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Least reliable vehicle I've ever owned
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By Tony
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2006 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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My wife and I have owned 12 vehicles in the last 7 years; this truck has been in the shop more times in the last year than all the others combined. Items replaced: fuel gauge, all belts, window regulator, and as of today, fuel pump. We will not buy another Nissan product. Also, if you have 2 car seats, one being rear facing, forget about being comfortable if your over 5'6". We will be selling this vehicle soon.


Best Features

Looks and horsepower.


Worst Features

Plain and simple, build a reliable truck Nissan.


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Exceptional vehicle!
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By Doug M
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2006 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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Love my Pathfinder! Very comfortable and has been extremely dependable. Absolutely no service/dependability issues except for a broken latch on the center storage bin (which I accidentally broke). Covered under warranty. Looks terrific and great performance. Second row seating is adequate but would be tight for taller/larger people. Third row is good only for kids, but that's a given. Only disappointment has been mileage - about 15 mpg combined - and relatively small gas tank. But would still strongly recommend to anyone and would buy again without hesitation!


Best Features

Looks, strong engine, comfort and dependability.


Worst Features

Desperately needs a larger gas tank.


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A rattlebox
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By MPFL
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2006 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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Although I love the performance of this SUV (the powertrain is excellent), it has more rattles than a 1970's GM car. It has been to the dealer four times very little improvement. On the last two visits, I even asked them to "improvise" keep things from vibrating, but you can't fix a flawed design. There are too many poorly fitted plastic panels.


Best Features

Powertrain (engine and transmission), GPS, handling.


Worst Features

Improved interior quality. Auto locking doors. Headlights on with wipers. Rain sensing wipers. More second row legroom.


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Beware of gas tank problem!
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By John
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2006 Nissan Pathfinder S 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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Vehicle was fine until approx. 5000 miles, when it developed an awful squeak/creak from under vehicle. After second trip to dealer, I was told that there was a service fix which was a replacement fuel pump. After fix, squeak/creak was worse. Four more trips to Barry's and I was finally told that there were other customers with same problem, but there is no fix for it. Engineering was aware of problem. Meantime I am stuck with a $ 28,000 squeak/creak box. Beware!!!


Best Features

Exterior styling, engine.


Worst Features

Fix gas tank problems, interior materials, low grade.


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2006 Nissan Pathfinder
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By Jeff K
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2006 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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I have had my Pathfinder since last August and have tallied 6400 miles so far. It has all the options (leather, all airbags, sunroof, etc.) you can get on an SE accept the DVD and Navigation. Highway ride is excellent and quiet but jittery over bumps. Off- road ride on gravel and pitted roads is sure-footed and controlled. Only one trip to dealer for malfunctioning stability control sensor, replaced under warranty. Fit in finish inside is tight with no rattles or gaps. Plenty of room to haul lots of stuff when all seats are folded flat, including large dog crate and hunting equipment. Child safety seats easy to install, although middle position has no LATCH. Overall, very satisfied.


Best Features

Bose Stereo with CD Changer, automatic climate control, sun-roof, cargo capacity, quiet ride, ground clearance, safety features (stability control, front, side, and rail curtain air bags, limited slip), seat comfort, price. Flexible configuration of second row seats.


Worst Features

Steering wheel controls should be lit for finding at night. Seat heater switches at night should show high or low position, not just that they are on. Homelink buttons on rear-view mirror should be lit up at night.


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