Reliable Compact SUV
By Steve4887 on
1994 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4dr SUV 4WD
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.