Overall a Very Classy and Reliable SUV
By 542keith on
2004 Nissan Pathfinder LE Platinum Rwd 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
The body's bold, classy, and muscular lines as well as the very well appointed and up-scale interior are like no other SUV and really attracted us. We went Nissan again for the third time!! The power, comfort, and handling are great. This SUV has great materials as well as fit and finish. After 28000 very hard miles the only problem to date is that the rear drum brakes squeal when cold. An easy fix. The gas mileage is about average but the tank should be a little bigger for more range. The rear seat is a little cramped for 6- footers. Great otherwise. Rear storage is good. If you want a classy but reliable SUV pick this one!!!
Bose sound system thumps. The automatic climate control is one of the best designs ever. The interior is by far the classiest of any SUV in it's class. The exterior is very classy. Hated to see it go.
Unusual for rear drum brakes on a vehicle of this caliber. Should have had rear discs. Larger gas tank to help with range on trips. A little more room for rear passengers would be nice.