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Nissan Pulsar (2014 - 2018)

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1.5 dCi Acenta 5dr Hatchback

reviewed by Philip - Worcs Nurse on 29 October 2018
4
Overall rating
3
How it drives
5
Fuel economy
5
Tax/Insurance/Warranty costs
1
Cost of maintenance and repairs
2
Experience at the dealership
4
How practical it is
3
How you rate the manufacturer
4
Overall reliability

A good value, practical and spacious family workhorse, although could be more fun to drive.

Positives;
* Good fuel economy, consistent 60mpg+.
* Spacious interior.
* Decent boot capacity.
* Reasonably comfortable with decent specification.
* Cheap to insure.

Negatives;
* Drive could be sportier.
* Persistent rattle for front of dashboard which dealership failed to identify cause.
* Expensive to service or get parts.
* Lack lustre main dealership customer service.
* Cannot operate car if key fob fails, or even turn off alarm if accessing car.

As a pre-reg with a substantial discount, the Pulsar is a decent bargain in terms of getting a lot of car for the money. At full list price it would be rather less so.

My previous family car was a 2014 Honda Civic 1.6 iDTec which, frankly, outperforms the Pulsar at every level and it seems somewhat unfair to draw comparisons. However, the Pulsar was a lot cheaper and does okay for the money. And I have certainly driven worse. Whilst a somewhat staid choice, the Pulsar does a perfectly respectable job as family workhorse covering some 15k miles per annum in France and mainland Europe with baby and copious amounts baby-related clutter on board.

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About this car

Price£13,280–£22,845
Road TaxA–E
MPG37.2–78.5 mpg
Real MPG78.0%

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