Not bad but not good
By carshopper on
1996 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4dr SUV 4WD
The engine is strong and reliable.
Had to replace the water pump after
45K miles. Changing the oil is a pain
due to the oil filter is located under
the plastic skid gaurd. It has to be
taking out everytime you change the
oil. The suspension I would rate very
poor. After 60K miles of highway
driving, I had to replace the torsion
bars, ball joints, and RF cv joint.
The car does seem to be built solid as
there are no annoying little rattle
after 90K miles. The radio is cheap
and my power attenna broke after 50K.
The paint is very good and holds up
after parking outside for 5 years.
The buckets seats hold you in. Lots of
space and headroom.
Redesign the suspension so that it
does not sway during highway driving.
Improve the quality of the radio.
Change the oil filter location so that
it is easily accessible.