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Nissan Pulsar

Nissan Pulsar

N16, N15, B17 (Sedan), C12 (Hatchback) (See All)
3.8 from 181 reviews · View Statistics
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Reviews

  • Build Quality
    2.8 (26)
  • Value for Money
    2.8 (25)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    3.3 (23)
  • Noise Level
    3.3 (25)
  • Braking
    3.4 (22)
  • Acceleration / Power
    2.9 (22)
  • Gear Shifting
    2.5 (20)
  • Suspension
    3.3 (21)
  • Fuel Efficiency
    3.6 (22)
  • Handling
    3.3 (20)
  • Interior Design
    3.5 (21)
  • Boot Size
    4.0 (22)
  • Comfort
    3.8 (21)
  • Features
    3.1 (20)
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Bruce
BruceGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC

A family car

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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.

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Lima Visser
Lima VisserSydney, NSW
  • 2 reviews
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Nissan pulsar

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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.

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Nick
NickGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC

Good fuel economy, plenty of space.

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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.

Purchased for $18,000.

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Olivia
OliviaSydney, NSW

Quality performance! Fuel efficient

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Purchased in for $1,800.

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Richard V
Richard VCentral Highlands and Goldfields, VIC
  • 5 reviews
  • 5 likes

It's a boring car that does Everything Ok.

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Purchased in for $15,000.

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Ros
RosSouth East Queensland, QLD
  • 2 reviews
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Catastrophic Failure of CVT

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Owner from brand new 2013 Nissan pulsar, just passed 150000kms, and noise from motor. Nissan diagnosis was catastrophic failure of the CVT transmission and deemed non-repairable. Definitely regret getting Nissan!

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Bikash
BikashMetropolitan Adelaide, SA

Absolute piece of junk - Nissan Pulsar

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Got transmission failure just under 70,000km when the vehicle has up to date service records. I got told by friends that Nissan X-trail has the same issue as well. My friend got his x-trail’s transmission replaced twice within a year and is very frustrated. Don’t go with any of Nissan’s car. Make a wise decision. Don’t buy these crapy cars in a rush, you will for sure regret after.

Purchased in for $12,500.

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lorry
lorryMetropolitan Adelaide, SA

Absolute piece of crap- transmission faulty do not buy

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Faulty transmissions in the 1.8lt nissan know about it but wont replace them.
They are a very common issue with the 1.8 lt.
Do not buy this model as nissan will not come to the party to repair.

Purchased in for $14,990.

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lorry
lorry

I agree
The pulsar is crap they are a common issue
Do not purchase any nissan or renault product they are crap.

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Owjan
OwjanSydney, NSW
  • 9 reviews
  • 10 likes

Stay away from this car

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This little car is very soft to drive, specious and comfortable and has a nice soft suspension, however has a HUGE problem......GEARBOX IS SUCKS.
I have gone through 8 weeks fight and battle with the used car dealer to force him fix the big problem with noise and shake and after all stress he spent $4700 on a used gearbox and swap it with mine and still it was rubbish. Eventually I sold this cancer for cheap and through it away and Never Ever go close to any Nissan in my life anymore. Stay away from all Nissans.

Purchased in for $9,000.

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Elias P.
Elias P.Sydney, NSW

the best ever bought

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to work and holidays. use it every day. bought one new in 2014 and another new one feb. 2017
extremely spacious and easy to drive. have done the services and has never caused any problems.
hope the new pulsar will come soon

Purchased in at rockdale nissan for $24,000.

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Ramraja
Ramraja Greater Melbourne (Outer), VIC

This is worsts car don’t buy my car transmission is gone

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No good I was driving car suddenly stop when I press Exeter not moving my car is gone noises it’s is on warranty transmission problem please tell me what to do

Purchased in at Dandenong Nissan pulsar for $21,900.

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Adz
AdzSydney, NSW
  • 2 reviews
  • 1 like

Transmission faults

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My nissian pulsar is used for getting to and from work I was unaware of transmission fault with this car it is a factory fault.my car transmission blew after 6 years.I would not buy one of these unless has had gearbox overhaul.

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Billy
BillyGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC

Bullet proof engine absolutely outstanding longevity perfect runaround car.

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Had this car for the last 5 years from my boss who sold it to me for $150 . cost $600 to put it on the road done now around 300Thous clicks been through Hell and Back I mean everywhere from city to Bush to high country even some 4wd tracks and its absolutely bullet proof. Just give it the old 10km yearly service and You can't go wrong I mean it will not disappoint you and never let you down .
I use it to work and it's a definite investment for cost savings very cheap to run .

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Saahil
SaahilSydney, NSW
  • 4 reviews
  • 3 likes

Not worth buying this car. Don't waste your money

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I brought this car 3 years ago from his previous in 2017..just driven to work and home in Sydney metro area mostly. Always regular service with registered mechanic. Extended warranty expired few months ago. 80k transmission failed. Mechanic told me its a common problem with this model of Nissan and second hand gearbox will cost around 4K plus $800 fitting. This car not worth buying and Nissan Australia is not helping at all to sort this. Don’t waste your money.

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Sam
SamGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC
  • 11 reviews
  • 9 likes

CVT transmission hard to drive

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Bought it from the Dandenong nissan dealership everything so far so good with this car but the worse transmission experience
Acceleration feel worse
Don’t recommend this car
Compare to Toyota CVT no good

Purchased in at Nissan Dealers for $17,000.

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Questions & Answers

Xani P.
Xani P.asked
Pulsar N15 (1995-1999)

Hey so I have a 1999 sedan and it’s randomly just turnt itself off whilst driving, The only re occurring thing for each time was all the days it turnt off is during a hot day or during a turn? Help?

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Donis S.
Donis S.asked
Pulsar N15 (1995-1999)

Whare does the fuse that controls the fuel pump located?

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Jennifer M.
Jennifer M.asked
Pulsar C12 (Hatchback) (2013-2017)

Will Nissan help me with replacing transmission car has had transmission fluid replaced but is not changing gears properly

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CategoryCars and SedansCars and SedansCars and SedansCars and Sedans
Starting Price $22,990.00$24,790.00$29,990.00$29,990.00
TransmissionContinuously Variable (CVT) and ManualContinuously Variable (CVT) and ManualContinuously Variable (CVT) 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" Alloy17" Alloy17" Alloy
ANCAP Safety Rating5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Fuel Consumption6.7 L/100km6.7 L/100km6.7 L/100km7.8 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 52 L52 L52 L52 L
Engine4 Cylinder 1.8L4 Cylinder 1.8L4 Cylinder 1.8L4 Cylinder 1.6L
Max Power96kW @ 6000rpm96kW @ 6000rpm96kW @ 6000rpm140kW @ 5600rpm
Max Torque174Nm @ 4800rpm174Nm @ 4800rpm174Nm @ 4800rpm240Nm @ 2000rpm
Country of ManufactureThailandThailandThailandThailand
Manufacturer Warranty3 year(s)3 year(s)3 year(s)3 year(s)
Release date
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