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Why (Not) the Nissan Pathfinder?

Nissan Pathfinder reviews by TrueDelta members get to the point: the best reasons for buying (or not buying) the Pathfinder.

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Nissan Pathfinder Reviews

07/23/13

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  Not as impressed as I wanted to be
A member in California, United States

Best Reason to Buy the Nissan Pathfinder: Exterior styling
The styling of the 2013 Pathfinder was the reason we went to the dealer and test drove this Nissan. We chose the Arctic White that shimmers in the sun. Overall we really like the looks, from the grill and headlights, nice rims and tires and sleek lines.

Best Reason Not to Buy the Nissan Pathfinder: Controls and instruments
We have the Pathfinder SV which is the middle of the line model. After driving this car for 8 months, the climate control is still confusing, specifically as it relates to rear controls. The screen at the top of the dash, which appears to be navigation is nothing more than a big screen to display radio station and climate control info. Personally I think it is a waste of space and not at all functional, since it is not touch screen. The audio and climate controls are not in a convenient spot.

Other Reasons to Buy the Nissan Pathfinder: Fuel economy, Quietness, Past personal experience

Other Reasons Not to Buy the Nissan Pathfinder: Driving position & visibility, Powertrain performance, Cargo capacity

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04/18/13

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  Best Pathfinder yet !!
A member in Texas, United States

Best Reason to Buy the Nissan Pathfinder: Ride smoothness
Picked up my new 2013 Pathfinder on Monday night and took a trip the next day of around 450 miles. This is my fourth Pathfinder and is absolutely the smoothest riding car that I have ever owned. We had five grown-ups in the car plus some gear and the ride was excellent! Very comfortable.

Best Reason Not to Buy the Nissan Pathfinder: Audio & nav systems
Audio is great on this vehicle, but I still prefer the Garmin Nuvi interface functions on my portable GPS. The Nissan OEM Nav seems to work OK, but not perfect.

Other Reasons to Buy the Nissan Pathfinder: Exterior styling, Fuel economy



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09/25/12

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A member in British Columbia, Canada

Best Reason to Buy the Nissan Pathfinder: Powertrain performance
The powertrain in this vehicle has been excellent during the 10 years that I have owned it (bought new). The 4 speed auto is outdated but still performs very well. I feed it only regular grade fuel unless towing or loaded very heavily.

Best Reason Not to Buy the Nissan Pathfinder: Handling
Recently at about 95,000 Km the car developed the dreaded Pathfinder death wobble whereby the rear trailing arm bushings softened prematurely allowing the solid axel to move fore and aft side to side on deeply rutted freeways. Bushings replaced

Other Reasons to Buy the Nissan Pathfinder: Exterior styling, Ride smoothness, Interior styling, Brand reputation & image

Other Reasons Not to Buy the Nissan Pathfinder: Fuel economy, Safety & braking, Front seat support & comfort

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09/01/11

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A member in Florida, United States

Best Reason to Buy the Nissan Pathfinder: Cargo capacity
Flexible, lot of space and seating options. Easy loading with flat floor cargo space. 7 Passenger seating. 6000lb towing.

Other Reasons to Buy the Nissan Pathfinder: Quietness, Safety & braking, Powertrain performance, Reliability & durability



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08/28/11

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A member in California, United States

Best Reason to Buy the Nissan Pathfinder: Exterior styling
Sleek exterior style, roof rack, towing capabilities, rear windshield wiper

Best Reason Not to Buy the Nissan Pathfinder: Handling
Its horrible in windy driving conditions. It will change lanes on you with one small gust.

Other Reasons to Buy the Nissan Pathfinder: Feature availability, Interior styling, Quietness, Front seat room

Other Reasons Not to Buy the Nissan Pathfinder: Insurance & depreciation, Dealer practices, Driving position & visibility, Front seat support & comfort

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06/02/11

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A member in New Jersey, United States

Best Reason to Buy the Nissan Pathfinder: Powertrain performance
V8 is a BLAST to drive and at times was frighteningly fast. Tranny was robust and I like the manu-matic mode that it offered.

Best Reason Not to Buy the Nissan Pathfinder: Fuel economy
The fun of a V8 in a 5k+ lb vehicle had its penalties. Admittedly heavy on the gas, I averaged 13mpg in town and was lucky if I obtained 18mpg on long trips cruising at a steady 75mph. Manual said Premium fuel was recommended but regular worked fine.

Other Reasons to Buy the Nissan Pathfinder: Feature availability, Cargo capacity, Price or payments

Other Reasons Not to Buy the Nissan Pathfinder: Reliability & durability

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02/03/11

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A member in Alberta, Canada

Other Reasons to Buy the Nissan Pathfinder: Past personal experience, Driving position & visibility, Price or payments, Dealer practices



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11/19/10

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A member in Alberta, Canada

Best Reason to Buy the Nissan Pathfinder: Reliability & durability
The reliability of the powertrain is rock-solid. The VQ35DE engine will go for well over 300,000km without any major issues, and the transmission will give you no problems. One thing to watch: on areas with salted roads or by oceans, rust can be an issue.

Other Reasons to Buy the Nissan Pathfinder: Materials & workmanship, Powertrain performance



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11/01/10

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A member in Texas, United States

Other Reasons to Buy the Nissan Pathfinder: Feature availability, Driving position & visibility, Safety & braking



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10/03/10

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A member in Texas, United States

Other Reasons to Buy the Nissan Pathfinder: Powertrain performance, Feature availability, Price or payments, Exterior styling



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07/16/10

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A member in Delaware, United States

Best Reason to Buy the Nissan Pathfinder: Interior styling
Modern look back in 2000. Loved the white background of the dials and the wood trim.

Other Reasons to Buy the Nissan Pathfinder: Exterior styling, Brand reputation & image, Feature availability, Handling



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01/05/10

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A member in Hawaii, United States

Other Reasons to Buy the Nissan Pathfinder: Handling, Quietness



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10/29/09

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A member in Kansas, United States

Best Reason to Buy the Nissan Pathfinder: Price or payments
Was less than a 4Runner.

Other Reasons to Buy the Nissan Pathfinder: Powertrain performance, Audio & nav systems, Cargo capacity



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10/28/09

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A member in Georgia, United States

Best Reason to Buy the Nissan Pathfinder: Price or payments
We where able to deal a $34,000 pathfinder down to $26,500. with 4.0% interest. GREAT DEAL!

Best Reason Not to Buy the Nissan Pathfinder: Rear seat room & comfort
Rear seating is small for long hauls, and seats WAY too hard

Other Reasons to Buy the Nissan Pathfinder: Audio & nav systems, Powertrain performance, Safety & braking

Other Reasons Not to Buy the Nissan Pathfinder: Ride smoothness

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