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Good SUV
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By Lucas
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2002 Nissan Pathfinder SE 2WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


Review

I bought The Pathfinder because it was praised on here, and I'm glad I did. It drives well, runs quiet, and hasn't given me major problems yet. I bought mine with 134,000 miles on it, but they are mostly highway miles. She gets around 15-16 MPG, but I'm trying to get her to around 20 or so. Probably going to add a K&N cold air intake soon. Changing your own oil can be kinda a drag too, being that the oil filter is underneath the semi-skid plate.


Best Features

Powerful engine, comfortable on long trips, stereo is nice.


Worst Features

Nissan has O2 sensor issues, but I'm sure they fixed them by now. Steering wheel sometimes comes off in my hand, leaving a gooey gunk on my hands.


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Great rig
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By PathyGuy
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2002 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5M)


Review

Bought this new and thought it was fine. After 6 years of only doing minimal maintenance, this thing rocks. With limited slip diff and old fashioned 4x4 (which I prefer), this thing can plow thru any snow and even does better than most others trucks/SUVs in icy conditions. Just get some good aggressive tires for offroading or deep snow.


Best Features

Old school 4x4 gives great traction in bad snow.


Worst Features

The CD player is the worst! It skips like crazy. Also needs more suspension travel length in rear. It hits the stops to soon.


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Great SUV
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By Great SUV
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2002 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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I have taken this car to sand/dirt roads were there was many pot holes, ruts, and 1-2 ft tall long bumps and it handles very well when rallying! In the rain it handles great with good tires. Handles well at 108 mph. I strongly recommend this SUV. Now for gas mileage I get about 16-18 mpg. Fun car to drive especially on long drives. If you by this car don't be afraid to give it gas!!!


Best Features

Love the power especially when doing a U turn at full throttle. Going fast around corners. The interior.


Worst Features

The stereo tweeters hardly work. Minimal electrical wiring such as the driver side electric seat, the speedometer also hardly work. The sunroof jammed.


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Sweet Ride!
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By gilmore
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2002 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


Review

I bought this pathfinder for my wife. She had never seen it or driven it. I fell in love with it when I took for a test drive. So she trusted me and now I'll never get to drive it again! She loves it. It's powerful, comfortable, stable. It's very luxurious inside and looks tuff on the outside. The front seats are very soft and comfortable. Great driver comfort when it comes to radio controls on the steering wheel and everything is easy to reach on the dash. Love the Bose stereo and the sun roof. Very good buy for the money.


Best Features

Power, 4WD, sun roof, interior and exterior styling, fun to drive.


Worst Features

Fuel economy, 02 sensor issues. Tow package.


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Love my Pathfinder
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By AMC
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Vehicle

2002 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


Review

Handles well on-road and off. Wide profile not the best in snow, but decent with good tires. Very comfortable, and most importantly, eminently reliable in over 85,000 miles. Of course, gas mileage is pretty poor, but I think I will keep it as a second car for camping, trips, etc., even when I look into a more economical daily driver.


Best Features

4x4 system, ergonomics are very car-like, and drives sufficiently car-like for easy long trips.


Worst Features

Fix rear bump-stops to ease the ride for rear passengers, a higher gear in overdrive would have helped fuel economy on the highway considerably.


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