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Guilty Pleasure: Nissan Pulsar NX Sportbak


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Nissan Pulsar NX Sportbak


Welcome back to Guilty Pleasures, where we long for cars that we shouldn't, yet do, want. Nissan hadn't made an appearance in this series before this week, a situation I'm remedying right now. I considered going with the Datsun 610, 710, or 810, but even a 610 owner wouldn't face many jeers from the public when venturing onto the street. Fire up your prized Pulsar NX Sportbak and take it for a spin, however, and only the most obsessed car geeks would even know what sort of machine you're driving; everyone else will assume that you've installed some sort of JC Whitney camper shell on a Bondo-and-duct-tape-modified Sentra.

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Nissan Pulsar NX Sportbak

The NX Sportbak was available in North America for the 1986 through 1990 model years, and buyers flocked to Nissan showrooms by the dozens. Well, maybe by the several. The shocking thing is that you can still find NX Sportbaks on the street, as the car-photographin' demons at Old Parked Cars have done.

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Nissan Pulsar NX Sportbak

The last time I saw a Pulsar NX of any sort was this (non-Sportbak) smelter-bound '84. Still, I want a Pulsar NX, preferably a Sportbak, and I'll pay a high three-digit sum for one!

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  1. Agreed. That thing is definitely strangely awesome!
    Could be a cool daily driver; good on fuel and room to haul some stuff.
     
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  2. I own a 1989 Nissan Pulsar XE Sportbak that I am currently restoring. I cannot explain why I like the strange beast other than I do. On the occasions where I can drive it sans t-tops and hatch, it just brings a smile to my face.
     
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  3. I saw a beautiful Pulsar NX Sportbak today. Looks like a perfect upright bass-carrier. The poor man's Volvo 1800es.
     
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  4. The nissan pulsar was a great car
    I personally have a 1987 now that i inherited from my dad that moved to Florida
    Its been in storage forabout 4 months now but i dont know how to drive a stick shift
    Id like 500 dollars for it
    I am in Long Island New york
    Please email me at unbelievableny@aol.com about the car thanks
     
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  5. I know a lot of you have been emailing me about the car but remember its an old car that needs a lot of work
    Its started every couple of months but is not driven
    if you do email me please mention my name in the title as i get alot of spam and sometimes these end of as spam and i just automatically delete the ad

    Hope i can help someone
     
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