1995 Nissan Pathfinder Reviews - Page 10 of 11

1995 Nissan Pathfinder XE 3.0 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired82000 miles
Most recent distance100000 miles
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

Great car for a family or a teenager for a competitive price in the SUV market

Faults:

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.

General Comments:

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

1995 Nissan Pathfinder SE V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired132000 miles
Most recent distance147000 miles
Previous carFord Mustang

Summary:

Unbelievable, the best we ever had, and we bought this used with very high mileage.

General Comments:

We LOVE our Pathfinder! Nothing wrong with it at all.

The 4X4 was easy to use and really awesome in the PA snow slush and ice.

Ice cold air for the Summer. We know the previous owner and trust me, They had no problems with this truck at all.

We do regular oil changes and put gas in it, that's it.

The gas mileage was dropping a little so I put a new air filter in and that solved that. PS, VERY easy to do yourself. Very good gas mileage highway, regular SUV gas mileage in the city.

We put a new battery in for the Winter because it had never been changed and we were at 140,000 miles.

We still have the original full size spare from 1995 in the back never used!

This is the best car we ever had. We have had new and used cars before and this one is the best. We bought it as a secondary tool around town car never expecting it to last. Well, it's our favorite, we will never get rid of this one. We have taken it everywhere. This is the first car we have had where we don't get nervous if it's going to break down.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th August, 2003

1995 Nissan Pathfinder SE V-6 3.0 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.0 / 10
Distance when acquired88000 miles
Most recent distance129500 miles
Previous carChevrolet S-10

Summary:

Perfect off-road trip SUV, since i'm a mechanic

Faults:

Instrument panel lighting burned out, fixed by Replacing headlight switch.$100.

Rear hatch struts failed.$60.

Starter replaced.$300.

Alternator replaced.$400.

Replaced worn tie-rod.$50.

Exhaust manifold glitch <all pathfinders have had it or will>.$600.

Speedometer works only when it feels like it <i think it should show 160,000,but i'll fix it when I sell it.> $400.

Popping noise from frame when turning.$?

Steering has 3" of play.$?

CV boot ripped.$20.

Paint oxidized, not caring if anyone keys your ride, Priceless.

General Comments:

Acceleration is weak. Vehicle is much too heavy for the Maxima motor, however gearing is engineered to compensate <especially 4-LO>.

Good ground clearance, articulation, tire size, and an oxidizing paint job make this a great off-roading machine.

Cup holders are flimsy and not practical for use by anything above a 6oz juice bottle with lid.

When installing an aftermarket stereo system you will need to bypass the extra stock amplifiers.

I drive like I stole it, for real, every turn is a screech, every stop leans forward, and lead is too light for my shoes.

This vehicle has made three trips from CO to CA successfully, and has never let me down.

Keep up on maintenance or it will keep up on you.

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

Review Date: 20th July, 2003

14th Aug 2008, 10:37

Justin from Blanchard. I know how you feel; I have a 95 Nissan Pathfinder that has a good body but bad frame. It runs good but I can't drive it. I got it for 4000. It only has 14k miles on it. I wish that there was a good frame out there that I can buy for cheap that I can use to get my Nissan on the road again.

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 40 reviews