by Sean S. on Feb 4, 2009 Vehicle: 1998 Nissan Pathfinder XE 4dr SUV 4WD
I've owned this one for almost 6 years and have been quite pleased. Powertrain is rock solid with no issues. I have replaced water pump, timing belt, starter, alternator, brakes, struts and exhaust. All things I consider maintenance and not done until the last couple years. Access to back seats is awkward, several people have hit their heads getting in. The gas mileage stinks which is expected. The engine is somewhat underpowered but wouldn't trade it for the reliability. The ride is decent, a little stiff but it's an SUV. Front seats are comfy and the flip down rear seats give you a lot of room to haul.
by robertk on Jan 4, 2005 Vehicle: 1998 Nissan Pathfinder XE 4dr SUV 4WD
Recently bought this 1998 Pathfinderw ith only 59,000 miles. I drove it only 3,500 miles over a nine month period and the transmission died. I would have had better luck with a Chevy or Ford! The driver seat is small and uncomfortable. The gas milage is terrible, but I knew that buying it. The back seats' fold down setup is poor. The rear window leaks and the front windows don't close tight enough to stop the howl at higher speeds. I used the ratings and comments on this site to make the choice to buy this SUV. I really don't like this truck and now I feel like I made a bad choice.
by 98pathfinder on Mar 30, 2004 Vehicle: 1998 Nissan Pathfinder XE 4dr SUV 4WD
With 175000 miles, the engine runs
great. The tranny in 4WD isn't as
smooth anymore, but how can I
complain. I've never needed a major
repair (the original rear brakes are
still on the thing) and routine
maintenance is easy to handle. I drive
it tough and it still does what I want,
when I want it, without a complaint.
Except for the mysterious service
engine soon light, reliability and
quality have never been an issue.
by Fleetwood on Dec 31, 2003 Vehicle: 1998 Nissan Pathfinder XE 4dr SUV 4WD
I have owned many cars, trucks, and
motorcycles over many decades.
Without reservation I can say that
this Pathfinder is one of the very
best vehicles I have ever owned. I
would recommend both current and older
Pathfinders to people who find superb
reliability more important than e.t.'s
at the drag strip. The mileage is
higher than one can rightfully expect
from a truck framed 4WD vehicle with
enough power to be a serious off and
on rode ride with exceptional sure
by Dave Murray on Jan 28, 2003 Vehicle: 1998 Nissan Pathfinder XE 4dr SUV 4WD
Almost the perfect SUV. Reliable,
comfortable, tows well. Good in snow
and sand. Gas mileage
characteristically poor (15 city; 18
highway). At 50,000, had two electrical
components fail (about $200 each).
Otherwise, totally reliable.
I'd definitely buy another.
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