2000 Nissan Pathfinder Reviews - Page 3 of 3

2000 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4WD 3.5L from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.5L Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance108000 kilometres
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

Not reliable

Faults:

Brakes at 50000Km

Something at the gearbox - 400$ repair

Coolant leaking - 20$ part and over 800$ the work to replace (two days of work, had to remove the transmission)

Ignition coils (all 6) - 800$ (plus tax)

Funny squeaking noises when started in the winter cold. Dealer says it's because the belts are cold. I'm talking really embarrassing noises.

General Comments:

The car drives very well, when it drives. Unfortunately for me, it's not reliable.

Oh, and it drinks lots of gas.

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

Review Date: 17th February, 2004

17th Jul 2007, 23:44

I don't know what you're talking about, our 2000 pathfinder has had no problems whatsoever in the 2 years and the 65,000 km's we've put on it. Its almost at 200 000 km now and all parts are original.

27th Jan 2011, 15:13

I've got over 325 000 kms on my truck, and it's still going strong. Highly recommend this vehicle to anyone looking for a reliable SUV. Yeah, it's a gas pig, but it's an SUV; if you want high mileage, then buy an economy car.

2000 Nissan Pathfinder SE 240-hp V6 from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 240-hp V6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired23 miles
Most recent distance24500 miles
Previous carNissan Pathfinder

Summary:

Excellent Refined SUV

Faults:

There were no problems with this vehicle. It was rock solid!

General Comments:

This was a nice, nice vehicle. The comfort and features are as nice as any top SUV. The new V6 is flawless, good, but not great 4-wheel drive, got stuck a few times when I didn't have a chance to shift to 4-L. The vehicle drove great on the highway, like a luxury sedan and had plenty of passing power. If there was a flaw, it would be the poor gas mileage, needed premium gas or else you only get 15mpg, and only 18 with the premium stuff. Sound system is the best in the industry. I had to sell it recently, as it was bought in the SUV heyday with high sticker prices and no incentives meaning a very high monthly payment. These 2001 models should be a good deal at $22,000-$25,000.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd April, 2003

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 10 reviews