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!


Caledon And The Art Of The Day Trip

Posted by on 03 Jul 2020 under General

Caledon, Western Cape

Caledon, Western Cape

The lizards in Caledon had blue heads and they were faster than expected. The grasshoppers wore green and gold, like rugby supporters. It was a lazy Sunday late morning and the frogs in the lily pond were in full song.


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The Datsun 240Z Reimagined

Posted by on 17 Jun 2020 under Datsun 240Z, Datsun News

Datsun Fairlady Z

Datsun 240Z Will Be Reimagined As The Nissan Fairlady 480Z

Retro cars are tricky to get right. VW got it mainly right with the Beetle, while the BMW version of the Mini is now more of a Maxi. Morgan is, in reality, a new car with old lines. But let’s not mention the PT-Cruiser of yesteryear.


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Datsun GO Review: Interior, Exterior And Accessories

Posted by on 05 Jun 2020 under Datsun GO, General

Datsun GO Interior, Exterior & Accessories

Datsun GO Interior, Exterior & Accessories Discussed

The Datsun GO is a feisty little hatchback, fully integrated with cutting-edge technologies in its drivetrain but also inside the cabin. Putting the driving technology aside, the Datsun GO undoubtedly looks the part of a budget-friendly small family car. It delivers excellent fuel economy with an impressive consumption of only 5.2l/100km.


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The Pros And Pros Of Servicing Your Datsun Regularly

Posted by on 15 May 2020 under Car Tips, Datsun GO, Datsun GO Lux, Datsun GO Mid, Datsun GO Panel Van, Datsun GO+, Datsun Service

Datsun Service

Servicing Your Datsun Regularly Has Great Benefits

“Nice wheels,” the ouk with the cash said. “But what happened between 30 – 60 000km?” He then offers you half the asking price.

Nothing cuts your car’s resale value as much as a missed service. Except maybe a flash flood. Yet people hate spending money or even time on servicing their cars. A service is a grudge expense. But why? Think about it.


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How To Look After Your Car During Lockdown

Posted by on 28 Apr 2020 under Car Tips

How To Look After Your Car During Lockdown

Car Maintenance During Lockdown

The COVID-19 lockdown is a necessary precaution to ensure the health and safety of all South Africans but what about your car? Considering that non-essential travel remains discouraged, here are some simple car maintenance tips to ensure that your vehicle is in tip-top condition once they ease the restrictions even further.


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Ten Things You Should Know About the Datsun GO

Posted by on 22 Apr 2020 under Datsun GO

Blue 2020 Datsun GO

Datsun GO Facts

Why would you buy a smaller car when you can get a bigger car? Because a smaller car usually costs less. Because it is cheaper to run. Because why pay for big when you want and need smaller? So you know you want a smaller car, but which one? Have a look at the Datsun Go. Many South Africans do, and here are ten facts about this popular car to help you decide.


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The Story Behind The Datsun Logo

Posted by on 08 Apr 2020 under Datsun, General

Datsun Logo

Datsun’s Logo Evolution

We have seen numerous Datsun logos over the years and it continues to evolve as the brand expands its global reach. For those who don’t know, Datsun is a car brand owned by Nissan who has become a leader in automotive engineering.


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Datsun Is Designed For South African Roads

Posted by on 25 Mar 2020 under Car Tips, Datsun, General

Datsun Steering Wheel

Datsun’s Are Popular In SA Because They’re Made For SA

South Africa’s has one of the worst vehicle accident rates in the world. Driver fatigue, driving under the influence and just pure bad driving all contribute to this deplorable situation. Plus we have become a nation of angry and impatient drivers. Just think of how people go through red lights . . .


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COVID-19 | CORONA VIRUS – Statement from the MD

Posted by on 16 Mar 2020 under General

Group 1 Motors

Supporting Our Customers & Staff. Together we curb the spread.

Dear Customers,

We do not often communicate as a group to our various brand customers, however, we believe this situation requires the most efficient communication method.


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Take A Trip Down Memory Lane With Datsun Pickups

Posted by on 12 Mar 2020 under Datsun, General

Datsun Pickup

Datsun Pickups Made Bakkies What They Are Today

In recent years, the pickup truck market has grown significantly and none more so than Nissan. While the modern era may not feature any Datsun pickups, the company has a rich history and remains proud of their earlier achievements within this segment.

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