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Nissan Pulsar (2014 - 2018)

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reviewed by Philip - Worcs Nurse on 29 October 2018
4

1.2 Dig-T Acenta 5dr Hatchback

reviewed by celandine on 16 October 2018
4
Overall rating
2
How it drives
4
Fuel economy
4
Tax/Insurance/Warranty costs
2
Cost of maintenance and repairs
3
Experience at the dealership
5
How practical it is
4
How you rate the manufacturer
4
Overall reliability

Roomy but under-powered

I came to the Pulsar from a Golf GTi. We all prefer the Pulsar.

Pros:
- massive leg room in the back is a boon when transporting tall teenagers
- astonishingly quiet
- economical to drive
- spacious interior. Smaller children appreciate being able to see out from the back seats.

Cons:
- horribly under-powered for its size. Can be embarrassing on hills when heavily loaded, even if you're a cyclist and used to changing gears in advance
- never ever attempt to pull out of a junction without a clear half-mile gap, especially if you hadn't quite stopped first
- side windows do not wipe clean of rain when they are opened. Really annoying - but dealer told me this is 'normal' for Nissan.
- short of storage spaces, e.g. for coins.
- rear seats don't fold flat.
- battery failure. Known problem. Mine has lasted 3.5 years so the dealer and Nissan accept no responsibility. The batteries weren't recalled, but faster failures were replaced under warranty.

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reviewed by rjelliott_uk on 11 April 2018
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reviewed by vrb on 21 January 2018
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reviewed by Anonymous on 4 January 2018
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reviewed by Energyman on 6 December 2017
4
reviewed by granlen on 10 October 2017

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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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