2008 Nissan Pathfinder Consumer Review: Not holding up well

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By JR3701 on


2008 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4dr SUV 4WD (4.0L 6cyl 5A)


I should love this car. It's loaded with options and I got a great price on it. The problem is you get what you pay for. The quality just isn't there. The engine is noisy and unrefined. The transmission occasionally shifts slowly or roughly and makes we wonder how many problems it will have down the road. The interior already looks like it's 10 years old. The plastics aren't aging well and the leather is starting to sag. Also, an annoying clicking sound has developed, in addition to all the other interior squeaks and rattles. The ride is a rough and the whole vehicle shakes when going over bumps. To be fair, it is an suv but I previously had a 4runner and it drove a lot better.

Best Features

Bose stereo is pretty good. Heated seats and heated outside mirrors are great during the winter. Back up camera is exremely useful.

Worst Features

Change the body on frame design. Spend more money on higher quality interior pieces. Buy a 4Runner.
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By nwfinder
on 04/19/12 13:57 PM (PDT)

I had a Four Runner that hit FAIL at 50,000 with all the same stuff you just outlined. So, go figure.

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