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Pulsar GTi R

Discussion in 'The Cool Wall' started by Bignick, Aug 23, 2008.

  1. Bignick
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    330BHp, 411 lb ft touque.

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    Poor man's EVO IMHO and not cool. My mate had one back in the 90's - it broke down with alarming regularity!

    If you like it though, that is the main thing:icon_thumright:
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    Well your right they do brake down a lot , but i never met an evo that could beat it.
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    My mate had his pulsar 6 years and it only broke down twice,a dodgy connector on an injector and the synchro went for fifth gear.He sold it 2 months ago and wants another now.
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    I dont doubt there are plenty of evo's that would of beat his but we never found any that could,loads of fun but his brakes was terrible,not like yours.
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    For sure they are fast after investing some cash into them, But cool? surely not?!
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    Not cool,fugly from some angles but i still like them.
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    ugly as sin but then who buys them on the way they look?i bought mine as for the money pretty much nothing can touch them.great cars.if you look after them they dont break much,mine was 315bhp and used every day with no big problems.
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    My mates was 356bhp and used hard everyday,sounded lovely.That was the car which got me into 4wd jap turbo cars.
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    Yes thats spot on that! A lot rarer than an Evo and maybe cooler because of it ....?

    4 stud hubs tho :ohmy:
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    Rare doesnt always mean cool, Metro's are thankfully rare!!

    EVO 6 Makinen - Now thats a cool car IMO.

    Dare I say it, but as fast as the Sunny is, it borders on chavvy!
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    ian52 2000 a4 1.8tqs-yellow

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    its cool if you think that there was a hot hatch out there in 1990 that had 227bhp and 4x4 standard.its not as good as more modern evos but it is a lot older.
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    6R4's are cool :yes:
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    I will give you that one!:icon_thumright:
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    Yes its fast, thats a unquestionable fact. But never cool, I wouldnt take a bird out on a date in one!
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    Depends what sort of bird your into i spose, i had em quewing up to get in mine, The car was a legend and even the RS6 felt slow compared to it!
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    My mates bird wants him to sell his replacement for the pulsar,a Lexus SC430 and get another Pulsar too.
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    next door neighbour has one. They'll never be cool IMO, but fast and cheap you can't argue with.
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    Saw quite a few of these running around Leeds, the ones I saw sounded pretty loud! Anyways, what are the performance figures and running costs for them???
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    As far as I can ascertain;

    Power : 220bhp
    Weight : 1220kg
    Power/Weight : 183bhp per ton
    0-60 : 5.42
    0-100 : 15.26
    ¼mile : 14.2
    Term : 97mph

    I think they're pretty cool
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    Cool in a Japanese 'Substance over Style' kind of way.

    Not terribly fast though until you throw loads of money at them, I think a bit of the standard 220bhp gets lost in the 4wd system...
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    If 5.42 0-60 is correct i would say its quite fast for a car nearly 20 years old.Not many new standard Audi's can beat that.
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    fit a bleed valve to up the boost to 1bar and fit an exhaust and you will see about 280-290bhp.thats good enough to get you to 60 in 4 dead and get low 12's on the strip if you know how to drive it.they dont cost much at all to get over 300bhp.
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    Whoa! Their pretty dam fast!
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    thats what i liked most about it and the fact most people dont have a clue what they are.
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    If I wanted a fast car I wouldnt buy an Audi. Also emmission and safety regulations of 20 years ago are totally different to what todays Audis have to comply with.

    Just saying when they first arrived they were a bit over hyped, cost lots and quite a few were unreliable.

    Still nice cars, also kudos to the Japanese designer that had the balls back in the late 80's to fit that bonnet scoop to a small Japanese hatchback!
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    I just sold my pulsar last week to buy my s3, i think there cool.
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    You've got the front tow eye cover,that is rare.
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    Yep, it cost me £50 for that!
    Also got the forge fmic on without cutting the bumper out :)
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    i would not say no to 1.

    i think there cool!
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    Sub Zero!
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    I think they are like all Japanese spiced up family cars....Un cool.
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    Ive owned one and it was an absolute nightmare!!!
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    chav box
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    I'd like to meet a chav who could afford to run one for more than 6 months!
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    I'll be honest they are fun, but stylewise?..............no! I would prefer an sti or evo getting speed and looks.
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    So no one likes aggressive looking cars? when they come up behind you they look like they will chew you up and spit you out . I might get another one soon as a second car as the A3 is starting to bore me.

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    Pre-dates a lot of modern day bonkers jap stuff so not strictly a fair comparison with hardcore EVO/Imprezas.
    Cool IMO, not sure why but cool none the less.

    Nearly bought one instead of my first G60 Corrado.
    Nissan was quicker, Corrado was better.

    Cool car.
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    They can come up behind me all they like, but they aint getting past!:)
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    Cant see a pulsar having any trouble getting past an A4.:racer:
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