Nissan Pulsar N15
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Nissan Pulsar N15 (1995-1999)

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Nissan Pulsar N15
4.7

26 reviews

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92% · 240%

Build Quality
4.0
Value for Money
4.5
Cleaning & Maintenance
4.5
Noise Level
2.0
Braking
5.0
Acceleration / Power
4.0
Gear Shifting
4.0
Suspension
3.5
Fuel Efficiency
3.5
Handling
4.5
Interior Design
3.0
Boot Size
5.0
Comfort
4.5
Features
4.5

Reviews

26 reviews
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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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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Billy
BillyGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC11 posts
  N15

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 .
Arnie G
Arnie G
  N15

Indestructible

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

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skipy123
skipy1232 posts
  N15

Perfect car!

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.

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Linda C
Linda CAU6 posts
  N15

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.

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Josh
JoshHobart, TAS13 posts
  N15

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).

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asha17
asha17
  N15
Ramez
RamezMelbourne39 posts
  N15

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.

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Paul
PaulAU15 posts
  N15
Carmen
Carmenmelbourne
  N15

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.

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Farmtruck
Farmtruck
  N15

Awesome car

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.

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Nissan Guy
Nissan Guy
  N15

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.

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Dale S M
Dale S MBundaberg
  N15
Kdawggy
Kdawggy26 posts
  N15

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.

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Questions & Answers

Karen B.
Karen B. · Pulsar N15 (1995-1999)

OD OFF

Eri Liv
Eri Liv  

No idea what your saying

Tom A.
Tom A.  

OD = Overdrive. Button on the side of the shifter :)

Xani P.
Xani P. · 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?

Tom A.
Tom A.  

Have you unlocked your radio? It turns off after 5 minutes as a security precaution to stop them from being stolen.

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

Whare does the fuse that controls the fuel pump located?

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Starting Price $21,690$25,990$22,990$24,790
TransmissionAutomatic and ManualAutomatic 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
Wheels14" Alloy16" Alloy16" Alloy16" Alloy
ANCAP Safety Rating3 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Fuel Consumption5.2 L/100km8.1 L/100km6.7 L/100km6.7 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 50 L60 L52 L52 L
Engine4 Cylinder 1.6L4 Cylinder 1.8L4 Cylinder 1.8L4 Cylinder 1.8L
Max Power86kW @ 6000rpm90kW @ 5600rpm96kW @ 6000rpm96kW @ 6000rpm
Max Torque147Nm @ 4000rpm163Nm @ 4400rpm174Nm @ 4800rpm174Nm @ 4800rpm
Country of ManufactureJapanJapanThailandThailand
Manufacturer Warranty3 year(s)3 year(s)3 year(s)3 year(s)
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