Nissan Repair and Service in Eugene - Springfield Oregon

Datsun 1000The first Datsun imported in the United States was the 1000 sedan in 1958.




Wayne's Garage serving Eugene and Springfield, Oregon has been performing Nissan repair and service since 1973. We have experienced technicians to properly service and repair your Nissan or Infinity.

Wayne's Garage is a AAA approved Auto Repair shop and has been awarded
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A brief Nissan History


The origins of Datsun/Nissan started with an automobile called the DAT which was first built in 1914 by the Kwaishinsha Motorcar Works. DAT was an acronym of the company's partners' surnames: Kenjiro Den, Rokuro Aoyama and Meitaro Takeuchi.

The Datsun name was created in 1931 by the DAT Motorcar Co. for a new car model, spelling it as "Datson" to indicate its smaller size when compared to the existing, larger DAT car (Dat'S son). Later, in 1933 after Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. took control of DAT Motorcar Co., the last syllable of Datson was changed to "sun" to honor the sun depicted in the national flag, hence the name "Datsun"

Nissan continued to manufacture cars under the Datsun nameplate and trucks under the Nissan nameplate in Japan.

In 1958 the first Datsun sedan was officially imported to the United States. The strong, heavy Sedan packed a 48-hp 1200-cc engine encased in thick body panels.
In 1959 the first Datsun compact pickup is sold in America with a modest 37-hp 1000-cc engine.

In 1981 Nissan made the decision to stop using the brand name Datsun worldwide.
The rationale was that the name change would help the pursuit of a global strategy.

Some speculated though the most important motivation was that a name change would help Nissan market stocks and bonds in the U.S.

The name change campaign lasted for a three year period from 1982 to 1984, and cost Nissan a figure in the region of US$500 million.

The first Dat CarThe first Datsun imported in the United States was the 1000 sedan in 1958.


1937datsun.jpgThe 1937 Datsun was their first mass produced car.