1998 Nissan Pathfinder User Reviews

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Hatim writes:
1998 Nissan Pathfinder 4 Dr LE 4WD SUV Review
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Powerfull engine and smooth suspension

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lousy job for the outside and inside.

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Rokin' But Not For Showoff — I like the overall performance but I hate it's inside, and specially the back spare-wheel. It's hideous. I hate the CD player. It keep breaking down. Even when it is working OK, music keeps interrupted at every speed hump or rough road.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Alejandro writes:
1998 Nissan Pathfinder 4 Dr SE 4WD SUV Review
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5

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Japanese quality

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Too bad they changed the line and turned it massive

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The Perfect Suv — The perfect SUV: just the righ size, great look, awsome quality and fully equipped.

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jaksek writes:
1998 Nissan Pathfinder 4 Dr SE 4WD SUV Review
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I loved this car. It was my first car and it was always there for me. Super reliable!

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Absolutely nothing

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One Hell Of A Car — My pathfinder could climb any hill, go through any amount of snow and could pull 5,000 pounds! The thing was so comfortable, extremely affordable and very reliable. The only downside was I could only get about 12 to a gallon...but it was sooo worth it! Road trips, camping trips the pathfinder could do it all. Thank you so much Nissan!!!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Alex writes:
1998 Nissan Pathfinder 4 Dr XE 4WD SUV Review
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It is a decent car. Nothing special. A good looking Nissan SUV in 1998 still today.

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No complain yet in my opinion. I liked it the way it is.

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A Good Choice Of Suv Selection For All Season City And Little Off-road Car — We bought this car when we first came to Canada which is 1998. My pathfinder is a high end model of 1998. It is a Nissan Pathfider "Chilkoot". It is V6 engine and low torque transmission. 0-100km/h with in 5-6 sec. Decent car for summer and winter. 2WD and 4WD no problem at all and depends which tires you are using. We are using Yokohama A/T for front and rear. The performance of this car obviously is not a sport car performance. It is sucks in fuel but little better than American SUVs. Braking is very sensitive and handling is decent because we are using the KYB suspensions. Below 70 degrees turn with 50 to 60 km/h is not a problem because I tried it. The engine is V6 as I mentioned before. Quality for a 1998 high end Nissan Pathfinder is better than other Pathfinders such as LE, etc. Less repairs on my car. So far we having replace the radiator. Theres no A/C leakage so far. Engine is running great still today. We always use 5w-30 Valvoline Motor Oil with Lucas protection. Appearance is very good during 1998 and it is still looking good today. No rust appear on body so far. Good things is we got hard plastic bumper in the front and back. Inside it got metal bumper as well. When it comes to small car crash accident, it doesnt ruin the car appearance at all. Eventhough I dont like SUVs, I still like this car. It is fun to drive in city during summer especially winter.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jennifer writes:
1998 Nissan Pathfinder 4 Dr LE 4WD SUV Review
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The pathfinder was great to transport the boat and trailer. The engine ran smooth for the time we owned it. It did not run like a truck.

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The gas pedal deveoped a build up which needed to be cleaned. This caused the pedal to stick, sometimes causing it to push hard to accelerate.

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You Do Not Feel Like You Are Driving An Suv — We had the pathfinder for ten years. There is alot of room in the backseat and the trunk. The interior was grey with a fake carbon fibre finish on the dash. The exterior was green, and it did not have tinted windows.

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Jason writes:
1998 Nissan Pathfinder 4 Dr LE 4WD SUV Review
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Great rig.  Looking forward to driving (and writing) more about it.

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Difficulty seeing left rear when merging.  Gas mileage isn't great (17 mpg), but it's a big SUV.

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1998 Nissan Pathfinder (new Stablemate) — Haven't owned the Pathfinder long, but so far it's been great. I've had it on two road trips and it's helped a couple of friends move. Really looking forward to testing out the 4wd when I can get it off road and if we get any snow in NC this year. So far, it's been good. 3.3 L V-6 has good power (for a near 2 ton SUV). Drives well for a big vehicle. From the little off roading I've done so far, it's been great. Looking forward to continuing to drive this vehicle and adding a trailer hitch. Decent gas mileage for a big, heavy 1998 SUV (17 mpg)

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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Ethan writes:
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4

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good breaks

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slow acceleration

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Pimpin Black — it has about 80,000 miles on it. it mostly a family car but i drive it the most. We got it in '98. its been through hitting a deer and a tree. It goes pretty fast but has bad acceleration. Pretty good interior. it is automatic. i like it a lot better than the mini van i use to drive.

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Ashlynn writes:
1998 Nissan Pathfinder 4 Dr SE 4WD SUV Review
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5

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4WD

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No Towing Hitch

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Great Suv — its Fun... Sporty lookin.... drivable and easy to drive. marroon brown in color and its 4wd and there.. great shape and the performance is outstanding and very confortable to drive and sit it and has a alot of seat room and clear vision

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Tommy writes:
1998 Nissan Pathfinder 4 Dr LE SUV Review
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5

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230K thousand miles and its still running very nicely and hope to put in some more miles in it. 10 years with us, 10 years...thats a serious relationship we have and one that will keep living for a long time. Love how durable it is, no signs of rust and strong. Still intimidates the other compact cars that stand next to it at the stop light.

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I wish the rare suspension was better and well it is know with the new models but for the time it came out most SUV suspensions were like this. Also it has to much liter for the little horsepower it has but again something that the new models.

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One Amazing Product — No long in my hands because it has been passed to another relative it's been 12 years with this SUV in my family and I've used it on/off. Only once could be consider that a mayor repair was made to it but the engine hasn't been opened yet for anything. Its Nissan yes and its a good product. I still see older models running on the street with no problem and this could be an SUV you would want to have for a long time if your intentions is to keep it over 5 or 6 years. The interior is very nice and at same time you can use it in the city but also in the outdoors if needed. Puerto Rico is a sunny island but sometimes heavy rain can fall anytime and depended where you are floods can happen. This SUV lets my family and I drive it with no problem. Nissan Pathfinder damn good product.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Patrick writes:
1998 Nissan Pathfinder 4 Dr XE 4WD SUV Review
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Stability

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Body rust

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Over All Good Bush Vehicle — Once they start rusting... watch out. Once metal is exposed it gets nasty. Overall the performance is unexceptional, but it's got where it needs it. With smaller tires is very easy to park. The price is at the high end of the after market however if you get an aftermarket warranty then it's worth the price.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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