Great vehicle with a sub-standard frame design
Rear frame rust has caused me to park this vehicle. The rear support cross bar on the frame rusted so bad that it fell off of the frame and onto the axle housing below and broke the right rear brake line. All the brake fluid drained out and the rear brakes became inoperable.
My Pathfinder is a 4x4 and has never given me any trouble. It has excellent traction in the snow. I took very good care of the vehicle. I am very disappointed about the rust problem. This is a design flaw in my opinion. I would expect the engine/transmission to be the first major expense on an older vehicle - not the frame falling apart. Nissan did a great job on the design of all other parts of this vehicle. They faltered in the design of the frame.
I have a nice vehicle with all the options (power everything, sunroof, 4x4) that still looks very nice. Unfortunately, looks are all it has right now. It has been abandoned in my driveway. It is now a useless hulk.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 24th March, 2007