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Nissan Pathfinder Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.0 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 153 hp @ 4800 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 14/17 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1990 Nissan Pathfinder

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  • What's New for 1990

    Nissan joins the four-door sport-ute frenzy by adding two doors to the popular Pathfinder. No other changes are made this year.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 14
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  • 17
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Reliable. will not die.

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Vehicle: 1990 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4dr SUV 4WD

I've owned my pathy for almost 10 years now; bought it used in 2000 from a guy who babied it. I've treated it pretty harsh.. lot's of offroading excursions and suspension damage. But the pathy always seems to survive... I can't seem to kill it. The only major repairs I've done are suspension (most likely my fault) and I had to replace the clutch hydraulics at 140,000 miles.




1990 pathfinder se

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Vehicle: 1990 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4dr SUV 4WD

Awesome truck, Nissan definitely did a good job and built it to last. Got used with just under 100,000 miles and it is still running strong with 235,000 miles. Only work done besides the basics (tires brakes belts timing...) was a transmission around 160,000 miles. Really shines offroad and in the winter with the 4x4. Just starting to rust, but after almost 20 years of reliability it is to be expected.




Excellent 4x4 rig

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Vehicle: 1990 Nissan Pathfinder XE 4dr SUV

I live in a rural area where four wheel drive rigs are a part of life, and this pathfinder is one of the better 4x4s I have ever driven. If you are looking for a "soccer mom" car, get a van. On the other hand if you are looking for a small affordable 4x4 that can go anywhere, get a Nissan Pathfinder. It has the ground clearance and power to get anywhere you want and is still small and light enough to get decent (about 22 mpg highway) millage. The only downside is that the XE model does not come with a limited slip in the back, reducing performance somewhat in snow / mud, but it is otherwise an excellent vehicle.




Built to last

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Vehicle: 1990 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4dr SUV 4WD

I bought this suv at 107000 miles and a brand new transmission, four years later and an extra 43000 miles, she is still going strong. I have replaced the water pump, timing belt, and alternator. For the age that she is, she has been very reliable for the most part. I would definitely recommend this car to someone.




Like a swiss watch

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Vehicle: 1990 Nissan Pathfinder XE 4dr SUV 4WD

I bought this thing on an impluse and had a nice surprise. I replaced the timing belt and this thing is like a new truck! Plenty of power, quiet inside and amazingly reliable. Electrical can be a little squirrely, so get a pro for that. Sound system is great. Mine has a cloth interior and still looks amazing for it's age. All this for $1000. What a deal.




Chevrolet trader

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Vehicle: 1990 Nissan Pathfinder XE 4dr SUV

After selling Chevrolet Truck's for more than 25 Years and becoming ill and lost my demo I found myself on our used-up car lot and after finding this little suv sitting on the "Rock Lot" this is where they keep the cars the can't sell for one reason or another any way I had the lot porter wash it and then I had it checked by the service dept. at that time it already had 104 K but every thing checked out good so I had all the fluid's changed, the AC charged and a new set of tires and she was ready to go and that was 7 years ago and it has been the best suv I have ever driven! soon to hit 200K and I drive it almost every day with the knowledge that she has not ever left me stranded !



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Full 1990 Nissan Pathfinder Review

What's New for 1990

Nissan joins the four-door sport-ute frenzy by adding two doors to the popular Pathfinder. No other changes are made this year.

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rest_stop
rest_stop
10-09-2001
I own a 1990 2wd Pathfinder XE which finally had its transmission quit after 211,663 miles....


charzy
charzy
10-13-2007
I am new to this, and not quite sure how to go about asking for help...but if anybody knows the selection order of the transfer case gear selector of the 1990 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4W I would be so gra...


pathstar1
pathstar1
01-26-2005
I'm a little confused here. I've not seen any "first year of model problems" in any new vehicle I've bought. This includes a 1990 4Runner, a 2004 RX-8, and a 2001 Pathfinder LE. The Pathf...



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