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This thread is (yet another) continuation of a popular thread from the old Datnet. A place where you can share the comments and gestures you get from other people whilst out on the road in your Datto!

I know Mark fveten has a recent story about his 1600 and the Hilton Hotel driveway - but I'll leave him to explain....

So speak up everyone!

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In my old 1600 i used to have old guys always telling me that they had one in the day and rallied them. They always said they were awesome cars and people always asked what was in it. wogs "is it FJ bro".

i havent really had anyone approach me in the 1200 ute yet.

oh and the classic... GO THE DATTTTOOO

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back in late 2005 early 2006 when i was working for telstra we were working on a mobile phone tower in quarry road in Dural and some guys drove past and yelled.. GO THE DATTTOO. I think they were in a pulsar.

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back when i still had the 260c on the road i always used to get people asking what it was or they would ask "is that a toyota crown?"

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when i drive my 1600, get people hanging out the window of their car on the highway, cheering, thumbs up etc

and of course, "i used to own one" "handled great for their time" "have you rallied it recently"

and my favorite, "why's it so low? jack it up and rally it"

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the most common thing i here when driving mine is "whats in it cuz.....wanna sell it?" or "is it sr or fj" i just say its got a 2j in it lol

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This thread is (yet another) continuation of a popular thread from the old Datnet. A place where you can share the comments and gestures you get from other people whilst out on the road in your Datto!

I know Mark fveten has a recent story about his 1600 and the Hilton Hotel driveway - but I'll leave him to explain....

So speak up everyone!

I had a night out in the city (syd) last week and stayed at the Hilton Hotel. Had fun boostin it up thru the city streets , damn near running over a handfull of suits, half plastered trying to cross the road.. (daaaattoooo).

Went to check in, and got pole right out of the front of the hotel. ;) priceless

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Had to hand over the keys to the old tart who parks the cars (damn valey parking). I told him ' damage the car and i'll damage you mate'...

The bell hop came out .. he was a kiwi.. 'bro is that a ditsin'.. fuckn sweet cuz. I had one back in enzid.

I took the keys from the old tart and gave em to the kiwi. ' i'll treat it like my missus bro'

He parked it right in the corner next to a 911 and a AMG.

Had to pick it up myself in the morning.. Bit of a old tart to start cold...

Parked it right out the front again to take a few pics.. :good:

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when i drive my 1600, get people hanging out the window of their car on the highway, cheering, thumbs up etc

and of course, "i used to own one" "handled great for their time" "have you rallied it recently"

SO true

"go the dattoooooo"

"oh I used to own one of these back when i was younger, great cars they are"

"is it turbo, give it a tickle"

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some old fart on the way into lagarno spring fair was going on about how fast his 120y used to go ,when i was driving in ....in my 120y

he was still talking as i drove off .

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Haha that's gold Ben - I can picture you doing the 'yeah whatever' look and rolling on :lol:

At the same show, someone heard a kid looking at my car say "wow, that's full drift" - a compliment I spose?

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I copped one yesterday when i took the stocka out for a run. "F@#K ME! what poor old bag did you rob for that" :rolleyes: I figure that was a compliment. I also got "You should be in your whites off to bowls" the other week

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When i used to work at Chifley Tower i used to park the 1600 between a 360 Modena and a M5. I had the quickest car in the car park too. Guys in that building had watches worth more that all my cars.

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Got a Footy Show - "That's Gold" hand signal a couple of days ago from two dudes in a P-plate Mirage!

Had just washed and cleaned my 1200 Ute. It was looking pretty sharp! B)

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What I continue to find incredible is that every male that has spoken to me about my car over the age of 50 has owned three of them and raced and done rally's in them.

Amazing how there are any left...

Plus the quintessential "whats in that bro", i too will name a different engine everytime. My fav is of course "L Series"

Oh and of course "How much has this cost?" teamed with a "are you married" before i answer. Then when i answer they always say" gee your lucky"

Ahh the joys of Datsoooon owning.

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i just get mocked for my datsun

"whens it going to be finished"

"it'll never be on the road"

"sell it and buy a dirt bike"

is a bit of a running joke between mates as its been in the shed for 2years now -_-

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What I continue to find incredible is that every male that has spoken to me about my car over the age of 50 has owned three of them and raced and done rally's in them.

Amazing how there are any left...

2 Less 1600's in the world as from last Saturday night at rally here in Vic. Two rollovers.

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My stories from when I owned my Green 1600 one were much the same.

Had people always going, nice datto. Thumbs up at the window.

Had one guy wind down his passenger window and yell "Nice Datto Mate" while i was driving next to him on the highway!

Had another guy who was a road worker, doing the stop/go sign, stop me for no reason, and ask me how much he wanted for my car etc etc.

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Was stopped in traffic one day and it was blocked both directions, going the opposite way was a shelby cobra*drool* the driver not being able to go anywhere seemed to be studying my car and yells out thats a nice car you got there, I sat there wondering if he realised what kind of car he was driving.

At the moment its hows the datto going? finished yet?

Was in a situation at a massive cruise where all these sick kents in there commonwhores decided to ruin it for everyone and the cops rocked up blocked the exits to the car park and where inspecting cars and handin out defect notices to pretty much every car. Had one cop slowly make his way up the line of cars to my mate and I in his 1600, the guy asked to pop the bonnet and i thought i was in for a long night, the cop goes very nice just wanted to see what engine you have in it, and followed it up by saying ill escort you past the road block and say ive checked your car so you dont get a defect notice. :D

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Myself and Craig(FJP510) went for a little cruise up to Wentworth Falls.

After parking we see this Statesman/Caprice drive slowing pass Craig's car, when it reached mine, we see it was a nanna!

She stops and says to us she use to have one, but not as nice/shiny - something along those lines :lol:

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a old itailian guy say my 120y out at a itailian bike and car show today and said it was the best car there (it was in the car park)

and wanted to buy it but stupid me said it was not for sale without asking what he was offering ...

said he had one the same but with a black roof then he took some pics of mine .

i also found out from the old onwer today that it was used on a movie a few years back in a scene or too ... but stoopid me cant remember the name of the movie ????

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i got a strange comment about mine recently...

"shoulda got a HQ"

you can guess where and how i told him to go some place else...

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Outside Brendan's wedding reception "oh look at those cute little cars, what are they? - a Datsun One Six Hundred"

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Back when i was a first yr apprentice at tafe i brought my first datto in for the lesson about dyno's.

The 3rd year teacher from another another class happened to see my car about to go on the

dyno & said " That Datsun will be lucky to the rollers." i didn't say anything at that point in time. They had already

dyno'd some of their stock HQ and XB V8's which made around 75 - 100 rwhp.

To see their faces when my Z18T powered 1600 made 165 rwhp was priceless. The teachers jaw hit

the floor.. I didn't need to say anything after that, i just had a huge grin

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I have had so many people seeing my 16' and asking if it's a Fiat :o

Had a Muscle Car enthusiast tell me what a waste of money it was, and that I should build a muscle car :lol:

Most of the time though, I get tons of people turning their heads.. B)

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Thought I might revive this old thread now that we have a few new members on here. Has anyone got any new comments to add??

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