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Category Archives: Datsun

Whats Wrong With: Nissan


  There was a time when the name Nissan (or Datsun before it) stood for performance and attitude. Even as far back as the late ’70s it was known for … Continue reading

July 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

1980 – 1984 Datsun 200-SX: Giving Voice to The Future


You never forget your first one. A Car that is. My first one was a well-worn Honda Civic 1300. While it was a great car, it was not the kind that … Continue reading

June 21, 2015 · 1 Comment

2014 Datsun GO: Trading Nostalgia for Access


It’s been a few months since the announcement was officially made about the return of the beloved Datsun brand by Nissan. Unfortunately, for all those people in more evolved markets … Continue reading

January 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

1965-1968 Nissan Silvia: Uber Style Meets Zen Efficiency


When Japan was rebuilding its industry after World War II, many of its car builders made bike-cart like contraptions that were best suited for slow-moving high density traffic. As Japan’s economy … Continue reading

March 24, 2013 · 1 Comment

1984-1988 Nissan 300ZX: A Stepping Stone to Greatness


When talking about Nissan’s Z car, the third generation or “z31” cars often get little love.  Before it, the light and lean 240Z and stole the world’s automotive heart. During the … Continue reading

January 27, 2013 · 2 Comments

1967-1970 Datsun 2000: Laying the Groundwork for Greatness


When Nissan introduced its Datsun branded 2000 sports car to the US in 1967, they were no strangers to the sports car market in the US.  Datsun’s initial “Sport” line … Continue reading

February 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

1975-1979 Datsun 200SX: Proving That Looks Aren’t Everything


The 70’s was a great time for Datsun (or Nissan as it would later be known in the States). It had a few hits including the new Z car and … Continue reading

July 9, 2011 · 25 Comments