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My Second Pathfinder
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By HappyWithNissan
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2004 Nissan Pathfinder LE Platinum 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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When the El Nino storms washed away the dirt road to our home, we used our first Pathfinder to escape to safety along a steep horse trail -- since then, we've been hooked. Now on our second Pathfinder (we traded in the first one when it was 7 years old so that we could have a shiny new one for our babies), we're still very happy owners. We know that if a mountain trip or weather requires it, our Pathfinder can find a way to get us where we're going. And it drives well in the city as well. The ABS kicks in when needed, the steering handles curvy roads very well, and the seats are comfortable even for long drives. Although mileage could be better, we get a decent 16 city, 20 highway.


Best Features

AWD, ABS, compass, leather seating, high clearance, stability in snowy or dangerous driving conditions, etc.


Worst Features

Better mileage, third row seating (which is now an option), better alignment of latches (for booster seats) with head rests.


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Disappointed
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By PF
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2004 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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I find it to be very noisy. Wind noise especially from the sunroof is annoying. Rattling from defroster vents on the top of the dashboard is annoying and appears to be a poor design. That's just me being a little picky with engineering problems that shouldn't be that hard to correct. My big disappointment is that with only 28,000 miles on it the evaporator cannister and vent control valve failed and cost me $550.00 to fix at the dealer. I'm out of warranty because it's over 36 months old. I contacted Nissan, but they have offerd me no consideration helping out with the cost of repairs. I wouldn't have expected components to fail at such low mileage.


Best Features

Comfortable ride, well equipped


Worst Features

Better gaskets around doors and windows for quieter ride.


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Solid Solid Solid
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By 3rdPrizeIsYoureFired
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2004 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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This is my third Pathfinder and they've all been fantastic. Bought it new, and after 40k miles, not one major problem. Only minor problem was an alignment. That's it. Don't like the climate control much, I prefer three dials, but that's subjective. Plenty of space, not really a luxury SUV, but a solid performer and can handle just about any task... commuting, towing, hauling. Plus it's really a handsome car. Even though the gas mileage is pretty lousy, I plan to keep it anyway because it's just so reliable. Almost a perfect car.


Best Features

Perfect size - not too big, not too small. Radio controls on steering wheel, auto up/down windows, window opens in tailgate, allowing long loads.


Worst Features

Climate control is a little too smart. If you want recirculated air, the car automatically turns on the A/C. No way to defeat that. CD changer not too reliable, but in this age of iPods, who cares?


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Tough little SUV
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By Lauren
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2004 Nissan Pathfinder LE Platinum 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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I was drawn to the 2004 Pathfinder for its styling and performance. This SUV is loaded with options that make driving and riding enjoyable in all weather conditions. Will keep it forever!


Best Features

Automatic climate control, gauges, tire pressure sensor, trucklike utility


Worst Features

Somewhat short turning radius, liftgate has a hard close.


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My baby!
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By Brian Graham
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2004 Nissan Pathfinder LE Platinum 4WD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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With 41,000 miles in 3 years, she still purrs like a kitten every day. Trips to Home Depot or even putting 4 golf bags in the back is easy. Black on black, leather, loaded! She eats up the snow in the winter. What a great machine!


Best Features

Heated seats, sunroof, 6 CD changer in dash, auto-4WD, and power!


Worst Features

Gas mileage of course. 15 city/19 highway isn't good enough. Hotter heated seats (maybe 3 stage like in the BMW). Better battery. Aux outlet for iPod.


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