Since the Pulsar joined our fleet I’ve covered just shy of 1,400 miles – and I’ve thrown it in the deep end.
Most Friday evenings I take the car from Peterborough to Sussex to visit family and friends, meaning the Pulsar has to make regular slogs on the M1 and M25 – not the most enjoyable task, but the Pulsar does help to make it as pleasant as possible.
The 1.5-litre diesel is relaxed on the motorway: it has enough power to overtake safely and will quietly sit at 70mph in top gear.
I’ve also found the sat-nav to be brilliant. Unlike those of other manufacturers, the Nissan’s isn’t easily panicked by unplanned deviations of route, and does a very good job of routing me around traffic jams.
On the economy side, meanwhile, I’ve been slightly disappointed. I’ve not yet been able to get near my own high of 71mpg or anywhere near the official combined figure of 78.5mpg.
On most long trips I’ve been getting around 67mpg, and for my daily commute I’ve been achieving an average of 58mpg. Good, but not amazing.
I have been running the car on standard diesel. For my next fill up I will try the car on premium. Could that boost the fuel economy? Time (and miles) will tell.