1997 Nissan Pathfinder Consumer Review: This Truck Holds Up

1997 Nissan Pathfinder - Consumer Review

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This Truck Holds Up
By Dave on


1997 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4dr SUV 4WD


I purchased this Pathfinder off-lease at 36,000 miles and have since racked up 115,000 miles. I have absolutely hammered this thing. 4 cross country trips, some serious off roading, living above 8,000 ft in the Utah mountains, and lots of 4WD driving in snow. She has never let me down, always starting right up. I have had the front rotors turned(they became warped) at 45,000 miles and a new Throttle Position Sensor. No other repairs other than normal wear and tear. This is not a fast vehicle, but it gets you wherever you need to go. Fuel economy is not great, but it is an SUV. K&N air filter and Platinum plugs help. Still drives well, I expect to put 250k on her.

Best Features

Reliable, very good 4WD capability, plenty of space for camping, biking, skiing gear.

Worst Features

Engine needed to have 4 valves per cylinder for better power and economy
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