I bought my Pathfinder in Dec. 1999 as a bigger vehicle for my 1st born. He's almost 12 and in that time we've had noo major problems. It only has 80,000 miles (I use it mainly to commute) and is going strong, so he may end up driving it at 16! The reliability of this vehicle has been excellent. My other cars have always been Toyota's, but this Nissan has been as (if not more) reliable than the Toyota's I've owned!
rear cargo space/fold down seats makes hauling bikes, garden supplies, lumber and anything else a breeze.
Who's gonna really improve a car that was built in 1999? It isn't as "plush" as current models - but that's okay!