Chang, Datsun allways Nissan. Nissan was the "mother" company, and they decided to change the name from Datsun to Nissan in the Summer of 84. IMHO, they improved the brand a lot over the years. I've been very gunshy about buying either a Nissan or a Toyota, because of the aweful experience I had with my Datsun 1200, and because of the frustration I had to put up with when trying to find parts for my 84 Toyota pick up truck. Both are great brands, and both companies make great cars, but I am not a very patient individual, and when the guy at the check out counter says "Sotty I don't have it, you'll have to wait x number of days, weeks, month yadda, yadda, yadda,...." I feel quite jerked around. That was the story with my Toyota Pick up truck back in 84. The first year I had that truck, the heater cable broke. IT was 8 below zero, and I had no heat. Finaly I had to reach under the dash and turn the valve that way. When I took it back to the dealer, it was "sorry we don't have. Sorry the wearhouse doesn't have...Sorry we have to send out to Japan." It took to the following Summer before they finaly got my heater cable, and it was THE WRONG DARN CABLE. So for the rest of the time I owned that Toyote, I turned the heater on by reaching under the dash board. Then about a year later, the blower motor went out. This time it was 98 degrees out side and I had no air conditioning. Again, every auto parts store and my Toyota dealer was "Sorry we don't have. Sorry we have to order. Sorry there aren't any at the wear house." IT took 3 weeks with no air conditioning before I finaly got the blower moter I needed. The straw that broke the camels back, was when the igniter went out. A very simple part. Easy to replace. It wook over a MONTH before anyone could get me the right part. Two weeks wait and they sent me the wrong igniter, and then 3 m ore weeks wait for the correct igniter.
Don't get me wrong. I'm not knocking Toyota cars and trucks. I'm knocking the LOUSY customer service I got from the Toyota Motor Company. I won't ever buy one again, and I'll probably never buy a Nissan either, for the same reason. That Datsun 1200 I had had over 80,000 miles onit. Parts were hard to find, there was allways at least a 5 to 6 day wait involved, and the price was un belieavable.