I bought a 2005 Nissan Pulsar last week with 140,168 klms on it. On the way home with it there were times it would stall and need to be restarted. This week it cant start and the compression is very low on all cylinders. What a complete piece of junk. I have always had Toyota in the past and this kind of problem will never exist with any Toyota that only has 140k on it.
I should have known better from the problems with the Navara I had, never ever ever buy a Nissan......
Nissan Pulsar N16 Review
Nisan Pulsar N16 year 2000 model
Great little car has lasted 19 years to date and still running
issues over 19 years
cam crank sensors and rear sensor
key immobilser stopped but now working again just get a new key with a new transponder programmed to vehicle
apart from that has been very reliable car
Japanese cars are the best.
Love this car!
I use my car everyday to drive to uni in frankston from berwick. ive had it serviced once since ive owned it (just over a year) and everything was absolutly perfect !! the mechanic said there was no issue with it at all, and it is such a smooth drive. it is an older version, however, its been perfect for me as i am a P plater.
I've had my Nissan Pulsar for about 12 years and it's still going strong. Ive had no major issues at all and it's never broken down. She has been a real little beauty as a run about car. Once I decide to update it I will be getting another Nissan no doubt.
Own 2 nissan pulsars thus far.
Reliable. Economical. Dedependable.
Truely an underdog, the N16 Pulsar is a conservatively styled runabout car which next to its rivals never looked that appealing.
Family had a 2001 Ti for 8 years. Top of the line, though you could hardly tell from the tiny 14 inch alloys and indifferent styling. It was an incredibly reliable car which in 420,000km not once caused us any dramas.
Sadly it met its demise when it was written off by my sister. Alas it was a strong car too, it survived mechanicallly despite being punished by two P plater drivers, although we did always service it...
Bought it with a fair and decent price. Its really a great deal car. Been driving it for 5 MTHS , so far it has been good and great to drive . Loving it and would recommend if anyone looking for this car. Cheap, great and reliable for the model.
Lovely little car. Perfect in traffic. Very fuel economical
Plenty of room back and front. Low running costs. User friendly controls
Turns easily . Roomy boot, 4 door. Doors open wide enough to allow elderly people easy access tofront and rear doors.good sir conditioning and heat.ing. locks automatically if you foget to lock it. Duress button on key if in trouble.
Reliable, efficient and cheap to maintain
I've always had a positive experience with Nissan Pulsars. Never had any major issues with it and when I get my car serviced, it costs almost next to nothing. The only downfall is that it has manual windows so if you like the convenience of pushing a button, then this may frustrate you a bit. I do believe there is a focus on the engine quality versus a fancy interior. If you want something that runs well, is reliable, efficient, cheap to maintain and don't mind that your car isn't super fancy then this is the car.
Great car for everyday commute.
I purchased a 2004 Pulsar N16 sedan in July last year and still use it daily with no mechanical faults at 180,000km. It has been fully serviced for its lifetime and have nothing major go wrong with it, just the regular tyres, battery and a couple of bulbs. It is a nice drive and gets me to and from work everyday and is good on fuel.
great little big car. did use some oil, but after some long 1200km days driving hard it stopped using oil! reving a cars engine under load does many things, i have 240000km on the clock and does not cost me a dollar. i get 600km to a tank (50L) i have done 25000km in my car in 6months. great car for someone thats looking at buying a cheap car.
Love my Nissan Pulsar
It has a well set out dashboard, there is more legroom than I had in my older Camry, even though it is an older model Nissan it will definitely do me as I doubt I'll ever be able to get another car.
I get good fuel economy and the handling is very good.
Super reliable, great little car
Have had an 05 Pulsar for 2 years, great little reliable vehicle. Never broken down on me. Boot is big for a hatch and plenty of space in the front seats, back seats are a little bit cramped. Drives really well and very enjoyable to drive. Get about 400-500km on a 50L tank.
The only problem is that I find the drivers seat a bit uncomfortable, have not been able to position it correctly. If I have a drive longer then an hour then I often get a sore back. The headrests tilt forward and are a little weird too. Could probably be fixed by someone who knows how to position seats or by replacing.
Overall though it's absolutely great, love driving this car.
Best car in terms of reliability
I owned a Nissan for ten years since brand new. I bought it in 2005. It was the last N16 model before Nissan briefly discontinued the model in Australia for a few years. I have never had issues with it except for a small water pump failure about 7 years on. Even with the faulty water pump I was able to drive it to my mechanic to have it replaced. $150 total repair cost for a car I had driven daily for 10 years. My mechanic loved my car so much that that he bought it from me to use as a courtesy car for his customers when I upgraded this Pulsar last year.
Really Good Family Car.
I have being using N16 almost 10 years. Exceed 220,000 KM. I have replace only disk break set and shock absober sets and some suspension parts. Similar very minor repairs. It is really a good car never disappointed me. I sold recently for a good value to upgrade for a change. Very steady car on the road at any condition. Very good ground clearance. Does about 9-10 KM L in the traffic and 13 KM L. There is a common failure in the dash board panel due to sun heat and some fault indication on the meter board. Out station.
Good car issue with c-locking
My keyless entry isn't working,the interior light dosent work on door nor does the the rear demister,checked all fuses,no fault found. Was getting 450k from a tank put neulon petrol additive went from 450-600k straight away. Replaced the starter motor last year. Not using a drop of oil yet,it's got 175k
Nissan N16 5 bolt gearbox conversion
I have a manual 2002 Nissan Pulsar N16 with a 1.6 litre engine. The majority of Pulsars have a 1.8 litre engine and if they are a manual, coupled to what is termed a 5 bolt gearbox. The gearbox attached to my car is known as a six bolt but don't let the extra bolt fool you. Despite the additional fastener, it is a weaker gearbox than the five bolt as I discovered by researching the internet. My gearbox started making death rattles and sounding like it was filled with marbles so I set about either getting my gearbox reconditioned or buying one f...rom a wrecking yard. I discovered that my 6 bolt gearbox was a fairly rare animal, but not rare in a good way. Quotes from reconditioners ran around $1500 however none had an exchange unit and wanted to strip mine before giving a final cost. Been there and still smarting from last time so I decided to try my luck with the wrecking yards. I tried the local wreckers in the Illawarra region and they were asking $350 for a 5 bolt and $650 for a 6 bolt. As you see, a massive difference in price. They all told me the two were not interchangeable. I rang another wreckers out of the area who informed me I could convert to a 5 bolt but I would need to change the gearshift linkages and the driveshafts as well which he could supply for $400. I took a punt and bought a 5 bolt gearbox complete with linkages and driveshafts. Low and behold a day and a sore back later, I now have a 1.6 litre Pulsar with a 5 bolt gearbox from a 1.8 litre. Bit of a pain changing the gearshift linkages but now I have a pretty much bulletproof Pulsar. So for the definative answer that I couldn't find online, Yes, you can interchange a 6 bolt gearbox for a 5 bolt.
2005 Manual ST burns lots of oil
Had a 2005 Pulsar sedan for 6 years. It drove well, and never missed a start. BUT it started burning lots of oil after 100k km, and became worse and worse after 150k (around 500mL every 700-800km). It seems that it is a common problem for Pulsar N16's QG18DE engine, which is susceptible to worn piston rings.
It's basically my child
I've got a 2005 N16 MY04 Nissan Pulsar ST, never missed a beat. Once it hit 100,000kms I had issues with the cam sensors and crank sensors. But, Nissan diagnosed the problem within 10 minutes and I bought the parts online and easily fitted them myself for bout $250. That's the worst that's happened to this baby and I've had it for almost 10 years now. This car has seen some things ha! I love it, reliable, solid and economical.
What is 'good' fuel economy for the Nissan Pulsar ST-L 2005 ????
I know the fuel tank is 50 litres but I just watch the fuel gauge move to empty far quicker than I would like to see! From my calculations I think it's only getting around 450 klms per tank.
Does that seem ok or normal? It is a manual 2005 model with low k's, has been well looked after by original owner. Happy with the car overall.... just bad fuel economy!
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hi i have a nissan pulsar n16 2000 sedan 1.8L man i recently replaced rear drum shoes the problem is i can't get the drums back on , it has a self adjust on it but not the wheel with teeth which you adjust from rear hole of backing plate of the drums, instead it has a spring loaded flat plate with teeth and i have no idea how it works or adjust ive also replaced the wheel brake cylinders where a little oil has come out i know i need to bleed the brakes
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