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Worst car in this size
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By ROBER
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2008 Nissan Pathfinder SUV SE 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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In two years 5 problems, the roof leaking, solenoid, valve, airbags, battery, window and two problem with solutions. Mechanical service, Maroone of Miami is the worst thing in this matter. The final point is new car with to many problems, what's next


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Need 91 octane, 15 mpg


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It is a LEMON
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By Hate this car!
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2008 Nissan Pathfinder SUV SE 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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Previous 1996 pathfinder owner for 13 yrs.Traded for a 2008 model-it is plastic junk. Started rattling 5 wks after purchase: windows,dash,inside AC vents makes loud noise,hatch closes so hard glass shakes and rear inside panel is dangling/rattling due to rear door, rear camera won't work when it rains, steering column is going to fall off in my lap one day, paint so thin a fingernail can scratch it, rear view mirror falls down but Nissan won't replace it. Nissan says there is a lot of plastic and I should "learn to live with the noise"! Nissan Corp has gone downhill in the quality of vehicles.


Best Features

The gas petal moves to the driver which is good for short people.


Worst Features

Nissan needs to get out the textbook on how they made earlier models and copy it. They are making junk plastic cars now.


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Love it!
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By mrredskin
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2008 Nissan Pathfinder SUV SE 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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Very pleased with the purchase. Feels almost like a luxury SUV, except for half the cost. Only mechanical issue I've had was a loose heat shield that took an hour to fix at service dept. Some controls could be arranged better, and definitely should have another 2 inches to move the driver's seat back (i'm 6'2). not uncomfortable - just can't stretch my leg out completely. i haven't second guessed myself for buying this, and i doubt i ever will.


Best Features

backup cam, interior design


Worst Features

more leg room for driver


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Worse vehicle I have ever bought!
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By Bon
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2008 Nissan Pathfinder SUV SE 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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I bought this vehicle after reading reviews on how good this vehicle was and on advice from other people - worse mistake I have made regarding a vehicle purchase. Picked up the car and within 35 miles the check engine light came on, took it back to the service department, they said they fixed it and 35 miles later, the check engine light was back on - stayed in the shop almost 2 weeks. Have had it home 1 month and it is back in the shop now because of some other problem. I've had this car less than 2 months and it's been in the shop more than I've had it home!!!


Best Features

Back up camera


Worst Features

Get the engine and parts working right before you put it on the market


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Buy a 4Runner
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By Adam
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2008 Nissan Pathfinder SUV SE 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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Was choosing between this and 4Runner. Chose Pathfinder because of option availability and price. At 7000 miles headliner (ceiling) started falling out. Took to dealer and they replaced the entire ceiling. Second ceiling was full of creases and looked far worse so it went back for a third time. They had it for five days and it came back with many faults. Stains on sunroof, ill-fitting, scratched, and broken trim. I am waiting new parts on back order so it can go back again and they can fix all the interior bits they broke. It will never be right again.


Best Features

Comfort and price for the features.


Worst Features

Interior build quality is not there. Plastic trim scratches far too easily. Rotten dealership service and service from Nissan Consumer affairs is a joke. I will get rid of this car in the spring for something with better fit and finish. Huge disappointment.


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