5Nissan Pulsar B17 (Sedan) ST-L
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Nissan Pulsar B17 (Sedan) ST-L (2013-2017)

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5Nissan Pulsar B17 (Sedan) ST-L
3.5

23 reviews

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65%17%17%

Build Quality
3.2
Value for Money
3.0
Cleaning & Maintenance
3.2
Noise Level
4.3
Braking
4.0
Acceleration / Power
3.0
Gear Shifting
3.5
Suspension
4.0
Fuel Efficiency
4.5
Handling
4.0
Interior Design
3.8
Boot Size
4.8
Comfort
3.8
Features
3.3

Reviews

23 reviews
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.

Richard V
Richard VCentral Highlands and Goldfields, VIC7 posts
  B17
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Bikash
BikashMetropolitan Adelaide, SA
  B17

Absolute piece of junk - Nissan Pulsar

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.  Show details
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Elias P.
Elias P.Sydney, NSW
  B17

the best ever bought

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.
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Reddy
ReddySydney, NSW
  B17

CVT Transmission failure

I brought this car two years old from his original owner in 2015.just driven to work and home in Sydney metro area mostly .always regular service with registered mechanic .Around 85000kms transmission failed.so my mechanic told me its a common problem with this model and after contacting Nissan they agreed to repair as goodwill.So beware of this model with transmission. Show details
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Murray B
Murray B4 posts
  B17
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Display nameSydney, NSW6 posts
  B17

Beware CVT Transmission

Car is mostly driven on a freeway, family car & meticulous service history. At 160000kms the CVT transmission went on the vehicle. It has got a lot more kms than most who have CVT issues but 160000 for the trans needing to be replaced is not acceptable. Nissan haven't wanted to know about the issue, i will never purchase another Nissan again, or any vehicle that has a CVT trasmission. Show details
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Ambrose.M
Ambrose.M
  B17
maria62
maria62Deer Park5 posts
  B17

The Nissan Pulsar STL 2013 is a crap! DON'T BUY!

The transmission of the car broke just only after 3 years of use with only 37,000 kms. I would never buy another NISSAN car again! And what is very disappointing is the warranty is only for 3 years! In addition, I was promised a 2014 car but then, car given was later found out to be manufactured 2013. Marketing can be quite dodgy and lacking in transparency!

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jamesdyson2017
jamesdyson2017Melbourne9 posts
  B17

Just ok

Maybe I'm never a fan of nissan, but put my personal bias behind. The car was ok to drive, not particularly feature packed, and till today nissan has no plans to integrate apple carplay into their entire line of sedan and suv which is a big bummer. Driving wise, just ok, not as good as toyota though.

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Lansi
LansiGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC8 posts
  B17

Great reliable car

Nice size good looking car. Reliable and uncomplicated I love the way it drives, doesn't have a huge amount of grunt, you arent going to break any land speed records in this car and it's probably more suited to a slow and steady driver than a speed freak. All in all I love the convenience and reliability of the pulsar and the price was fantastic compared to other small cars on the market at the moment.

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bill
billmelbourne3 posts
  B17

Nissan Pulsar 2016

I really enjoy the fuel economy, I used to waste so much petrol with my old car, about $50 every 3 weeks for petrol, but now I'm paying 50 for a 2 months. I enjoy the reverse camera and its very roomy, however the back seats don't fold down. Also the bluetooth connectivity works well.

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Michael
MichaelTasmania8 posts
  B17

could be better, could be worse

the car is fairly good to drive, i originally bought it for work as the size of the care was what i needed, but has since changed jobs and am not enjoying driving it as much. amazing after sale service though so i'm happy enough and i would buy another nissan again.

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Thomas M
Thomas M2 posts
  B17

Excellent Car

I really enjoy driving this car, handles well, smooth just a nice drive. Roomy and comfortable with a nice big boot. The whole family loves this car. No dramas so far and good service when it is due for its registered servicing needs. Its a brand I'll be sticking with

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Amarjit
AmarjitMelbourne4 posts
  B17

Very Reliable Car

I had bought this car in Dec 2016. I love this car, very comfortable, reliable, fuel economical. Boot is really big. I didn't gave 5 stars because the rear seats are not a split seats. Nissan that needs to work on that. I also owned a big brother Pathfinder as well......

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Questions & Answers

John K.
John K. · B17 (Sedan) ST-L (2013-2017)

Where is clutch adjustment for 2013 Nissan pulsar 6 speed

Eri Liv
Eri Liv  

Question not relevant to me.?????

Murray B
Murray B · B17 (Sedan) ST-L (2013-2017)

Manual transmission 6 speed.
Problem is, that when the clutch pedal is in (depressed) and 1st gear or reverse is selected, after a few seconds, the car starts to move as if the clutch pedal is being released (NOTE- foot on clutch pedal, all the way to floor).
As the car starts to move, with the clutch pedal in, I can't get the gear lever out of gear without switching off the engine, releasing the clutch pedal, then depressing the clutch pedal, then shifting into neutral.

Repairs done so far include...
1. Bleeding of the hydraulic clutch system.
2. Confirming there are no leaks at clutch master cylinder near clutch pedal (no oil puddles in foot well)
3. Fitting of new concentric? slave cylinder.

What would be my next step in eliminating this clutch "creeping" issue?
Could the seal/s in the clutch master cylinder be worn causing the hydraulic fluid to bypass and not hold pressure?
All help greatly appreciated.

UPDATE 3rd June 2020.
Clutch master cylinder replaced 27th May 2020.
This has now eliminated all "creeping" issues as previously stated. Everything is now operating normally.

By the process of elimination (and a patient mechanical workshop- see Bob Kolln Automotive, Arizona Rd. Charmhaven NSW Australia), the shop bled the hydraulic clutch system first, to eliminate any air in the lines (this only helped for a short time), then they replaced the slave cylinder (as this device does all the hard work in clutch operation), again this only helped for a short time. Finally, the master cylinder was replaced. A bit odd that this part failed, as it does less work than the slave cylinder. All sorted now and the Pulsar is running great.

A huge thank you to Adam and his crew at Bob Kolln Automotive, Charmhaven.
Give these guys a go at fixing your clutch and brake problems. I can't recommend them enough. 5 STARS!!!

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Starting Price $24,790$25,990$22,990$21,690
TransmissionContinuously Variable (CVT) and ManualAutomatic and ManualContinuously Variable (CVT) and ManualAutomatic and Manual
Drive TypeFront Wheel Drive (FWD)Front Wheel Drive (FWD)Front Wheel Drive (FWD)Front Wheel Drive (FWD)
Fuel TypePetrolPetrolPetrolPetrol
Wheels16" Alloy16" Alloy16" Alloy14" Alloy
ANCAP Safety Rating5 Stars3 Stars5 Stars
Fuel Consumption6.7 L/100km8.1 L/100km6.7 L/100km5.2 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 52 L60 L52 L50 L
Engine4 Cylinder 1.8L4 Cylinder 1.8L4 Cylinder 1.8L4 Cylinder 1.6L
Max Power96kW @ 6000rpm90kW @ 5600rpm96kW @ 6000rpm86kW @ 6000rpm
Max Torque174Nm @ 4800rpm163Nm @ 4400rpm174Nm @ 4800rpm147Nm @ 4000rpm
Country of ManufactureThailandJapanThailandJapan
Manufacturer Warranty3 year(s)3 year(s)3 year(s)3 year(s)
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