1999 Nissan Pulsar Reviews

1999 Nissan Pulsar LX 1.6 twin cam 16 from Australia and New Zealand

Model year2000
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2011
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 1.6 twin cam 16 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired229501 kilometres
Most recent distance260300 kilometres
Previous carHonda Concerto

Summary:

Fantastic cars; first car, second car, whatever

Faults:

Not much at all.

Had a thermostat replaced.

General Comments:

Great cars, so popular round NZ for good reason too.

Looks great on 15" alloys off the SSS model/ hot import VZ-R spec. Goes well for a 1.6, extremely economical; get around 550kms round town, 620-ish with highway use.

Everything works great, had a lot done to it before I purchased it, such as A/C reconditioned, brakes overhauled, new radiator, new clutch. My only worry is that it sounds like the chain is a bit rattly on startup, but that goes after about 5 seconds.

A wee gripe; the front seats could do with more support and cushioning. Went on a trip down south last month, and got quite a sore back after about 2 hours.

Overall I am very pleased with it. Hopefully will continue to serve me well in the future. Just had an engine service with gearbox flusher around 15 kms ago.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd December, 2012

1999 Nissan Pulsar Plus 1.6 from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 1.6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired42000 kilometres
Most recent distance210000 kilometres
Previous carNissan Skyline

Summary:

Please make another Pulsar, the Tiida just isn't it

Faults:

Nothing, this car is bullet proof. I give it heaps, and it just keeps going and going.

General Comments:

I have had my Pulsar plus hatchback for 7 years now. Very reliable +++++++ brilliant.

Reasonable power for what it is.

Corners well, although I have tweaked the suspension and have a strut brace to help it out.

Plenty of room for a general use.

This car does everything I wanted it to do, and more.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th February, 2011

1999 Nissan Pulsar Plus 1.6L from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 1.6L Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance166000 kilometres
Previous carMitsubishi Sigma

Summary:

Fantastic! 10 years on and still running as good as new

Faults:

Clutch replaced at 140,000 kms.

Replacement of other parts eg. CV joint boots, expected from a car this age (10 years).

General Comments:

I have had this car from new, and it is 10 years old now.

It has proven itself to be a very reliable car, and we have had no real problems with it, only the normal wear and tear from 10 years of use.

This car has been driven from Melbourne to Brisbane and back more than 15 times, and we never had any worry about it breaking down.

This is a great car for its size, however if you have 2 baby seats in the back, you can't fit a 3rd passenger there. Not an issue for most people.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th September, 2009

1999 Nissan Pulsar SSS 2.0 pi from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0 pi Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired76 kilometres
Most recent distance99000 kilometres
Previous carPeugeot 505

Summary:

A crackerjack. Bring on a replacement now!

Faults:

Airconditioning vibrates at idle, dealer has replaced it twice under warranty.

Some suspension rattles recently, yet to be rectified.

General Comments:

This was the last of the N15 series and Nissan stripped it to get the price down. hence no passenger airbag, sunroof, map pockets.

What you get is the basic fairly boring looking, but roomy 5 door with larger quality alloys, velour cloth, attractive dials and performance that makes me smile very time.

Great urge, fine handling from added cross-braces and superb reliability.

The only negatives are fairly harsh ride for passengers, some intrusive road noise at cruising speed and the drab charcoal plastic interior.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th March, 2003

Average review marks: 8.6 / 10, based on 4 reviews