I bought this truck at a dealership that had 55k on it. It was the best vehicle that I ever owned. The body and the frame will go before the motor will. I put over 300k mileage on this vehicle before I put it to rest this spring! I live in minnesota and the 4x4 works so beautiful and the mileage I got was 16city/21Hwy. I one time I was a chevy person and but with this Pathfinder I had, I'm sticking with Nissan Vehicles.
Fully loaded: AC,PW,PL,PS,Tilt,4x4,CC,PB,Great stereo system
There is only one thing that comes to mind and It is the frame, it should be stronger or last longer than the motor!!
I bought my used one-owner, well maintained Pathfinder in 2002. I've put over 50,000 trouble free miles on the truck since I purchased it. Current mileage is 96,000. I've crept along on rough, rutted desert roads many times with out getting stuck. Turning in tight areas takes lots of work. My best highway mileage was slightly over 20 mpg. Combined street/highway mileage is about 17. The engine works hard to push the truck on hills. It could use another 20-30 horsepower. The cup holders were an after thought. The radio speakers are odd sized and it is difficult to find after market replacements. I like the Pathfinder's ruggedness and boxy design.
High ground clearance; full off road package--skid plates; limited slip differential; four wheel disk brakes.
Would have liked more power and a more efficient fuel system.
Still love the exterior design of the car much more than the more recent models. Classic design. Seats are comfortable, dash is easy to read, cargo space is ample, and tires are great. Gas mileage is horrible. Have often taken it on road trips and it costs me an arm and a leg. Acceleration is about as slow as could be. Often take to the mountains and have to drive in the slow lane with my emergencies on.
I purchased this vehicle when it was
two years old and had 22K miles on it.
Since then, I have driven it roughly
90K miles over a variety of terrain and
it has been an excellent multi-purpose
vehicle for me.
In the eight years that I have owned
the vehicle, I have replaced the
battery, CV joints and belts along with
the regular scheduled maintanence, oil,
lube, tires, etc.
I have a hunting lease in Texas and the
vehicle performs flawlessly off-road.
The range of 4 wheel options combined
with the proper transmission settings
allows me to creep up and down areas
that other stock four wheel drive
vehicles would not go. The 31x10.5x15
tires gives me ample clearance over
Sedan like ride with the ability to
take me most anywhere off-road.
A built-in cup holder and because the
vehicle is underpowered, a K&N
airfilter helped improve some of the
performance. Some other performance
upgrades could be modifying the ECU
computer and a cat back exhaust system.
Other than that, this Pathfinder is an
Since first day I bought the car
(second hand), it is full of problem!
All type of problems and fix a couple
of times in some problems, e.g.: the
evaporator of A/C, altenator, stearing
wheel problems, electric connections,
belts, etc. And now, after 133,000
miles, the transmission quite working
well. I heard it is a manufacture
Exterior looks, e.g.: Big wheels
RELIABILITY! Transmission problem! Not
a confortable ride.