Monday, December 12, 2011

Worst Nissans/Datsuns of All Time...

Since we just did a list the other day of the best "enthusiast" oriented Nissan or Datsun models, how bout we now turn to what Inside Line is listing as the worst.  These are culled from Inside Line's list of the 100 Worst Cars of All Time.

The pictures will be in order of the models I list from top to bottom.

#75 on Inside Line's list of the 100 Worst Cars of All time is the 1974 Datsun F10--The first front-drive Nissan in America is legendarily ugly in both appearance and rough-hewn operation. Known as the Cherry in Japan.

#74 on Inside Line's list is the 1979 Datsun 280ZX--The fatter, clumsier, overwrought successor to the original Z-car. It sold well through the disco era, but sucked and is universally unloved today. (I still like the lines of this car and would still kill to have one in my garage regardless of what Motor Trend thinks...)

#37 on Inside Line's list of the 100 Worst Cars of All Time is the 1973 Datsun B210: Awful and primitive Nissan that benefitted from debuting atop the 1973 OPEC oil embargo. Nasty handling and built so lightly the sheet metal was nearly diaphanous.

#26 on the list is the 1991 Infiniti M30 Convertible: Spongy suspension, lackluster drivetrain and a soggy structure were enough to doom the M30. Infiniti almost didn't survive this car. (I don't think I've ever seen one of these and honestly never knew it existed!)

And that's it.  A grand total of four models on the list.  Not bad.  Not bad at all.  The best part of it is that none have been made in the last 20 years and one is certainly debateable (the 280ZX) for being on the list at all.  A solid indication that Nissan rarely produces a true stinker.  To see the whole list go here: Inside Line's List of the 100 Worst Cars of All Time...

1 comment:

Eugene said...

I love the f10 and including the 280zx in the list obviously inside line doesn't know anything, unless they meant the 280zx 2+2 and the b210 is a cool car.