The North Star: 1988 Nissan Pulsar NX

I know they say “never meet your heroes”…but man I want to own a Nissan Pulsar NX. I have fond memories of those wacky tail lights in the view through the window of whatever American sedan my parents owned when I was a kid (okay, it was a sky blue Ford LTD…complete with burn-your-hide vinyl and an 8-track player)..but I really think it would be a mistake to own one of these. The overall build quality and driving experience of an 80s Nissan isn’t going to look good compared to modern cars, so I think I will preserve my memories, but if I were to get one, it would be a nice one. Find this 1988 Nissan Pulsar NX offered for $9500 in a town I’ve never heard about before in Northern California. Tip from Rock On!

From the seller:

1988 nissan pulsar
cylinders: 4 cylinders
drive: fwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 103000
paint color: red
size: compact
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: hatchback
• Unique little car resulting in Pulsar car clubs around the world (US, Europe, Australia, etc)
• Good, reliable every-day driver
• NOT a smoking oil burner
• Great restoration project
• 1989 Professional Reconditioned Motor and Fuel Injection Upgrade at 99,000 miles (current total 103,000)
• Excellent compression test results
• New life-time warranty alternator
• 33 MPG
• Performance suspension upgrade
• Custom wheels and tires with required machined spacers
• Both tops – sport back and notch back
• Tinted windows
• New Control Arms including Ball Joints
• Rebuilt head in 2020 (including new timing chain and gears) under 3000 miles since
• Parts car included
• New paint job in Sept. 2015
• last smog in August 2020
• replaced as of 2021:
– front right engine mount
– lower center strut
– axle seals
– selector seal
– front right C V axle

See a better way to drive a pulsar like a star?