2001 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5M)
We bought the Pathfinder after owning a GMC Yukon thinking "this will be more sporty and get better gas mileage." We were right about the sportiness part of SUV but found the utility lacking because of the small size and the gas mileage being actually worse than the larger Yukon/Tahoe. It is a nice vehicle with comfortable leather front seats, but the backseat is horrible and really only fit for kids. I guess it's all relative to what a person's needs are so if the size is not an issue then I would recommend this as a good vehicle to have. We've kept it for 8 years so it wasn't too bad of an experience. Replaced oxygen sensor with Maxima sensor for 20% of the pathfinder price 3 yrs ago.
Smooth engine and nice handling. Solid build and great reliability. 4 wheel drive traction.
Junk the faulty Clarion 6 disk cd changer. Improve the backseat.