my car!

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

    Pros: all Positive...just an over all fun sports car.

    Cons: manual steering..gets harder to steer with age!

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    Old Cars Are Better Than New Ones — Great driver but not practical, just as expensive to maintain as any vintage car.Love the car itself but hate its federal bumpers. Ity makes me and my loved ones smile.Great acceleration, average braking and handling.The S30 chassis is the Best Datsun and Z car made.

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

    Pros: I wanted it since I was 12

    Cons: It's an old car with glitches

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    A Great Raw Sports Car! — I just love driving this car. The drive was just out of this world. You could just feel the road when driving this car. Just a raw sports car. I loved how easy it was to change the brakes on this car. I could do both disk breaks in 15 minutes. But I got ride of the car and boy do I miss it

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

    Pros: FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Cons: Don't know any..

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    Love The Beast — I love the curves. The hips are my favorite. They slope back in a classic Aston way. I love where the door handles are too. The inline six is an amazing bit of gear. You just don't see those much any more. The car running on 5 cylinders, with blown rear shocks, and glitchy brakes is still fun to drive. I cannot imagine what it will be like when my Z is fully restored.

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

    Pros: looks, performance, weight, fully independent suspension, no power steering, fuel injection

    Cons: RUST!

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    The Perfect Car — Gotta be my favorite car in the world! Slip into it like an old pair of jeans - lots of power under the hood and she handled like a dream. It is my goal to find another one at some point.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Everything!

    Cons: That I don't have it anymore

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    Great Car If U Can Fix It Yourself — The car is amazing fun to drive and most of the problems are well known and easy to pinpoint. great looking and fast but but no power steering so parking is a pain. it get good gas mileage for a 1970,s sports car and maintenance is easy but parts are expensive.

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

    Pros: fun to drive and reliable

    Cons: parts are expensive and hard to find

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    Awsome Car — in line six that pulls hard threw all the gears and the indipendnt suspension will keep you glued to the road. The best thing about this car is the technoligy under the hood. In 1976 had a full on bosch fuel injection system that still is used today!

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

    Pros: Cool as hell

    Cons: Hard too find

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    My First Love Was My 1978 280z! — fast, fun, tight performance. solidly built. original light blue, mostly stock and in great shape. expensive to repair ... got rid of it when head gasket et al needed replaced/repaired. LOVED THIS CAR. still whimper whenever i see a nice one on the road.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: fun fast car!

    Cons: none really.

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    There's A Reason Why This Car Was Called "ahead Of It's Time" Upon It's Release.... — From the time I had to drive it, the performance is astounding. Although it doesn't have the 0-60 time of a porsche or any other sports car of today, it sure hangs with those cars on the road. The car has great mileage, last time I checked it can do 30mpg on the highway? Add the 20+ gallon tank and expect to fill this up every two weeks at least. The interior (not on my current one mind you -_-) is very purpose oriented. The tach and speedometer in front, auxillary gauges in the center. It's gonna take getting used to the fact that most of the braking power is up front (disc brakes up front, drums on the rear) and there is that weird feeling of the rear not slowing down with the rest of the car, but that's just coming from driving an all disc brake car. All I can say about this car is fun, fun, fun.....

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

    Pros: It's a Z.....and the reason imports took over America....

    Cons: If you live on the rust belt (ex. rhode island)...do not drive in winter or you will see it rust away....garage it til Spring and invest in a TON of POR-15....

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    1979 Datsun 280Z Reviews

    Poor Mans E-type By Tommi

    this is a 1980 ZX280. i bought it when i was 17 and i didn't know anything about cars or restoration. it turned out that it was "repaired" with body filler and painted over. i realized i can't manage ... Read More

    Fun To Drive By Andy

    it was a ok car i had a blast driving it. I like the independent front and rear suspention on the car and it was a 5 speed so it was a fun little car. It got great gas mileage and it was a very un kno... Read More

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    Best Era Of Z's By Ari

    the Z lives up to its fame, its light body weight a mere 1020kg with its 2.8L straight 6 and fully independent suspension make it great. who doesn't like the body styling. (nothing more needs to be s... Read More

    Its The Best Little Car Ever By Holly

    This car is a sporty car, with a straight 6 in it. It handles nicely on the roads and is fast because it is so little. It is a two seater, gets about 20-22 mpg city wide and 25 highway mpg. I had it p... Read More

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    A Great 1st Project Car By Michael

    My care ist still a work in process. I plan to try to finish it up this summer. I'll paint it orange w/ 2 white racing strips and put on some extra modifications. My engine is running lean right now... Read More

    Freakin Awesome. By Micah

    awesome. It runs nice, despite ALOT of miles. thirtythree years old, about to be painted a legit orange. brakes squeak a little, but thats about it. Fun to drive, and just about as reliable as any ot... Read More

    1975 Datsun 280Z Reviews

    Old Z By Austin

    Its an old car, you cant expect it to keep up with every new sports car. But with that being said they offer an amazing piece of history at a descent price. Tons of fun to drive, not real high on the ... Read More

    My Baby By Mike

    well i love driveing it and watching ppl stare at me as i go by or ask me questions about it.. I hate trying to find weather stripping for my duel moonroofs. Fun car to drive has lots of pep and hasnt... Read More

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