Bullet proof engine absolutely outstanding longevity perfect runaround car.
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 .
Bought one of these many years ago with 86000 km on the clock, it had nearly 350000km when I bought a brand new sss C12, not even 2 years later the cvt in the c12 has gone, so back into the n15 I went and never looked back! Not made like they used to be, much better than the newer models that are all plastic and not well made
It was my first car in Australia once came here from overseas and I replaced nothing on it. Indestructible engine and very fun to drive. A bit thirsty once you put your pedal on it, but ok at low speed. I missed the cruise control and and sixth gear. This car from Nissan is an amazing car.
Great first car
Bought it second hand and had no issues whatsoever with the car. Great first car purchase. Economical and cheap to service and run. Never had an issues and would recommend to all. Spacious boot. Would only wish it opened up like a hatchback and hence the ability to put in furniture.
Good reliable daily drive
Still runs well, cheap to run and getting around the 200k clicks mark, but despite this it still is fine.
Wish people would stop denting it though haha. Would recommend given the price range. Only bad thing is they are the most stolen car in Australia (but that's what insurance is for I guess).
Was the perfect car until the end..
I bought a 1999 Nissan Pulsar 5 speed hatchback in 2005 that had done 89,000kms for $11,500, me being the third owner. I still had this car up until Feb 2017 with 375,000km on the clock and still going strong. The only reason I don't have it now is that it was written off in an accident (assuming it was just too old to repair). The car never missed a beat, handled well, had a fantastic turning circle and even though a 1.6 ltr, it did better up hills than some newer cars! I did need to replace the clutch twice (the second time apparently because...it wasn't welded right the first time) and the clutch cable but those were the only major expenses, which I seriously didn't think very expensive - maybe about $1,200. As it got older it used more oil but that was really about all. Depending on fuel prices it would cost about $60ish using 95/98 to fill my tank when it was empty and was still getting close to 500kms a tank for it's age. Not sure if that's good or not because I don't know much about those things. It was always surprising how much you could fit in the car, especially with the back seats folded down. It was a little squishy if fitting 5 tall people but that was to be expected in a hatchback and still ran well. The only things I disliked about the car was that it didn't have any drink holders and I always had trouble finding the release under the bonnet, otherwise I loved it. It was the most reliable car I could have asked for and even now with it's age and the amount of driving I do living further from work and family I could not fault it. Definitely the best money I have ever spent on a car and very sad that I no longer have it.
Awesome - Autech version 2.0L
I've owned two of these. Good power. Reliable. Easy to work on. Not many in the roads. For my second one, I stripped off the side skirts and the wing, so not being too loud to look at.
My second one had a few mods, making it a sleeper.
Plenty of fun.
August 11th 2018 Update: Bullet proof
Purchased a 1996 model with 150K on the clock in 2012.
It was the Autech version with lumpy cams.
Had a few mods on it. Was in pristine condition.
Drove a lot better than my MB with 100K on the clock, and more reliable too.
Low maintenance as per most Japanese cars.
Great economical and powerful care.
I purchaed a 1999 manual in Sydney about 4 years ago with 202 000kms for $1500 with 3 months registration left (worth $200). I paid my local mechanic who did a wonderful paint job for $200. I spent a further maybe $ 300 on tyres second hand.
At 247 000kms the cost to repair became significant. The starter motor had stopped. I decided to sell the car to the wreckers for $ 300. The economy and handling on the car were just superb. Just a great car handling. It surprisingly had economy of about 17kms for a litre on the straights. I do tend to s...tick car in neutral down bigger hills and roll. I do regret not repairing the car. I am looking for another, this time am auto as I have a sore big left toe requiring treatment. I currently have a 1994 white auto. I purchased for 1100 similarly with 130 000kms , apart from tyres, oil, oil filter, I have spent $ 1000 on body repairs, which was poor (dents were present). Other than that the mechanics have been superb without a fault and now $ 400 for 2 cv joints and one engine mount. And the mileage is at 185 000. Not one problem ! The economy though less at 13.5 km a litre on straights, 12 around town.
Best Car! I don't think it will ever die!
I bought this car in 2009 and have just reached 300,000km! It's been such an awesome car and I think it's still valued at almost what I bought it for!
The only thing I really hate about it is that it gets quite loud going fast on the freeway so I can't use hands free for my phone because I can't hear!
I've had almost nothing go wrong with it except to replace a wheel bearing. Apart from that it just keeps going! It's fast for a small old car, turns well, easy to drive and I probably won't replace it until it stops working.
In terms of fuel. I get about 400km per tank.
Wow driving experience great, my 1998 n15 Nissan pulsar is still going strong, I am the only owner and have done 428000ks. Best car ever thanks Nissan. Have travelled a lot in the car never broke down, very reliable. I will keep driving it till it stops. My brand new car.
Great Super reliable car
I have owned two N15 Nissan Pulsars. The first one I had for 6 years and got it too three hundred thousand plus k's and It never game me an issue. I should also mention I took really bad care of it and it still kept on going. Amazing engine. The automatic is a smooth ride but it has little power.
I would personally go with the Automatic after owning both man and auto as the Auto is a much much smoother ride.
Perfect run-about, great in every way
I bought my 1996 Pulsar LX 12 months ago now with a little bit of work to do. I had to change a couple of engine mounts, replace the shock absorbers and struts, and the rear wheel break cylinders, I found the parts affordable and the car extremely easy to work on even with only a driveway to work in.
Once on the road it has been nothing but reliable, for an 18 year old car I have not found a single fault in the old girl. Very zippy. Good on fuel around town (unless you drive it stupidly), and fantastic on fuel for long highway trips so long ...as you travel light, it's only got a little motor though so with 3 or more adult passengers the fuel economy does drop. For such a small car it's very spacious inside, I recently moved towns, and did so mostly with just my Pulsar, though I didn't have furniture to move. I would recommend this car to absolutely anybody. Update: I recently moved states right down to Sydney, drove the whole way there loaded to the gills, some of the trip with a trailer in tow. The car did fantastically, it didn't much like the trailer though. I then used it as my daily driver for the 4 months that followed until one dreadful morning when I was at the traffic lights on a red light, and was rear ended by a car doing 80kph.. The rear end was crushed in, undriveable. Myself and my housemate survived with no injuries, however, the seat rails tore from their mountings landing us nearly in the back seats. I am very disheartened to of lost my first car after 25,000km of ownership. I would recommend getting one with an airbag if you live somewhere that people can't drive. I now own a 2007 Subaru Forester, let's see how that goes
Brilliant first car
Loved this little hatch. Very practical interior with folding back seats. No issues for 4 years until it hit 200k that's when everything went wrong. 5g worth of repairs then ended up selling it for 700. All four gas struts, distributor, starter motor, Steering rack boots, cv boots, brake rotors, Rear driveshaft support bearings and Gearbox seal all failed in a one year period. Other than that I loved the way it drove and handled, Very refined. Well I got 70 thousand ks out of it so I wasn't disappointed.
SSS Just keeps going
I've had my SSS Pulsar since new in 1999 and this has been one remarkable car. Still fun to drive, still looks great, still ultra reliable, still comfortable - I can't in the foreseeable future see a reason to replace it. Economy is good, servicing and insurance costs reasonable and it's just a fun car to have. Not the best looking car but in the entire time i've owned it, only one minor fault (air con issue fixed for $100) and more than enough fun to make up for it! I get over 500 klms from a tank and that's driving without economy in mind. Su...ch a useable interior too - the back seats fold flat and creates a huge load area. The little clips for the rear seatbelt buckles are such a nice touch too! I would recommend this car to everyone! Everything - reliable, fun, easy to service, efficient, practical
Best first car and it will be my last
I got my 1998 N15 series 2 for Christmas in 2011 it had 249,000km on the clock. its beat up it has dents and rust but I'm fixing it up myself in a few weeks when my parts get here. The 1.6l GA16DE engine mounted with the 5 speed manual will cream almost all 4 cylinders and a few 6 cylinder cars and save fuel at the same time. Everything still works and quite comfortable. Never had to spend money only the usual maintenance items, engine is very reliable!
My recommendations would be get the series 2 from 1998-2000 they look a whole lot better..., and get a manual gearbox. Even if the car is beat up give it a go they will always be great. all series 2 pulsars come with air con and a drivers air bag. I Can't recommend it more enough! :) Don't load it up with people back end rides low and a becomes sluggish, not much rear leg room.
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|Category||Cars, Hatchbacks and Sedans|
|Transmission||Automatic and Manual|
|Drive Type||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)|
|Fuel Consumption||5.2 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||50 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 1.6L|
|Max Power||86kW @ 6000rpm|
|Max Torque||147Nm @ 4000rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Japan|
|Manufacturer Warranty||3 year(s)|
|Release date||Jan 1995|
|Discontinuation date||Dec 1999|
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