1996 Nissan Pathfinder Consumer Review: Trouble free

1996 Nissan Pathfinder - Consumer Review

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Trouble free
By Spiff on


1996 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4dr SUV 4WD


Bought new 1996 4WD LE , and just
turned 110K miles. Very reliable.

Non-maintenance repairs: Throttle
positioning sensor and washer pump at
50K miles.($150, $100) O2 sensor at
110K miles($300). Ground harness for
emissions system needed at 110K miles,
and Nissan did repair under warranty,
even though it was 10K past! So less
than $600 in repairs over six years
and 110K miles.

All else was maintenance- replaced
nissan struts with KYB ones at 60K-
improved handling. Replaced CD player
(80K), which had begun to get hot on
drives over 3 hours, otherwise,
wouldn't have noticed.

Best Features

Excellent interior with perfect spaces for CDs, drinks, phone, etc. Handles great in snow. Averaged 17 mpg with four adults and ski gear on 600 mile trip. Average 20-22 in one person commuting.

Worst Features

More HP would have been nice, but it is more than adequate. They have since increased HP. Need a bigger size, but the new Armada addresses that too.
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