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Great Vehicle
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By PS766643
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2002 Nissan Pathfinder SUV LE 2WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


Review

I bought this vehicle with 900 miles on
it and now have 11,200 miles. I'm
getting 19.6 mpg driving to and from
work at 45 mph and 21.7 mpg on the
highway at 65 mph. The ride is quiet
and smooth on good roads and not bone-
jarring on rough roads. The BOSE
stereo system is awesome! This was the
only SUV available in the LE version
without leather seats. Living in a hot
climate where we wear shorts a lot, I
didn't want leather, but wanted the
other ammenities. The vehicle could
easily tow more than the rated 5,000
pounds, Nissan needs to rate it for
what is is capable of doing.


Best Features

BOSE Stereo system, gas mileage, climate control system, interior and exterior appearance, and ride.


Worst Features

Sun visor is too short horizontally, when moved to cover side window. Don't tie safety features like side curtain airbags and limited slip differential to leather seating. Wide side posts between front and rear doors limits visibility at non-90 degree intersections.


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Not a bad SUV
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By JFLJ
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2002 Nissan Pathfinder SUV SE 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


Review

This vehicle is solid all-around with
no surprises good or bad. The engine
is strong with good passing power and
the handling is very good for an SUV.
The battery and the wind deflector did
need to be changed. No other problems
so far.


Best Features

Engine, handling, cargo room/ease of use.


Worst Features

Better stereo. The upgraded bose system sounds muffled and doesn't have the quality I expected. Outside noise comes into the passenger area. Better gas mileage.


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This truck ROCKS
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By Rob in MD
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2002 Nissan Pathfinder SUV SE 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 5M)


Review

I've had mine since January. I love it
and it drives like a sports car. I
only have 3 minor and 1 major
complaints. I've had 50W stereos that
sound better than the 500W Bose. There
just doesn't seem like there is that
much "elbow room" for the driver. The
back cupholder needs to be moved
forward (if you put a tall cup in there
it will not sit straight due to the
elbow rest). But the worst is the
cheesy lettering on the luggage rack.
These plastic letters started coming
off immediately after I bought it.


Best Features

Engine by far


Worst Features

Stereo, cupholder, better quality letter on luggage rack.


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SUV satisfaction
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By jmkf
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2002 Nissan Pathfinder SUV LE 2WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


Review

We got the full '4-square' treatment,
but still paid close to Edmund's TMV at
the time (around 30k).
We have had very few problems and
mechanically have had to just do the
usual oil changes and regular service.
My wife is the main driver of this
vehicle and she was dead set on getting
an SUV. We looked around at a number
of them - Jimmy (unsupportive seats and
mushy handling), Tahoe (too big),
Passport (buzzy interior), Cherokee
(this one was used and too old) - and
found what we wanted in the Pathfinder.


Best Features

Reliability and engine power. Handles capably and my wife likes high seating position.


Worst Features

Rear bench is very low. Driver seat memory function moves seat to 'home' (full back on seat travel) when ignition is turned off. This tends to crush whatever is behind the seat.


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Total comfort
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By Mr. Ron
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Vehicle

2002 Nissan Pathfinder SUV LE 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


Review

This is my first SUV. I never really
considered a Pathfinder in the past
because I thought of it as an off road
vehicle, which I really didn't need.
Then I sat in one at the NY Auto show
and thought, this is really nice! I
bought one and I love it. Though the
gas mileage isn't the best, everything
else about it outweighs that
drawback. It's extremely comfortable,
great handling, and has everything I
would every need. My local dealer is
great also. Very accommodating. So
far, I'm very pleased.


Best Features

Dual sun visors, Bose stereo with controls on the steering wheel, auto climate control, comfortable seats, smooth ride.


Worst Features

Illuminated cruise control and stereo controls on the steering wheel; Illuminated heated seat buttons.


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