Piece of total crap and an exercise in frustration to own
Starting with the brakes that were replaced at 10,000 mile intervals...
Then the transmisson at 70 k that started overheating a lot!!! But for no apparent reason....
Manifold gasket replaced at 70k, and are leaking again!
Adjustable suspension?? What a joke... rides like a freaking lawnmower.
Dash lights, gauges went totally dead...
A/C control lights... dead... but for no apparent reason...
Frame where the receiver hitch mounts... bent due to lack of supports, don't believe that it is rated for 3500lbs to tow... a 900lb. personal watercraft bent the receiver under about 5 inches when I came to a quick, but controlled stop.
The idler arm/center link... 2 replacements on that one... too bad I can't say that I broke it off road, but I can't afford to put this piece of crap in 4 wheel drive because something always breaks.
I am a college student who bought this when I graduated from high school. I can't afford to ditch this truck until I graduate in May of 2001. A new vehicle is first on my list of new purchases. I have prayed for the last 4 years that someone would hit me. This Pathfinder looks great, but I would never buy another Nissan product again. This is just a 4 wheel drive Maxima and is a total joke. Don't buy a Pathfinder, save up for a 4Runner or buy a full size SUV.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 2nd January, 2001