1995 Nissan Pathfinder User Reviews

1995 Nissan Pathfinder Review Ratings

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  • Performance:3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5
  • Appearance:3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars 3.3 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5
  • Overall: 4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5

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PROS
"power" 6 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"big space" 2 reviews
"reliable car" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"frame" 4 reviews
"transmission" 2 reviews

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Kyle writes:
1995 Nissan Pathfinder 4 Dr SE 4WD SUV Review
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fun

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gas guzzlin , underpowered.

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Nissan Pathfinder — This is the winter beast..damn this will drive threw whatever you put infront of it the four wheel drive is amazing never lets me down no matter how much mud or how big of snowbank i wana climb..its a very underpowered truck though i would not recomened buying it to get around during dry months..save it for the winter..

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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vikes740 writes:
1995 Nissan Pathfinder 4 Dr LE 4WD SUV Review
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5

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Cheap maintenance and awesome 4WD

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Bad gas consumption

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We Love Our Beast — Bought this car used and has served us well with minimal maintenance. It is great in the unplowed snow covered roads. Overall a great SUV but the rust will eat the car alive as everything else is still in working condition

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Shane writes:
1995 Nissan Pathfinder 4 Dr XE 4WD SUV Review
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Very strong car, Had only a few minor problems that most older cars had, Great in snow and off roading, Not a very heavy car

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Engine fades, Frame rust, no air-bags, Not a very pretty car, engine only sounds nice and smooth under 100,000 miles usually, manifold ticks when you step on the gas (sometimes)

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A Great Car. The 1995 Nissan Pathfinder Xe — This car was a very good and rugged car. It's made out off all steel and NO plastic body parts. It has a great engine, even though the engine is known to fade in the power category, and it didnt fade that much for me. Not a very attractive car, but i didnt mind it. It has ABS. It could still leave a little bit of rubber on the road 13 years later. It had handling like new after a got new bearings, UV joints, and Tyrods for it it sayed strong when i had it. Great for off roading. Not very bad gas. about 18 MPG. Frame was just beginning to rust when i had 2 get rid of it, only 2 spots and it hadn't even rusted all the way through. Never had too many problems with it. and it had 180,000 miles on it. It was totaled in a pretty bad accident in early 2008. If it wasnt in that accident, I'd probably still be driving it.

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Brian writes:
1995 Nissan Pathfinder 4 Dr XE 4WD SUV Review
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Reliability, strength, and capability

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Gas mileage, and looks

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1995 Nissan Pathfinder Xe V6 4wd — For the price that i paid its really nothing to complain about. I really think that the performance is half decent it picks up quiet fast, although the engine revs a little bit too fast. Braking isnt good given the fact it has no ABS on it. And for the handling it like most SUV's of its sizes rolls in corners, but to be expected. The build quality is really not to bad a couple things are weird about it and arent very straight forward, but i would get into detail... considering it has 217,000kms on it and shifts perfectly whether cruising through gears or racing through them, the engine doesnt knock and doesnt emit any type of smoke at all, most surprisingly of all the AC still works and has never been serviced in its life. All in all it runs better then most newer vehicles that have half the km's of mine. The down side of this vehicle is its looks, I find it really looks ugly, and is really made with cheap steel for its skin, cause it rusts a lot (I took care of that with some body putty) what really strikes me to be the most ugly about it is its front end with small rectangular lights that really throws the look right off. The interior is nothing special with very plain looks and use of alot of inexpensive plastics, but at least the controls and dials are not to encumbersen like some others I have, favorite thing is the reclining rear seats that you dont see alot of in other vehicles always wondered why... The gas mileage is really terrible, at least for me but maybe its because of my foots density, gets about 400km to the tank but this is mostly caused because of its high reving engine 100km/h is about 2500 rpm. Also to get out of first gear i usually have to get up to 4000rpm. This truck is extremely fun to drive because of its light front end great for little burnouts and fishtailing in the rain, also im never afraid of taking an SUV off the road and going throught the mud, extremely capable, this vehicle is tough as hell. I recommend this to anyone who is looking for a fun first vehicle and is not afraid of putting in gas, also a person that doesnt want to really turn heads because its really not the most attractive looking vehicle but at least its reliable, and for me thats number one for any vehicle.

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socal_engine writes:
1995 Nissan Pathfinder 4 Dr XE SUV Review
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Fun to drive, great takeoff power.

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Awful gas mileage, weak brake system, underpowered transmission for vehicle weight, not enough leg room.

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Fun To Drive, Painful At The Gas Pump — Bought this vehicle used with 96,000 miles on it, owned it for 11 years as my sole vehicle. It had about about 235,000 miles when I sold it. Although it was the base model XE 2WD, it had most of the features of the flagship LE model, including leather seats. The only option missing was the seat warmers. It came with a big grille guard and an aftermarket ASC moonroof. It was quite a fun vehicle to drive around, especially on dirt roads and down by the beach. Handling was very good, the power steering worked great. Air conditioning never needed servicing in the 11 years that I owned this vehicle. Brakes were not adequate, transmission was weak and was replaced at 140,000 miles. My mechanic was pretty sure that the transmission had already been replaced before, which would have made it the third transmission on this vehicle. The infamous 'exhaust manifold studs' problem was fixed at about 120,000 miles. This vehicle is very heavy for its size, and the engine seemed underpowered, especially with the equally underpowered transmission. The engine occasionally ran on the hot side with the air conditioner on, especially in the hot Southern California summers. Gas mileage was horrible, and only got worse as time went on. It got around 16 MPG when I bought it, and when I sold it 11 years later, it was getting 13 MPG on a good day. When gas hit $4 a gallon, filling up this old Pathy became quite a painful experience, and I knew that it was time to sell. Overall, it was a blast to drive this vehicle, but I'm not sure if I would recommend it in 2014 being that it is severely out of style, and at nearly 20 years old, you're going to be lucky to find one is decent condition.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Kate writes:
1995 Nissan Pathfinder 4 Dr SE 4WD SUV Review
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Lots of room in the trunk, lots of foot room in both front and back seats.  Smaller SUV for people who don't want Hummer-sized gas-guzzlers.

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Replaced many parts, rusting everywhere, rusting-out frame.  Ugly three holes in the front of the hood.

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Older, Ugly... Kinda Crappy. — This may be my future car. It's a smaller SUV, so it's not a crazy gas-guzzler, although it is no hybrid. It's really similar to an 80s Chevy Blazer. My mom's replaced lots of parts, and now the frame is rotting out.

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William writes:
1995 Nissan Pathfinder 4 Dr XE 4WD SUV Review
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very economical and reliable

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none

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Gggggggrrrrrrrreeeeeeeat!!!!!!!!!!!!!11 — nissan made one of the best motors with the 3.0 v6 this thing had in it.. put over 230,000 miles on it.. had a lot of room for audio and had excellent factory tweeter location so didnt have to cut anything

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Ryan writes:
1995 Nissan Pathfinder 4 Dr SE 4WD SUV Review
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It's good in the snow, and the motors are bulletproof

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Frame Rusts out.

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Very Good Vehicle, Highly Reliable. Just Keep Up On The The Frame. — It was a good vehicle, i recently sold it. The only thing that was wrong about it was that they did not do drain holes for that frame that year so they rusted out. Just like mine did. Luckily i was able to sell it for $600. The performance was great it hauled ass everytime i burried the pedal it would take right off even with 220,000 on it. Other than that nissan is my number one choice from now on.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Zachary writes:
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4 Wheel Drive, Acceptable Performance, Sturdy

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Not sporty, bad gas mileage, not very spacious

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Reliable Worker — The 1995 Nissan Pathfinder may lack a V8 or major towing capacity but it's a highly able SUV based upon a true truck platform that doesn't fail to deliver.

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Zach writes:
1995 Nissan Pathfinder 4 Dr XE 4WD SUV Review
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Great off-road vehicle, power shift mode

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horrible transmissions (was going on its 3rd w/143,000 miles), bad frame rust (fist size holes)

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Great Off-road, Expensive Problems — This was my first vehicle. I always loved the rugged looks, but was unaware of the transmission and frame problems. The thing could off-road better than most Jeeps, had decent acceleration. Rust holes (very large) are common under the back seats, frame rust was a huge problem. Something with the design on the 95's cause the transmissions to last very short times. This was on it 2nd one, and it went out on the way to school. Wouldn't recommend it unless you have money for repairs.

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1987 Nissan Pathfinder Reviews

Part Of The Family By TheeBigRig

i like that it is dependable off road and on road. i dont really like the gas but what do you exspect. i like that you are able to take more than two people off roading because of the rear seats and i... Read More

Good Vehical (when New) By Cody

This thing goes anywhere... that open diffs will allow. Wins in functionallity, apart from poor fuel milage and clumbsiness. Carries lots of tires, and is a great candidate for a VG30ET swap as it bol... Read More

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1988 Nissan Pathfinder Reviews

Love It And Would Buy Another. Know Where 1 Is? By nschulthes84

i have an 88 pathfinder that we call ol rielable cuz no matter what i do to her she never stops working. i have been driving it once and a while with a ba tran in it and it is still doing what it was... Read More

Pathfinder By Ismael

this truck is a great machine for any terrain, snow, mud, water and pretty much anything, this thing's got tons of horse power and great traction with it's 4X4 on, Gas may be an issue but this ain't a... Read More

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1989 Nissan Pathfinder Reviews

I Would Buy Another In A Heart Beat By badboy1970a

great on gas runs great really don't have to nothing but general pm this car was ahead of its time in 89 Obahma wants to trade these in hes crazy i live in country i would be stranded here and this ca... Read More

1989 Nissan Pathfinder Trail Boss Edition By Alan

Back in the late 80's this was one of the nicer looking SUV's. It was a great daily driver, never really took this truck off the beaten path very much and even those odd occasions was usually on dirt ... Read More

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1990 Nissan Pathfinder Reviews

Crappy Looking Good Performance Car By Shanna

It has fairly good acceleration for an older manual. Engine problems, like a broken fan clutch. Its needed a new clutch, new brakes, new tires, a new radiator, and a new heating core since I bought it... Read More

Strong Build, Engine Strong. Transmission Needs Work! By Tyler

This SUV was 100 the best first car i owned. Beautiful paint. Super strong build, really great all round. I loved this car a lot but i sold this one and my CRX to get my BMW now. it was a fun car whil... Read More

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1991 Nissan Pathfinder Reviews

This Car Is The Best In The Snow By aggiel8d

Bought at 18K miles. best decision ever made tradung in my 5 series Mercedes diesel for this car and have it since 1992. We call her the champ as she is a champ lasting 21 years and running great as ... Read More

Haylock Pathfinder By Rowan

Power is very limited especially uphill, Build quality is good for it's age started squeeking the last year or so, Very reliable has never had a major breakdown, handles exceptionally well on gravel a... Read More

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