Great car for a family or a teenager for a competitive price in the SUV market
To my surprise, since I have owned the Pathfinder, I haven't had any problems that were "broken".
It has produced a slight ticking noise from under the hood which can be fixed by rebuilding the timing chain (standard to be serviced at 80,000 miles).
The fuel economy could definitely be better at 15 miles per gallon in city conditions and 18 miles per gallon on the Highway.
The differential doesn't like to shift from 4WD Low to 4WD High on the first try.
I have been overly impressed with the durability of the Pathfinder on-road and off-road.
The power is a little low for hardcore off-roading, but the gearing allows for any offroading enthusiast to have fun climbing hills or even going through mud.
The ride that it gives is also very impressive for an SUV, with a great turning radius and no rock hard suspension.
It also has a very smooth shift and stays in its gear without trying to switch back and forth between one gear or another.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th January, 2004