1991 Nissan Pathfinder Reviews - Page 2 of 3

1991 Nissan Pathfinder 3L V6 from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired104000 kilometres
Most recent distance144000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Corona

Summary:

I would highly recommend this vehicle

Faults:

Both sides of exhaust manifold had to be replaced 104000km one side and 144000km both sides.

Indicator leaver does not return to normal position 115000km.

Ignition key jams in ignition while in off position 135000 km.

General Comments:

This is a great reliable vehicle and is easy to drive. Roomy and comfortable, great on long trips and easy to park in town.

Good air-con and heating system our heated front seats work better than in our Alfa Romeo (worth NZ$88000 new in 1990).

However we do find this vehicle thirsty on fuel approx 15-17L per 100km at NZ$1.70/L. We may consider putting an LPG system in, to lower the cost of the fuel expense.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th June, 2006

12th Jan 2014, 17:24

I too own a 1991 Nissan Pathfinder and cannot say enough about its reliability!

I am the original owner (23 years this month) coming up on 343,000 kms.

Over the years I have had to replace the odd part... nothing too expensive... keep it rust checked annually and she will go forever. I hope to see 400,000 km in 2014.

1991 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0 6 cylinder from North America

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.0 6 cylinder Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired160000 miles
Most recent distance236000 miles
Previous carNissan Pathfinder

Summary:

Great value, long lasting quality

Faults:

I am the second owner of this vehicle. I replaced starter at 205,000. Its just starting to use some oil at 220,000. Suspension is getting stiff. Not as smooth a ride as it once was, probably have to have something replaced soon dealing with that. Still not bad for so many years and miles. THE 4-WHEEL DRIVE IS STILL SMOOTH AND STRONG.

General Comments:

Acceleration and engine strength still feel comparable to what I started with. I wish it was quicker, but it holds speed with no problem up down the mountainous region where I live.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th February, 2006

1991 Nissan Pathfinder SE from North America

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired145098 miles
Most recent distance145400 miles

Summary:

Otherwise the vehicle is very dependable and good on gas

Faults:

Needs a donut gasket & muffler assembly. Also rear main seal is leaking.

General Comments:

The car doesn't pick up on speed, but drives good on slippery conditions.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th December, 2005

1991 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0L V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.0L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired93000 miles
Most recent distance97000 miles
Previous carVolvo 740

Summary:

A versatile, practical SUV that needs a bit more ummph

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong with the vehicle so far.

Added A Transmission Cooler and remote Transmission Filter to aid the transmission when shifting. These cars are notorious for automatic transmission problems, you need to reduce the amount of heat for them to live long.

Added nerf bars for style and utility.

Added a K&N air filter for a bit more HP and a reusable filter.

General Comments:

This SUV has performed reasonably well. The 3.0 Liter V6 is sluggish and underpowered in terms of acceleration, but once you get cruising the power is adequate.

I like the style and the utility that the vehicle offers. Perfect for hauling 6 people to a baseball game or for carrying building materials from Home Depot.

The cabin is very bright (thanks to the sun roof) and the controls are pretty well laid out.

All in all, the vehicle is very versatile.

I just wish that it were a little faster and that the transmission shifted a bit more smoothly.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th August, 2004

27th Feb 2007, 21:07

I change my mind about this car!

There is a serious transmission problem with Pathfiners from 87-95 and eventually all of the transmissions in these SUVs will give out or have to be rebuilt someday. It's ashamesd that an otherwise great car has such a huge problem!

1991 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0L fuel injected from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.0L fuel injected Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired180000 kilometres
Most recent distance225000 kilometres
Previous carNissan Pathfinder

Summary:

A tough and reliable truck

Faults:

The frame was built to light.

Floor seemed to rust to fast.

The frame had to be welded many times.

It is a little under powered.

New parts are over priced.

Body panels cannot be replaced without welding.

General Comments:

The main reason I bought a Nissan is because they are tough.

I saw some else with a Nissan that blew the engine.

He ended up putting a piston out the side of the block.

While holding the piston he drove the two kilometers home.

The truck never died until he shut it down for repair.

Mind you it ran very very poor, but it still ran.

That truck was put through hell and back.

When I saw that I was sold.

Any truck that could handle that must be good.

The few draw backs are out weighed by the performance.

I find that they work great.

I never been left stranded.

I use mine off road and for traveling with no trouble getting to where I need to go.

If the few flaws were solved then it would be great.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th December, 2003

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 14 reviews