1993 Nissan Pathfinder 4x4 2.7 diesel from Philippines


A notorious underpowered smoke belcher, but a very reliable workhorse


The quality of the original radio was not good. Couldn't play cassette tapes and the signals of the stations were choppy sometimes. It was replaced with a Ford Lynx radio in late 2002.

Circa 2001/2002 the air con started to act up, although it was only because of the freon.

One time the tail light wouldn't go off when the ignition was already turned off.

Balancing and alignment problems.

General Comments:

This was one of my uncle's cars, however we rode in it from time to time. This pickup was notoriously slow, especially when on out of town trips. Overtaking slowpokes (especially tricycles) on the highway was a struggle.

Another problem of this car was that it was a notorious smoke belcher. One time (that was early 2002 I think) along Kalayaan Avenue, this car was stopped by the ASBU for inspection. We saw lots of smoke coming out of the exhaust during the testing and it failed big time. Even the license plates weren't spared. The car was brought immediately to the repair shop.

Despite all of these things, this car was very reliable and cheap to maintain (still runs according to the LTO text). It went to Baguio and Ilocos many times. It also reached Bicol and Banawe before.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 6th June, 2015

1993 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0 V6 from North America




My frame rusted; both sides broke, and after removing scaled rust, there wasn't much of it left. I plan to fabricate and weld in a new frame myself with a 2 inch lift.

The shocks were also busted, so I will be replacing them with air shocks to ultimately achieve a little extra tire clearance (especially towing boat, camping gear etc).

I love these trucks! I currently own a 92 Pathfinder SE V6 manual 4x4 with 220 000, 93 XE V6 manual 4x4 with 290 000, and a 95 D21 Hardbody XE V6 Kingcab WD with a manual trans.

I have fixed the exhaust bolts that break off in the head on the torque side, by using a right angle drill with reverse, and a left handed drill bit removing the bolt. Then I drilled and tapped it out for a 3/8 Chevy American bolt (figured it was stronger).

My Nissan 4x4 pulled out 15 semi trucks in a snowstorm last year, with a rusted frame and lots of cars up my hill.

General Comments:

I guess I'm a collector.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 21st October, 2011

1993 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4wd 3gvoe from North America


Durable and a work horse


I have had to change the starter twice due to the oil filter being directly above the starter.

I have an exhaust leak of course due to design flaws.

The switch on my passenger side electric window quit working.

Feels and smells like gas like it is running rich. Had to tighten the gas line in front of the intake due to gas leaking, but it still smells like gas.

When starting sometimes you hear the starter click once, eventually starting after a few tries with the key after changing the starter and the battery out.

The A/C pulley came off and lodged into the front of the motor.

The truck needs a new timing belt now soon to be replaced.

But I still love this truck!

General Comments:

The turning radius is definitely lacking.

The spark plugs are difficult to get to.

The starter definitely gives me the blues.

The exhaust leak will not defeat me.

I intend to keep this truck forever.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th October, 2010

1993 Nissan Pathfinder SE from North America


Good until the frame goes


The frame is falling apart, engine is making noises, because the frame is going. The front wheels are turning in a lil bit, rusting badly.

The trunk door doesn't really stay up all the time anymore, and my head light is out.

Waaayyyy too many problems and all it's going to get worse... I'm trying to sell it or something now.

General Comments:

This is a good car and I really like it... but the frame really sucks! Mine is starting to make noises :(

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 27th August, 2008