by judger21 on Apr 21, 2012 Vehicle: 1998 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4dr SUV 4WD
Bought our 98 Pathfinder LE new ('back in the day') & have loved it ever since.
Basic & expected maintenance only & rolling strong at 189,000 miles & counting.
Does everything & still is the backbone of the family fleet (Altima & Juke) in terms of usability, versatility (boat, dogs etc.), safety, & confidence in bad weather.
Will drive it until either I or it give(s) out.
by Sean on Mar 19, 2010 Vehicle: 1998 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4dr SUV 4WD
I bought this used at 68K and currently have 135K on it. It runs well and I've had no major issues. Everything I have fixed I would consider it maintenance with most being done after 100K. Starter, alternator, water pump, timing belt, brakes, shocks, struts, tires, exhaust. Has a "tick" in the engine at colder temp's but goes away. The brakes are "grabby" but it could be the calipers going.
by pathfinders on Aug 29, 2009 Vehicle: 1998 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4dr SUV 4WD
Now I've owned 3 pathfinders so far. A 94, a 96, and a 98. I have had this one only since October and stopped driving it end of July. In those months I have bought 4 brand new tires, struts, shocks, front brakes, front drivers side axle, water pump, radiator hose, timing belt, ball joints/u joints, bushings and bearings on control arms, new evap system purge valve and canister, and then the recall was fixed, and last but not least my transmission just went and my knock sensor and my control arms need to be replaced. Im still looking for a new pathfinder but I wouldnt suggest a 98 or younger to anyone.