1995 Nissan Pathfinder Reviews

1995 Nissan Pathfinder from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2013
Most recent year of ownership2014
Engine and transmission Automatic

Summary:

Aggravating

Faults:

I bought a 95 SE Pathfinder and loved it at first. I had one account of the transmission fail-safe causing it not to shift out of 3rd gear, but it fixed itself and I never had a problem with it again for months.

Now anytime I drive in the overdrive for more than a few minutes, the fail-safe activates and I have to turn it off for at least 30 minutes before it will shift out of third. I think the tranny is overheating, but I'm not sure.

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

Review Date: 14th May, 2014

1995 Nissan Pathfinder LX from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired78000 miles
Most recent distance230000 miles

Summary:

Awesome

Faults:

Fan clutch squeals.

General Comments:

We love our Pathfinder so much, we bought another 1995 Pathfinder. Low maintenance, and a fun, reliable ride.

We have no problem with rust or lack of power.

We take these Pathfinders everywhere on the interstate highway or off roading. It never lets us down. We live in Wyoming, and it handles excellent in winter or summer.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th June, 2012

1995 Nissan Pathfinder LX from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2011
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired163000 kilometres
Most recent distance182000 kilometres
Previous carFord Bronco II

Summary:

Does everything I need it to, and looks good while doing it

Faults:

I have owned this truck for about 3 months now, and the only problem that we've had is weird.

If I turn to the right too sharply at moderate speed or higher, it sputters, then stalls. The fuel pump goes out, and it takes a moment or two before it works again. Then it starts right up again, like nothing happened. Could be a loose connection or relay. I'm not certain; I'm not a mechanic, I just know a few things.

General Comments:

So far, I like this truck more and more every time I drive it. I think the lady I bought it from only drove it in winter, always had it serviced at Nissan dealership, treated it like gold, and I thank her every day.

The engine is a bit underpowered, but not enough to inconvenience me.

The back seat is a bit squishy for adults, and the rear doors are small. Adults bump their heads, larger items have to be manoeuvred over the wheel well, and leg space is minimal. The rear seats are placed higher though, so shorter people will enjoy the view.

The small things please me best, like the radio antenna that automatically extends and retracts, and the power door locks.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th November, 2011

1995 Nissan Pathfinder SE from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance30100 kilometres

Summary:

My best friend

Faults:

Belts have been a problem.

Lights went out in heat/air control area.

General Comments:

My best friend!!! This was my first car, it reared me from toddler to being my first car. It's taken me faithfully from Kamloops to Vancouver over 100 times, awesome for winter, roars like a lion, heats up quickly, climbs rugged hills and muds like a lifted truck. Amazingly safe (truck frame), and I used it to pull out my friend's SUV from a ditch not four months ago.

Very roomy, I sleep in it often when I go camping. Seats have the potential to sink.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd November, 2010

1995 Nissan Pathfinder xe 3.0 V6 from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired100000 miles
Most recent distance130000 miles
Previous carnone none

Summary:

It's a great vehicle all around

Faults:

There hasn't been a whole lot of problems. When I got it, it needed a little love since I live in Michigan and the weather can be harsh on vehicles. The only major problem I had was fixing a 4 wheel drive hub. The most recent problem is that the heat shield rotted off and now I have a hole in the floor board off the drivers side.

General Comments:

This car is a beast. I take it off road in the Silver Lake sand dunes. I can go up the hills in two wheel drive and even backwards. It's awesome. This is my first car and I plan on keeping it for a long time.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th July, 2010

1995 Nissan Pathfinder SE from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.5 / 10
Distance when acquired250000 kilometres
Most recent distance251000 kilometres

Faults:

I acquired a 95 Pathfinder a month ago, and the guy who gave it to me seemed to be desperately trying to give it away.

After a week of driving, I noticed the right side in the rear had a crack in the frame. I think this is the reason why the car smells of gas, as well as it may be a broken gas line.

I still drive this car, and it makes loud noises going over small bumps in the road, but the frame is still in one piece.

The ABS light will not turn off, and I think it also has something to do with the frame crack.

Is it expensive to have the frame welded to strengthened it if it has not broken through the frame yet? Please let me know if there is a law suit; I don't want to be driving an unsafe car. nc997249@dal.ca

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

Review Date: 17th February, 2010

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 41 reviews