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 kyle on Jun 17, 2010 Vehicle: 1997 Nissan Pathfinder XE 4dr SUV
I bought this car used from my uncle with 98,000 miles and ever since I've owned it, it has been nothing but trouble. Replaced the manual transmission and drive shaft $1800. Struts and shocks are so bad the car wobbles as you're driving. The drive shaft has already messed up again just recently as an experienced owner I will never buy another Nissan any make or model.
by Michael from AR on Feb 19, 2006 Vehicle: 1997 Nissan Pathfinder XE 4dr SUV
I loved my Pathfinder and when I sold it a few months ago it was still going strong with over 168,000 miles on it. It went through ditches and it handled great in snow/ice covered roads last winter even though it was only a two wheel drive. It even pulled a 1 ton Dodge truck. I'm going to buy a new one here in a few weeks. I would recommend the Pathfinder. It was a great truck!
by MGibbs on Jul 28, 2002 Vehicle: 1997 Nissan Pathfinder XE 4dr SUV
I bought the vehicle new and have had
only a few problems. The manifold had
a known problem that impacted my
vehicle, so the dealership fixed that
for free. The cd player went out, so I
replaced it with an MP3 player. OTher
than that the vehicle has always been