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1988 Nissan Pulsar Review
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A Nice Car That Can Be Had For Little Now, But Buy With Caution — Performance: Felt faster than it probably was. But it still could be quick if you floored it. Build Quality: After 21 years on the road, it still did not have one squeak or rattle in the cabin. However, the paint had faded terribly,some rust has appeared, and it has a small variety of minor and major mechanical problems. It is a tough car, just a little unreliable Appearance: Despite dire paint fade, rust, and wear, it was quite attractive (for its time) inside and out. It could have been much better now if it had been kept properly Cost of ownership: Poor. Heavy fuel consumption for a car of its size (12l/100km is routine if in traffic or driven quickly, and never less than 10l/100 even if driven ultra-carefully) and costs of frequent repairs (A$1,000 in one year). Fun factor: Fast, responsive, and has good handling. Always a pleasure to drive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Fun to drive and quick. Well built

Cons: Not economical, reliable, or safe

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Feel Like A Friend — accelerates way over expection.....too fast for a small engine, braking is amazing like its running brimbo....handles well with new tyres....beautiful shape, beats every other hatch around it, runs a bit heavy on fuel, expensive to maintain...but a good day to day car for me..i love it

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: beauty

Cons: N-A

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Well The T Top Was Fun — The car had been beat on before i got it the interior was pretty cool the transmissionmission sucked and eventually one by one lost gears the car was impossible to work on with torques bits everywhere alumin bolts that would instandly snap along with an engine that wold frequently loose it's timing she burned oil as well...

Pros: fuel economy she cornered well

Cons: typical cheaply built japanese car

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1988 Nissan Pulsar Review
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1988 Nissan Pulsar Q Review — Great car for learners or P-platers, a quick little car (for those who can drive it properly). the 1.8l (18LE) engine is virtually bullet proof, i had problems with small things like clutch cable and engine mount bolts (easily fixed). the stock interior is quite comfortable, finding one with the roof lining intact is difficult. If you put bigger wheels on it (i had 15"x 195), the handling is quite good. parts are easy to find and maintenance is easy. aftermarket parts are hard to find though. the FWD layout makes it a nippy car to attack corners with.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: barrel of laughs, good on fuel and a surprising car.

Cons: its gone now. miss that car :(

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Labor Of Love — 1.6L TBI very good on gas. Snappy acceleration. Handles well in turns, ez to park.GREAT winter car- BIG heat, sure footed with snow tires. Manual is a plus in winter. T tops are fun- give sporty appearance- but tend to leak if gaskets arent maintained properly.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Reliable, fuel economy,easy to work on. Starts even in coldest winters-even when newer cars freeze up!!

Cons: Wasnt maintained when purchased- neglected junk. Its been an uphill battle to restore!! Rocker panels and some spots are rusted and/or rotted. it needs a good body guy now.

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Pulsar — 88 nissan pulsar nx se.......has a 94 nissan pulsar gtir sr20det engine swap. built motor, forged pistons. cp weisco, cometic gaskit...t70 turbo, top mount manifold, external wastegate....gtir intercooler/piping kit. more to come, when the money comes

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: ttop convertable

Cons: nothing

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Turbocharged Pulsar Nx — My car has been under the knife for a long time, still isnt done. Im currently rebuilding the motor after it let go. 170,000 miles and boost will do that to stock bottom ends, plus revving her to 9,000RPM didnt help. Custom intake and exhuast systems, KYB AGX Shox, Eibach Pro-kits, 15" Motegi traklites, APEXI SAFC2, FMIC, and an HKS style BOV.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: Boost, Targa tops, amazing handling

Cons: Turbo lag, tiny back seats, racing clutches are expensive!

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2003 Nissan Pulsar Reviews

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2002 Nissan Pulsar Reviews

Cheap Good Looking Reliable Sporty Family Car By Michele

I like the sporty look but would prefer more power. The car is quite reliable which is awesome *touch wood* and has a big boot. It is a good 'girlie' type car and is doesnt use up much petrol. Just wi... Read More

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2000 Nissan Pulsar Reviews

Suitable For Maybe Everyone... By Nishant

in automatic because of maybe less power cant feel the power.so u can say that average in acceleration,good breaks with ABS,just spend behind the disk breaks and regular car service.in appearance ne... Read More

1999 Nissan Pulsar Reviews

Good Fun By Kevin

One of the most popular small cars of the late nineties, it had good acceleration, nice looking car, handles well , economical to run, on the open road top speed was 180 km/h (in the Northern Territor... Read More

A Sporty Little Hatchback By Peter

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