The Awesome Car Art of Scott Fischer

Scott Fischer, known for illustrating several NY Times bestsellers as well as concept art for video games, is also an old school Datsun enthusiast, who knew? He's a User Administrator over at Ratsun.net and has made several absolutely amazing car drawings you'll only find there. » 10/19/13 10:38am 10/19/13 10:38am

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

80s Nostalgia Reality Check: Coachbuilt Nissan 200SX Roadster

Even after the resolutely anti-convertible Malaise Era ended in 1983— hey, I invented the term "Malaise Era" so I get to define when it ended— your convertible-shopping options were still fairly limited in 1987. » 7/24/10 11:30am 7/24/10 11:30am

Datsun 200SX By Nissan Hopes Brand Confusion Will Fool The Crusher

By 1983, Nissan was in the final stages of phasing out the Datsun name in the North American market, so every Datsun had a little "by Nissan" addendum on badges. Datsun, Nissan, whatever- this one will be scrap steel soon! » 4/03/10 3:00pm 4/03/10 3:00pm

LeMons Torture Test Results: Nissan 240SX/200SX

Mostly, Nissans haven't fared well in the 24 Hours Of LeMons, but the 240SX and 200SX have been very good- not the fastest car on the track, but one of the most reliable. » 1/17/10 10:00pm 1/17/10 10:00pm

The Power And The Beauty, 1985 Style: Nissan Silvia ZX Turbo

We knew it on these shores as the 200SX Turbo, while the Japanese and Europeans called it the Silvia ZX Turbo. Either way, it served as an excellent herpes vector! » 11/21/09 5:00pm 11/21/09 5:00pm

Very Much Unlike A Turtle With Bad Knees: 1977 Datsun 200-SX!

Did you notice the hyphen in the name of this car? That's because Datsun's marketers wanted you to think about SEX when you thought about the North American version of the Nissan Silvia. » 11/08/09 11:00am 11/08/09 11:00am

The Top 122 Lemons Of The Lamest Day 24 Hours Of LeMons

The 19th race in 24 Hours Of LeMons history took place last weekend, and we finally had our first-ever Nissan winner! Right behind it- well, in some cases way behind it- were 121 other vehicles. » 10/10/09 11:00am 10/10/09 11:00am

For The First Time In 24 Hours Of LeMons History... Nissan Victory!

OK, Nissan fans, you can stop agonizing over the so-called Curse Of Nissan at the 24 Hours Of LeMons, because one of your cars has finally taken the overall win! » 10/04/09 6:00pm 10/04/09 6:00pm

The 24 Hours Of LeMons Texas Gator-O-Rama Über Gallery: The Japanese

Japanese cars made up nearly half the entries at the Gator-O-Rama, with 44 out of 95 vehicles coming from the Co-Prosperity Sphere. Miatas, Celicas, and RX-7s galore, of course, but that wasn't all. » 3/22/09 9:00pm 3/22/09 9:00pm

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