Steering pulled to the left. Had wheel and camber adjustment 4 times within 3 months by 3 different shops. Made a small difference, but still very noticeable.
Vehicle was acquired unknowingly with 2 buckled/dented rims, which I can back up with a mechanical report 2 months after buying it. This is not a warrant-able item, it's there-for the buyer's (me) problem. Felt as if the vehicle was constantly being driven over small bumps. Very frustrating and made it hard to enjoy driving.
Engine noisy after 1 month (`30,000kms).
I would not recommend buying a Pulsar if it is ex-fleet/rental.
Go private and check to see if the vehicle has been in any accidents. If so, I would not recommend buying. (Check the boot under the carpet for any missing insulation behind the brake light hubs).
When buying one in an auto, make sure that when the gearbox changes gears, it doesn't delay and is smooth. Any hard changing would suggest that it has had a hard life. A common problem with 4 cylinder auto's.
The steering is smooth, although a little untidy when changing lanes at high speeds, many times having to counter steer.
Suspension is soft and smooth.
Interior is very comforting and has a warm presence. All instruments are easily accessible and in plain sight.
If buying a lesser year of the N16 Pulsar, get one with cruise control; these systems are very easy to use and are great for highways.