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Our fleet: Nissan Pulsar 1.5 N-tec DCi car review - March 2016

Nissan

Review

In my last report, I mentioned that our long-term Pulsar had been frequently flashing up a ‘key system error’ on the dash. At the time, our local Nissan dealer told us all that was needed was a new battery for the key. In the meantime, the issue seems to have solved itself, finding enough juice to carry on.

It still wants my attention from time to time, though, as the car appears to have cottoned on to the fact it is fitted with active city braking, and delights in showing this fact to me with regular aplomb. Going round a corner approaching a parked car? Beep. Approaching traffic lights? Beep. Thankfully, it’s not yet had to apply the brakes for me, but it’s nice to know the technology is fitted and paying attention.

My usual journey isn’t particularly economical, but some longer runs have provided an opportunity for the car to stretch its legs and achieve economy figures closer to those previously seen by colleagues. Daily, I’ve been hitting 48mpg, but those longer runs have seen readouts showing 60-63mpg.

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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