I’ve walked by a sad-looking Datsun 350Z in the 'hood recently. I remembered a college friend’s 2000, so I looked it up in Wikipedia. It was originally called the Fairlady, and was related to the Nissan Cedric - Cedric? Has there been a sillier name for a sports car? Edsel was pretty silly, but it wasn’t a sports car, and it was named after a Ford family member. Nobody in Nissan’s family was named Cedric. It’s even sillier than Fairlady. I guess both were mistakes in trying to market to Americans.
On another note, the Datsun sports cars were numbered after engine displacement. Those Ram 1500s I see can’t have only 1500 cc displacement - or 1500 inches3. I see other trucks ‘numbered’ in the 1000s. Are those just ‘hip’ numbers?
I notice Cedric isn’t a choice of model for Nissan in this forum.