Datsun-Nissan Weekend Edition: Your Turn

Now that the Nissan Newsroom old model archive has been raided for your pleasure and the Datsun-Nissan Weekend Edition can be seen through, I hand the torch over for you in this last post. Find out what you find the most interesting and share your weirdness in the comments.
Just like this Pulsar EXA convertible shows, there really is something for everyone in there.

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33 responses to “Datsun-Nissan Weekend Edition: Your Turn”

  1. Batshitbox Avatar

    Man, the Mid-Late ’70s Cedric was a badass lookin’ car.

    1. Batshitbox Avatar

      In the wild

    2. faberferrum Avatar

      It looks like a downsized copy of a muscle car, just like that one generation of Celica looked an awful lot like a small mustang. This one rings of GTO to me

      1. Batshitbox Avatar

        I’m seeing some A-body Barracuda with the sharp crease in the beltline of a late-’60s Impala.

        1. Fuhrman16 Avatar

          Yeah, there’s certainly a classic Mopar vibe in the Cedric’s design.

    3. Monkey10is Avatar

      With a name like ‘Cedric’ you HAVE to be look badass to survive…

  2. Batshitbox Avatar

    Cedric Longroof… I’ll have it with the SD22 wheeezel engine, thank you.

  3. Maymar Avatar

    I can’t remember which Nissan Newsroom I found in yesterday, but I appreciate any time Nissan doubles down on the Juke’s weirdness.

    1. faberferrum Avatar

      I would take that ice fishing.

    2. Batshitbox Avatar

      I expect at least 25 clowns to come out of that thing. Cue up the Yakkity Sax.

      1. Guest Avatar

        Only 25? I would think that many would come out of a Datsun Sports.

  4. Drives Dead Marques Avatar
    Drives Dead Marques
    1991 Pulsar GTi-R. In GT2, it was either this, or the Mazda 323 GTX as a beginner car. I’d love to have one, but time/money/kids prevent it.

  5. Guest Avatar

    The fancy part of me wants to go French and have some S-Cargo:

    Edit: If you click on the thumbnail (or what I see as a thumbnail) you can see my other choice, the Datsun Roaster, which I took out of the post because it didn’t show up, and now the picture doesn’t want to be removed, plus it doesn’t entirely show up. Damn you Disqus!

  6. smokyburnout Avatar


    1. Batshitbox Avatar

      The letter ‘V’ is really just a de-tuned version of the letter ‘R’.

  7. dr zero Avatar
    dr zero

    I learned to drive in one of these (minus the awesome JDM mirrors). Ours had a 1300cc engine, automatic, and was in a shade of a metallic pale green.

  8. Batshitbox Avatar

    Weekend Edition Crapshoot: Nissan Urvan (Caravan, “Homy”)
    DON’T MISS OUT!! New unique paint!! 3 months REGO in SA Well maintain,
    new brakes, 2 new tyres, oil changed 3 seater Heaps of stuff inside!
    Contact me for the list of it and for more details. You won’t be
    disappointed! Will be in Adelaide sometimes.
    ” Troppo.

    1. Maymar Avatar
      This is in no way relevant to this weekend’s Nissans, but that spraypaint job reminds me of this band van, which has two messages to convey to the world – “NO FALSE METAL,” and “DRIVE SAFE.”
      Similar sentiments, those.

    2. dr zero Avatar
      dr zero

      Luckily I don’t think that’s a genuine Wicked camper, even if it looks as dodgy as the actual ones:

      1. Batshitbox Avatar

        I image searched that company and lost a little more faith in humanity. Thanks, Australia! You are the Western world’s Florida. I’m glad you linked to the protest article so I at least knew there was some backlash.

    1. Tomsk Avatar

      It gives the Subaru XT a run for its money.

      1. Drives Dead Marques Avatar
        Drives Dead Marques

        I had a 1983 Plymouth Sapporo Technica with digital dash. As an 18 year old I highly enjoyed using it.

    2. Tanshanomi Avatar

      Wow, mind trip. I almost detected a faint taste of Cooper’s Big Barrel when I first looked at that picture.

  9. Tomsk Avatar

    I really dig the U12 Bluebird SSS ATTESA Limited 4-door hardtop. Same platform and many of the same stampings as the final generation of USDM Stanza, but with AWD, SR20DET power and that fetching hardtop greenhouse.

  10. Vavon Avatar

    I present you the Nissan Pao… Introduced in 1987!

    1. gerberbaby Avatar

      Wow nice, 87? looks more like 67

      1. JTuhka Avatar

        The retro styling trend is older than the New Beetle…

  11. Closed 24/7 Avatar
    Closed 24/7

    To me, the most interesting Nissan is the Sentra/Pulsar/Sunny I had when travelling through Southern Africa. It looked boring and beaten to death, but was a blast to drive on roads, especially unpaved ones, and incredibly capable off-road.
    This is a photo I took after driving through a puddle that turned out a bit deeper than expected:

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  12. Sjalabais Avatar

    What an outstanding resource! But the only Nissan I’ve owned – the P10 wagon – is not a part of this collection. Here’s what I’d drive:
    A superclassic BaT car, right along with the SAAB 96 and the Porsche 356:
    …and this Opel-ish wagon gets extra cute points:

  13. Tanshanomi Avatar

    My best friend drove the US version of this, the 710 Sedan, during our high school & college years. Nothing exciting about it, AT ALL. It was a typical mom hand-me-down.