Forgotten Sporty Cars Part II: Nissan Pulsar

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Nissan Pulsar

Forgotten Sporty Cars II: Nissan Pulsar

Welcome to The second installment of forgotten (or sporty cars where we an era of small, frugal but sporty cars that modern have have forgotten themselves, save for the Scion tC. week we recall the Nissan . Although the Pulsar was sold in several body styles, we are concerned with the sporty imported to North America.

1983-1986 Nissan Pulsar NX

The Pulsar imported to North was the NX, which was essentially a rebodied Buyers could choose either an anemic four or a fuel injected turbo, but all were all show, with go or much in the way of impressive handling. The remarkable feature of the Pulsar is its #8216;Totally 80#8242;s!#8217; styling requisite pop-up headlights.

But the time, a Sentra two-door was an penalty box, with vinyl seats, and paper-thin For a little more money, the offered interesting styling, and an that you may have wanted to more than 30 seconds in begging to get out.

1987-1990 Nissan Pulsar

In a new, vastly improved was introduced, and with it, a radically Pulsar. In North America, the NX was dropped. Still, the Pulsar was a styling exercise, offering if any performance advantage over its sibling.

To confuse matters, the Sentra had a sporty looking two-door that was more practical, more mainstream styling the Pulsar.

Nissan Pulsar

Style was the Pulsar#8217;s card, but what set this apart was that it was, in a slightly modular. It could be a coupe, but it had removable t-top The rear hatch could be removed for an even more top feel.

And depending on how you checked the optional boxes, you could spec Pulsar with an optional attachment to take the place of the

End of the Pulsar

The Pulsar gave way to the NX (a car The Garage will talk in a later installment). Given the of fan sites or information found on the I am comfortable to conclude that the was an unloved, forgettable car. The likely sold well as a car; Nissan thought enough to import it for seven

Looking back from the number of sporty cars offered us was staggering. In 1990, you had choice of the Sentra SE coupe, the the 240SX, and 300ZX-a sporty car to any budget. Today? Well, is the Altima Coupe, which is from the 3/4 rear view, but the end is a disappointment compared to the rest of the and price of entry is $22,000USD for a model.

And of course the 350Z, which is in a all of its own.

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