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Cool Soccer Mom
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By Melissa
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2006 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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Love the ride; the steering is solid and handles curves well. Have it had for almost 1 year now. Traded '01 Nissan Quest; still wanted the room without the low to ground vehicle. Even though this is not 4WD, it does well on loose gravel and low clearance areas. Pulls trailer with 4 wheeler extremely well.


Best Features

Bose sound system; sunroof.


Worst Features

More comfortable front seats (more cushion and wrap around); adjustable 3rd row seat backs.


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Great SUV
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By Joe
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2006 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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This vehicle is the best, in my opinion of all vehicles in its class. With roomy interior and a very handsome exterior, Nissan went over and above in the Pathfinder design. I also own a Titan, which I normally pull my 23 foot, 4000 pound, wakeboard boat with. One day I decided to use the Pathfinder, I was impressed! It pulls with ease. Much better quality in all features than the Envoy, and Pilot, way better than Durango and Jeep. This thing is solid! It's the perfect combination of a powerful SUV, sporty handling and quickness. On the highway smooth and quiet. Fuel economy is better than I expected. I believe this is the SUV the other manufacturers try to copy.


Best Features

A+ power. Easy around town. Excellent Bose sound system! Third row seats flip down flush for an extra large trunk. Interior is plush and comfortable, a real trend setter.


Worst Features

Improvements? I can't think of any.


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A Great Pathfinder
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By Rick
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2006 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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We traded our 2004 Chev Trailblazer for this 06 Pathfinder. It handles much better than the Trailblazer. This Pathfinder is narrower and smaller, it has the power when needed. I would buy another Pathfinder in the future.


Best Features

Bose 6 changer CD system, moonroof, and how the seats fit your body so well.


Worst Features

Nothing at this time.


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Perfect SUV
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By KurtL
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2006 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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Had a 2003 Pathfinder lease and took a 2006 after 3 years. Like this one better. Roomier, smoother, more space, better ride and handling. Love the style too. Got both comfort and performance pkgs. Love it!! Gas economy is 17 back and forth to work etc., highway 21+. Only issue was backup lights didn't work at first, and dealer replaced the transmission in order to fix 'em(??). I found that odd. But it's trouble free ever since.


Best Features

Bose 6-CD player. Great sound throughout. Smooth quiet ride like a luxury car. Fits my 6-4, 220 frame like a glove.


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After 35,000 miles, I'm selling
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By Joe
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2006 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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We own a 2006 Pathfinder LE (35,000 miles) and a 2005 Toyota 4Runner (45,000 miles). When new, I liked the Pathfinder more. Now I prefer the 4Runner. The Toyota has been trouble free, while I've been to Nissan a number of times for silly stuff: running board rubber peeled up, idler pulley noisy, driver's window slamming into track, heater control jams, door handle fell off, etc. Also, handling seems to have deteriorated to the point of being scary around turns that aren't smooth. Bad shocks? While my dealer has been superb, the car has not. Toyota does build a better vehicle. But, I love the drivetrain on the Path - very strong and smooth. Improve the suspension to the level of the drivetrain.


Best Features

Driveline, Nav system, leather seat material holds up very well.


Worst Features

Fix whatever has made the suspension feel so squirrely. Improve quality control. Leave out the 3rd seat - this truck is too small for one - and make the second row seating more spacious and comfortable. Higher quality door panels (too much hard plastic). Improve the climate controls.


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