Nissan Pathfinder Review from Dominican Republic

1989 Nissan Pathfinder EX 3.0 VGA

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.0 VGA Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired165000 miles
Most recent distance215000 miles
Previous carDatsun Sunny


Overall a great bargain vehicle


My water pump failed 180,000 miles.

My transmission died out about 190,000 miles.

Right now I'm having problems with the cooling system. I have to add coolant every fifteen days (15). The problem is located over the engine compartments.

One of the main insertion points of the main cooling system hose has sprung a small leak and I can't find a replacement.

Have to change the rear shocks, this is now at around 215,000 miles.

General Comments:

Overall it's a great vehicle.

The interior is great for such an old vehicle.

The 4X4 is great, can anywhere without a problem.

Although the gas consumption is really a problem.

Its only giving me 12 miles to the gallon in the city and 15 on the road.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th November, 2003

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 1 review