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2002 Nissan Pathfinder SUV - Consumer Reviews

2002 Nissan Pathfinder SUV

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By jdy
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2002 Nissan Pathfinder SUV 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 $$$.


Best Features

build quality


Worst Features

rear seat legroom


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Has been as advertised
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By readycash
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2002 Nissan Pathfinder SUV 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.


Best Features

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


Worst Features

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 SUV 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!


Best Features

It's ride on the road. Like silk.


Worst Features

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 SUV SE 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5M)


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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.


Best Features

stereo controls on steering wheel, color.


Worst Features

too many to list


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3 years and 60,000 miles later
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By 6th SUV
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2002 Nissan Pathfinder SUV LE 2WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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This has been a very good vehicle for us. Runs rings around the 99 Grand Cherokee we had before this Pathfinder. However in my 40 years of driving I have never had an exhaust manifold break. Not one but both broke on this SUV at 50,000 miles and the dealer wants $1200.00 to replace them. I feel this is not a normal situation and should have been replaced under the drivetrain warrenty. Besides this issue this has been a very reliable SUV, we travel with it alot and I have confidence where ever I go with it.


Best Features

Dependable. Excellent fit and finish. Very good power. Good road feel now that the original tires have been replaced.


Worst Features

Hey Nissan...replace the exhaust manifolds. They should last forever like on any other vihicle. The original Bridgestone tires were out and out dangerous after 20,000 miles.


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