1991 Nissan Pulsar Reviews - Page 4 of 4

1991 Nissan Pulsar GTi-R 2.0 16v turbo 4x4 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0 16v turbo 4x4 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired61000 miles
Most recent distance65000 miles
Previous carToyota MR2

Summary:

For under 5k you can have a car that'll leave cars for dust that are worth 4 times as much

Faults:

Warped discs on the front.

A few niggling problems setting the boost on the turbo.

Apart from that, not a lot.

General Comments:

First thing... If you get the chance to buy one, then go for it.

You get so much for so little money.

The cars performance is fantastic. The standard 227bhp (220bhp if a rare U. K Sunny) gives plenty of fun under that right foot, while the four wheel drive is there to keep you on track. If it still isn't quick enough for you at that, then you can up the bhp very easily with a few simple modifications. The big let down on the GTi-R is the brakes. The standard brakes suffer very bad from brake fade and an upgrade is best advised. If you're not bothered about any frills why not go for the lighter stripped out rally model, called the Dakar. (white in colour)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th May, 2003

3rd Jun 2003, 15:59

I agree, the GTiR is a fantastic little car.

I also own one, and had to have the front discs replaced not long ago. I think this is a symptom of most GTiRs. New and better brakes are a wise investment, to haul this pocket rocket to a stop.

1991 Nissan Pulsar GTi 1.8 DOHC from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.8 DOHC Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired91000 kilometres
Most recent distance120000 kilometres
Previous carMazda 323

Summary:

Great performance and reliability

General Comments:

* I can honestly say I have had no problems, I love the car for its performance, reliability, comfort.

* Handling isn't the best, but that's expected from a hatch.

* A lot is asked from the car and it never lets me down. (new battery after 3 years).

* The car has 2.25" exhaust, lowered springs, 15" mags, 205/50 tyres.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd April, 2002

1991 Nissan Pulsar GTi 1.8 litre DOHC from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.8 litre DOHC Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired116000 kilometres
Most recent distance121000 kilometres

Summary:

Reliable car with a load of punch

Faults:

Rust in the right hand door frame.

Left electric window motor is beginning to fail.

General Comments:

Awesome performance even though it is an auto. Been off the clock.

Spongy handling, not the best road holding. Great acceleration in first and second gears. Great sporty interior.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th September, 2001

1991 Nissan Pulsar GTi-R 2.0 turbo from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired75000 kilometres
Most recent distance100000 kilometres
Previous carHonda CRX

Summary:

The fastest 4x4 turbo you can buy for under 6,500ukp

Faults:

Nothing, this car has been a great buy.

General Comments:

I have owned around 65 cars from Sierra Cosworths to Nissan 300ZX twin turbos, and this brilliant machine out performs and out handles them all... Go buy one NOW.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th May, 2001

1991 Nissan Pulsar GTi-R 2.0 turbo from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired91000 kilometres
Most recent distance96750 kilometres
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

Tarmac terror

Faults:

Tyres needed changing.

Front pads wore down quickly.

Actuator not fully opening.

General Comments:

This car eats WRX's and Evos for breakfast, and moves on to bikes for dinner.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th April, 2001

1991 Nissan Pulsar GTi-R 4WD 2.0 turbo petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo petrol Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.6 / 10
Distance when acquired50000 miles
Most recent distance63000 miles
Previous carFord Orion 1.6i

Summary:

Best of the grey imports

Faults:

Electrical problem causing rapid discharge of the battery (fully charged to flat in three days), traced to a short in the interior light system.

Slight rumble from rear wheel bearings.

Aircon unit suspect.

General Comments:

Incredible performance. Will outrun anything on the road apart from Skylines.

Basically a rally car with extra seats and carpets.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th July, 2000

1991 Nissan Pulsar GTi-R 2.0 turbo petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo petrol Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired30000 miles
Most recent distance36000 miles
Previous carNissan Sunny

Summary:

Hell of a lot of car for the money

Faults:

Gearbox problems, due to increased bhp.

General Comments:

This car is a LOT of car for the money. It out handles anything else on the road and the performance is crazy!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th July, 2000

1991 Nissan Pulsar GTI R 2.0 turbo petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1991
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo petrol
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10

Faults:

Turbo not boosting properly - needs checking, possible wastegate problem, steering pulls to left.

General Comments:

Very very very quick car - 280 bhp, only needs a few more mods and I will be flying to the moon.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 24th January, 1999

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