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2002 Nissan Pathfinder

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A great knockaround vehicle
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By BOU962
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2002 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


Review

Love this SUV. A smooth ride that could induce car-sickness, a powerful engine, and conveniently-placed and thought-out controls make the car a gem. With regular all-season tires, holds the road in ice and snow, and stops on a dime if you're not driving like a drunken banshee. While 4WD can be taxing on tires, the Bridgestones wore out much too quickly - and were vulnerable to shoulder wear despite frequent rotation and balancing. Depending on driver height and seat position, blind spots (merging, etc.) can be a problem - encourage all your family members to test-drive before you buy.


Favorite Features

AWD,audio controls on steering wheel, CD changer, heated seats, power seat adjustment/memory,car-like handling, easy parking, excellent pick-up. Strong heating/cooling system that controls cabin temp quickly.


Suggested Improvements

Needs better real-life MPG rating - this car sucks gas like nobody's business (with negligible performance differences between premium and regular gasolines). Ditch the Bridgestone tires-they wear out too quickly-20K miles. Mount spare INSIDE vehicle. Add a backing sensor. Engineer away blindspots.


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no comparison
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By jdy
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2002 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5M)


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i've considered toyota 4runner and honda pilot and nothing comes close to this truck. bought it used but this suv drives like it was brand new. very car like handling and the exterior design is very simple and elegant. worth every bang of your $$$.


Favorite Features

build quality


Suggested Improvements

rear seat legroom


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Has been as advertised
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By readycash
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2002 Nissan Pathfinder LE 2WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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I purchased my '02 Pathfinder LE w/36k miles a year ago. Traded a BMW 3 series because we needed something a little bigger. Did not want another "new" car note so pursued '02 and '03 Pathfinder, QX4, or 4-Runner. Narrowed to these 3 after reading multiple reviews on this site. I now have 53K on it and knock on wood have had no issues. Pathfinder has great pickup for an SUV and is easy to drive in town and comfortable on the highway. At 1/2 the cost of a new one I have been very pleased with this vehicle and would recommend it.


Favorite Features

17" wheels, color keyed bumber and fender treatment on LE, comfortable leather interior.


Suggested Improvements

4 wheel disc brakes, power rear window, heated seats, more room in the back seat, available storage under rear cargo area.


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Amazing
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By arif
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2002 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5M)


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Amazing car. Feels like a Jaguar while on the road, and total confidence off road. Fuel economy a little low, but, hey, aren't all SUVs? Bought brand new in March 2002 and no problems at all. That's why it has amazing resale in our part of the world. Prettiest 4x4 in terms of exterior, while interior is comfortable and functional. All in all, $ for $ the best SUV in the world. It's ripe for replacement as it's approaching 4 years, but I can't find any alternative that will match it for build quality, comfort, ergonomics and performance in that price range. So I guess I'll be keeping it!


Favorite Features

It's ride on the road. Like silk.


Suggested Improvements

Maybe a little more comfort required in the back seat department.


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Not what I expected...
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By Zeke
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2002 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5M)


Review

Horrendous gas mileage, window leaks, exhaust rusted out after 20 months, lots of noises coming from rear end, CD player does not like the cold weather, steering wheel is falling apart. Original tires lasted 20k miles. Will not purchase a Nissan product ever again.


Favorite Features

stereo controls on steering wheel, color.


Suggested Improvements

too many to list


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