Center console storage is two-tiered, and awkward for the driver to reach. Dealer replaced motor under warranty. Even with the big wheels, spinning driveshafts and other undercarriage bits necessary for serious off-roading — should it ever be so tasked. Another option that doesn't return in the 2003 Pathfinder is the navigational system. It feels surprisingly light and agile and offers wonderfully quick throttle response. Not a bad trade off for all of the power and command of the road. We passed hoping for something better.
I would have had to repaint the entire car to get it looking as nice as the one we bought. Just make sure you care for it I put synthetic oil at every oil change This thing not only looks good, but it sounds good too. It was easy to drive, holding a straight line with little effort, cornering capably and sailing across rough pavement with little jounce or pitch. Upon deployment of the passenger side frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture. Here, though, is something interesting.
Excellent for winter driving in Colorado. Oil use in 3300 miles is 1. That price was based on the power seats option, which it did not have. Remedy Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. The electronic system requires a bit more calibration. Yet, no one ever said it was easy.
Nissan will notify owners, and dealers will replace the passenger air bag inflator, free of charge. After spending several days preparing for and tearing into our new truck, I have a couple of observations. On the other hand, the Pathfinder interior boasts high quality materials and finish, from the soft leather of the seats to the well-fitted, carefully detailed elements of dash, console and door panels. All Pathfinders feature a new four-spoke steering wheel and an electronic rear hatch window release. The Pathfinder competes with the Toyota 4Runner. Timing chain is good for the life of the vehicle.
The sporty driving experience extends to the handling. Controls, too, feel less than current. Suspension, f: independent Suspension, r: live axle Ground clearance: 8. Drives as good as my Maxima with more power. It has good suspension articulation and good approach and departure angles. The rear cargo area is not completely flat -- the wheel wells intrude a little.
Model Lineup All Nissan Pathfinder models are powered by a 3. Everybody else I knew preferred the 4Runner until riding in my Pathfinder. It is in great shape for a 10 year old car, but I cannot vouch for its reliability yet. Long distance trips are no issue. What do pending adults want to drive? So, has the competition left the Pathfinder behind? Runs smooth on the road, and has comfortable interior. New Owner — I have this car for a couple of months and I just love it. His plan was grandiose, yet strangely appealing.
Although no longer setting new paths, the Pathfinder brings a proven reputation, quality assembly and, beneath its square lines, up-to-date technology. The rear seat, mounted almost over the live rear axle, is high and has an uncomfortably vertical backrest. It does not have a soul or a fanciness of an European car which I always owned before , but the reliability is amazing. Draining the coolant is easy, just remove the lower radiator hose. Gas milage is better than expected but still not great. Owner for 3 years, 9 months Miles Driven per Year:87,000 Snow Car — I did a lot of research on this car before I bought it. McRae, 35, made his debut on the Dakar with Nissan in January 2004, and impressed the team by scoring two stage wins on his way to a memorable finish on the gruelling trans-Sahara… Learning to drive and acquiring that first set of wheels are the inalienable rights of the American teenager.
The window switches are mounted on the doors where they are easy to find and operate. I replaced the front plastic skid plate with a metal one from a Pathfinder aftermarket company. I don't want to risk messing up the tires. Although not terribly bad, one quart per 1000 miles is being stated as somewhat common. There also weren't many Xterras available at our mid to high 8 Gs price point. Only had maintenance items done.
I would have liked an Xterra, but the 3. The just-plain-Pathfinder will soldier on alongside the Armada, which goes on sale this fall, but for how long? Oil filter is easy to get to. Mchanically speaking this baby is reliable. Tire monitors alert the driver to any dangerous drop in pressure. I've owned mine for almost four years.
But, twist my arm, and I could mention a couple things. I love the feature where you can let the windows down by remote outside the vehicle to let the heat out. We used a spreadsheet to drill down to a few cars that were worthy of consideration. With headrests removed, that backrest will fold nearly flat, however, and the square roofline allows a surprising 85 cubic feet of cargo room 38 cubic feet with the seat up. Great performance in the mountains and in the low lands. I changed the battery once and the tires a couple times. I hate taking my car to the shop.