Having Two Datsun 240Zs In The Family Is Better Than One

If your dad won't give you his Datsun 240Z, you have to buy another one. Then keep asking for his, because it's turning more heads for a reason. » 11/12/14 4:53pm 11/12/14 4:53pm

Datsun Was The First Car Maker To Officially Brand A Video Game

Car companies now routinely license their car's name, look, and characteristics for driving games. Like all clever things, somebody had to do it first, right? So who was this daring, visionary company to first wise up to the value of putting their cars in videogames? It's a name that now is used to sell cheap cars in… » 10/30/14 7:30pm 10/30/14 7:30pm

Dear CEOs, There's A Difference Between 'Cheap' And 'Inexpensive' Cars

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place every weekday morning. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 10/14/14 9:14am 10/14/14 9:14am

The Datsun Take On Luxury Was Fantastically Vulgar

Let's play a word association game. I'm going to say a few words, and you tell me the first thing that comes to your head. Here we go: Four-speaker stereo system. Velour seats. Stirring coal. Lighted instrument panel. If you thought "Rolls-Royce Phantom," you're close. It's the 1979 Datsun 280ZX. » 4/12/14 8:47am 4/12/14 8:47am

The Nissan IDx Is A Pornographic Interpretation Of A Modern Datsun 510

It sure was nice of Nissan to use their controversial dream-invasion technology to find out what cars we desire most and not just broadcast all our pervy nighttime fantasies, unlike some carmakers I could mention. Here's some nice car porny pictures of the results of that research, the IDx concepts we saw in Detroit. » 1/16/14 12:00pm 1/16/14 12:00pm

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

Take A Tour Of The Best Vintage Japanese Cars In The United States

One of the great things about living on the West Coast is how established the Japanese classic car community is. In many parts of the US, there's still people who laugh at the idea of a Japanese classic car show, but out in Long Beach this past weekend it was clear that Japanese 'nostalgic' cars are serious business… » 9/30/13 4:05pm 9/30/13 4:05pm

This Datsun 280Z Is Nothing But Delicious

Welcome to Little Car in the Big City, where I highlight fascinating cars I found walking around a town that is known for being bigger than everything else, but where every car is fighting to stand out: New York, New York. » 9/29/13 9:13am 9/29/13 9:13am

Datsun Crams Seven People In A Go

Datsun went to Indonesia to unveil the second car in the reborn Datsun line, a seven-seater MPV called the Go+. Well, it's really more of a 5+2 seater, and if we're talking America, it's probably more of a 4+dog seater. But it's not for us in the US, so expect this to hold well over seven people. » 9/17/13 9:27am 9/17/13 9:27am

2020 Will Be The Year Of The Autonomous Car

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:00 AM. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 9/12/13 9:12am 9/12/13 9:12am

Is This The World's Prettiest Crappy Commuter Car?

When it was new, the Datsun B110 Sunny was nothing more than a rattly, low-powered commuter car. One man has transformed his old econobox into a work of art. » 7/18/13 3:15pm 7/18/13 3:15pm

The New $7,000 Datsun Is Go

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:00 AM. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 7/15/13 9:17am 7/15/13 9:17am

Nissan Teases Us With Old Cars In Anticipation Of The New Datsun

The wait is almost over. The new Datsun is scheduled to be officially revealed in just a few hours when Nissan officially reveals the first of the cheap cars for emerging markets carrying a name that hasn't been used since the '80s. » 7/14/13 3:00pm 7/14/13 3:00pm

Here's What The First New Datsun Will Look Like

Datsun has been gone for 32 years, and while those of us in the US will remain Datsunless, it's coming back to India, Russia, South Africa, and Indonesia. Here's the first look at what those reborn Datsuns will look like. » 7/01/13 12:43pm 7/01/13 12:43pm

Your Ridiculously Awesome Datsun 510 Wallpaper Is Here

You may remember those movie cars from a few weekends back. Lucky for us, artist Scott Park is both quite prolific and quite the automobile admirer. This week he brings us this Datsun 510, part of a series which includes a DeLorean, a Mustang, and a BMW 2002. » 6/15/13 5:15pm 6/15/13 5:15pm

Big Burnout And Big Flames From A Tiny Datsun

Here we see a large supercharger with a Datsun 1200 attached to it roasting (literally) its rear tires. This flames of this burnout are almost as big as the car. » 4/02/13 1:00pm 4/02/13 1:00pm

A History Of Nissan Z Commercials As Ranked On A Scale Of John Oates…

In the great pantheon of automotive TV commercials, one ad stands above all the others. It harkens back to a time when men were real men and women rode around in their luxuriously-appointed Japanese sportscars. It is visually stunning and features an incredible soundtrack. It is ridiculous beyond all comprehension… » 3/31/13 12:30pm 3/31/13 12:30pm