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I love it all but the gas milage
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By bamccargo
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2003 Nissan Pathfinder LE Rwd 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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I love it all but the gas milage


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needs traction control
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By syd
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2003 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


Review

This SUV needs traction control.Spun tires an intersections with the front half of the vehicle in the way of oncoming traffic many times. Also doesn't handle well on wet roads. Was very fast but almost too fast for what it was (a light rear wheel drive truck) Used the 4WD in the rain. Enjoyed the truck at times and thought it was fun and sporty to drive but didn't feel secure in it. Didn't hold the road well. Also not roomy enough for our small family of 3 plus dog. Gas mileage wasn't great either for such a small truck. Just got rid of it after 7 months and moved on to an '02 Explorer. Much different ride. Won't miss the Pathfinder.


Best Features

Bose 6 CD stereo, climate control


Worst Features

Traction control, bigger backseat


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Not the Best Family Vehicle
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By Wetfly
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2003 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


Review

Shoulda done more homework: We were taken by the performance, responsiveness, and sporty look of the Pathfinder, but quickly came to realize that the back seat and cargo areas are skimpy, and the ride is...well...jumpy? The V6 is fun, but combine that with some mediocre rubber and no Traction Control, and pulling out into a wet intersection during heavy traffic can get dicey...


Best Features

Great V6, nice Bose soundsystem.


Worst Features

Traction Control (which I think is now an option?), better tires, more room...


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great value
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By Not2bad
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Vehicle

2003 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


Review

This is my first suv,and this truck is very well rounded.It has a good solid ride,and it handles well.The build quality is very good,and it has lots of comfort.the cloth is very high quality and even though the driver seat is not power,it has a lot of adjustment options.Stereo/cd sounds good ,but could use a subwoofer.Heater is a little weak on floor setting.


Best Features

power,ride,full size spare (under the truck)nice roof rack,radio controls on the steering wheel,looks.


Worst Features

Gas mileage,regular grade fuel,driver seat needs to move back one more notch,stronger heater.


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Very Creaky
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By shira
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Vehicle

2003 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


Review

This is my third Pathfinder in a row. I have taken it to the dealership 8 times and they can not fix a creaking noise that I hear above my head. Did not have this problem before.


Best Features

Performace, it drives like a dream. Very powerful.


Worst Features

Gas mileage and more room in back seat area.


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