1990 Nissan Pulsar Reviews - Page 3 of 3

1990 Nissan Pulsar GTIR 2.0 turbo from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1990
Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired45000 kilometres
Most recent distance47000 kilometres
Previous carMitsubishi Lancer

Summary:

Perfect Street Car

Faults:

Air sensor played up a little. Would wanna stall when the boost come on due to the air sensor coming out of place. Not sure it it's related to the same thing, but sometimes only boosts to 7psi instead of 10psi.

Petrol leak when I put more than half a tank in.

General Comments:

I love this car. I love its power, handling is great too. Boosting this car into a corner and just gripping all the way around, it's way more fun then my old Lancer. Looks are great, looks cute and mean at the same time. Sounds awesome and drives well to boot.

Specs (Standard Pulsar GTIR) :

1998cc Turbo engine

172KW at the flywheel

0-100KM/PH : 5.9 Seconds

0-400M : 13.9

Drive Train : Constant All Wheel Drive with Atessa vicious LSD.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th August, 2006

1990 Nissan Pulsar NX 1.6 from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired250000 kilometres
Most recent distance270000 kilometres
Previous carNissan Pulsar

Summary:

Great CAR, look forward for future capabilities

Faults:

Since I first purchased this vehicle, I only had to change the rad, as of now no serious problems other than the fact it did not start for two weeks, but since then it has not let me down.

General Comments:

I previously owned a 1988 pulsar and did not have a problem, the only problem was me because I had a serious oil leak and for 2 years I maintained it until one week forgot and the engine seized. I found this car very enjoyable and easy to customize I decided to purchase a 1990 for a very reasonable price.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th March, 2003

1990 Nissan Pulsar GL 1.6 4 cylinder from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.6 4 cylinder Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired175000 kilometres
Most recent distance185000 kilometres
Previous carNissan Sunny

Summary:

Fast for its age

Faults:

Starter motor stopped working at 180 000 km.

Clutch and gearbox need to be replaced after 185 000 km.

Bumper connections coming loose.

General Comments:

An all round reliable car for its age, before the clutch went it ate up many 4 cylinder cars on the road newer than this one.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th July, 2001

1990 Nissan Pulsar GTi-R 2.0 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership1999
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.4 / 10
Distance when acquired30000 kilometres
Most recent distance54000 kilometres
Previous carVauxhall Astra GTE

Summary:

Furiously quick, but fragile

Faults:

Radiator burst.

Plugs needed changing.

Filler cap release mechanism faulty, big end bearings collapsed (bottom end rebuild required - £2000)

Oil pump died.

Wheel bearing collapsed.

General Comments:

Nice car to drive, very quick, comfortable and fun.

Engine stressed even at standard level of boost, no bottom end strengthening over a normal GTI.

DO NOT chip this car, it won't last, no matter what any tuner tells you.

Made before 2.0 litre turbo engines got reliable (Subaru).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd February, 2001

9th May 2001, 04:03

Rubbish, these cars are strong. I have seen many upgraded, some to 350bhp and be fine at track days too. You just need to know what you are doing and upgrade the right parts together.

19th Aug 2001, 21:33

I totally agree, I have replaced the intercooler, computer, exhaust system, suspension and filter with mostly after-market items (primarily Trust) with a few custom mods (cold air box and high flow turbo), on a dyno it puts out 263.8kw on 98 octane (which is the highest rating in NZ).

The only thing I had to replace due to wear and tear were the tyres, and suspension (although this was mainly due to the new rims).

The best ride you can get for your money. How cheap are your Lancer GSRs?

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 8 reviews