1989 Nissan Pathfinder SE V6 3.0L from North America
I'd like to make a Nissan commercial when I hit 300,000 miles!
Replaced water pump at 63,000 miles.
New distributor at 120,000 miles, but now not really sure if that was necessary.
Just replaced all radiator hoses, but have a leak coming from somewhere other than radiator, hoses or pump.. will update when known.
I've never been more impressed with a vehicle before. It just runs like a champ. I kept the oil changed regularly, and that seemed to keep it happy. The only thing I don't like are the seats, I think they are uncomfortable and I hate the way everything you drops slips into the well under the seat and can't be retrieved unless you stop and get out of the vehicle. Love my pathfinder!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th February, 2003
23rd Mar 2005, 00:08
Good luck with the 300,000 mile quest... I made 305,000 with my '88 SE before I sold it. The truck was fantastic, but Nissan Motor Corp. was a disapointment.. in that they were rather indifferent about this feat! It was basically- "That's nice" "Want to buy another?" Needless to say, I bought a '96 p-finder (private sale.. not Nissan used) and love it too! It's a bit more civil than the '88. I currently have 100,100 miles on it and counting. Again, good luck with your p-finder for many miles to come.
26th Feb 2008, 22:09
My 1989 Nissan Pathfinder was sold with 303,955 miles and still running like you just drove it off the showroom floor.
I originally bought it used in 1991 with already 120,000 miles on it.
Same original clutch.I've replaced the starter 4 or 5 times.
Same original paint. It was a 2WD manual 5-speed.
The interior and exterior were in excellent shape when it sold it.
I recently bought a used like new 2006 Nissan Exterra 4WD.
Since my Pathfinder did so well I stuck with Nissan. I did 17 years with the Pathfinder, i can do another 17 with the Nissan Exterra. Thanks Nissan for building great cars that last a long time.
John C Schuler Jr.-Jackson, CA.