1993 Nissan Pathfinder Reviews - Page 3 of 3

1993 Nissan Pathfinder SE 3.0L from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 3.0L Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired30000 miles
Most recent distance115000 miles
Previous carPontiac Trans Am

Summary:

Old and reliable

Faults:

Brakes replaced every 25-30,000 miles which is normal.

A/C compressor after 105,000 miles which is pretty good.

Still has the original exhaust at 113,000 miles. Very good.

Runs like a top.

General Comments:

This truck is very reliable.

Except for normal tune ups, belts, and brakes, I've hardly replaced anything.

An American truck would be falling apart at 60,000 miles.

115,000 miles on it now. I hear they will get over 200,000 no problem.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th January, 2001

6th Oct 2004, 11:57

I have a 93 pathfinder SE with 175,000 miles. greatest truck ever. auto transmission just went and I'm having it fixed because you can't get them like this anymore.

17th Feb 2007, 15:20

I had this 1994 pathfinder SE since April 2001. when I bought was 40,000 mile on it cost 11,000 dollar. then right now I still have that SUV 92,000 mile on it. I love it.

19th Nov 2007, 20:43

"An American truck would be falling apart at 60,000 miles."

Plenty of reliable American trucks (on this site alone) running at least twice the mileage your Pathfinder has. It all depends on how you look after them (Japanese vehicles included).

1993 Nissan Pathfinder XE 6 cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1993
Engine and transmission 6 cylinder
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10

Faults:

-Warped front rotors after 12,000km. (Warranty)

-Replaced the Heater Thermostat because of the lack of heat when it got below -20C. They were sent to Canada initially with only a 180 Degree Thermostat. They now have the dealerships replace these low heat thermostats with a 195 degree if you bring it to their attention. (Warranty)

-Had the front boot seals replaced because of cracking. (Warranty)

-Battery replaced. (Warranty)

General Comments:

According to the Kelly Blue Book on vehicles, this is the "Best of its Class" for this year (1993). The vehicle is a pleasure to drive, and has never let me down. It is well constructed and the sound system is awesome for a factory package. They could have put in a few more horsey powers when they were putting it together, however, they have learnt over the past couple of years to do just that. The hp and torque have been upped, and it gives the vehicle a little more jump. I would highly recommend anyone considering an SUV, that this is one that is well worth its money if you can find someone willing to part with theirs (the 1993 Model year). My wife drives ours, and feels very safe when wheeling around in traffic. The vehicle (owned since new) has only got 75,000km on it, and still looks and smells like new. Try and find one for yourself.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th June, 1998

27th Dec 2000, 15:39

It's the best vehicle ever made. I love it and if I had the money I would buy another one of the newer models.

I have passed 100k miles on my odometer and it still runs great and looks great. Whoever designed and made the vehicle had real passion for what they were doing. I am not a car fanatic but this car is very reliable.

Average review marks: 8.1 / 10, based on 11 reviews