It's like that cow from the movie "Me, Myself, and Irene"
When it was first bought, the fan clutch had to be replaced.
It overheated for almost 2 years after it reached a certain speed, turns out it was the water pump.
The power steering damper is broken, I can't find the part, so it is still broken. Works fine, I just don't drive it through rough areas, and rotate my tires more often.
Power steering was leaking.
First it was too accelerated, fixed that.
Then it was too decelerated, fixed that.
Something regarding voltage or whatever it was, can't remember, but that had to be fixed.
The transmission had to be rebuilt.
Replaced the alternator.
It's again a little decelerated, need to fix.
Leaking from the transmission, need to fix.
The place where the engine connects to the tailpipe thingy is leaking emissions, so it's going into the cabin. Need to fix.
I think the heater is breaking down... still need to check.
My dad bought me this truck for college after my Neon was breaking down every 2 months. It was important because I commute for an hour to get to school, and another hour back from school. I have had the Pathfinder for 3 years, and I still don't know how it's still going.
Just recently I realized that it had 1,300,000+ mileage on it after my mechanic pointed it out. The truth is that I am used to seeing our cars have that amount of mileage on them, because my dad just has a keen sense when buying used cars. According to him, he bought it because he "saw the engine was in perfect condition". I honestly don't know what the people that owned this truck were doing before I got it.
The inside is pretty comfortable, lots of leg room in the front and back. I sometimes take a nap in the back seat.
Another thing is that it has pretty much most of the original parts in it. I decided to replace all the bands, the mechanic told me that he does not know how, but one of the bands was still the original that came with it.
For about two years, the engine started overheating after a certain speed (65mph). I was used to driving the poor thing at 80mph when I drove to school. So the temperature gauge was usually always 3/4 of the way most of the time. We cleaned the radiator twice, cleaned the engine, and pretty much did a lot of things because mechanics couldn't figure what was wrong. It turns out the water pump was damaged from the inside, but looked fine from the outside.
It does burn a little oil. And one time I put oil in it, and forgot to put the cap back on. I drove it around like that, and even went to school without oil in the engine. The engine is still working fine.
Since I live in the border, I sometimes take my vehicles to Mexico to get them fixed. I managed to drive all the way over there with the transmission not changing gears. The mechanic was surprised at the fact that the truck was still moving when I got to the shop.
In summary, this vehicle can take abuse. Lots of it. Not to mention, I still drive it at 80 or 85 mph on the road. I don't wanna go faster since I am starting to feel sorry for my poor truck. One thing for sure, I have had friends with newer vehicles that criticized mine. Hehehehe, I am having a laugh now that their cars are in the shop and mine is still moving. Like another reviewer said, you can't kill these things.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th December, 2011