1998 Nissan Pathfinder Consumer Review: Avoid Mobil Gas

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Avoid Mobil Gas
By The Davester on


1998 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4dr SUV 4WD


Excellent vehicle. Extremely
reliable. 2 months after I first bought
the vehicle I had to get all of the
fuel injectors replaced. The guy at
the repair shop said it was due to the
gas I was using. Up to that point I
was using Mobil gas religously often
going out of my was to get to a Mobil
station. After the injectors were
replaced I stayed away from Mobil gas
and have used 76, Shell, and Chevron.
Well, 5 years later and I have not had
any problems with the fuel injectors
getting clogged. My suggestion would
be to stay away from Mobil gas just to
be safe. The high gear 4WD can be
quite dangerous on normal ashphalt.

Best Features

Standard stereo system is great although it seems like the system is tuned primarily for the driver. While I am driving I get good sensation from all speakers and it feels 3D. However, in every other seat the sound is not as good and feels more mono. Rides great.

Worst Features

Word of caution: Never engage the high gear 4WD at speeds greater than 50 mph and never engage it during normal driving conditions. I would even caution against engaging it during rain for fear of the wheels slipping and losing traction. Probably alright in snow and dirt roads.
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