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2001 Nissan Pathfinder SUV

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Why havent you bought it yet ?
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By Nick
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2001 Nissan Pathfinder SUV LE 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


Review

Well i just traded in my 1993 Maxima and my 1998 altima for the 2001 pathfinder. I absolutly love the truck. The 4 wheel drive is excellent, the VQ35DE engine delivers the power i was looking for, and the auto tranny is smooth as glass. i had 255 tires on mine when i got it so i was pleased. The ride is supportive and the interior is roomy. Ergonomics is nice and interior parts are not cheap feeling.


Favorite Features

auto 4x4, suspension, navigation


Suggested Improvements

REAR DISC BRAKES, standard entertainment package, standard heated mirrors


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Outstanding Vehicle (3.5L LE 2 WD)
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By nissan2k1
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2001 Nissan Pathfinder SUV LE 2WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


Review

Bought it a month ago, vehicle garaged, serviced and well maintained by the orig. owner. I gave it 10s across the board, still trying to find flaws with the vehicle, other than the minor scratches that the vehicle was exposed to in an apartment parking lot environment for 6 months. 10's because my expectations of it are tempered by what it is. 135K miles, many newer SUVs won't run with it.


Favorite Features

Everything about the vehicle. Engine, automatic transmission, power everything interior, exterior fit and finish.


Suggested Improvements

Nissan needs to fix those sensors or make them cheaper to replace. Bose needs to fix a cd changer that has a plastic part that breaks.


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Beware Of 01 Pathfinder. Find a diff car
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By Jensen Thomas
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2001 Nissan Pathfinder SUV LE 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


Review

Although i like the way they build the car exterior and interior wise, i do not like the way they have so much problems. When i bought the car in 2001 to a total of 42,433 grand, i though i will get a quality vehicle, i was wrong. I bought the state of the line entertainment system, lo jack and a push bar, all have failed me. My BOSE 6 CD changer doesn't work, keeps on getting the error "err2" which means disk stuck, push bar is poor quality and the lo jack doesn't work. I though i would get a good car but this car breaking down every time. replaced the windshield washer motors 8 times and still doesn't work and the step bar is corroded and the transmission is going only at 52343. Do not buy


Favorite Features

Leather seats


Suggested Improvements

Better entertainment system. Bose 6CD changer is a joke. VHS Entertainment system is broken along with the windshield washer motor keeps on braking with one use. Standard Bridge stone tires are not reliable and not safe.Motor for the power seat breaks. Dont buy the car


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Huge disappointment
7 of 11 people found this review helpful
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By Robert
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2001 Nissan Pathfinder SUV LE 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


Review

I bought it with 87,000 miles and did all the due diligence with a weekend test drive, private mechanic checkout and carfax. Vehicle was a 1-owner trade and exceptionally clean. Nothing but a disappointment. Cat converters, O2 sensor issues, mass air flow, tie rod ends and wheel bearings were replaced a year later. CD changer doesn't work, bad o-ring oil seals, overheats in hot weather due to an air pocket in the cooling system the dealer couldn't even clear out, windows move slowly, transmission slips in cold weather. Looks like the exhaust resonator I put on is its 3rd one. Fan amplifier control module burned out. Left side sits a bit low so I suspect a bad strut.


Favorite Features

Styling, handling (drives like a car, not a truck), performance. 4WD is great. Nicely appointed interior.


Suggested Improvements

Not a very well engineered vehicle. No excuse for the number of problems, especially for a vehicle built in Japan. I think Nissan had some financial problems 10 years ago and it shows in the quality of the vehicle. Sorry to say that I'll have to stick with Honda and Toyota in the future.


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Excellent Car
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By lcplorbinati
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2001 Nissan Pathfinder SUV LE 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


Review

I have had this vehicle for 5 years and since over 102,000 and after owning this one I would buy a Nissan again. No problems up to about 136k but I take responsibility for the major problems that could of been prevented with good preventative maintenance. The car has 141,800+ miles and has been through CA and driven from CA to NM and to few destinations in NM. I trust this vehicle to roll with me anywhere and I will even drive my family around in it. It also survived several big accidents with minimal cost and big damage. One big problem is the stock cd changer, no problem swapping out for aftermarket radio


Favorite Features

I will just say all of them.


Suggested Improvements

None- Black paint with black leather interior was a bad idea though.


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