1991 Nissan Pulsar Reviews - Page 3 of 4

1991 Nissan Pulsar sss series 2 2.0 injected from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.0 injected Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired137000 kilometres
Most recent distance154000 kilometres
Previous carMitsubishi Sigma

Summary:

A car I would never get bored of.

Faults:

I have had to change the brakes once.

The front tires have started to wear badly.

General Comments:

The car is an absolute delight. Once the car is driven carefully, it is surprisingly fuel-efficient and brilliant in terms of control.

The 2.0l fuel injected SR20 engine is high in performance, out-powering other sports cars of it's own league such as sx Celicas, sx Corolla's and Vti Civics.

The five-door hatch is an excellent option and four other mates in the car have not been a problem.

The gear box also seems to be free-flowing, and I have even found that learners are able to drive my car without a problem.

The power-options including a power sunroof have been convenient, especially when you understand that it's only a 1991 model.

In terms of work done to the car, all I have added is a K&N hi-flow air filter, making the car scream when it revs. It is able to reach 7500 revs before red-lining, making it a better option once again than other sports cars of its league.

In terms of its body, my SSS is an import from Japan and therefore comes equipped with side-skirts and rear spoiler, as well as twin fog-lights on either side of the front end. It also comes out with tinted windows, sports suspension, a sports steering wheel and alloy wheels.

No real mechanical problems have been experienced with my car as of yet, and I hope nothing does happen in the future. I would not like to work it up to improve its looks, as it is an absolute gem in my mind, and in the opinion of all my mates. I would stronlgy recommend this car to anyone who wants a cheap, durable, powerful and beautiful car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th April, 2004

1991 Nissan Pulsar GTi-R 2.0 turbo petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired99057 kilometres
Most recent distance144987 kilometres

Summary:

A mental performance beast

Faults:

Pedal box broke into bits from what I was told. This caused the clutch to have pressure at 100,651.

Water pump gave up. Apparently water had made its way into the engine, which caused it to run in a rubbing of to belts sound at 120,684km.

The clutch has slipped a few times which eventually gave up after many thrashings.

Head Gasket had to be replaced. This was also the replacement made with the water pump.

Both front wheel hubs had to be changed at 110,658km.

My Gear Box is now had its days at 144,987 km.

General Comments:

The car has an awesome acceleration. The turbo tends to hold its position every time the rev's go higher, which is good for a car so small.

This car can sometimes be labeled as the under dog of the 2.0 litre turbo vehicles.

It has some serious potential if within the right hands and the right people.

Clutch tends to slip occasionally on high RPM, which is a sign of a new clutch.

The car itself goes seriously hard when the turbo pipe or hose connected to an aftermarket air filter is taken off. This gives the turbo full exposure to air. It can be done with a few performance mods such as, heavy duty clutch, ported and balanced, metal casted head gasket, blow off valve and a front mount inter cooler.

I've heard of people who pull the hose without any aftermarket modifications. The car doesn't last very long say 10 minutes or even 5 minutes.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th December, 2003

3rd Jan 2012, 20:07

No offence, but why would you do that? No wonder why most of these cars are all rooted.

1991 Nissan Pulsar GTiR 2.0 turbo from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired76000 kilometres
Most recent distance112000 kilometres

Summary:

High performance beast

Faults:

Clutch pedal snapped.

Front CVs and front wheel bearings changed at 95,000.

Gearbox starting to show signs of age.

General Comments:

This car is awesome. I've owned this car for 18 months now, and I drive it hard everyday.

My problems are minor considering I've worked the car. A GTiR won't leave you anywhere, as long as you give it some TLC religiously. An oil change every 5,000 is a must. Oh, and make sure you use a electronic boost controller if you boost it, because I can assure you that your motor won't last if you use a bleed valve.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th December, 2003

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 17 reviews