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Slow, crude, rusts, weird, fuel efficient, forklift engine, terrible seats, simple, tough, based on the 1200.


Modified by tehAndy at 11:29 PM 2-18-2007
 

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Slow, crude, rusts, weird, fuel efficient, forklift engine, terrible seats, simple, tough, based on the 1200.

x2 My first car and it was a POS but took a lot of abuse!
 

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My aunt had one of these in the late 1970s and had it for about 10 years. Ugly, horrible to ride in (probably horrible to drive too but I was like 10 at the time so of course I didn't drive it), but seemed to run forever.
 

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There was a really creapy guy in my neighborhood that had one when i was kid.
Even at nmy young agae I knew to stay away.
Take that as you will. . . .
/Like a fuel efficent free candy van
 

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My aunt traded in a 1970 Hemi Charger in 1979 for 2 Datsun B210s, a white one and an orange one. The salesman at the dealer bought the Charger HIMSELF, and gave her the money for both Datsuns. They lasted no more than 5 years each. Horrible tin cans of cars IIRC.
 

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My aunt traded in a 1970 Hemi Charger in 1979 for 2 Datsun B210s, a white one and an orange one. The salesman at the dealer bought the Charger HIMSELF, and gave her the money for both Datsuns. They lasted no more than 5 years each. Horrible tin cans of cars IIRC.

Fast forward to 2007. That Charger is probably worth $200,000 and those B210's are worth $600 a piece. History is funny that way.
 

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I paid two quarters of tuition in college with junkyard B210s. $50 and an hour of transmission removal --> $600 on ebay. I've literally made thousands of dollars off those little jewels
 

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Re: Tell me about the Datsun B210 (JacksSenseOfRejection)

I love these weird little things. The best of Japanese goofball styling, IMO. I don't know much about them though, other than their tendency to rust into nothing.
-Andrew L
 

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Re: Tell me about the Datsun B210 (JacksSenseOfRejection)

I think if you get one you should go for the very rare and collectable
Honey Bee edition!!


 

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There was a really creapy guy in my neighborhood that had one when i was kid.
Even at nmy young agae I knew to stay away.
Take that as you will. . . .
/Like a fuel efficent free candy van

sound like this guy called Fuzz in my neighbourhood growing up, except he had an old '70's vette. man the b.o. smell that emanated from that car if you walked past it parked was enough to knock a horse over. a friend had a datsun in school and it was tough until he smaked a van head-on in town. i'd love to find one now.
 

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I just noticed that the B210 in the photo is using it's genuine Nissan wheel chocks
I found a set in my 210, totally unused. Shame carmakers don't still give them to you.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors...wItem One on ebay right now. Looks reasonably well kept.
And, the B210's ugly younger brother, the B310 (210) is also on ebay:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors...wItem
It drives pretty much the same, but the B310 lacks the fun style of the B210 hatch and coupe.


Modified by tehAndy at 11:49 AM 2-19-2007
 

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Re: Tell me about the Datsun B210 (JacksSenseOfRejection)

I learned to drive in a 76 b210
my dad bought it from an old lady, it was always garaged original owner, no accidents, never smoked in. and had 90k original miles.
good little car, when taken care of.



Modified by roccostud at 9:56 AM 2-19-2007
 

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I paid two quarters of tuition in college with junkyard B210s. $50 and an hour of transmission removal --> $600 on ebay. I've literally made thousands of dollars off those little jewels

When it comes time to swap a different engine into my car, I plan to sell my 5-speed transmission to someone with a Spridget and a Rivergate set
I'll probably get the purchase price of the car back.
 

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Re: Tell me about the Datsun B210 (JacksSenseOfRejection)

Back then they were great Japanese econocars. My dad had 3 -- bought one, totalled it 3 weeks after buying it when some drunk guy pulled out in front of him, bought another one, totalled that (with me in it) when an old woman pulled out in front of him. He then settled on a Honeybee edition.
He *loved* the B210. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: Tell me about the Datsun B210 (HarryHood)

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Back then they were great Japanese econocars. My dad had 3 -- bought one, totalled it 3 weeks after buying it when some drunk guy pulled out in front of him, bought another one, totalled that (with me in it) when an old woman pulled out in front of him. He then settled on a Honeybee edition.
He *loved* the B210. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif

He must have. If I totalled 2 of the same kind of car I'd start thinking they were hexed or something
 

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Give me a little something
Either go ALL whitewalls...or NONE

I remember thinking those hubcaps looked like some jacked up turtle shell or something
 
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