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Our fleet: Nissan Pulsar 1.5 N-tec DCi car review - December 2015

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Review

The Pulsar is a good car. It drives well, it has comfortable seats, and a sat nav screen that isn’t completely frustrating. The metallic white paint looks good in sunlight, and our N-tec model includes a reversing camera, which is a nice touch.

Keyless start and entry works well – you don’t need to remove the key from your pocket or bag to open or lock the vehicle.

The Renault-Nissan 1.5 dCI engine is smooth, quiet and very economical. 

Nissan developed the car to fill a void in its model line-up left when the company ditched the Almera and introduced the Qashqai crossover in 2007. At launch, the company said it hoped the vehicle would help encourage wider take-up of the Nissan brand on solus fleets.

To an extent, it feels like a car built to fill a gap. 

The interior is hardwearing and not bad to look at, but the leather and plastics are a little hard in places. By no means does it feel cheap, but other cars perhaps feel a little more premium.

Safety is also taken care of, with autonomous emergency braking as standard on this trim level.

It’s a difficult car to hate, but by the same token, it’s a difficult car to fall in love with too. 

There’s nothing wrong with it, and any driver given it as a company car is unlikely to complain, and will likely be quite satisfied. 

It’s just perhaps not a car you’d actively choose. 

CO2 emissions and fuel consumption data correct at time of writing. The latest figures are available in the Fleet News fuel cost calculator and the company car tax calculator.

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