Used 1997 Nissan Pathfinder

1997 Nissan Pathfinder
List price
$1,500

Pros

  • Fresh shape, wonderful interior, good reliability.

Cons

  • Steep price, engine could be stronger.

Used 1997 Nissan Pathfinder for Sale

Nissan Pathfinder 1997 LE 4dr SUV 4WD
127,410 miles
Used 1997
Nissan Pathfinder
LE
List$1,500
Est.Loan: $31/mo
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Dealer Notes
100%25 GAURANTEED ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION ON MOST VEHICLES. AUCTIONS ARE HELD EVERY SATURDAY AT 12%3A00 NOON. YOU CAN ALSO MAKE OFFERS DAILY WITH A MINIMUM DEPOSIT OF %2524200.00 AND MUST BE PAID IN FULL WITHIN 7-10 DAYS WWW.BRANCHAVEAUTOAUCTION.COM The front windshield is in excellent condition. The paint is in great shape and condition. No dings are visible on this vehicle. The tires are slightly worn with about 75%25 of tread life left. Interior Condition is average for this vehicle. The exterior is clean and in good condition. The engine is functioning properly and has no issues. This vehicle has no previous collision damage. The transmission shifts very smoothly. The brakes are in great condition. The battery is in good condition. The car was previously owned by a non smoker Front Bumper Color - Chrome, Rear Bumper Color - Chrome, Running Boards, Skid Plate%28S%29, Front Air Conditioning, Front Air Conditioning - Automatic Climate Control, Shift Knob Trim - Leather, Steering Wheel Trim - Leather, Cruise Control, Multi-Function Remote - Keyless Entry, Power Steering, Steering Wheel - Tilt, Abs - 4-Wheel, Limited Slip Differential - Rear, Power Brakes, Antenna Type - Power, Cassette, In-Dash Cd - Single Disc, Premium Brand - Bose, Radio - Am/Fm, Gauge - Tachometer, Front Fog Lights, Wheel Diameter - 15 Inch, Wheels - Alloy, Front Wipers - Intermittent, Power Windows, Rear Privacy Glass, Rear Wiper, Roof Rack, Window Defogger - Rear, Front Airbags - Dual, Power Door Locks, Anti-Theft System - Alarm, Side Mirror Adjustments - Power, Side Mirrors - Heated, Front Seat Type - Bucket, Upholstery - Leather, Driver Seat - Heated, Passenger Seat - Heated

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Edmunds' Expert Review

vehicle overview

The Nissan Pathfinder has largely been overshadowed by the recently redesigned Toyota 4Runner. We think that's too bad. Yes, the 4Runner is a good truck, but it is certainly not the only import SUV on the market. By taking a long, hard look at the Pathfinder, some buyers may be reward with a truck that doesn't look like anything else on the road.

The Pathfinder sports one of the friendliest interiors of any SUV we have tested this year. Ample passenger space fore and aft, a large cargo area with convenient tie-down hooks, standard dual air bags, a killer sound system, comfortable seats, and a great view are just a few of the reasons we like this truck so much. One thing we don't like, however, are the too narrow rear doors, and the tubular running board. The combination means that passengers exiting from the rear of the truck will undoubtedly have their pants scuffed by the ineffectual running board as they try to squeeze out of the tight portal.

With Nissan's 1996 redesign came a gutsier version of their familiar V6 engine. Though not the engine of choice for speed-freaks, it moves the Pathfinder along highways and two-track roads with ease. Speaking of two-track roads, the Nissan has lost none of its sporting personality when it acquired its much-heralded car-like ride. Just ask our managing editor, who took the Pathfinder on a day-long jaunt up to the Continental Divide.

Do yourself a favor, and drop by a Nissan dealer for a test drive. You might just find yourself driving home in the perfect alternative to the Toyota 4Runner or Ford Explorer.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 1997 Nissan Pathfinder.

So far so good. Nice SUV with gas mileage like a car.
adspof, 4/7/2012
Just bought it after selling my 1996 Ford Bronco which I loved but at 11 mpg was beginning to feel the pinch. So thought a stickshift 2 wheel drive Pathfinder would do the same as I don't 4x4 ever really. I like the lite but sturdy feel and I just feel like I am saving gas as I coast everywhere in nuetral 1/2 the time and use the gas the other 1/2 it seems. Only issues have been general maintenance stuff I guess, as never had to deal with on the Bronco. I have already had to to the front struts, carrier bearing at center of driveshaft, right side exhaust manifold (cracked), charcoal cannister, trailing arm bushings to stop "pathfinder death wobble". If paid a shop $2,000 so did on own.
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arob0505, 6/16/2014
My father bought a 1997 Pathfinder LE loaded off the showroom in 1997. He was a traveling sales rep and he sold me the car in 2004 with 265k. I drove it until it had 310k and gave it to my little brother in law for his 16th birthday present. He drove it for another year and a half and traded it in on a new Scion. I absolutely loved how smooth the tranny shifted, how quiet the engine was and how roomy the interior was. I loved it so much that I am buying another 1997 SE in 2 days! I think it is one of the best and most underrated SUV's ever made. It eats the snow and dirt and never dies. GET ONE!!
97 Nissan Pathfinder
grasshopper, 4/24/2002
It's been a good vehicle. The only nits are mileage - but I knew about that going in - and cup holders. Oh, it has two cup holders in the front but one is basically useless. Other than that, it still looks good and the Bose CD is incredible. It also has a great, throaty roar that belies the fact that it is far from a race car.
great suv
bk, 10/14/2009
I have owned 3 pathfinders along the way. First was a 1996 se, then went to a 2001 with the 3.5l and now I am back in a 1997. They all have been absolutely great vehicles! Never left me stranded anywhere, go through snow up to the bumpers, repairs are rare and they hold their value. The only complaint I had was going from my 1996 with 150,000 miles to the 2001 with 80,000 miles, I expected the same fuel mileage and was disappointed. A year later and I was back in the 1997 and regained some of the fuel mileage back again. This is a cant miss suv. Why pay thousands more for a 4 runner?
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Features & Specs

MPG
15 city / 18 hwy
Seats 0
5-speed manual
Gas
168 hp @ 4800 rpm
MPG
14 city / 17 hwy
Seats 0
4-speed automatic
Gas
168 hp @ 4800 rpm
MPG
15 city / 17 hwy
Seats 0
5-speed manual
Gas
168 hp @ 4800 rpm
MPG
15 city / 17 hwy
Seats 0
5-speed manual
Gas
168 hp @ 4800 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver3 / 5
    Passenger3 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    RolloverNot Rated
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Marginal

More about the 1997 Nissan Pathfinder
Used 1997 Nissan Pathfinder Overview

The Used 1997 Nissan Pathfinder is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include SE 4dr SUV 4WD, LE 4dr SUV, XE 4dr SUV, XE 4dr SUV 4WD, and LE 4dr SUV 4WD.

What's a good price on a Used 1997 Nissan Pathfinder?

Price comparisons for Used 1997 Nissan Pathfinder trim styles:

  • The Used 1997 Nissan Pathfinder LE is priced between $1,500 and$1,500 with odometer readings between 127410 and127410 miles.

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