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2002 Nissan Pathfinder

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Path a perfect pick!
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By Dame
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2002 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5M)


Review

Last year, my wife and I traded our sorry Ford Focus for a 2002 Pathfinder, and I must say, they step up has been huge! I've always wanted a truck, but needed one now because of the birth of our second child. The truck has proved to be extremely reliable, handling last winter's snow storm with no drama. It's also decent on the open road. We go back and forth between PA and NY, and the car handles I-95 wonderfully, as it does Canal Street traffic. Anyone who knows Canal Street knows that it can be unbearable on an engine during a hot summer day, idling while trying to get through the tunnel. The interior is also decent, with full power and access. It was a solid purchase!


Favorite Features

All leather interior, sun roof, power everything. Better than average Bose sound system. Power when I need it and extremelt versatile.


Suggested Improvements

Gulps gas. Strange, faint buzzing sound during acceleration. It's an odd sound, one that doesn't annoy me too much, but annoys me enough to have it checked out this week.


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Good SUV, Bad Gas Mileage
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By James Darmawan
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2002 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5M)


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I just purchase this car. I was crazy about the car aloaded with everything and the prices i got $19,000 with only 28 k on it. The only bad thing about this car, it drinks lots of gas. I know the newer nissans consume less gas.


Favorite Features

all of it, love my car.


Suggested Improvements

GAS mileage.


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One great SUV
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By navygz19
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2002 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5M)


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Bought this Pathy 2 months ago with 47K on the ticker. This is my second 4x4 Nissan (first was a D21 Hardbody) and by far the best. This truck is solid, reliable and MORE than capable off road. The 4WD system/limited slip work perfectly together. On road the truck is sturdy, easy and very fun to drive. Interior space is wonderful; having the fold-flat rear seats is a great feature as well. Overall, an EXCELLENT value and even better truck!


Favorite Features

One-touch power windows/climate control/sunroof, overhead compass/temp. display, off road ability, horsepower.


Suggested Improvements

Not a fan of the stock tires (Bridgestone Dueller H/T) Fuel economy is pretty abysmal in town (but I've achieved 22 m.p.g. on the highway)


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Still Like It
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By TX Driver
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2002 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5M)


Review

I got my Pathfinder brand new and drive it 30 miles every day to and from work. My husband and I also wind up driving it on the weekends instead of his 2003 Chevrolet Pickup. We call it the "grocery wagon" because it's so easy to access the back to put in shopping bags. It seems like it can haul just about as much as a full-sized pickup when we fold the seats down. It's sturdy, airtight, and has plenty of pickup on the road. I was looking for another SUV, but the new ones don't have much more to offer than my 2002 model.


Favorite Features

The dash controls and lights, the audio access on the steering wheel, the "jeep- like" climbing ability, the sun roof, the cargo area and access, the paint job (Pearl White), the seats are high up like a truck, fun to drive.


Suggested Improvements

The cheesy letters on the luggage rack were peeling when we bought it, but I just finished peeling them off (didn't like them anyway). The all plastic interior is OK, but looks kind of cheap for a $31,000 SUV. My A/C fan has been making a noise like it's going out. No major complaints.


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Good Pathfinder
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By R Cross
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2002 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5M)


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Very good stylish vehicle which has ample storage or travelling space. Rides extremely well and handles well in snow or other wet conditions. We have 2 dogs who enjoy travelling between Rhode Island and Pennsylvania where we use the SUV to go to football games and tailgate with friends and family.


Favorite Features

Navigation System


Suggested Improvements

Needs 2 auxilary plug in(s) for our coffee cups


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