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By Jonny D.
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2003 Nissan Pathfinder LE Rwd 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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Wow. That's all I can say. I just purchased this truck, used, from a private seller and I have been in love ever since. The interior is plush, but not gaudy; it is simple, easy on the eyes and consistent with the truck's exterior look. Leather seats are very comfortable. The exterior possesses all the characterisitcs commonly sought after by the superficial man -- it looks very cool. But the best part about the truck, and the reason why I would buy it again even if it didn't have all this other stuff, is that it is so much fun to drive. It feels like you are coasting on air; the engine is strong and quick. It accelerates quickly and brakes the same. It is a blast.


Best Features

The engine/acceleration -- this thing hauls some serious business. Having the radio controls on the steering wheel is very convenient. Leather seats.


Worst Features

Gas mileage could be better; or gas prices could be cheaper. I'm not sure who's to blame.


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By roco
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2003 Nissan Pathfinder SE Rwd 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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very rough suspension...almost like driving a sports car...good acceleration but poor suspension...very bumpy.


Best Features

leather seats


Worst Features

better shocks


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Good choice of mid-SUV
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By Greg
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2003 Nissan Pathfinder SE Rwd 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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This is a solid vehicle, that looks better, performs better, and holds more stuff than many of its peers. I looked at nearly a dozen comparable SUVs and felt that this was the best across the board value, and I still feel that way 2+ years later. I owned a Mustang GT but needed an SUV, wanted a Pathfinder but couldn't afford it, bought the wrong one and finally got a Pathfinder 2 years later. It was worth the wait. Acceleration, braking and handling are all very good. The styling, especially in the interior is pleasing to your eyes without being dominant and eye- distracting. There are enough cubbies and cupholders to meet your needs, and the seats are quite comfortable. Really good vehicle.


Best Features

For a 6 cylinder, heavy vehicle, this things hauls you-know-what. The stereo, aside from the skipping CD player, is terrific. Interior and exterior styling are great, just cool to look at. For a guy who surrendered his Mustang GT for a family vehicle & stuff hauler, this is as good as it gets.


Worst Features

Some of your sight lines are compromised by the big B pillars, the interior insulation over the rear tires could be better - you get a bit of noise in the cabin on a wet road, the 6- CD player is somewhat fussy and skips on cold days (and some warm ones). Gas mileage is on par for the genre.


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So happy brought another one
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By Lisicles
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2003 Nissan Pathfinder LE Rwd 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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This is smooth riding vehicle - I bought it for the dogs, and they love it :) We travel around the county to shows and this vehicle is everything and more - WAY more power than the Tahoe we tested at the same time.


Best Features

The power that this SUV has is great, even at 90 you still have more power avaiable if needed.


Worst Features

I hate the whistling sound that comes from the window - they tell me they can't fix it - wouldlike to see that improved.


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best in class
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By peacefrogx
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2003 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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I bought this car used (a year old) with 25k on it and have not been disappointed at all. Great power, easy handling, and abundant interior comfort make this a great mid-size SUV. Great site-lines as well as an excellent stereo system make driving both easy and enjoyable. The mpg (about 16- 18/gal) could be better but is pretty standard for this class.


Best Features

an SUV that rides and handles like a car


Worst Features

there does seem to be a lot of outside nooise that is not blocked out. also, the seats could have been a little bit more user-friendly (electric, heated) for the money.


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