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A rattlebox
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By MPFL
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2006 Nissan Pathfinder SUV 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 SUV 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 SUV 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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Nice first impression
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By E Antrim
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2006 Nissan Pathfinder SUV SE 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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We looked at Ford and Mercury products before deciding on the Pathfinder, We liked the size, exterior design, interior and features. After driving it on several road trips we noticed and issue with the steering wheel rattling around on road imperfections. It has been back to the dealership numerous times. They adjusted the steering force which helped a bit but hasn't solved the problem. We drove another vehicle off the lot and the rattle or vibration didn't show up. The dealership service manager says it is in spec and says it it normal. I wouldn't buy this vehicle again if the steering and or suspension issues would have shown up in the test drive. I wouldn't buy this vehicle again.


Best Features

Interior seating, size, most everthing except the suspension and steering.


Worst Features

Drive this vehicle over the test track that is advertised in the brochure and fix the suspension and steering issues.


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Great Car
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By Jennifer
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2006 Nissan Pathfinder SUV SE 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


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I love this suv. Perfect size. Love the third row seat that folds flat--there when you need it.


Best Features

Pretty much love it all!


Worst Features

Seats could be a little more comfortable. Otherwise no changes


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