Hi, I also own a 1987 Pathfinder. This truck is by far the best and most reliable vehicle I've ever owned. I bought my wife a 2002 Jeep Cherokee, and I believe my Pathfinder is more comfortable and definitely as good off road.
I don't have a lot of miles on it yet; basically a barn find at 114000. I'll be able to give this to my oldest son who is 8 when he's 16. Not too many vehicles that age that I would think would be on the road for another 8 years, but I have no doubt with this one.
Sincerely Dayton Ohio.
Thanks for all the great comments. There has been a baby blue 2 door down the block from me here in Phoenix. Tonight driving home from work, I saw a for sale sign on the window. Wow! It's the SE-V6 4x4. I'm currently driving a 96 Toyota Avalon. Nissan and Toyota have that common thread, you can't kill 'em. I have had the A/C rebuilt, you gotta have that here in Arizona. She runs very strong and gets about 24 miles per gallon. It is also for sale; it sucks that KBB does not factor in the repairs that have been done before they say what your ride is worth.
I have an 87 2 door V-6 4x4 5 speed with 212,000 miles. We bought it with 206,000 a year ago. I searched my local area for this truck for 3 years; it was almost impossible to find one that hadn't been turned into a hunting trail truck. So far we have completed an engine rebuild (rings were going bad, saw some copper), we have also replaced the clutch, upgraded the lights to HID, as well as the stereo. I still have a few things left on my list (I would really like to "bag" the suspension), but next up is replacing all the window gaskets; after 27 years it's getting brittle.
We are a dedicated Nissan family (except for my husband's 69 Nova SS and hauling truck). My husband's daily driver is an 86 Hardbody truck with 411,000 miles, and we also have a 1999 Altima with 275,000 and a 2009 Pathfinder with 60,000 miles.
I couldn't love my truck any more than I do. Living on a dangerous rural road in the Appalachian foothills, this truck has kept going when our large Dodge 3500 4x4 couldn't. With our large selection of cars and trucks, my 87 is still the one I choose to drive first.