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Nissan Pulsar 2017

The 2017 Nissan Pulsar range of configurations is currently priced from $9,000. Our most recent review of the 2017 Nissan Pulsar resulted in a score of 8 out of 10 for that particular example. You can read the full review here.

This is what Graham Smith liked most about this particular version of the Nissan Pulsar: Comprehensive safety features, Bluetooth available across all models, Roomy cabin

The 2017 Nissan Pulsar carries a braked towing capacity of up to 1200 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.

Nissan Pulsar 2017 Q&As

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

  • Why is my car using too much fuel and stalling?

    Modern engines rely on a raft of sensors to inform the computer of what’s going on under the bonnet and what needs to be adjusted to keep the thing running smoothly and efficiently. A car that is using too much fuel and stalling could be having a problem with the sensor that tells the on-board computer that the engine is up to operating temperature. A cold engine needs more fuel to run properly so, if the sensor is telling the computer that the engine is still cold, the computer will continue to inject extra fuel into it. Of course, if the engine is up to temperature (regardless of what the sensor says) that extra fuel will show up as increased fuel consumption and could easily make the engine stall or run roughly.

    However, that’s just one possibility and with the dozens of sensors dotted around a modern engine, the best advice is to have the car electronically scanned to see what fault codes are thrown up. The good news is that these sensors are usually inexpensive to replace and should return things to spot on pretty much immediately. Other suspects would be oxygen sensors and maybe even the stepper motor which controls the idle speed.

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  • Why don't the gears shift in my 1996 Nissan Pulsar?

    If the gearbox won’t shift gears, then the vehicle won’t be able to accelerate any further once the engine has reached its maximum speed in the gear in which it’s stuck. That’s probably (I’m guessing) why the car feels like it won’t go any faster.

    There are any number of reasons for an automatic gearbox to remain in one gear and refuse to shift. They start with low transmission fluid and go all the way up to a major internal failure or even a computer-related problem. There’s no real way to diagnose these possibilities remotely, so you really need to get the vehicle to somebody who specialises in automatic transmissions and get them to take a close look and diagnose the problem.

    If it’s a major problem with the gearbox, your decision then becomes one of whether the vehicle itself is in good enough condition to warrant spending the money. A major job such as a new transmission and the labour to fit it could easily wind up costing more than the car is worth. Sometimes you’re better off scrapping the vehicle, cutting your losses and moving on to something newer and safer.

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  • Why does the gear stick randomly go into reverse in my 2013 Nissan Pulsar?

    Changing a clutch in any car is a big job and can easily cost the sort of money you’ve been quoted. And when that car is a front-wheel-drive vehicle, there are a lot of things to remove (like the driveshafts) before the gearbox can be removed and the new clutch fitted.

    While I agree that the symptoms you’re reporting do sound like a worn out clutch, I’d like to know what else the mechanic thinks will be wrong. He or she may, for example, be budgeting for the removal and machining of the flywheel as part of the clutch replacement, That can easily add a couple of hundred to the bill. Also, where is the mechanic sourcing the new clutch? You may have found a replacement kit online for the $500 you’re quoting, but is it a quality part from a reputable brand or a no-name piece of rubbish from an internet clearing house?

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  • Nissan Pulsar 2005: Why is there a banging sound when I start the car?

    If the noise sounds like a dull thud or knock from deep within the engine, then I have bad news. Something inside the engine is probably trying to get out. And if it does, the engine will be instantly turned to junk. The worse news is that it probably already is (junk) even though it’s still running, because the damage has already been done. From the sound of things, your engine is perhaps only a few seconds away from exploding expensively.

    Noises like this are usually caused by wear in the bearings – typically the con-rod bearings – and while they can be fixed if you do so before the engine grenades, it will always be an expensive job. In fact, it would likely cost more than the actual value of a 2005 Pulsar itself.

    The best advice, then, is to let a mechanic have a listen to see if it’s as bad as you’ve described. From there, I reckon a second-hand engine form a wrecked Pulsar would be your best bet if you’re determined to keep the car.

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Nissan Pulsar 2017 Price and Specs

The Nissan Pulsar 2017 is currently available from $9,000 for the Pulsar ST up to $19,800 for the Pulsar SSS.

Pricing guides

$14,400
Based on third party pricing data
Lowest Price
$9,000
Highest Price
$19,800
Nissan Pulsar Model Body Type Specs Price from Price to
SSS Hatchback 1.6L PULP CVT AUTO $14,000 $19,800
SSS Hatchback 1.6L PULP 6 SP MAN $13,500 $19,580
ST Hatchback 1.8L ULP CVT AUTO $9,700 $14,630
ST Hatchback 1.8L ULP 6 SP MAN $10,000 $15,070
SSS Sedan 1.6L ULP CVT AUTO $14,000 $19,800
SSS Sedan 1.6L ULP 6 SP MAN $13,000 $18,810
ST Sedan 1.8L ULP CVT AUTO $10,000 $15,070
ST Sedan 1.8L ULP 6 SP MAN $9,000 $13,530
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Nissan Pulsar 2017 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 2017 Nissan Pulsar is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Nissan Pulsar currently offers fuel consumption from 6.7 to 7.8L/100km. The Nissan Pulsar is available with the following fuel types: PULP and ULP.

Nissan Pulsar Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
SSS Hatchback 1.6L,PULP,6 SP MAN 7.7L/100km
ST Hatchback 1.8L,ULP,6 SP MAN 7.2L/100km
SSS Sedan 1.6L,ULP,6 SP MAN 7.8L/100km
SSS Sedan 1.6L,ULP,CVT AUTO 7.8L/100km
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Nissan Pulsar 2017 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 2017 Nissan Pulsar are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1760mm x 1520mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Nissan Pulsar 2017 Dimensions  include 1520mm height, 1760mm width, 4295mm length.
Nissan Pulsar Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
ST Hatchback 1520x1760x4295 mm 137 mm
ST-L Hatchback 1520x1760x4295 mm 137 mm
SSS Hatchback 1520x1760x4295 mm 137 mm
ST Sedan 1520x1760x4610 mm 160 mm
ST-L Sedan 1520x1760x4610 mm 160 mm
SSS Sedan 1520x1760x4610 mm 160 mm
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Nissan Pulsar 2017 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 2017 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 16x6.5 inches to 17x6.5 inches.

Nissan Pulsar Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
ST Hatchback 195x60 R16 16x6.5 inches 195x60 R16 16x6.5 inches
ST-L Hatchback 195x60 R16 16x6.5 inches 195x60 R16 16x6.5 inches
SSS Hatchback 205x50 R17 17x6.5 inches 205x50 R17 17x6.5 inches
ST Sedan 195x60 R16 16x6.5 inches 195x60 R16 16x6.5 inches
ST-L Sedan 195x60 R16 16x6.5 inches 195x60 R16 16x6.5 inches
SSS Sedan 205x50 R17 17x6.5 inches 205x50 R17 17x6.5 inches
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Nissan Pulsar 2017 Towing capacity

The Nissan Pulsar’s towing capacity ranges from 1100kg to 1200kg. 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
ST Hatchback 1.8L,ULP,6 SP MAN 1200kg
ST-L Hatchback 1.8L,ULP,6 SP MAN 1200kg
ST Hatchback 1.8L,ULP,CVT AUTO 1200kg
ST-L Hatchback 1.8L,ULP,CVT AUTO 1200kg
ST Sedan 1.8L,ULP,6 SP MAN 1200kg
ST Sedan 1.8L,ULP,CVT AUTO 1100kg
ST-L Sedan 1.8L,ULP,6 SP MAN 1200kg
ST-L Sedan 1.8L,ULP,CVT AUTO 1100kg
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