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


Review

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 SUV 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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Best SUV for the $
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By Hillcoach
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2006 Nissan Pathfinder SUV S 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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I've owned this 06 Pathfinder a little over a year now, 18,500 miles. Excellent vehicle. Lots of power allows it to pull a trailer and/or full load of stuff with ease. With kayaks and bikes on the roof it averages about 18 mpg at 65-70 mph. Mileage as high as 22 without gear on the roof. I would highly recommend this vehicle to anyone who tows and/or carries lots of toys on their roof. Lots of fun to drive daily and comfortable on long trips.


Best Features

100% reliable and with 4WD can go almost anywhere.


Worst Features

Dash mounted rear tailgate release lever.


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Least reliable vehicle I've ever owned
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By Tony
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2006 Nissan Pathfinder SUV SE 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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My wife and I have owned 12 vehicles in the last 7 years; this truck has been in the shop more times in the last year than all the others combined. Items replaced: fuel gauge, all belts, window regulator, and as of today, fuel pump. We will not buy another Nissan product. Also, if you have 2 car seats, one being rear facing, forget about being comfortable if your over 5'6". We will be selling this vehicle soon.


Best Features

Looks and horsepower.


Worst Features

Plain and simple, build a reliable truck Nissan.


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Exceptional vehicle!
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By Doug M
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2006 Nissan Pathfinder SUV SE 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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Love my Pathfinder! Very comfortable and has been extremely dependable. Absolutely no service/dependability issues except for a broken latch on the center storage bin (which I accidentally broke). Covered under warranty. Looks terrific and great performance. Second row seating is adequate but would be tight for taller/larger people. Third row is good only for kids, but that's a given. Only disappointment has been mileage - about 15 mpg combined - and relatively small gas tank. But would still strongly recommend to anyone and would buy again without hesitation!


Best Features

Looks, strong engine, comfort and dependability.


Worst Features

Desperately needs a larger gas tank.


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