What used Nissan Pulsar hatchback will I get for my budget?
Prices for the Pulsar start at around £6000 for a 1.5 diesel with high mileage. A 1.2 petrol will be more at £7000 but should have covered fewer miles. If you want a diesel with less than 40,000 miles, you’ll need around £7500.
The 1.6 petrol isn’t as prevalent as the other engine options and was added later in the car’s life, so these models are more expensive to buy, starting at around £10,000.
How much does it cost to run a Nissan Pulsar hatchback?
Most versions of the Pulsar are relatively cheap to run, particularly the 1.5 diesel, which nips into the free road tax band and gets an official average of 78.5mpg – among the best in the class.
The 1.2 petrol is also good for running costs, with a 56.5mpg average and £30 annual road tax. The 1.6 petrol isn’t quite so good, at 49.6mpg and £140 road tax, but then it's a fair bit faster.
If you buy a Pulsar that was registered after 1 April 2017, it will be charged under different criteria, with all models incurring the £140 flat rate.
Insurance is, in most cases, a little lower than it is for rivals, thanks to most models getting low-speed automatic emergency braking as standard. Nissan’s fixed-price servicing scheme is available for any of the brand's vehicles, regardless of age. This also extends to the cost of individual repairs, such as new brake discs and pads. You can find all the prices on Nissan's website. Having your Pulsar serviced by a Nissan dealer means you also get the benefit of one year’s worth of European breakdown cover included in the price.