1997 Nissan Pathfinder Consumer Review: no problems here

1997 Nissan Pathfinder SUV - Consumer Review

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By augie on


1997 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4dr SUV 4WD


I bought our 1997 Pathfinder new in 1998. Got a good deal on it. As our spare vehicle we only drove it about 4,000 miles a year the first 8 years. That all changed when our daughter started driving. She doubled the mileage in 3 years. It has had the normal things replaced/repaired. The A/C evaporator is the biggest so far. I'm very comfortable with our daughter driving it full time. It has to be inspected next month and if we get bad news we may look around at some other SUVs. We can't afford another Pathfinder. That Hyundai 10 year 100,000 power train warranty is looking pretty good.

Best Features

It's quiet and that unibody suspension makes for a car like ride. It's real easy to zip in and out of parking garages.

Worst Features

They already gave it a bigger engine, which apparently is still as thirsty. I test drove one when they first came out with the bigger engine. It wasn't any faster to 50 MPH than mine. Why bother trading.
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