1995 Nissan Pulsar Rezzo 3dr 1.5L petrol from Australia and New Zealand
Reliable, fuel efficient, cheap car
This car has been amazingly reliable.
Being a cam chain, it doesn't need the cam belt replaced.
The only thing that has gone wrong is a split seam on the thermostat housing in the cooling system. Took a little while to diagnose, but easy to replace (I'm mechanically minded, but by no means a mechanic).
I have loved owning this car. It's the bottom of the range Pulsar, but it has seriously grown on me.
It's incredibly reliable; I have just done basic maintenance like oil changes, and ensuring the fluids are full. And it just keeps on chugging, oblivious to the fact it has done 200,000km.
It doesn't drink any oil, and since fixing the split seam, it doesn't use water either.
This car/engine is the most fuel economic car you can buy. For a 17 year old car, I get 5.5L/100km (motorway driving), which is better than most new cars on the market.
If you want a reliable, fuel efficient little car, that you don't want to do much to maintain, the N15 Pulsar is for you.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th November, 2012