Sharp-looking truck, but gas mileage hurts your wallet (16 mpg)
The cruise control has been messed up since I bought it. It will randomly shift from overdrive into drive and stay in it while on the freeway, regardless of the incline/decline. This sends the RPM's well over 4k.
The engine went out at 165k and had to be rebuilt. Drivers seat is worn out on the side from my pants rubbing it as I get in. The plastic around the sunroof is cracking (but not really noticeable).
The rear coil springs sag BAD. It looks like a dog dragging its tail in the dirt. I ended up having to buy some custom-made 2-inch coil spring spacers for about $100. Problem solved now.
I really love this truck, although the cruise problem has always ticked me off. I replaced the cc actuator, which did me no good, so I think the problem is in the cc computer. I LOVE the fact that the tailgate window goes down - it eliminates all wind noise when I have the sunroof open or the front windows down. I am rather turned off about how little leg room there is for backseat passengers - the bench doesn't move forward or back at all, so the only way I can give people legroom is if I scoot my seat forward. My sister's '88 Pathfinder's backseat does move, so I feel cheated. This puppy is pretty tightly sealed, however, and eliminates a lot of road/tire noise while driving on the freeway. I wish the cup=holders were larger though.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th May, 2007