2005 Nissan Pathfinder
By nissanhater on
2005 Nissan Pathfinder SE Off Road 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
Vehicle has plenty of power and is fun off-road and in the snow.
Downsides are the door handles on rear doors are mounted to high for kids to use - plan on opening doors for them until they are about 7yrs old.
3rd row seating is ok for kids and adults the size of kids.
Fuel sensor and window switches fail ealry-on.
On many pathfinders the radiators are defective and leak coolant into the tranmission.
Plan an extra $6500 for trany/radiator replacement.
Get ext warranty and sell vehicle as soon as warranty runs out.
Vehicle is fun to drive on and off-road and in wet and snowy conditions.
Use external transmission cooler.
Mount door handles lower for rear doors.
Kids under 7 cannot open doors on their own due to height and angle placement of door latches.