Nissan Pulsar Review from Mexico

1985 Nissan Pulsar NX 4 cylinder

Model year1985
Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership1999
Engine and transmission 4 cylinder Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired145000 miles

Summary:

My first car. Thank you, Nissan! :)

Faults:

I blew the head gasket at unknown since mileage meter didn't work.

The mechanism that pulled up and down the headlights never worked, also the multifunction lever didn't work either.

Seats were torn, there was no lock on the sunroof and had to replace a fender, but this car was really fun... I remember going to junkyards to get parts...

General Comments:

No airbags, no on board computers (well maybe some transistors under the driver's seat), without any of the sophistication of today's cars, this Pulsar NX was my first car and had it some neat features like power steering, great driving like a Go-Kart. Bought it cheap since it was my first car and enjoyed it a lot it was a poor rustbucket, had a large crash repair on it's right side, but it was nonetheless fun, very economic on gas, fast, the 3rd. gear of the manual trans was like if it had a rocket strapped in the roof. Liked it a LOT!!! installed a 75 US$ stereo with CD player heeheheh.

I remember the day I made the head gasket blow it looked like one of those acrobatic jets leaving a large trail of white smoke all over town.

Sold it for what I got it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th December, 2006

Average review marks: 6.5 / 10, based on 1 review