1995 Nissan Pathfinder Reviews - Page 2 of 11

1995 Nissan Pathfinder SE V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Performance marks 0 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.6 / 10
Distance when acquired110000 miles
Most recent distance127000 miles

Summary:

Junk

Faults:

I am at a loss for words. Whole frame rusted out. Nissan should repair or replace frame. The frame above the wheel wells in back has completely rotted out.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 15th February, 2010

15th Feb 2010, 17:07

Oh yeah, you should have no problem getting Nissan to replace the frame on a 15 year old truck...

16th Feb 2010, 06:21

Gosh it's a real shame that a 14 year old car is not like a new car.

4th Mar 2012, 14:24

Frames SHOULD last longer than the automobile itself... it's a safety issue as well as a danger on the highways or anywhere you travel.

I have a 1959 International 1/2 ton who's frame is like it was new, (yes it has been in the salt). I also have a 1952 Ford Galaxie 500, whose frame is still solid and durable. So don't say that a 15 year old steel frame should rust through like a tobacco can. Datsun and Nissan are KNOWN for high sulphur content steel, and they therefore rust exceedingly fast!

1995 Nissan Pathfinder XE 3.0 from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 3.0 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired160000 miles
Most recent distance189621 miles
Previous carGMC K20

Summary:

A good daily driver/fishing truck/or first car

Faults:

1. Rust - frame rust to the extent that both rear frame rails have been replaced.

2. The truck will lock itself when the doors are slammed in cold weather.

3. The passenger door will no longer unlock.

4. The transmission dip stick will come out while traveling over rough terrain, causing ATF fluid to expel from the tube.

5. Tires wear badly on the front.

6.Transmission coolers are made poorly, causing my truck's tranny to blow up.

General Comments:

It's been a great truck to me... since frankly I beat it up pretty good.

My rear tires have 15k on them and they're bald.

The engine, while under powered with an auto, is still somewhat quick, and while on the highway I get 23mpg.

But the automatic transmission has gone out, and I'm currently looking to have it replaced.

While the truck is a base model XE, it does have the sport option, so it has mud guards, fender flairs, 4.60 gear ratio, and an LSD in the rear axle, and with the wider tires I put on, it was almost unstoppable.

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

Review Date: 9th September, 2009

1995 Nissan Pathfinder XE 3.0 from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 3.0 Automatic
Distance when acquired135000 miles
Most recent distance159000 miles

Summary:

Don't buy a 90-95 Pathfinder on the east coast!!

Faults:

The better question is, what things have NOT gone wrong with this car?

When I first bought my 95 Pathfinder, I fell in love with it. Even though I noticed the rear bumper was rusted pretty good. That didn't affect the performance.

It wasn't until about 4 months after purchase that things started going wrong with it.

First off, the wheel bearings went out in the front. OK, it happens, no big deal. Right?

As soon as I get this fixed, the same week, the engine overheats so bad it splits the seal in the water pump and almost cracks the entire block. I mean it suddenly overheated so bad smoke started rolling out from under the hood. Turns out the thermostat got stuck and caused it to overheat. Needless to say to get to the thermostat in Pathfinders is ridiculous! It's very difficult.

Then I had to replace the water pump seal. I remember in my Chevy S-10 the water pump pulled right out. In this I had to take out the fan, the radiator and have of the front of the engine to get to it. Not easy!

As soon as this gets all back together, I figure since I have it apart I might as well replace what I can. So I tune it up, change the plugs, the filters, fuel filter and plug wires. Now it's running great! Until I hit a bump and somehow the exhaust cracks in half. Now I'm getting fed up. I reluctantly take it to a shop to get the exhaust fixed.

The very next day, I drive the car to work and go to hit the brakes and the pedal goes straight to the floor! The brake lines were busted!!! So I pump the brakes and look under the car and brake fluid is going everywhere. I'm scared to take it to another shop because the last shop wanted me to scrap the car cause the frame is so rusted out!!! I can stick my fist in all the holes in it.

I love the shape, look and features of my Pathfinder, and I want to restore it so bad, but I have already sunk over 5 grand in it in the past year. It is not worth it, especially being in college.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 10th April, 2009

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