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Nissan Pulsar 1989

The 1989 Nissan Pulsar range of configurations is currently priced from $1,250.

The 1989 Nissan Pulsar carries a braked towing capacity of up to 900 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.

Nissan Pulsar 1989 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Nissan Pulsar here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • I have a 2003 Nissan pulsar ST. How much is it worth?

    Mileage is a very important factor in the retained value of a car like this. The more kilometres it has covered, the less it will be worth. There’s also a sort of kilometre-cliff over which a car will plummet in residual-value terms once it breaches that distance-covered.

    Even though you’ve cared for the car and serviced it properly, most buyers will be a bit leery of a car like a Pulsar with so many kilometres on board. Even in otherwise good condition, it would probably struggle to fetch more than about $3000 in the current market.

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  • Do you think owners of Nissan CVT cars like the Pulsar should create a class action for all the out of pocket repairs on cars doing less than 100,000 km but more than three years old?

    The CVT transmission has haunted many a car-maker over the years and just when another car-makers thinks they’ve got the tech nailed, along comes another series of failures that makes consumers think again.

    Late last year in the USA, Nissan paid out a US$277 million settlement for a class action brought by owners of its CVT-equipped cars, so there’s certainly a precedent for this. However, don’t assume that US and Australian consumer law are the same – they’re not. The lawsuit, meantime, accused Nissan of knowing about the fault for years and doing nothing. Nissan, while admitting no wrongdoing, agreed to pay the claims.

    The viability or otherwise of a class action legal case is not the sort of advice Carsguide dispenses. You would need to talk with a law firm specialising in this type of litigation and then weigh up the costs and potential benefits, bearing in mind a win is no certainty in these cases.

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  • I tried to turn on the white LED lights in my 2016 Nissan Pulsar and they're not working...

    I’ll assume you’re talking about what Nissan calls the Pulsar’s `Accent Lights’ which are fundamentally LED daylight running lamps. I have heard of these failing, and the cause was a poorly soldered connection which should be pretty easy for an auto electrician to put right.

    Finding the fault will involve checking for power at the lights and then working backwards to the switch to see which component is not playing. Even though they’re LEDs, trouble-shotting is no different to any other electrical component that appears to have lost power. Again, a good auto sparkie should be able to figure it out.

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  • How reliable is the N15 1998 Nissan Pulsar LX 1.6-litre five-speed manual?

    In a nutshell, these were pretty reliable cars mechanically speaking. Simple and fairly rugged, they were not known to have any major, endemic problems.

    The caveat is that they’re now nearly 25 years old, so the reliability of one today has a lot more to do with how it’s been serviced and maintained than its reputation back in the day. And because they were always a pretty cheap car, they were also a very cheap second-hand car and were bought by a lot of people who couldn’t afford to maintain them properly. So a lot of them are totally worn out now.

    But if you can find one with some kind of service history and one that hasn’t had too many previous owners or has operated as a company fleet car, then you might be looking at a reliable little car that will cost peanuts to own and run.

    Keep in mind, though, that the one area that budget cars of this era consistently fall down is in safety. This car lacks every modern driver aid we’ve come to rely upon, including ABS brakes and ESP. Even the driver’s air-bag was optional back in 1998. So if the car being bought for a young or inexperienced driver, you might want to think again.

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Nissan Pulsar 1989 Price and Specs

The Nissan Pulsar 1989 is currently available from $1,250 for the Pulsar GL up to $3,080 for the Pulsar Vector SSS.

Pricing guides

$2,165
Based on third party pricing data
Lowest Price
$1,250
Highest Price
$3,080
Nissan Pulsar Model Body Type Specs Price from Price to
GL Hatchback 1.6L ULP 3 SP AUTO $1,250 $2,200
GL Hatchback 1.6L ULP 5 SP MAN $1,250 $2,200
GX Hatchback 1.8L ULP 3 SP AUTO $1,250 $2,200
GX Hatchback 1.6L ULP 3 SP AUTO $1,250 $2,200
Vector GL Sedan 1.6L ULP 3 SP AUTO $1,250 $2,200
Vector GL Sedan 1.6L ULP 5 SP MAN $1,250 $2,200
Vector GX Sedan 1.8L ULP 3 SP AUTO $1,800 $3,080
Vector GX Sedan 1.8L ULP 5 SP MAN $1,250 $2,200
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Nissan Pulsar 1989 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 1989 Nissan Pulsar is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Nissan Pulsar currently offers fuel consumption from 7.6 to 8.1L/100km. The Nissan Pulsar is available with the following fuel type: ULP.

Nissan Pulsar Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
GL Hatchback 1.6L,ULP,5 SP MAN 7.6L/100km
GL Hatchback 1.6L,ULP,3 SP AUTO 8L/100km
Vector GL Sedan 1.6L,ULP,5 SP MAN 7.6L/100km
Vector GL Sedan 1.6L,ULP,3 SP AUTO 8L/100km
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Nissan Pulsar 1989 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 1989 Nissan Pulsar are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1655mm x 1380mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Nissan Pulsar 1989 Dimensions  include 1380mm height, 1655mm width, 4035mm length.
Nissan Pulsar Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
GL Hatchback 1380x1655x4035 mm 142 mm
GX Hatchback 1380x1655x4035 mm 142 mm
Q Hatchback 1380x1655x4035 mm 142 mm
GXE Hatchback 1380x1655x4035 mm 142 mm
Vector GL Sedan 1380x1655x4255 mm 142 mm
Vector GX Sedan 1380x1655x4255 mm 142 mm
Vector GXE Sedan 1380x1655x4255 mm 142 mm
Vector SSS Sedan 1380x1655x4255 mm 142 mm
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Nissan Pulsar 1989 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 1989 Nissan Pulsar will vary depending on model chosen, although keep in mind that many manufacturers offer alternate wheel sizes as options on many models.The wheel size available will alter the range of tyres available to be fitted. Standard wheel sizes on the Nissan Pulsar vary from 13x5 inches to 14x5.5 inches.

Nissan Pulsar Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
GL Hatchback 13x5 inches 13x5 inches
GX Hatchback 13x5 inches 13x5 inches
Q Hatchback 13x5 inches 13x5 inches
GXE Hatchback 13x5 inches 13x5 inches
Vector GL Sedan 13x5 inches 13x5 inches
Vector GX Sedan 13x5 inches 13x5 inches
Vector GXE Sedan 13x5 inches 13x5 inches
Vector SSS Sedan 14x5.5 inches 14x5.5 inches
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Nissan Pulsar 1989 Towing capacity

The Nissan Pulsar has maximum towing capacity of 900kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.

Nissan Pulsar Model Body Type Specs Braked Capacity
GL Hatchback 1.6L,ULP,5 SP MAN 900kg
GL Hatchback 1.6L,ULP,3 SP AUTO 900kg
GX Hatchback 1.6L,ULP,5 SP MAN 900kg
GX Hatchback 1.8L,ULP,5 SP MAN 900kg
Vector GL Sedan 1.6L,ULP,5 SP MAN 900kg
Vector GL Sedan 1.6L,ULP,3 SP AUTO 900kg
Vector GX Sedan 1.8L,ULP,5 SP MAN 900kg
Vector GXE Sedan 1.8L,ULP,5 SP MAN 900kg
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