2008 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)
When you take your foot off the accelerator just above 40 mph, the car downshifts with a noticeable thump. Then when you press the accelerator again, it upshifts with the same noticeable thump. It is so aggravating that I would not have bought the vehicle if I had known. I took it back to the dealer, they tested another 2008 and said that it was "normal." I did not have this problem in my 2005 at all. They said it was because they put a dual torque converter in the 2008 model. Also, it seems to be harder on gas than the 2005. And when I filled up the first time, I noticed a sticker on the inside of the gas cap door that reads "For best results, use premium gas." The 2005 did not say this.
The new console. It has a lot of programmable features and a lot of monitoring features like tire pressure. The HVAC system is better. The stereo system is better than the 2005.
Smoother shifting transmission and better gas mileage.
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