by prodigy1 on Oct 10, 2013 Vehicle: 1997 Nissan Pathfinder XE 4dr SUV 4WD
I bought my pathfinder used for $3500 and it had 160k miles on it. It was the base model with a/c and a Manuel trans. It was rough around the edges but the interior had held up amazingly. Everything on the inside looked in mint condition. The a/c still worked great. The 4wd was amazing and functioned perfectly. I was rough on this truck but it never gave me any issues. Fitted a snorkel to it and hurricane season was no problem for me. It would go through anything! Overall a great truck. It was reliable and durable. I handed it down to my sister and she killed it by way of not changing the oil. It had 221k miles.
by adspof on Apr 7, 2012 Vehicle: 1997 Nissan Pathfinder XE 4dr SUV
Just bought it after selling my 1996 Ford Bronco which I loved but at 11 mpg was beginning to feel the pinch.
So thought a stickshift 2 wheel drive Pathfinder would do the same as I don't 4x4 ever really.
I like the lite but sturdy feel and I just feel like I am saving gas as I coast everywhere in nuetral 1/2 the time and use the gas the other 1/2 it seems.
Only issues have been general maintenance stuff I guess, as never had to deal with on the Bronco.
I have already had to to the front struts, carrier bearing at center of driveshaft, right side exhaust manifold (cracked), charcoal cannister, trailing arm bushings to stop "pathfinder death wobble".
If paid a shop $2,000 so did on own.
by Shea on Sep 19, 2010 Vehicle: 1997 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4dr SUV
My great uncle sold this car to me cheap soon after I got my license last December. Now, it was in great condition mostly thanks to my uncle treating it like his firstborn son since he bought it in '97, but what a great car he chose! I've had it for almost a year and it's required shockingly little maintenance for a 13-year-old car. 130,000 miles hasn't slowed it down a bit. It drives great, even in bad storms and intense heat. My parents and I feel safe knowing that I have a sturdy reliable car to get around with. I was definitely dealt a good hand with my first car compared to some clunkers my friends were landed with. My compliments to Nissan, this sucker's going to last me for years.