Bought it used with 109K miles in 2007. Overall a very fun car to have and drive, wonderful comfort, great sound system, great off-road. There is one very important limitation - bad fuel economy, about 12-16 MPG. Which means it is not for a lots of freeway driving, but rather for short commutes, small towns and off-road (which is excellent!) Some reliability issues - non specific, but after 100K miles, some small and not small parts tend to go out. Off-road as good as it gets. I drove on a very steep uphill, narrow winding mountain road with more than 6 inches of snow and ice, and it went right through it for miles until the snow got really thick (more than 10 inches).
Very beautiful interior design, comfortable leather seats, general comfort driving it, excellent off-road capabilities, electric switch between 2wd, 4wd and 4lo, great Bose sound system
Terrible fuel economy - can't take long trips, too expensive. Engine not powerful enough on uphills in the last gear. Other issues with average reliability.
I have owned this vehicle for 3 years. It is great to drive, has loads of cargo space, is luxioursly comfortable inside and has a dynamite Bose system. It is well insulated from road noise, drives crisply and rides well. If you can find a clean one, go for it. It has all the bells and whistles you would expect from a luxury SUV. I was looking for a 4Runner but found this sitting next to it. Wasn't that impressed with the Toyota, but fell in love with the QX4. It only had 7500 miles on it. Now has 35k.
Luxury interior - leather, Bose, gadgets - ride and handling. Very capable and strong in ice and snow with auto 4x4. Totally reliable.
Needs a little more power. Subsequent models addressed this. I added a K&N air filter which improves performance.
This is the most reliable vehicle I have ever owned. Bought used at 47K miles and now have 90K. Didn't know warranty went to 70K but never needed. Traded in a 2002 Odyssey for this QX4 and had a volvo wagon before that. No comparison. This truck is great on the highway, safe in the snow and good offroad (think skid plates and real 4wd). The important difference from the Pathfinder is the Nissan Skyline transmission and extras. Real gas milage is consistent 19MPG. Good trailer towing capacity.
All weather capability and options - Bose, sunroof, ride quality, fog lights, defrosters.
This vehicle is wonderful. It has
everything, and is affordable. Could
use a little more power, but not that
bad. Better than what I expected.
The comfort is great, and the Bose
stereo is incredible. I highly
recommned this vehicle.
I have to honestly tell you, that I
really Love my QX4 and it is very very
dependable with no repairs so far and
it so sturdy on the highways. I love to
drive this SUV on the highways since
the seats are comfortable and the car
rides very smooth and is very easy to
handle. The styling is unmistakably
luxiurious as it was the first luxury
suv and the build quality is fanastic.
I highly recommend people to buy these
QX4s as well as the all new Infiniti
FX35, because these SUV have a great
reliablity, fun-factors, styling, and a
decent price for what they offer.
The switch for the all wheel drive to
two wheel drive, the BOse Stereo with
the six CD exchanger, the running
boards, the styling inside and out, and
finally the best brakes and steering
handling of any SUV i have ever driven
out of the RX300, MDX, ML320, and X5!
To make the back suspension less
jarring over some bumps sometimes, but
it is not a big problem, and also to
improve the rear legroom.
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