2003 Nissan Pathfinder User Reviews

2003 Nissan Pathfinder Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 9 reviews

  • Performance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Appearance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Overall: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5

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PROS
"power" 6 reviews
"ride" 4 reviews
"storage" 2 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"wheel" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"speed" 2 reviews

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Enthalpy writes:
2003 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4WD Review
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Pros

These cars have great reputations as reliable 4 wheel drive transportation.  They have adequate storage.  The seems are small and truck has a tight accurate feel.  The engine has enough power to get you going, torque.  And I always thought they looked neat and purposeful.

Cons

They brake and handle like a truck.  The steering feels dead compared to my Integra and Cayman.  The independent front suspensions is not made for offroad.  The gas gets expensive.

Enthalpy
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Snow Car — I did a lot of research on this car before I bought it. I have bought mine with 53,000 miles on it, 10 years old. It is in great shape for a 10 year old car, but I cannot vouch for its reliability yet. They are rumored to drive past 300,000 miles. The 2005 and up models have a coolant line that may rupture in the transmission, destroying it. The 2003 model has a corrosion recall for steering components, Mine has no issues. This car feels very capable driving in snow storms, and on rutted dirt roads.

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Seif writes:
2003 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4WD Review
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Pros

light and speedy !

Cons

it's top speed !

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U Should Buy It ! — perfomace: great acceleration, wonderful braking, need some tuning in handling ! build quality: couldnt be better ! appearence: interiorly it needs some more space, and extriorly it need alittle hight. cost of ownership:VERY ECONOMICAL ! fun factor: u can ask anyone :D.....it's alot of fun !!

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Andrew writes:
2003 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4WD Review
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Great all around.

Cons

Needs a V8 lol.

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Nissan Pathfinder — Great perfomance, gas mileage is good for an SUV, breaks real nice, and handles really well no matter what speed, no repair except normal wear and tear, and i drives like a car so its very smooth and nice on all roads and conditions.

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

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George writes:
2003 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4WD Review
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Nice ride, very confortable to drive.

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N/A

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Really Enjoy This Vehicle. — This SUV has been nothing less than great for us. Very reliable, great in the rain / sleet / snow, OK on gas (not great), fun to drive. When it snows the truck shines. 6K HIDs headlights and foglights. Tint all around.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Idania writes:
2003 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4WD Review
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great performance

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gas..

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Don't Need One — love it!! there is no reason to , all you got to do is drive one , it's like a CAR but 4X4, price wise , well is not at all bad , you get what you pay for , it's a family car and we all fit , that's the best of all. what else can I say , we put a entertainment system in it , so on long trips we can all watch what we want , kids in the back and adults in front .

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Joe writes:
2003 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4WD Review
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Engine, 4 wheel drive, lots of space, just plain fun.

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Gas and no stabilty control.

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New Owner — I have this car for a couple of months and I just love it. Plenty aof pickup when you need it and plenty of room for whatever. Plus it can go offroading. I haven't done that yet but I hope to soon. My only complaint is the gas. I wich it used a little less. It has 56k miles on it and still runs strong for a 2003 model. No coplaints about that. I also wished the car had stabilty control. It needs it sometimes when taking turns hard or driving when slippery. My car has hydroplained before and if not for the auto 4 wheel drive my car would have smashed into a median strip (you know the cement dividers on a highway) and that would have been a mess.

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Jonathan writes:
2003 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4WD Review
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Power.  Rugged looks.

Cons

Less than ideal cargo area.

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Great Ride -- Not Too Trucky, Not Too Cushy — Well put-together. Feels invinceable. Good cabin space, good storage. The rear cargo area is not completely flat -- the wheel wells intrude a little. Putting down the rear seats and removing the cargo area tonneau takes a little bit of time. The split tailgate (separate opening window) is good. Nice ride. Good 3.5 L V6; not a total gas hog.

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nancyt writes:
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It Has Been Very Reliable — I have had to have a fan replaced to run the heater and recently a part that has to do with the emissions. It has been reliable.

Owner for 1 years, 6 months

Miles Driven per Year:50,000

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backpacker writes:
2003 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4WD Review
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Second Pathfinder I've Owned. Only Trouble Has Been With The Stereo(bose) And Tire Wear. 2003 Model Requires Premium Gas ,annoying. — second pathfinder i've owned love the size and body size. grossly disappointed in the Bose stereo system. only the radio is Bose the components are not. would not have purchased it if i knew the cd was a clarion and the speakers were not bose. false advertizing on the part of Nissan. Premium gas is annoying and tires bwear quickly. Avoid the factory tires , they didnot last the warranty period and were terrible in northeast winters.

Owner for 3 years, 9 months

Miles Driven per Year:87,000

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2010 Nissan Pathfinder Reviews

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2009 Nissan Pathfinder Reviews

So So By TEJ

It's a Nissian and will most likely will last for a long time. It's a very uncomfortable car, has little bells and whistles, very small back seat, and a below average radio system. I would not reco... Read More

I'll Be Loving My Pathfinder For A Long Time. By Bill1423

New ride quality is pretty firm, and nicely solid, but it seems to have softened up some around 2,000 miles. I like Nissan's powerful V6 in my base model. Only dislike about the engine itself is tha... Read More

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2008 Nissan Pathfinder Reviews

A Good Family Car With Massive Cargo Area By unique2001ng

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Great Overall Suv! By rcbcpastor

We enjoyed this car as long as we had two children. When we found out a third was on the way, we decided it was time to move up to something with a full third row seat. Other than that, we loved this ... Read More

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2007 Nissan Pathfinder Reviews

Great Suv By sthpw05

Great vehicle. Strong engine, interior quality could be improved. Good highway mileage. Even better with K&N Cold Air intake. Pretty good pickup for a heavy SUV. Towing capacity is good, could be bett... Read More

My 4th Pathfinder By Glen

Great ride, loads of room. Plenty of power for towing. This is my 4th Pathfinder and over the years have had nothing but good things to say about them. I should have avoided buying the BMW and stuck w... Read More

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