Group 1 Datsun Blog

Group 1 Datsun Blog

Welcome to the Group 1 Datsun Blog, the home of the best Datsun Reviews and all of the breaking Datsun News in South Africa.

Here you will find all of the information you’ll ever need about the Datsun Brand, both in South Africa and abroad, and we’ll keep you updated with everything from model changes and new car releases, to Datsun driving tips and vehicle safety information. In fact, we suspect that this Datsun Blog will soon become the social media heart of Group 1 Datsun as we provide the best information in a format that is easy to use and fun to read.

From our entry level GO LUX, to the reliable GO+ Panel Van Light Commercial Vehicle, everything Datsun is covered in this blog. We hope you enjoy it!


The Iconic Datsun 240Z Is Celebrated After 50 Years

Posted by on 24 Jun 2019 under Datsun, Datsun News, General

Fuel Station

Fuel-Saving Tips

“Whoa! Look!” My friend Stoker stopped in his tracks and pointed, his finger trembling. I looked and fell in love.


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Beat The Petrol Price Pickle With These Ten Easy Tips

Posted by on 13 Jun 2019 under Car Tips, Datsun, Datsun GO, General

Fuel Station

Fuel-Saving Tips

Death and taxes were the two things you could be certain of. Now there is a third. The rise in the price of fuel in 2019. From R13,42 in January to R16,12 in June (95 ULP coastal), the price of this precious juice has ticked ever upwards month after month.


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New Datsun’s First 5 Years, What Now?

Posted by on 30 May 2019 under Datsun, Datsun GO, Datsun News

Datsun Cars

Datsun Cars

I was eleven years old when I crashed the Datsun through the farm gate. The gate went flying into the bossies, I stalled the engine and my grandpa muttered about fixing the brakes. The Datsun was fine, just a few more scars on the hardworking 1300 farm bakkie I was learning to drive with.


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A few tips for drivers, new or experienced

Posted by on 15 May 2019 under Car Tips, General

Driving Tips

Driving Tips

Lane hopping

Have you ever been in a long supermarket queue, stuck behind the tannie with the strange hat? You notice the next queue is much shorter, so you move there. Then the next. Twenty minutes later you finally get to pay and the tannie with the strange hat is long gone.


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The Datsun Peace of Mind Drive

Posted by on 21 Apr 2019 under Datsun, Datsun GO, Datsun News, Datsun Service

Datsun GO

Datsun GO

The Datsun GO is already seen as one of the best entry-level cars in South Africa thanks to its price and reliability, but now Datsun South Africa have truly put their money where their mouth is and upped the Standard 3-year/100,000km warranty to an AMAZING 6 years/150,000km. This has effectively doubled the amount of time that any New Datsun Driver can enjoy hassle-free (not to mention care-free) driving!


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The Best Car for Young Drivers

Posted by on 10 Apr 2019 under Datsun, Datsun GO, Datsun GO Lux, General

Datsun Range

Datsun GO

You’ve just received your driver’s license and an exciting life lays ahead of you, but one burning question remains – “what is the best car for young drivers?” Well, this question is easier to answer than you might think; all it takes is a quick visit to a Group 1 Datsun Dealership in Gauteng, the Western Cape or the Eastern Cape for a test drive of the New Datsun GO Range and you’ll immediately know that this is the car for the NOW generation (and one which is just right for your driving needs)! This trusty 4-wheeled companion will become your best friend and allow you to enjoy university, college or your gap year to the utmost.


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Datsun 240Z Gets a Modern Design

Posted by on 01 Apr 2019 under Datsun 240Z, Datsun News, New Vehicles

Datsun 240Z

The Datsun 240Z

Before Datsun became the company it is today it was best known for building some of the world’s most iconic sports cars. The 240Z is possibly one of its most endearing designs and was built and sold between 1969 and 1978. To this day it is still one of the top-selling sports cars in the world, so when we heard that internet celebrity and car lover The Sketch Monkey has designed a modern version of the 240Z we were intrigued, to say the least.


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3 Reasons To Regularly Service Your Datsun GO

Posted by on 22 Mar 2019 under Car Tips, Datsun GO, Datsun Service, General

Datsun GO Service

Here Is Why It’s Important To Service Your Datsun GO

The Group 1 Datsun Service Centres in Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Johannesburg, Uitenhage, and Port Elizabeth provide some of the most comprehensive vehicle servicing, repair and maintenance options available for the Datsun brand in South Africa. But why is it that regularly servicing your vehicle is so important? For us here at Group 1 there are 3 Important Reasons Why You Should Service Your Datsun Regularly:


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2019 Datsun GO: Safety Improvements & More Features

Posted by on 01 Mar 2019 under Datsun, Datsun GO, New Vehicles

New Datsun GO

The 2019 Datsun GO

For more than 4 years the Datsun GO and its model derivatives have been some of the most affordable vehicles sold in South Africa, but now thanks to some serious upgrades incredible pricing is no longer this cars only virtue!


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Datsun Go Fuel Economy – The Facts!

Posted by on 26 Feb 2019 under Datsun, Datsun GO, Datsun GO Lux, General

Datsun GO Fuel Facts

The Datsun GO’s Fuel Efficiency is Impressive

The verdict is in and the much talked about Datsun GO Fuel Economy Figures are just as good as they were advertised to be! The 1.2-litre, 3-cylinder engine that powers the 2019 Datsun GO range will take you more than 600 km’s on a single tank, and this is all thanks to a VERY IMPRESSIVE 5.2-litres per 100 km fuel economy rate*.


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