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★★★★★

“True ' Pocket Rocket! '”

Written on: 21/01/2014 by willow7 (1 review written)

Bought my GTi-R in 2000 from a Japanese import auction in Durham. I have never owned a car for this long and rate it as the best all round car I have ever owned. I have competed in motorsport for many years and have used the GTi-R several times in speed hillclimbs and sprints to good effect, several class wins and even an outright class record. To help achieve these results I had the car modified by Norris Designs of Corsham who increased the power to 330bhp and added bags more torque. Always… Read Full Review

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“Outstanding performance for the money”

Written on: 24/07/2013

My son bought me my GTiR as a retirement present five or six years ago, as it was becoming increasingly difficult to find sufficient space to park my old Mercedes 6.9 at the local supermarket. At first I thought he must be mad as I had not owned a small hatchback since the 1980s when I bought one of the first Lancia Integrales. A low mileage, early model, the car has been mildly tuned and develops about 310bhp on the rolling road with an impressive 280lb/ft of torque. Having owned several high… Read Full Review

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“First Year Anniversary”

Written on: 19/06/2013

Despite the tales of doom and gloom about reliability and repair costs I took a punt on e-bay (2012) and purchased without viewing - £2400. One year/3000 miles into ownership of a 1994 Nissan GTiR (imported in 2003) I consider myself lucky. Driven moderately hard at 10psi boost with FMIC and uprated fuel pump I have had no major mechanical problems. Yes, first gear is a little difficult to select, engine is tappy, diffs whine a bit and everything rattles but it keeps on pulling; although I… Read Full Review

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“It's an awesome car, but!”

Written on: 11/11/2012

fantastic car to drive, very roomy, very aggressive hot hatch, looks menacing on the road, however, has a subtle look about it. Owned and loved mine for almost two years now. It is also extremely quick off the line and is a formidable monster. However, it is a front heavy car and prone to under steering has trouble stopping as well. brake upgrade and a excellent set of tires would fix this in my opinion (if I had the money). Mine has also been plagued with reliability issues, during my two… Read Full Review

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“Great car to own...Upgrade parts are available with a...”

Written on: 23/01/2010 by kcorky57 (2 reviews written)

Great car to own...Upgrade parts are available with a little research...very quick… Read Full Review

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“After being pilot in my cuz's 'nismo tuned' Pulsar, I...”

Written on: 25/10/2009

After being pilot in my cuz's 'nismo tuned' Pulsar, I waited until my 21st to locate a fresh standard import as these are low mileage and more reliable than some random blokes toy.

Although it came with a 5zigen exhaust, tein shocks and prodrive alloys it hadn't ever had the boost turned up... I have since fitted a few trick bits!

As far as reliabilty is concerned, every problem i encountered has coincided with my cousins, so I just put the problems down to the age of these cars rather than… Read Full Review

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“I am wanting to buy a pulsar because of the looks and...”

Written on: 18/10/2009

I am wanting to buy a pulsar because of the looks and performance im 21 and have 4 years ncb, are these cars 2 quick? the fastest car i have had is a golf gti turbo (220bhp) i dont want to kill myself thats all? PULSARS ARE THE FASTEST POCKET ROCKET EVER ! ! ! !… Read Full Review

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“ive had my Nissan Pulsar GTiRs for a couple of years...”

Written on: 21/09/2009 by gtir 89 (2 reviews written)

ive had my Nissan Pulsar GTiRs for a couple of years now and they are all going strong. ive got one stock and one slightly modded and the third is modded for drag racing now there is some idiot on here saying that pulsars look dumb if ur over 19 ive been a mechanic for 10 years and would like to inform everyone that my stock pulsar would beat his gto hands down on the track and in a quarter mile i have that much faith in my knowledge of cars that i would bet pinks in a race. they are one of the… Read Full Review

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“i own a nissan pulsar mr2 and after owning it for a...”

Written on: 01/07/2009

i own a nissan pulsar mr2 and after owning it for a year have finally came out of the closet and told my parents im homosexual. im not sure about the pulsar but with the mr2 i get heaps of sausage… Read Full Review

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“great hot hatch mines over 300bhp as 17 inch wheels...”

Written on: 07/05/2009

great hot hatch mines over 300bhp as 17 inch wheels rubs sometimes when driven hard.The Nissan Pulsar GTiR is not cheap to run but can now get classic insurance cars group 20 .will go up in price if kept as many are broken for parts ,fastest car i have driven tends to be hairy over 100mph and all cars rattle small price to pay for such a fun car, i liked them so much i have had two and rate them for looks,power and what car can you buy that is as fast for the money… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“I have owned my Nissan Pulsar GTiR for only 2 months...”

Written on: 15/03/2009

I have owned my Nissan Pulsar GTiR for only 2 months now and is starting too get the odd wear and tear, new radiator etc as with any other car if you look after it it'll go the distance, mines pretty stock standard at the moment but a recent blitz with a decked out mitsi evo proves that even stock standard it pulls some amazing power and destroyed it threw the 1/4 mile definitely a car you shouldn't under estimate, with the basic mods, e.g front mount, injectors, fuel pump. Good points are… Read Full Review

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“Good for weekend fun but you'll need a ggod wallet to...”

Written on: 30/10/2008

Good for weekend fun but you'll need a ggod wallet to run as a daily driver, be carful with too much power it can lead down an exspensive road… Read Full Review

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“Great car just got one...yes it's a great car at...”

Written on: 28/10/2008 by kcorky57 (2 reviews written)

Great car just got one...yes it's a great car at 7psi....The previous owner had it at 14 psi but got scared...Gear box is definitely its weakest point. It is a real fun car. Handles great. It has great potential... and should be cheaper to upgrade than an Evo. That Evo better be running way over 400hp… Read Full Review

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“Fast as heck lovley lil pocket rocket, there a time...”

Written on: 06/10/2008

Fast as heck lovley lil pocket rocket, there a time machine basically, you get to your destination before you leave with adrenalin running at 100% gr8, if you want to drive it hard make sure your pockets are deep, seats and interior comfortable… Read Full Review

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“Had my Nissan Pulsar for 8 years and still got it. Had...”

Written on: 09/04/2008 by heieq (1 review written)

Had my Nissan Pulsar for 8 years and still got it. Had various other cars, EVO FQ 360mr, Audi RS6, Still prefer the old pulsar… Read Full Review

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“It has has a loud exhaust with a huge tailpipe and a...”

Written on: 07/02/2008 by mongtard (1 review written)

It has has a loud exhaust with a huge tailpipe and a dump valve makes that awesome wastegate chatter sound. It also has some phat chrome 17 inch wheels. I can't do weelspinz cos its 4 weel drive… Read Full Review

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“Once you have owned a Nissan Pulsar GTiR HKS Edition...”

Written on: 20/01/2008

Once you have owned a Nissan Pulsar GTiR HKS Edition you will understand why you should not buy a sports car over 1 of these. most of your sports cars cannot even compete with a GTiR especially with 400bhp+… Read Full Review

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“I bought a last of the line 2001 HKS Edition GTI-R...”

Written on: 09/08/2007 by zap56 (1 review written)

I bought a last of the line 2001 HKS Edition GTI-R with optional "Greddy" tuning package. Standard power for these cars is around 220bhp, but mine rolled out of the factory with 400bhp on standard boost. To cope with the extra power I asked Nissan to fit a Nissan Skyline GT-R gearbox, which also means they had to modify the seating position.

The standard clutch is doing fine so far, and I'm finding the standard breaks to be brilliant. I'm still not sure what oil I should be using, but a friend… Read Full Review

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343712_Gtirrr's Response to 303501_zap56's Review

Written on: 07/02/2008

for all who read, there never was a HKS edition
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Whitegtir's Response to 303501_zap56's Review

Written on: 15/05/2009

Skyline GT-R box on an Sr20?!! Thats a new one! 1/4mile in under 10secs?! Did ya drop it out of a plane?! 550bhp?! No offence I love my R but I really think your over exageratting a tad! They're a very quick car and def not for the faint hearted but not quite as quick as your making out I'm afraid!

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“My Pulsar had everything done to it: lightened...”

Written on: 09/02/2007 by pulsarboy (1 review written)

My Pulsar had everything done to it: lightened balanced bottom end, HKS piston, cams, uprated brakes, Suspension 17 wheels, Nismo Dog Box and Nismo rear diffuser. I was running 380bhp (no joke) I raced my mate's Lamborghini and had him up to 100mph (and I mean off the line) I was away and at 103 when he started catching. Any Pulsar with 320bhp or more - nothing on road will touch it (except from the bike and the odd kit car). Also, my pulsar was all stripped out so it was light as a feather… Read Full Review

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“Fast as factory standard car! 0-60, 5.5sec. Once you...”

Written on: 29/11/2006 by asdffdsa (1 review written)

Fast as factory standard car! 0-60, 5.5sec. Once you break the 5 second 0-60 barrier (which is easy with slight tuning) expect to break something expensive. Once an engine rebuild has been done expect 50,000+ miles of fun. I'd advise staying close to standard performance.
Insurance is huge! Group 20!
Petrol, I'm doing about 170 miles per tank! ~17 miles per gallon!… Read Full Review

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“I have never had a Nissan Pulsar GTiR HKS Edition but...”

Written on: 29/04/2006 by deviousGTiR (1 review written)

I have never had a Nissan Pulsar GTiR HKS Edition but I've been in quite a few, and they're pretty quick for a small car.
But if you treat this car with respect, it will munch any car on the road, well except it's father(Skyline GTR a.k.a the Godzilla) because the GTiR are well known as baby Godzillas… Read Full Review

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“I like the pulsar, I had one for a year, handled like...”

Written on: 05/03/2006 by twam (1 review written)

I like the pulsar, I had one for a year, handled like dump, was pretty quick, then I grew up. If your over 19, trust me, you look silly driving it. If you're 17-19, you look like the man. if you are over 19.... not good! I'm 21 now, I've bought a GTO… Read Full Review

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241428_Serg Mon's Response to twam's Review

Written on: 04/05/2006

a real pulsar would ruin a gto, and in any case if your pulsar was standard it would have made more sense to upgrade that than take a step back. Are you sure you didn't just have a sunny with a body kit. And how can you say pulsars look stupid have you seen the back end of your gto it looks like an asda trolley!

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Jp5Jp5's Response to twam's Review

Written on: 15/09/2007

You'll be grown up when you realize there is no such thing, and then you will miss your GTi-R!!

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Twam's Response to twam's Review

Written on: 16/07/2006

a pontiac gto, not your nans car (mitsubishi gto)

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“I own a 93 Nissan Pulsar GTiR HKS Edition Sports Car,...”

Written on: 03/02/2005 by greig arthur (1 review written)

I own a 93 Nissan Pulsar GTiR HKS Edition Sports Car, so far it has embarrased every car who thought it could beat me, the list includes, Subaru s.t.i's, Evo6's, Sierra Cosworths and a Carrera :D, she handles like a dream and flys round corners like a goal cart, she averages 0-60mph in approx 4.4 secs, with 320 bhp crammned into a hatchback nothings touching you lol :D… Read Full Review

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228418_Mememememe's Response to 183256_greig arthur's Review

Written on: 03/02/2006

THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS AN HKS EDITION. YOU ARE MAKING IT UP !!!!!!!!

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241428_Serg Mon's Response to 183256_greig arthur's Review

Written on: 04/05/2006

what is a hks edition? ive got a pulsar but i ain't never heard of a hks, don't they make induction kits! and whats all this one litre talk all about?

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Twam's Response to 183256_greig arthur's Review

Written on: 05/03/2006

I smell a lie.

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“I own a 1994 Nissan Pulsar GTiR HKS Edition Sports Car...”

Written on: 07/11/2004 by bazza02 (1 review written)

I own a 1994 Nissan Pulsar GTiR HKS Edition Sports Car and it rocks. Every where I go people want to have a look under the hood. I am very pleased with my car… Read Full Review

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“I have just aquired a 91 Nissan Pulsar GTiR HKS...”

Written on: 20/09/2004 by JGTIR (1 review written)

I have just aquired a 91 Nissan Pulsar GTiR HKS Edition and to be honest I haven't had such a fun car to drive, Power when you want it but also can be driven very tamely.
It will blow off most cars on the road, the only thing that gave me a problem was a GTR Skyline, which really brought me down to earth… Read Full Review

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“Since having my first Nissan Pulsar GTiR there has...”

Written on: 28/06/2004 by GTiR Dan (1 review written)

Since having my first Nissan Pulsar GTiR there has been a few problems with it, but that would not ever put me of buying one. I wanted one for ages before I brought mine and it has exceeded all its expectation. It's unbelivable quick and you get a buzz every time you drive it. The only problem is it drinks petrol like there is no tommorrow… Read Full Review

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Marckguille's Response to GTiR Dan's Review

Written on: 19/01/2006

Why do you all keep on calling it HKS edition? what is the difference between the HKS edition and the Prince edition???

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Marckguille's Response to GTiR Dan's Review

Written on: 06/03/2006

that is exactly what I was thinking!

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Twam's Response to GTiR Dan's Review

Written on: 05/03/2006

I think its all lies, i dont reckon there ever was a HKS edition. People put some HKS stuff on their pulsar and think they have invented a new edition of the car! I have a Greddy edition. i have a blitz edition. Lies i tell thee!

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“I've driven a lot of fast things and for a production...”

Written on: 04/06/2004 by do2er (1 review written)

I've driven a lot of fast things and for a production motor this is as good as it gets, forget Porsche, BMW, TVR etc the only car I've had problems with on the street is a caturum 7 and that's only coz he's lighter, any way this car is awesome and if you're over 25 and loaded get one you will need cheek extensions to hold the smile you will have when you boot it. I also advise if you over boost over fuel coz it will melt and if it doesn't melt first the turbo pops any way… Read Full Review

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“I have a 1996 Nissan 200SX (USA) FWD coupe with a...”

Written on: 26/03/2004 by kachoban (1 review written)

I have a 1996 Nissan 200SX (USA) FWD coupe with a SR20DET from a 1991 GTiR. I spent $1500 (US) for complete engine swap, $735 for proper intercooling (front mount Spearco WAVE), $575 on cams and titanium valve springs, $1300 on SIII clutch and 8.3lb flywheel, and $650 for a really nice valve job...hehehe

I have 426whp and run 1/4 in 10.2sec...not bad if you ask me. By the way I'm located in Texas… Read Full Review

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Jilongie's Response to kachoban's Review

Written on: 20/05/2004

What the... OK, I live in California, and I fell in love with Nissan Pulsar, when I saw it first, randomly searching stuff about sr20det. I haven't seen one in real life, but I think they look nice, and ive been dreaming of owning a AWD hatchback car.
<br>It's big trouble trying to find one. so if u know where I can get my paws on GTi- R manual, please send email to jilongie@yahoo.com Thank you.

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“I've had my Nissan Pulsar for two years and at first I...”

Written on: 16/03/2004 by Turbine (1 review written)

I've had my Nissan Pulsar for two years and at first I was amazed by the speed. Now it feels not so quick, perhaps Im just used to it now or perhaps it on its way out. Either way I love driving it and take the long way to work everyday. How do I know if its a HKS edition???… Read Full Review

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“just recently i raced my redone baby(Nissan Pulsar...”

Written on: 11/12/2003 by Paranoid anarchist (1 review written)

just recently i raced my redone baby(Nissan Pulsar GTiR - HKS Edition) against. godzilla (r-33 skyline)which by the way was stock with just the changes in the wheels and a new bigger air intake...i won him in 0-100 and in street racing around brisbane.this car can earn you respect in the field and if you are looking for preformance then its a must buy...if you like thrashing others cars ( definatley ppl think that just because they own bmw or porsche, they can out run you) well this is a car… Read Full Review

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“The Nissan Pulsar GTiR - HKS Edition is one of the...”

Written on: 13/11/2003 by sxy gtir (1 review written)

The Nissan Pulsar GTiR - HKS Edition is one of the best little carz if you want some thing to show of in and feel good doin it and have the fun of a speed demon is definatly a very small very fast little car standard suspention a bit stiff so makes hard turning difficult but easy fixed with softer suspention… Read Full Review

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“Nissan Pulsar is an absolutely great car what else can...”

Written on: 24/10/2003 by D GILLAM (1 review written)

Nissan Pulsar is an absolutely great car what else can you get for £4500 and kick some ass so bad with.
All the Max Power boys in Novas respect you.
Anyhow mine seems to have been reliable anyhow got a local tuner nearby who seems to be good. no problems yet. Apart from trying to get it insured and needing a mortgage to run it!!!… Read Full Review

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“I own a 93 Nissan Pulsar GTiR - HKS edition and it...”

Written on: 30/09/2003 by damoR (1 review written)

I own a 93 Nissan Pulsar GTiR - HKS edition and it seems to blow everything that gets in its way.Its running 1 bar of
boost ,hks super power flow and 5zigen zorst straight through which makes it sound the nutz.Wot a lot of motor for the price>no one can disagree with that!… Read Full Review

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“To all the people here who say their car is better... ”

Written on: 04/09/2003 by senie (1 review written)

To all the people here who say their car is better...
Get a grip. Most japanese performance cars are fatastic to drive and have their own advantages and disadvantages. People can rattle on saying their car is the fastest-prove it. Go down Santa Pod and then we will respect it. To all the people argueing about the GTiR-MR2 Turbo. STANDARD FORM : 0-60 gtir is supposedly 6.1, but it feels alot quicker than that. Mr2 ranges from 6.2 down to 5.2 depending on which model. My mate has owned a… Read Full Review

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Samm's Response to senie's Review

Written on: 21/02/2004

Im looking at getting a rev 3 mr2 turbo but am also interested in the pulsar, will the mr2 be cheaper to tune?
<br>what about petrol consumption?
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<br>what about the Nissan 220 s14 touring?

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Samm's Response to senie's Review

Written on: 04/11/2005

Not really, just because it's rwd as opposed to 4wd, doesn't mean you can't compare them...I was more referring to what kind of turbo cars you can pick up that are in the same price category.

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212780_Danielc1986's Response to senie's Review

Written on: 06/10/2005

Any one who know's a little to a lot about fast cars will know that you shouldent compare an MR2 to an Gtir a better compairason is an EVO or STI. I mean a stock gtir does the same 1/4 mile time as an evo 4. Also a gtir has way more tuning potential 500hp would give you a 10second

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Spliff1Star's Response to senie's Review

Written on: 10/03/2005

I have not long burt a pulsar gtir its runing 350bhp had it for a few weeks now and had no probs. Its a mint pulsar and stands out a bit more than others. I have raced a scooby sti, astra mk4 gsi turbo, M3 and a few more and ripped them apart. I love the car to bits.

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Samm's Response to senie's Review

Written on: 23/02/2004

Thanks for the advice-
<br>I think an mr2 is the best bet, if I get a rev one/two with a good suspension set up do you think it will handle aswell as a rev3?
<br>yeah I have to say the pulsar is not exactly a looker but is quite quirky, mind you, there isn't much room for manouvere in the mr2 so I guess it has its negatives too.
<br>I guess petrol is something I will have to get used to- I drive a 205 1.9 and get up to 40mpg as I have an ecotek on it too.
<br>I think the Skyline and Supra and an rx7 for that matter are just a little pricey too but an old Impreza may come into the equation- the only thing that puts me off is that everyone has got one!

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Senie's Response to senie's Review

Written on: 23/02/2004

The S14 are a fantastic car but cannot compete (in terms of sheer acceleraion and speed) with the GTiR' s and MR2's. Both cars are expensive to run. You will have to expect a certain amount of expenditure on both models. The mr2 is more reliable and costs fractionally less to service/repair. The reason being is that most parts of the engine are found in the Celica GT4 and therefore parts are pretty much transferable. Toyota mechanics (once given a backhander) will do you very very good deals!! The pulsar was not as relaible. The probable cause for this was because the boost was turned up. The two cars are very different to each other. The pulsar is an animal. It is not a car for comfort (nor the mr2) nor for attracting women ( or men if you like that sort of thing) but is a great car to drive due to the high levels of grip. The mr2 was an eyecatcher. People cannot not figure out how old it is and it does attact the opposite sex in great numbers, especially if the roof is off.
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<br>With regards to tuning. It depends how far you want to take take it. Most people say for day to day driving keep the mr2 below about 350bhp. You could have it tuned to this for £2500 and still have a reliable car. Do it for much less and pistons will melt and you will spend even more money on it. The Pulsar is more tuneable but reliability comes into play again. To uprate it to about 400-450 bhp, you will prob spend £4-4500. Go any further and I couldnt advise at all. If you do want to go further, do what i will do next year. Get a late spec supra GZ aero top(auto only) and get a manual conversion done (about £2500). Looks nice and goes. Or skyine gtr. R32 was the best value. R33's are dropping in price alot more than 32 and 34, because in standard form they were not as good(supposedly).
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<br>You dont want to know fuel consumption. Last summer on the way to max power in birmingham from gatwick we used two thirds of a tank in the pulsar. Coming back we finished off that tank and used another. It does vary massively. We raced other cars both ways so the right foot was down constantly. Mr2 is prob better but fractionally. Both realistically, will give you 15-20. I would love to say i wont put my foot down and get more to the gallon, but that would just be a lie.

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“I recently bought my first Nissan Pulsar GTiR - HKS...”

Written on: 04/09/2003 by worbs23 (1 review written)

I recently bought my first Nissan Pulsar GTiR - HKS edition and what can i say, i am smitten by it, having had several fast fords including a 275bhb 2.2 16v zetech escort rs turbo and couple of saff cosies running bout 250-280 i wanted something a bit more how can ya put it RAW.. i took out an j plate import for a test drive and WOW i was amazed the sheer power and how it was deliverd was just amazing. 30 mins and 4500 pounds later it was mine. iv got no mods at the moment but the first being… Read Full Review

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“All in all not much wrong with this Nissan Pulsar and...”

Written on: 02/07/2003 by dr soz. (1 review written)

All in all not much wrong with this Nissan Pulsar and am bewildered why it didnt sell that much compared to other sr20 cars. compared to an s13 silvia or 180sx (i believe in usa they are call 240's) you pay an extra 7 thousand (this is in australian currency so that isnt that much, about $4k us or 2.5 thousand pound in uk) and get a bigger turbo, variable valve timing, and quad throttle boddies. not to mention a 4wd drivetrain and an overall lighter car. not to shabby. some advice.
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“Dudes, my friend lent me his GTiR while he had to go...”

Written on: 02/06/2003 by Revester. (1 review written)

Dudes, my friend lent me his GTiR while he had to go away and work for a few days (hehehehe), silly boy, fully worked turbo rally car lent to his mate without supervision, who does that! Anyway, this thing runs like a beast, sure as hell beats the stuffing out of my Datsun 180B! First time I ever drove a car like this, and I am afraid I can never go back. I didn't think anything would beat a WRX, but this thing caned it! And cornering, oh my god… Read Full Review

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“The GTi-R is an awsome car. It looks great. You look...”

Written on: 20/05/2003 by Steve. (1 review written)

The GTi-R is an awsome car. It looks great. You look at the smalled engined versions of the car an you wouldnt expect much, but the GTi-R is slammed with a big Bonnet Vent, Nice Spoiler an side skirts to make it noticable that this isn't just a standard Granny car for doing the weekend shopping in. The 2.0 16v Turbo gives off a great sound, especialy when the turbo kicks in. The power isn't what you would expect from a car that costs around £5000 - £6000! Buy one of these mommas and you wont be… Read Full Review

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“GTI-R a wicked little hatch that loves to eat Porsches...”

Written on: 31/10/2002 by Waddock. (1 review written)

GTI-R a wicked little hatch that loves to eat Porsches etc..... Make sure you get a BIG BHP conversion! It is so much more fun! I run 350 BHP and 315LB/FT wicked!… Read Full Review

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Bezza.'s Response to Waddock.'s Review

Written on: 26/11/2002

Could you please let me know how u got ur gti-r goin so fast I tried everything and im still running a 12 second 1/4. Cud u e-mail me on mattberry267@hotmail.com please

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93215_Bash.'s Response to Waddock.'s Review

Written on: 29/04/2003

1 WORD NOS

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“The Nissan Pulsar GTiR is something that could be very...”

Written on: 26/10/2002 by Jezza. (1 review written)

The Nissan Pulsar GTiR is something that could be very enjoyable to take out on a one of basis and flog around suburbia. It also is somthing you can buy extremly inexpensive. However, it is one of the most impractical cars for everyday use.

If going fast is the thing you want to do, buy a motorbike or set up a car to take to the track. For everyday use, this is somthing that would drive me insane… Read Full Review

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64174_Harry.'s Response to 46243_Jezza.'s Review

Written on: 10/01/2003

i think you should go and buy a B-reg Skoda, as your review of the pulsar is completly wrong

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Jgtir's Response to 46243_Jezza.'s Review

Written on: 20/09/2004

Again there is a negative comment about this review...... this is the most fun ive had in a car for a long time, for the money you get more than you want and there is nothing else that would come close.... you need a very high powered vehicle to keep up with this baby.

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Adam1's Response to 46243_Jezza.'s Review

Written on: 26/10/2003

exactly ive had two pulsars and they kick ass porsche league!!!
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Raafat's Response to 46243_Jezza.'s Review

Written on: 11/09/2003

i think that you didnt own a gti-r... i might agree with you with every thing bcoz every person has his opinion, but as for performance i would like to inform you that on 1 bar boost and agreen air filter inaddition to a 70mm exhaust you can smash easli a wrx and even an evo 6, while copiting with an untuned evo 6 i left him and went far away....

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101764_Steve.'s Response to 46243_Jezza.'s Review

Written on: 27/05/2003

I disagree highly with what you have said. The GTI-R is a vehicle that weighs next to nothing. A 2 litre engine ALONE in one of these would be enough to make it a vehicle where as you dont have to rev it like mad to get it to go, let alone with a 16v and a added turbo. The GTI-R can be driven at low revs an still pull hard. And i honestly cant see you taking corners as fast on a bike than you could in the GTI-R. I live on the Isle of Man, we have a 2 week period called the T.T, motor bike racing around the Island, people/riders come from all over the world for the 2 week event, alot of bikes, and believe me, unless its the likes of R1's there isnt realy much between them when you hit an open road (not of course straight roads - everyday roads).

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96677_Karn.'s Response to 46243_Jezza.'s Review

Written on: 11/05/2003

If you want a fast car you want to feel the road and hear the engine, and besides show me another performance car that you can fold the seats down to give you a boot as big.

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83766_Minky.'s Response to 46243_Jezza.'s Review

Written on: 27/03/2003

your missing the point of the pulsar.buy a mondeo
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“The Nissan Pulsar GTiR is my favouite. I have had 450...”

Written on: 18/08/2002 by nutter. (1 review written)

The Nissan Pulsar GTiR is my favouite. I have had 450 hp GTR Skyline, FTO, Toyota Supra and have driven the likes of the Lotus Elise. This car is just a fun machine. It will eat a WRX and blow away a 350 V8 like its standing still. Totally recommend this car, and there not too pricey.

Change the computer, injectors, turbo, intercooler, exhaust and clutch and if you have bought the right gear, should have 300+ hp. My car has 342hp and has run an 11.27sec pass with these mods.

have fun!… Read Full Review

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Booty.'s Response to 33628_nutter.'s Review

Written on: 22/11/2002

Hey my GTIR has a front mounted intercooler an upgraded computer and a new exhaust plus a bigger turbo, can you tell me how I can get an 11.8and I will be more than happy.....
But I give it a 10 out of 10

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120593_Ryan.'s Response to 33628_nutter.'s Review

Written on: 01/08/2003

hey do u know how much the cooler can flow
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Sand.'s Response to 33628_nutter.'s Review

Written on: 08/06/2003

hey can u tell me how much is a gti-r and also
<br>to get over 300+ bhp how much would it cost to modify it all and i would like the total thanks :)

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“Hey D V 8 R, ”

Written on: 04/08/2002 by mr cool. (1 review written)

Hey D V 8 R,
something for you down under to think about!
I live in Oz at the mo so I know what I'm on about!
The UK is seen as the HQ for motorsports, most F1, Indy cars amongst countless other race cars are prepared there, and sorry to upset you, but even HSV are developed by TWR, a British company...
We don't have to put up with little multa-nova cameras, in fact the last time I was on a British motorway, I did 125mph (201kph) from London to Bristol non stop without worrying about… Read Full Review

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D Gillam's Response to 31822_mr cool.'s Review

Written on: 24/10/2003

YOU HAVENT BEEN TO THE UK RECENTLY THEN MATE AS WE ARE NOW THE WORLDS CAPITAL FOR BLINKIN SPEED CAMERAS!!!!

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“This is my 3rd Nissan Pulsar GTiR now and i just love...”

Written on: 11/06/2002 by Gaz. (1 review written)

This is my 3rd Nissan Pulsar GTiR now and i just love them. There's not much on the road that can touch them (unless you spend £0000's). This latest Pulsar i have bought has had many modifications inc... Re-built 2.1 engine, enlarged exhaust ports & polished head, HKS camshafts, J&E Forged racing pistons, steel head gasket, Skyline ceramic hybrid roller bearing turbo, GReddy profec boost controller, GReddy overtake switch, R33 front mount intercooler, uprated fuel pump, fuel pressure regulator… Read Full Review

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The Hammer.'s Response to 27265_Gaz.'s Review

Written on: 22/02/2003

Your spec deserves respect. Nuff said

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Raafat's Response to 27265_Gaz.'s Review

Written on: 11/09/2003

i agree with you but any turbo charged running cost is too high

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“I've had my Nissan Pulsar 6 months now, and the car...”

Written on: 14/04/2002 by RUSHA. (1 review written)

I've had my Nissan Pulsar 6 months now, and the car never stops amazing me. For the money there is absolutly nothing out there that can touch this car. You really have to drive the car to appreciate how good it is. I worked at an import car garage and have driven loads of Jap sports cars, and trust me on that, the sunny is right up there with the best… Read Full Review

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44407_David Col.'s Response to RUSHA.'s Review

Written on: 17/10/2002

my friend has a nissan pulsar and he had just knackered the gearbox in it,and he also got a fuel controler in it. he had it back for 2 week and he had blown the turbo in it, and people say that they are reliable but his car is pants, so i don't think that a pulsar should get 10/10 for reliability.
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<br>david col
<br>england

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Robbi.'s Response to RUSHA.'s Review

Written on: 19/12/2002

A new gearbox and several blown turbos come from neglect, not sensible bursts now and then.

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“I agree with mash and yas. The Nissan Pulsar GTiR HKS...”

Written on: 04/03/2002 by ZED. (1 review written)

I agree with mash and yas. The Nissan Pulsar GTiR HKS edition car is the bomb, nothing else to say!!!!… Read Full Review

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Manuva.'s Response to 14820_ZED.'s Review

Written on: 26/01/2003

Hi could someone fill me in on the differences between a normal GTiR and the HKS edition GTiR.
Hoping to buy 1 in the near future so can you tell me the year or model to look out for thanx. I hope to be able to rate my GTiR very soon!!

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69136_Nas.'s Response to 14820_ZED.'s Review

Written on: 30/01/2003

Can you please send me a picture of a pulsar gtir

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“I AGREE WIT YAS....SUNNY KICKS ASSE AND IS A BEAST,...”

Written on: 24/02/2002 by MASH. (1 review written)

I AGREE WIT YAS....SUNNY KICKS ASSE AND IS A BEAST, TOO RARE AND THATS THE WAY IT SHOULD BE....MR2S ARE BAD BUT LADYS CAR..SO WAIT TILL I GET MY PULSAR AND THEN WE'LL SEE THE SCREAMIN… Read Full Review

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“Nissan GtiR, fastest 2.0 turbo intercooler, 4x4, 16v...”

Written on: 14/01/2002 by Yas. (1 review written)

Nissan GtiR, fastest 2.0 turbo intercooler, 4x4, 16v DOHC in its league… Read Full Review

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Goosie.'s Response to 9493_Yas.'s Review

Written on: 08/02/2002

4.5 secs to 60 in standard form-don't think so. Add at least another second to that. The MR2 Turbo has a better 2L turbo engine, is faster and more reliable. And it's MUCH better looking than your ugly Sunny.

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Kingiseeu's Response to 9493_Yas.'s Review

Written on: 27/11/2005

I am thinking about trading my 92 Mitsubishi evolution for a 91 Nissan gtir. Does anyone think that would be a great trade? I have had my lancer for a year now and I love it so much but I have an opportunity to get this car on a trade off. Should I trade now since the gtir is kind of rare over here in japan. So I think, I guess. So what do you guys think?

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Dessimpson's Response to 9493_Yas.'s Review

Written on: 01/07/2004

A word of caution about gti-r's
<br>I've had my gti-r for about two years now and although it is a fantastic car to drive don't even think about buying one unless you've got some spare cash to maintain/repair it as when the power goes up the reliability comes down and every single part seems to cost a fortune in labour to fit unless you're a mechanic(which i'm not!!).
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<br>That said even after two years (by far the longest I've kept a car) it still surprises me some times..

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Malvo's Response to 9493_Yas.'s Review

Written on: 20/04/2004

Hey Gman Im in AuStralia too and im buying a GTiR, could you please tell me how u got those awesome results for $2000AUS...email me
<br>purple_nrg@hotmail.com

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Kachoban's Response to 9493_Yas.'s Review

Written on: 26/03/2004

I have a 1996 Nissan 200SX (USA) FWD coupe with a SR20DET from a 1991 GTiR. I spent $1500 (US) for complete engine swap, $735 for proper intercooling (front mount Spearco WAVE), $575 on cams and titanium valve springs, $1300 on SIII clutch and 8.3lb flywheel, and $650 for a really nice valve job...hehehe
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<br>I have 426whp and run 1/4 in 10.2sec...not bad if you ask me. By the way I'm located in Texas

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Wanna Gtir's Response to 9493_Yas.'s Review

Written on: 06/02/2004

You lucky people! I'm a 19 year old in Adelaide Australia and would (figuratively) kill to own a GTi-R. I've had a Nissan Pulsar N14 and that thing was pretty good...I've been in cars from Porsche 928's, boxsters, Mercs, to Mazda Familia's (4wd turb and the fastest car I've been in), MA70 Toyota supra's, Suburu WRX's, Toyota MR2, NIssan 180sx's...and the closest I came to driving my unicorn (GTi-R) is sitting in the seat at a car dealers.
<br>I doubt I'd be able to afford the AU$20,000 price tag here, so for now I'll just dream! I envy all you people who have driven in an GTi-R. As far as I am concerned, for the money, it is the fastest car around! I would love to have it, just to shut people up in their little wannabe cars! I've read the stats...and seen the movie's of them...I can't wait to one day I own one, oh well...back to stacking shelves for now!

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James Muss's Response to 9493_Yas.'s Review

Written on: 17/11/2003

calling all pulsar lovers!!!
<br>if there is anyone out there who would like to give some good advise/tips on buying a pulsar I would appreciate all the help i can get on modifying to!
<br>i was in two minds whether to get one or not but after reading all the reviews it has to be done!

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Fun Box Gtir's Response to 9493_Yas.'s Review

Written on: 03/09/2003

Comment by VR6_walshy. from UK on 8th Jul 2003
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<br>my 1994 VW Golf VR6 will pass ne of ur sunny's no problems. i get 350-450bhp at the wheels now that i have fitted a stage 3 turbo kit, a t-4 turbo, twin intercoolers to suit. and if u wana get smart, i cud always throw in the extra 125bhp i get frm my NOS ;)
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<br>.....that makes about 450-500 bhp! yes, at the wheels. as oppsoed to the standard 174BHP produced, i think u mite jst b able 2 realise how it is a lot quicker than ur cars!
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<br>have fun boys!
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<br>HELLOOOOOO!!!!
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<br>Why would u put twin i/c's on a car with a single turbo , silly boy!
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<br>Twin turbos have twin i/c's
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<br>And a T4 on a VR6, wotever mate, that would destroy that motor! Y do u have to make rubbish up like that for!???
<br>You have made yourself look a complete prat!
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<br>BTW, im getting my pulsar on friday, cuz i got so addicted to the power of the thing, i just have to have it!!
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<br>Ben

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Gingerhitler's Response to 9493_Yas.'s Review

Written on: 31/08/2003

I have now owned a BMW E30 M3, VW Corrado VR6, BMW 750i V12, and a Scooby WRX and now own a Nissan Pulsar GTI-R. So I have had some experience with fast cars, and unlike all the other cars I have owned every single time I take my GTI-R out for a run whether it be just up the shops for a paper or on a long journey it always is guaranteed to put a smile on my face :-) the handling and performance is outstanding. So try one out before you buy that Scooby, I will guarantee it will possibly change you mind. They where all fantastic cars to drive don't get me wrong but the GTI-R won me over.

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D Munkey.'s Response to 9493_Yas.'s Review

Written on: 18/07/2003

Hey I live in the Us and was wondering if anyone had any ideas on importing a GTiR to the US. If so please E-mail me at Dmunkey@hotmail.com.
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<br>As for the argument over Gtir vs. MR2 Both cars have about the same stats out of box, but MR2 is more expensive, and costs more to mod.
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<br>Choice is easy GTiR

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Mr_Sinister.'s Response to 9493_Yas.'s Review

Written on: 10/07/2003

Wazzup to all my gtir owning bros.now i think the topic is going abit out of hand.1) now why are people comparing gtirs with mr2s.every one knows 4wd againsts rwd is no deal. when launching from the lights at 5000rpms you so will loose traction in a mr2 or any rwd car for that matter.on the other hand the gtir(baby godzilla)gets traction on all 4s and boosts to the occation. i will know this cause i for one own a '91 gtir RB. very very rare model,the full rally version,not your every day pulsar.I've done a little bit of mods to it while owning it:Turbonetics TS04E turbocharger,turbonetics 42mm external wastegate,hks head gasket,custom intake manifold bigger throttle body,MoTEC M48,Blitz launch controller,GTR front mount intercoller,plus a few more little things and qute nice fitting plates,SINISTA.so bottom line don't b dissen da gtirs(baby g's)
<br> PS... any one who has not seen my beast on the streets of New Zealand it will be prouling the streets after the 16 of august'03 fully finished and possibly the NZ performace car mag soon.

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114459_Minky.'s Response to 9493_Yas.'s Review

Written on: 09/07/2003

id really like to see your golf try and destroy my 457bhp turbo terror pulsar.for a start the handling in my car is far better and my car is generally quicker anyway.you shouldnt slag off the beast from the east,you dont know what your talking about.....

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114398_Danvonnewman.'s Response to 9493_Yas.'s Review

Written on: 09/07/2003

noob
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<br>this is for ppl writing about the Gti-R,
<br>not a my cars faster/better than yours slagging competition
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<br>grow up and don't bother coming back unless you have something good or bad to say about the Pulsar not some heavy over engineered german shopping trolley with no style or character

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114037_Vr6_Walshy.'s Response to 9493_Yas.'s Review

Written on: 08/07/2003

my 1994 VW Golf VR6 will pass ne of ur sunny's no problems. i get 350-450bhp at the wheels now that i have fitted a stage 3 turbo kit, a t-4 turbo, twin intercoolers to suit. and if u wana get smart, i cud always throw in the extra 125bhp i get frm my NOS ;)
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<br>.....that makes about 450-500 bhp! yes, at the wheels. as oppsoed to the standard 174BHP produced, i think u mite jst b able 2 realise how it is a lot quicker than ur cars!
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<br>have fun boys!

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108992_Wj Gtir.'s Response to 9493_Yas.'s Review

Written on: 20/06/2003

1 nice little thing cought my eye in this neverending story, about the guy with the McLaren F1 (yeah right). It did 0-60 in 3,5 secs or something ? And after adding a 175 bhp shot of nitrous he would do 0-60 in a second less, so 0-60 in 2.5 secs in an F1 ? Dream on ! Fitting Nitrous to a GTiR on the other hand is a total different story... No turbo lag, excellent performance. If u want my advice for a cheap, reliable 300+ BHP GTiR : Mongoose free flow exhaust, slightly raised boost (dawes-device), And a Highpower nitrous oxide kit (www.noswizard.com). Oh, right, and a Blow-off-valve for quicker 0-60 times.
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<br>Regards, William

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104497_Danvonnewman.'s Response to 9493_Yas.'s Review

Written on: 05/06/2003

As regarding the stock specs i believe the bhp is around the 225 mark not 175.
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<br>Everythin else seems correct.
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<br>If you want correct information visit the UK owners club forum here at:
<br>http://japmobiles.com/gtir/default.asp
<br>or the website at:
<br>http://www.gtiroc.com/

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104106_Dean.'s Response to 9493_Yas.'s Review

Written on: 04/06/2003

sucka punch...
<br>incase u didnt realise, i know the new sevs rules and that as i have actually imported 3 vehicles from japan myself, seeing as though the gtr i have is a 1989 model, its in the 15yr's and older category, i can have as many mods as i want as long as it doesnt go against rego...
<br>regards, Dean.
<br>and as u said, gtir is a rally car, gtr is a road car...

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Frankthatank.'s Response to 9493_Yas.'s Review

Written on: 03/06/2003

I was looking on a site and found some specs on the gtir and wondering if anyone could confirm the 1/4 mile time in these following specs. is this stock? and r these all the imports from japan.
<br>Years 90 - 94
<br>Engine 2lt turbo 16V 4 cyl
<br>Format 4WD
<br>Weight 1210kg
<br>Power 172kW
<br>Torque 225Nm
<br>0-100km/h 5.3
<br>1/4 mile 13.7
<br>Transmission 5 Spd
<br>Suspension Independent Strut f & r
<br>Brakes front/ rear vent disc

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103358_Revester.'s Response to 9493_Yas.'s Review

Written on: 02/06/2003

Dudes, my friend lent me his GTiR while he had to go away and work for a few days (hehehehe), silly boy, fully worked turbo rally car lent to his mate without supervision, who does that! Anyway, this thing runs like a beast, sure as hell beats the stuffing out of my Datsun 180B! First time I ever drove a car like this, and I am afraid I can never go back. I didn't think anything would beat a WRX, but this thing caned it! And cornering, oh my god.

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102098_Paul.'s Response to 9493_Yas.'s Review

Written on: 28/05/2003

a private dealer in wiltshire is selling a 400bhp gtir for 14k. it has 60'000 miles on the clock and is in very good condition. as it is a private dealer and a rare car he doesn't have much info on it. could anyone give me an estimate on the performance on this car baring in mind it has 400bhp and also is this a good price for the car, the modifications and the milage?

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101938_Sucka Punch.'s Response to 9493_Yas.'s Review

Written on: 28/05/2003

GTR is a great car no doubt but not all drivers will agree that the GTR is always better then a GTiR. I for one know that the R32 GTR doesn't handle as well as people think it does. Sure it is 4wd but not a constant 4wd. The GTiR was bred for rally use the GTR for track use. At a guess I would say most GTR drivers would probably never drive the R32 as it was supposed to be driven. Meaning when the car starts to oversteer not many drivers will hold off on counter steering, keep some throttle and wait for the torque split to come and pull you out of the corner. But hey if you want to sit there and say your car is better cos it has this much power and it has won this and that race sure go ahead. But also agree if this is your base for saying your car is better then a GTiR then know that your GTR no matter what mods you do, what power you have or how much you love the car will never be better then a ferrari.
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<br>And as for your car having 600hp apon import. I highly doubt it. I have imported a car into Australia recently and know that the new import scheme is alot more strict on mods and will probably make you return the car to stock before it can be registered. So 600hp at stock? I think not.

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100869_Stevo.'s Response to 9493_Yas.'s Review

Written on: 23/05/2003

i would like to smack that cocky smile off your face boy... u haven't even got the car yet.. mr2's are ok.. they are a bit small inside but style is good, although it costs a bit to do them up, i would know, i've owned one. with the gtir its cheaper to do them up.. thats a fact...
<br>btw '8urevo' ? our prevalent are evo's down there in nsw? cz i've seen a couple down here that are quick as.. they can beat gtrs no problem... it'd be pretty embarrasing if they show u up at the lights wen ur plates say 8urevo and they have plates "gtrETR".

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99512_Dean.'s Response to 9493_Yas.'s Review

Written on: 20/05/2003

hey guys, i own the gtir's big brother, which is a GTR if u didnt know already..(aka godzilla)so dont say i dont have a better car :) i also got it for the price u buy gtir's for...and also i have spent nothing on it and it has atleast 600hp. :) bet ur wondering how! well i actually havent received it yet because it arrives next year. (oz import rules for 15yr+ vehicles) my car is 1989 model which means its 15yrs old next year...mm no compliance..ive driven both a gtir mildly modified and my car at the moment an aw11 mr2. and i can say that the mr2 is a better car, the gtir is fast and all, but doesnt feel as good to drive, everytime u drive an mr2 it feels special. and u cant say im wrong when i say that the gtir is a pulsar with 4wd and a turbo..put in simple terms..the mr2 is designed by lotus. but im not paying the gtir out as i have its big brother..kinda anyway. also my car was not built as a drag car so it mightnt be the fastest out of ya's all, but probably is :) my car outhandles modified evo's.. might get the plates "8UREVO" hehe..

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99194_Richman.'s Response to 9493_Yas.'s Review

Written on: 19/05/2003

I wasnt comparing my f1 to your gti-r's. If i was comparing it to anything it would of been the 680bhp subaru that was mentioned. My point was dont be bigheaded about your car because there will always be a faster one! Not saying my f1 is always going to be the fastest one! I never seen or driven a gti-r so i would not compare them! You simply cant compare a £620'000 car to a £15'000 car! i am going to a track day soon and hopefully i will be driving a cerbera speed 12 and that would take the arse of my mclarens for sure! anyway happy driving and modding! :)

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Notaknobend.'s Response to 9493_Yas.'s Review

Written on: 18/05/2003

I get the strangest feeling some of the people commenting on this have never even sat in a GTi-R, but yet seem to know everything about it. Oh, and a garage fitting NOS to a Mclaren (no s) F1.... that's the funniest story I've read in ages!!!

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99023_I Own One, Im Not Just Pretending....'s Response to 9493_Yas.'s Review

Written on: 18/05/2003

>>GTI-Rs are nose heavy and need considerable suspension revisions to make them handle.<<
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<br>Whatever... They can be made to handle better, but then all cars can. It is not a bad handling car out of the box, it's actually pretty good, if you know how to drive that is...
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<br>>>An mr2 can hardly be compared to a gtir. mr2 is a middle enginged rear wheel drive sports car! and was built for handling just as much as speed. I would love to meet one of you in your "pant wetting" nissans on a long bendy country road! We will see who eats who for breakfast! <<
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<br>Er.. no. The MR2 is a marketting exercise dreamed up to give Toyota a bit of street cred (although a hairdresser's car is hardly street cred), the Celice GT-4 is Toyota's only competition bred sports car, although the Supra has had some success on the track. The GTi-R was designed for competition purposes (cue the usual remark about the poor results in the WRC, but it only had one factory season so quite what people expect is beyond me...). If MR2s handle so well, then why on a recent 15 minute track session of 10 GTi-Rs and 1 MR2 did only one car spin 4 times? And which car was that you ask? Have a guess...
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99017_Edd.'s Response to 9493_Yas.'s Review

Written on: 18/05/2003

Who cares about your mclarenF1, tvr, lamborgini.
<br>Why even bother posting in the first place, your critism is not wanted here.
<br>We were talking about a rare, unknown, under rated hot hatch. In standard form it isn't in the same league as lamborginis.But this engine can be tuned to 700bhp, and a 400bhp R would give your mclaren f1 a run for its money up to 100.
<br>End of the day For 1/20 of the price of your car, we could have one almost as quick.
<br>And fitting nos on a mclaren f1- haha

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98956_Akira.'s Response to 9493_Yas.'s Review

Written on: 18/05/2003

without a doubt the mclaren f1 is a brilliant machine, but the konig. betters it in price vs. performance. 1.2 million for a f1 is simply not within reach for most people. so before you come in here with your fancy stuff, and try to compare a 15 grand gtir vs 1.2 million f1, then ur messed in da head.. why not place a hotted gtir with the f1 in the dirt? why not rally it? you see how i make my point...
<br>the gtir for little outlay can give you very good results, that's a known fact... i have been in a 9 second gto... my cousin in japan is mates with a tunign shop owner... 9 seconds beats ur time of 11.. and for less money too...
<br>well i've wittered on enough... my gtir has only a front mount and i've beaten soo many cars its not funny... all up it has cost me 8.5 grand au for the car and cooler (i got it for cheap), thats about 3 thousand pounds...

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98167_Richman.'s Response to 9493_Yas.'s Review

Written on: 15/05/2003

I changed my mind about not visiting as someone actually replied in an adult way. Maybe it is the fastest car for money but not the fastest car on earth. In my mclarens f1 i went to a tune up garage (very expensive one) and i am going to have fitted a 150 shot of nos which will push it up to 770bhp. This will knock a second of the 0-60 time, 0.78 of the 0-100 time(estimations from garage) You get the picture it will be very fast! I am planning on taking it down to wroughton airfield to open it up on the dis-used runways. Not that any of you are bothered about that anyway. But my point was never be bigheaded about your car cause there will always be a faster car in most cases!

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97935_Richman.'s Response to 9493_Yas.'s Review

Written on: 14/05/2003

So the fact it is called mclarens f1 road car doesnt mean anything to you? and like i said you dont have to believe me whether i have it, your probably just jealous because while your driving your subaru i am driving my mclarens,ferraris,tvrs and lamborghini...real mens cars! And your telling me to stick to the topic so why did you bring your subaru into it?
<br>If it was worth me proving you wrong i would get pictures of my cars and copies of purchase documents but you aint worth it.
<br>PS. THERE IS NO POINT IN REPLYING CAUSE I WONT BE VISITING THIS SITE AGAIN!

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97683_Danvonnewman.'s Response to 9493_Yas.'s Review

Written on: 14/05/2003

F1's are fast for sure but how much did it cost you? I've spent about 20grand so far on my Gti_R and 0-60 is 3.5 and 0-100 is 7.5 0-100-0 is about 12
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<br>For sure the R might look get as much looks as an F1 but do not underestimate is capabilities. Just a further note I have not reached the full potential of my car.
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<br>Don't bother with the why buy a car to od it argument as I've allready explained the money saving implications. The Gti-R is the fastest car for money in the world, show me something else that can beet a new 50grand 911 Porsche for 5grand.

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97378_Evil_Rs.'s Response to 9493_Yas.'s Review

Written on: 13/05/2003

yeah, dont we all have f1 mclarens.u dont have an f1 so why dont u just keep dreamin and get a life, and by the way an f1 inst even a car, its a purpose built machine made for track use only, rendering your comment useless as this is about gtirs, not whatever lies u like 2 make.

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97026_Richman.'s Response to 9493_Yas.'s Review

Written on: 12/05/2003

I own a stock car that would make any of your cars look like a snail! It does 0-60 in 3.2 seconds, 0-100 in 6 seconds, 0-100-0 in 11.4 seconds, top speed 240mph. Can you guess what it is yet? Mclarens F1, the fastest production car ever made. Even with 60bhp less than your subaru i can guarentee it would chew up your car and spit it out! I simply aint bothered if you dont believe i own one of these, i know what i have sat on my drive. I live in cornwall so anyone near by can request to race me but it would be a big waste of time for you.

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96965_Evil_Rs.'s Response to 9493_Yas.'s Review

Written on: 12/05/2003

ok.every1 here would rather a gtir over an mr2.
<br>an mr2 is a pretty slow car.my girlfriends gtir has blown away numerous mr2s including a fully TRD modded 2.2ltr with a hks gt 3240 turbo running an apropriate 600bhp.i dont even bother with mr2s in my car, which has blown away the likes of a 360 modena,diablo 6, murcielago, and a 7 ltr supercharged holden commadore walkinshaw.4 those of you wondering what kind of car could do this, it is a 91 subaru(thats right)legacy rs turbo, fully group n rally spec certified, running just under 680bhp and weighing in at 985kg, and to top it all off....it has 2 15"alpine subwoofers in the boot, and it it fullf road legal.but back 2 the subject, which is that a gtir will well and truely kill an mr2.

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Mrtwo.'s Response to 9493_Yas.'s Review

Written on: 05/05/2003

After reading everyone elses comments i decided to add my own...
<br>I own a modified mr2 turbo, My best mate is an expert with cars (especially japanese cars) and has helped me greatly in modifying this car. Producing up to 466bhp without considerable loss in handling, top speed 170mph, 0-60 4.2seconds. I was told getting an mr2 to do this was impossible, but it seems not! An mr2 can hardly be compared to a gtir. mr2 is a middle enginged rear wheel drive sports car! and was built for handling just as much as speed. I would love to meet one of you in your "pant wetting" nissans on a long bendy country road! We will see who eats who for breakfast! gtir will come faster at a smaller price where as an mr2 wont(i've spent 10k modding my car, but not just on the engine. stereo,interior,exterior,satellite navigation).a car isnt just about the engine in my view, its about the style, looks and feel and in my opinion the mr2 wins this over many cars.
<br>Now lets start comparing mr2's to something more similar and same with gtir!
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92827_Dylmah.'s Response to 9493_Yas.'s Review

Written on: 28/04/2003

MR2's and GTiR's are completely different cars, and it's really not right to compare two cars that are so different. But for a fact, an MR2 will not keep up with the GTiR in a straight line. It's lighter more powerful and has 4wd.
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<br>HOWEVER, on a race track on bends it will be a completely different story. The Mid-Engine balance of the MR2 will mean it'll be able to gun around a corner at much greater speeds, as the weight shifts to the rear wheels as you gun it harder, you get more grip. The AWD GTiR handles well, but not quite as well as an MR2. But, as an MR2 owner, my opinion is biased, but i'll still bow down to the GTiR on a straight line......BUT I WILL BURN U ON THE BENDS MUHAHAHAHA!

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92631_Dino.'s Response to 9493_Yas.'s Review

Written on: 27/04/2003

hey.
<br>My friend has a gtir, he just put 17's on it and its lowered, bov etv. hes just bought an fmic waiting to put it on.. oh and exhaust system..
<br>anyway. yeh the car is great and it does go really well. but after being in my dads supra tt, which has exhaust, big fmic, bov, 18's, lowered, bkit, (6speed)etc. the gtir is nothing special. it actually feels slow compared to it, its like its non turbo, coz u cant feel the turbo come in, whereas in the supra it pushes u back in ur seat. im not paying the gtir out, as im actually thinking of getting one myself.
<br>at the moment i own a aw11 mr2 (which i just recently crashed...sad) and where i live theres some great twisty roads round a mountain, anyway, on the straights the gtir pulls away from me but i catch him on the corners which is funny as i need new front shocks and im wearing snow tyres! he has aftermarket suspension with 17's and sticky rubber (plus 4wd) anyway just goes to show the mr2 is quicker on a track.
<br>u might notice that most race cars (road) are rwd, something to think about. p.s. this is not an argument, the gtir is a great car and with little money spent it can get into the 12's very easily. oh and the guy with the corolla, where talking about a 3sgte in an mr2 (mid-engine rwd) compared to ur 3sgte (front engine rwd?) the mr2 would wip ya but! :D p.s.s. front wheel drive cars suck :D

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Akira.'s Response to 9493_Yas.'s Review

Written on: 25/04/2003

i just got a pulsar gtir so far it goes nutz...but i need it to go faster... what do you guys recommend i do.. i haven't got much to spend.. gman if ur still out there help me out man.. thanks guys..
<br>great car by the way.. slightly boosted and it still beats alot of cars... but not all =)

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83776_Minky.'s Response to 9493_Yas.'s Review

Written on: 27/03/2003

im buying my pulsar tommorow and cant wait.I went in my mates modded one a long time ago and nearly wet myself.Ever since ive wanted one.you cant beat the performance to price ratio.The one im buying is completely standard and ill probably keep it that way for a while.I personally feel its a beautiful machine and i hope i have many a fun time.

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78151_Newgtir.'s Response to 9493_Yas.'s Review

Written on: 07/03/2003

IF Gman is still out there... email me on jkendo007@hotmail.com and tell me how you did that to your GTiR. I just got a pretty standard Gtir and i wanna make it FLY!

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Danvonnewman.'s Response to 9493_Yas.'s Review

Written on: 14/01/2003

I have owned both a MR2 Turbo and a Pulsar and have driven modded scoobies and evo's so I know what i'm talking.
Standard form the MR2 is faster than the GTiR however spend just £500 on the R and you have 300bhp which only good evo's can come close too.
As soon as you go for high BHP outputs with the MR2 the handling and controll of the vehicle is apawling - by high i'm talking 350bhp+.
If you have a GTiR, MR2 Turbo, Celica, Scooby and Evo lined up all with 350bhp the evo would win in a straight line with the R an extreanly close 2nd.
As for track handling ie lap time the R and Evo again would be at the top with the MR2 coming last - after spining off at every corner

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Fredric.'s Response to 9493_Yas.'s Review

Written on: 09/01/2003

hows it goin,
well guess wat my gti-r goes like a rocket it goes 11.78 seconds 1/4 mile and its 267kw so suck a phat 1.
peace out

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Splmum.'s Response to 9493_Yas.'s Review

Written on: 28/12/2002

GMAN, if your still around would like to know info on getting my R a bit quicker cheaply as you have commented, contact thearmstrongs@iprimus.com.au

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Srplnty.'s Response to 9493_Yas.'s Review

Written on: 24/12/2002

well i dont know what these guys are on what think mr2s are quicker then gtirs, but ya all tripin. I own a pulsar n12 langley and thats a front wheel drive 1.5 turbo and i drag mr2s with 3sgte engines. So how do you figure a GTI-R would b slower then a Mr2 its not right. Yous have no clue. My car aint standard but still would not have the balls to keep with a GTi-R i know that well a standard one probably, but has never lost a drag to a mr2 and have dragged so called the quickest in Adelaide and that runs a trust t67 at 1.5bar boost and did a 12.7 so yeh. bang for the bucks nothing beats a Nissan

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Gtiroz.'s Response to 9493_Yas.'s Review

Written on: 18/12/2002

1. There is no such thing as an "hks version" of the GTi-R (hks have many i-R mods and have sponsored cars in the past but they didnt release their own version)
2. All you oz owners should be part of the oz owners club (http://drive.to/gti-r-oz/) and all i-R owners worldwide should be part of the global owners club (http://www.gtiroc.com)
3. This is meant to be a one-make car review, not a comparision between totally different marques

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58721_Tim.'s Response to 9493_Yas.'s Review

Written on: 18/12/2002

I am thinking of buying a pulsar-sunny gtir, or an mr2 gts. I will go for the gtr I think! It handles better, out performs in almost every aspect, and four seats. Mr2's are not as great as I first thought! I've driven both and the gtir wins hands down. Any mr2 owners,

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58170_Andrew.'s Response to 9493_Yas.'s Review

Written on: 15/12/2002

After having this car for 4 months the only problem that I have had, is that I am getting through so many pairs of underware. If any one has this problem let me know.
It's the most fun and fastest car that I have owned and when the day comes that I have to change it, I think that my world will come to an end!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Regards Andrew
Stone Staffordshire

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57699_What A Load Of Wafty.'s Response to 9493_Yas.'s Review

Written on: 13/12/2002

If 2 cars are nearly identical in weight and have the same power then they will be nigh on the same in a straight line. The only difference would be power lost through transmission friction. The GTIR loses 25% through this, the MR2T 19% therefore the MR2 will be faster - fact. Seirra Cosworth 2WDs are quicker than the 4WDs for example. (even though they are 16 bhp less) To beat a MR2T with 400 bhp you will need 400 bhp. I have an MR2T as do friends of mine, I also have several friends with GTIRs and others with scoobys. We race regularly and are all running 300+ bhp.

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B19 Sog.'s Response to 9493_Yas.'s Review

Written on: 08/12/2002

My mate has a MR2 Turbo which he bought with TRD
mods ie;uprated clutch,gearbox,exhaust,turbo and diff.
He has added himself Apexi avcr & safc also a intercooler in the trunk,aquamist kit and 75 shot
nos.This car was running approx 360 to 400bhp.
The upshot of all these mods was no traction and
zero handling around the twisties,even with a Koni
adjustable sus kit.
He claimed a top speed over 1.25 mile straight at
elvington in york of 179mph @ 18.7secs and also
claims 500m in 11.89secs.
After all this "claiming" i had to bring out my
Gtir to challenge him.
My Gtir was at that time running was running 1bar
boost;straight through exhaust,greddy induction,
hks afr,hks iridium plugs and R34 fuel pump.Bhp was @280.
We lined up at bottom of a long straight going uphill @ 1.5 miles long.We took off side by side,
and i gapped him staight away(about 2car lengths).
He then tucked into my slip stream and the gap
stayed the same until about 135mph where he pulled
out of slipstream and overtook slowly to get in front.
My opion in general Mr2s have good top end cause
they are more aerodynamic,but when it comes to real
world street power mr2s don't have a chance against gtir.

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52594_Ohara.'s Response to 9493_Yas.'s Review

Written on: 22/11/2002

I agree, Having owned both cars mentioned I don't really see how the mr2 turbo can be compared to the GTiR on the twisty roads of the uk wet or dry. It's not the best car in the world but it makes a bloody good second hand buy. I imported my Pulsar myself and can honestly say I never got bored of driving that car. With the ability to go silly in the bhp department the performance can be as outrageous as you can afford. I stopped at 300bhp but know people who just keep on upgrading and squeezing the last bit of power. Before making daft comments about them, drive one! and watch the gormless look on peoples faces as you smoke their backside. I used to wee myself laughing at the rich kids in their £30k bmw's etc getting blown away by a £8k nissan. What an underated car.

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48708_Jake.'s Response to 9493_Yas.'s Review

Written on: 06/11/2002

G'Day G Man. I am very interested in your upgrade on the GTiR. Please E-Mail me how you managed to get your machine to go so fast. jjspencer@optusnet.com.au

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46278_Jon.'s Response to 9493_Yas.'s Review

Written on: 26/10/2002

I own a 1990 GTi-R and I agree after you have driven modified a GTi-R nothing much else compares. Before i bought my car i considered buying an MR2 turbo as well. It drove well, was a bit lacking in space but overall was an exellent car. The real difference comes in the way the cars deliver the power, the GTi-R is an almost unique engine set up with throttle boddies and a turbo, this means as it heads for the red line it just revs faster the Mr2 does not, it appears breathless towards the redline. The bigger the power the more traction is required this is often reflected in the 1/4 mile times my friend has a uk spec gti-r running 11 second quarters which isn't too bad for the poor fuel we have to use.
I have been looking to replace my GTi-R for a year now, i have tried evos, scoobys and M3's but the GTi-R is special and always will be, it just was not a rally sucess just like the Mr2..

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43514_Lanee.'s Response to 9493_Yas.'s Review

Written on: 14/10/2002

I've spent less than $2000 on mr gtir and has done a 12.079 1/4 mile. Would like to see a mr2 with that much money spent beat it. Good luck

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42456_Chris.'s Response to 9493_Yas.'s Review

Written on: 08/10/2002

The MR2T weighs 30 odd kilos more than a GTI-R put loses less power through transmission. They are both 2.0L 16v turbos. The GTI-R is not a very good handling car 'out of the box' whereas the MR2T is very good. GTI-Rs are nose heavy and need considerable suspension revisions to make them handle. When you sift through all the macho hype these are the facts of the case. One is no more tunable than the other. I race my mates GTI-Rs who are running the same power as me (300bhp) and funny old thing there is nothing in it in a straight line. In the wet they beat the stuffing out of me, but in the dry it's the complete opposite. Both cars represent fantastic value for money. As regards looks well you cant compare there. The GTI-R is a rally bred aggressive looking animal of a car, the MR2 a pseudo Ferrari. The GTI-R has its good points and its bad points, (like all cars) but to say it beats everything is just not true i'm afraid.

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42199_Yas.'s Response to 9493_Yas.'s Review

Written on: 07/10/2002

People listen up. the truth about the battle between the mr2 turbo and the GTiR! everyone will have a view! the only way is to race on the road! and personally no mr2 i've raced has posed a threat!

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41900_Chaz.'s Response to 9493_Yas.'s Review

Written on: 05/10/2002

Stock v stock the MR2 T is by far the faster car. The 4wd you mention saps the power of the GTIR, giving about 160bhp at the wheels, compared to 215bhp at the wheels of the MR2. In the wet it's advantageous to have 4wd, but in the dry it's certainly not.

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41145_Exa-Bitionist.'s Response to 9493_Yas.'s Review

Written on: 02/10/2002

yea, ok.
<br>well, to the guy above, I have a 3S-gte mr2 motor in a AE82 corolla GT, and i know how well they go! still not as fast and no match for a GTiR. Missing one big factor of 4wd.
<br>I have a Friend with a turbo MR2, worked with about 270-280..cant keep up with the GTiR
<br>im well over the 300 mark now mate, i wish u lived nearby, more than happy to offer you a race.
<br>ill even put 5 ppl in the car, you can fit 2 ppl and a packet of cigaretts in a MR2,.The GTir is one of the best cars ever built, that's my opinion, you can have yours.

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40497_Chris.'s Response to 9493_Yas.'s Review

Written on: 29/09/2002

Just doing some research for a friend of mine who has a GTIR, great cars by the way. To the dipstick above: Youve never heard of the MR2 turbo then? It has a 2L 16v turbocharged engine mounted in the middle, and feeding the rear wheels. It produces 241 bhp does 0-60 in 5.2 and will go on to about 160mph. I did a 4.7 in my car only a month ago and i was only running 275bhp! So maybe i might have a chance with you at the lights? (especially as i am now pushing over 300)

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Exa-Bitionist.'s Response to 9493_Yas.'s Review

Written on: 26/09/2002

i think ppl who havnt been in a GTiR just wont know, i have on down in tassie, and i get dorks in Geminis trying to drag me off at the lights, its such a joke! as far a MR2 keepin up! ? whats with that. maybe if u put an SR20det in it, and made it 4wd! if u get a chance, all those who havnt been in a GTiR, go in one b4 u judge, u will S*&T ur pants, even if its a std one

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38310_Gaz_Gti-R.'s Response to 9493_Yas.'s Review

Written on: 18/09/2002

mr2's i was eating them in standard form i now have just under 290bhp,the looks might not be to everyones taste but it's a matter of opinion really,in fact i think the car looks quite aggressive which is good and i like that,also for the sort of performance you get out of a R here in britain you would still be paying anywhere near £7K-20K for anything that would touch it
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<br>i now hit 60 in high/mid 4's and have not done a 1/4 mile test yet but i expect it to be in the high 12's low 13's

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37318_Reuben.'s Response to 9493_Yas.'s Review

Written on: 11/09/2002

yo gman. can ya let us no how to get my gtir that quick for that cheap. thanks man. reubenone@hotmail.com

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37251_Moe.'s Response to 9493_Yas.'s Review

Written on: 10/09/2002

Hey Gman, i live in Sydney have 2 GTiR's and want to know how the hell did you manage to get your GTiR to go so quick for so little $$$?
<br>Please email me with details.
<br>japp.imports@justinternet.com.au

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37248_Andrew.'s Response to 9493_Yas.'s Review

Written on: 10/09/2002

HELLO GMAN, can you please tell me how you got a quarter time of 11.89. can you email me at vardakis@optushome.com.au . I too r in australia. thanks bro

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36634_Partypooper.'s Response to 9493_Yas.'s Review

Written on: 07/09/2002

just thought I'd point out that camels don't actually drink a lot of water (maybe you were being ironic or something.. but its not like you can tell from straight text) so you were actually saying your car doesn't use much gas so... yeah

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Rnn14.'s Response to 9493_Yas.'s Review

Written on: 19/08/2002

My GTiR is in rather standard trim , minus the apexi controller gear, 2 1/2" exhaust, aftermarket ECU, blitz BOV
<br>HKS air airfilter Z32 AFM custom fuel rail bilstein suspension custom air intake frount mounted intercooler .
<br>it is a damned quick car , eats WRX STi`s ev0 6`s (it5s plate name is EVOETR .
<br> i doubt weither there are any MR2`s in new zealand that could take it on respectively it had about 300hp before the fount mount intecooler z32 AFM and custom fuel rail
<br>and it did 0-100kmh-1 in about 4.5
<br>haven`t dragged it yet too worried about the clutch
<br>plus the fact i`m pushing the limits of the standard box and i can`t afford to be walking everywhere for a couple of months while i fix my gearbox!
<br> Sure there are faster cars , and i have no doubt that if you poured enough money into an MR2 you could beat me
<br>but damned sure i`d be going a lot faster if i had that kind of budget too!

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28267_Lanee.'s Response to 9493_Yas.'s Review

Written on: 17/06/2002

hey gman, i live in australia and would like to know how u did it. email me at lanee11@hotmail.com

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22729_Gman.'s Response to 9493_Yas.'s Review

Written on: 08/05/2002

mr2? dun think so? who eva wrote that dun know wat their talking about! my GTiR runs 0-100 in 4.01 1/4 mile in 11.89
<br><br>and guess what i only spent $2,000AU try spending that much wif MR2 see what times u get. If u see me on the road in Australia my plates say ITZQIK and if u are a GTiR fan ill tell u hows its done.

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D V 8 R.'s Response to 9493_Yas.'s Review

Written on: 17/04/2002

That may be a good time in the UK. But down in australia and New Zealand. GTi-R's run in the sub 11sec 1/4 mile. Cars are a mans life in some family's. People devote half their income on their car. My 1991 GTi-R runs a 11.9sec.
<br>That is after a evo 6 turbo kit and intercooler instalation and a top of the range computer upgrade. My latest Dyno shows I have about 220 - 390bph. Even with all these upgrades, my car is not at the top spot of the GTi-R rankings.
<br>Just somthing for you all in the UK to think about.

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19622_Adrian.'s Response to 9493_Yas.'s Review

Written on: 16/04/2002

Well said Yas, a friend of mine also has an MR2 GT (his was actually the fastest 0-60, 1/4 mile and top speed in the country) and he thinks that my car (Pulsar GTIR, 350bhp) is great. At least when I am driving in my car, I can fit a suitcase in the back if I want to nip off for the weekend, and I am also able to put a set of track only wheels in the back of the car for whenever I go to track days.
<br>Let's see you match that Goosie!!

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18516_Kris.'s Response to 9493_Yas.'s Review

Written on: 09/04/2002

an evo 6? thats about four times the price of a gtir! how about a nissan skyline or a second hand ferrari? bet you could get that for the price of an evo 6! the gtir is the best pound-per-fun you can get without going to a strip club!

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15858_Lancer_Evolution_6_Tme.'s Response to 9493_Yas.'s Review

Written on: 14/03/2002

Hatches suck!!!!!!
<br>
<br>Get a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 6 Tommi Makinen Edition

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Nedz.'s Response to 9493_Yas.'s Review

Written on: 04/03/2002

THE GTIR IS A REAL STORMER, IM 35 AND IVE HAD MY FAIR SHARE OF CARS. IT REALLY DOES FIT THE BADGE. BEFORE PEOPLE START DISAPPROVING THIS CAR THEY REALLY NEED TO HAVE OWNED IT. I HAD MINE FOR 3 YEARS UNTIL I HAD TO SELL IT, OTHERWISE IT WOULD STILL BE SITTING IN MY DRIVE.

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12340_Yas.'s Response to 9493_Yas.'s Review

Written on: 10/02/2002

TO the above. 4.5 seconds is achieved when the car is at full boost and is producinmg its maximum output. who said anything about 4.5 seconds being achieved as a standard car. you should in future read the comments properly before you compare a 2-seater rear-wheel drive carto a hot hatch which has no comparison
<br>no disrespect but you dont know what your talking about. the GTiR is my car and i know what it is capable of.
<br>the looks, you and a lot of people are right the mr2 is definetly a better looking car, but who was commenting on its looks. for raw power and drive believe me no mr2 can match.
<br>comparisons can only be made between like cars, you should bare that in mind when you decide to put someone down who is telling you of what his car is capable of and not who it can beat in a race or looks.
<br>Hope the message gets across
<br>Yas

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