I notice lately that people (Clarkson last night for example) refer to Datsun instead of Nissan and intend it as a put-down.
They made cars like the 1600. A little bit down market from the 2002, but still a decent fun car. They also made the Sunny
Yes we had a 1600 from new, but it was followed by a 2000 (precursor to the 5 series) when nobody else knew what a BMW was.