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

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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.

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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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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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