14Nissan Pulsar

Nissan Pulsar

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14Nissan Pulsar
3.7

191 reviews

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Build Quality
2.9
Value for Money
2.8
Cleaning & Maintenance
3.2
Noise Level
3.2
Braking
3.4
Acceleration / Power
2.9
Gear Shifting
2.6
Suspension
3.2
Fuel Efficiency
3.6
Handling
3.4
Interior Design
3.4
Boot Size
4.1
Comfort
3.8
Features
3.1

Reviews

191 reviews
Dale
DalePerth, WA31 posts
  N15
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Benito
Benito2 posts
  B17

Faulty transmissions

It has been over six weeks since my car has been parked in front of my house, unable to be driven due to a factory fault transmission issue.
I find it unacceptable that Nissan is not taking responsibility for this known issue, which a simple Google search ("Nissan Pulsar common problems") reveals has affected many owners of similar models. It is disturbing that your company has not addressed this problem or provided adequate support to customers like me. Show details
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Khan
KhanGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC9 posts
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TRANSMISSION ISSUE

I have 2015 nissan pulsar, only 170k, Transmission issue ONLY 8 YEARS OLD AND CAR FINISHED. Show details
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Leanne
LeanneIllawarra, NSW3 posts
  C12
Hoddy
HoddyPerth, WA
  C12

Third transmission after only 130,000kms

2014 pulsar auto. transmission packed in after 70000. Nissan replaced it under warranty. New transmission packed in after 50,000. I hope they will replace but I don't think they will. 3 transmissions and only travelled total 140,000kms. Personally I'm keeping well away from Nissan in the future. Dreadful cars. Show details
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Eri Liv
Eri LivSouth East Queensland, QLD20 posts
  N15

Renovated 1998 Nissan Pulsar

Bought 2 nd hand Spent $8,000 over 7 yrs & not touched engine yet.New blue paint job.Looks 2 yrs old again.Manual 5 speed.RECCOMENDS renovating them but stash up spare exterior parts. Show details ·  1
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André S.
André S.5 posts
  N16

Very good old car

Mine was a little bit behind regarding maintenance when I bought it. spark plugs etc. However, it's just a matter of servicing it properly. The car was in good condition for its age and did not get me in trouble. Comfortable, good space. Good on petrol; not outstanding, but good. Good vintage look. Show details
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Tim G
Tim G2 posts
  N15

Great Little Car

at 200,000kms there is a low growling sound when driving - consistently while moving. Is this a wheel bearing Show details
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Tom K.
Tom K.
  B17

You guessed it… MAJOR transmission problems (2013 Nissan Pulsar B17 ST sedan)

I would give this one star but given how the car has miraculously somehow lasted this long, I’ll give it 2 stars. Bought new currently at… believe it or not, 180,000kms with probably the worst transmission of any vehicle out there. Problems started around 70,000kms and Nissan wouldn’t help. I have to use low gear at times or “Sports Mode” on the gear stick (which just lowers the revs as well) JUST so the transmission belt can shift up or else it gets stuck and CLUNKS.
I’ve changed the transmission fluid too, the car is just gone and with all the other mechanical problems it’s had over 8 years (with servicing) I’m running this baby till she dies, hopefully not me along with it! Show details
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cyclefix
cyclefixGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC4 posts
  N16

Best car I have ever owned Excellent reliability never lets me down

Purchased in 2006 had 40,000 klm on the clock now 150,000
Planned to have it for 2 years normally buy Toyota's it's just so reliable, can't recall changing brake pads tyres last forever, on second set of tyres now, servicing car doesn't cost much, it's had one new battery
Visibility is second to none, large windows, find a new car with proper windows
Know I need to put new rubbers in suspension arms 18 years of road impact, probably do that myself
Doing my own services now, put a torch over motor & gearbox no oil leaks, can't find any visible problems
If you buy one make sure it's been serviced & not worn out, get it checked out Show details
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Bruce
BruceGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC3 posts
  B17

A family car

I had my Pulsar for 7 years now , done 120,000 kms.
It's a family car for getting to work & around the city however no wow factor in handling.

I have driven Melb - Sdy and to other regional trips in this car without issues.

I note the reported issues with CVT on this forum so I rang my Nissan dealer to check on the warranty cover in case the CVT fails. They said if the CVT fails -- its not a warranty issue; as this engine part is considered as subject to wear and tear ! So do not hold high hopes for them to come to the rescue on the CVT issue. So on that note I make sure I have the transmission fluid replaced every 70000 km. So far the CVT has held up -- touch wood.

Lima Visser
Lima VisserSydney, NSW2 posts
  B17

Nissan pulsar

Done only 69000km and facing transmission problems. When I spoke to the dealership I was told that to diagnose the issue, I need to come up with $250. They also commented that this was a common problem with most Nissan models. Won't go for a Nissan again. Show details
Nick
NickGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC2 posts
  B17

Good fuel economy, plenty of space

I've got a 2016 sss pulsar sedan.
Its a 6 spd manual, its a great car for around town.
Car has plenty of boot space and comfortably fits 4 adults with ease. Plenty of legroom for a small car.
Good on fuel aswell. I average 7ltrs/100 km. Show details
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Olivia
OliviaSydney, NSW5 posts
  N16
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Richard V
Richard VCentral Highlands and Goldfields, VIC7 posts
  B17
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Questions & Answers

Jenno
Jenno · Pulsar N16 (2000-2005)

I need to replace the engine in my automatic 2004 N16 Nissan Pulsar.
Will a QG engine from a manual drop straight.
Big question - Do the crank bolts line up ie auto flex plate v manual flywheel?

Michael B.
Michael B. · Pulsar N16 (2000-2005)

The diagram of the fuses on the storage compartment has faded and i can't see them clearly

Michael B.
Michael B. · Pulsar N16 (2000-2005)

I need a picture of the fuse diagram from the storage box on the driver's side in side of the car

Eri Liv
Eri Liv  

I'll try just wait a few days here

Eri Liv
Eri Liv  

Mines a N15 1998. Don't know what this doing here I didn't post under a 2000-2005 date

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CategoryCarsCars and SedansCars, Hatchbacks and SedansCars and Sedans
Starting Price $25,990$22,990$21,690$24,790
TransmissionAutomatic and ManualContinuously Variable (CVT) and ManualAutomatic and ManualContinuously Variable (CVT) and Manual
Drive TypeFront Wheel Drive (FWD)Front Wheel Drive (FWD)Front Wheel Drive (FWD)Front Wheel Drive (FWD)
Fuel TypePetrolPetrolPetrolPetrol
Wheels16" Alloy16" Alloy14" Alloy16" Alloy
ANCAP Safety Rating3 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Fuel Consumption8.1 L/100km6.7 L/100km5.2 L/100km6.7 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L52 L50 L52 L
Engine4 Cylinder 1.8L4 Cylinder 1.8L4 Cylinder 1.6L4 Cylinder 1.8L
Max Power90kW @ 5600rpm96kW @ 6000rpm86kW @ 6000rpm96kW @ 6000rpm
Max Torque163Nm @ 4400rpm174Nm @ 4800rpm147Nm @ 4000rpm174Nm @ 4800rpm
Country of ManufactureJapanThailandJapanThailand
Manufacturer Warranty3 year(s)3 year(s)3 year(s)3 year(s)
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