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NISSAN PULSAR Used Car Review

Pros

Cons

  • Spacious cabin and vast boot
  • Comfortable ride
  • Poke from 1.6-litre turbo engine
  • Good value with sharp pricing and plenty of gear
  • Underwhelming cabin presentation
  • Last-generation sedan not exactly compact
  • Lacklustre dynamics
  • SSS model's disappointing steering and handling
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.
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Overview of the Nissan Pulsar

Overview of the Nissan Pulsar

NISSAN PULSAR GENERATIONS (SINCE 2000)

2000-2006

2013-2017

RUNNING COSTS

Fuel Consumption (2013-2017)

1.8L 4-cylinder: 6.7 to 7.2 litres per 100km

1.6L 4-cylinder turbo: 7.7 to 7.8 litres per 100km

= Highly economical.

= Good economy.

= Average fuel use.

= Heavy consumption.

Servicing

SIMILAR MODELS TO NISSAN PULSAR

WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR: NISSAN PULSAR (2013-2016)

Early versions of the Pulsar with the CVT transmission had a problem with random stalling, which had to be fixed at a Nissan dealership with a reflash of the on-board computer.

When inspecting any Pulsar, check that the brake lights work. A batch of iffy switches that control the brake lights were the problem, but any car with no brake lights is dangerous, particularly in traffic.

This model Pulsar was also the subject of a few recalls including a need to change one of the sensors that was meant to trigger the air-bags.

There was also a recall to change a starter button which could jam and confuse the computer into shutting the car down, and another to check for a potential fuel leak.