1997 Nissan Pathfinder Ti 3.3 petrol
Comfortable, reliable car
Very minor problems; most were my fault.
Power antenna broke when driving on a country road by clipping a tree branch - approx. $120AUD.
Buttons on CD player broke off, not my fault.
Nothing else, good reliable car.
Comfortable car, the Ti model is very well equipped. The reliability is excellent - no major problems.
The car does have a low gear transfer case for off-road driving, which when switched on turns on the rear wheels (normally the car is FWD, it is not a full-time 4WD like Toyota). This locks the front and back 50:50, same as having a centre differential block. So this car does have the potential to do some serious 4WDing, but the clearance is low.
Fuel consumption: 15-17L/100km in the city and 10-11L/100km on the freeway.
The tyres for this car are expensive, as with all 4WDs.
The car is not very powerful and needs to rev to go up steep hills. Smaller sedans will almost always overtake it at the lights. But it's a 4WD, not a racing car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 25th November, 2007