1997 Nissan Pathfinder Consumer Review: Nice 4X, but some minor proble

1997 Nissan Pathfinder - Consumer Review

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Nice 4X, but some minor problems
By Kevin1452 on


1997 Nissan Pathfinder XE 4dr SUV 4WD


I bought this following up on previous
use of a Jeep Cherokee and Suzuki
Sidekick. It's a different vehicle
altogether, with much more car-comfort
ride and good 4WD capabilities. Had
several minor problems which in some
cases the dealer took care of under
warranty (brakes, tires, alternator,
battery), and others such as throttle
control (they claim this was a
maintenance problem - I think it is
poor design), interior items falling
off (seat lever, third brake light,
storage privacy screen). Overall it's
been a good car (now 48,000 miles.
Biggest recurrent headache is brakes
which I have had replaced and again
recently resurfaced.

Best Features

Nice look, comfortable ride and decent 4WD performance

Worst Features

Needs more power, better support or design on throttle assembly (throttle starts sticking at about 15,000 useage. Dealer says it is a regular maintance item to take out throttle and clean it. I've never heard of this before on any other vehicle I've owned.
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