For $6,500 — top down and brown, loaded up and Datsun

The Nissan Silvia was not named after poet Sylvia Plath, and owning one shouldn't be as tortured an experience as was her short life. The U.S. version of the Silvia — the 200SX, as represented by today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe custom convertible, may be ode-worthy, but is this one's price too much to be owed? » 5/25/11 8:00am 5/25/11 8:00am

Nice Price Or Crack Pipe: Nissan 200SX Convertible For $6500?

It's time for Nice Price Or Crack Pipe » 10/29/08 8:00am 10/29/08 8:00am, where you make the call on a car seller's possibly-not-on-speaking-terms-with-reality asking price. Last time we were here, 69% of you thought that $19,000 was just too much to pay for . Today we're going to look at a slightly more affordable Nissan product: an early-80s Nissan…

The '82 Nissan Silvia RS Turns Salarymen Into Racing Hoons!

Sold as the Datsun 200SX in North America, the Nissan Silvia for '82 didn't get silly roller-coaster ads in its home market. No, Japanese car shoppers learned that the Silvia 240RS was pretty much the exact same thing as the Silvia race car! Special bonus points to Nissan for including the FJ20 reference in the ad. » 7/30/08 11:00am 7/30/08 11:00am

Two-Tone Roller Coaster Of Malaise: 1979 Datsun 200SX!

The Datsun 200SX for '79 didn't have TURRRRRBO power yet, but it packed a not-too-shabby-for-its-time 92 fuel-injected horsepower. Weighing just 2,268 pounds (about 650 pounds less than the '08 Sentra), the 200SX didn't feel particularly Malaise-y, and it even came with a Sky Roof! It wanted you to open it up and… » 6/05/08 11:00am 6/05/08 11:00am

What's The Magic Word For '84? TURRRRRBO!

Was there any word that summed up the 1980s better than TURBO? Turbocharging was a magical thing back then, with electronic fuel injection finally making the technology work pretty well for street-driven vehicles. Turbocharged cars such as the Mitsubishi Starion and Buick Grand National let everyone know that the… » 5/06/08 11:00am 5/06/08 11:00am