2005 Nissan Pathfinder User Reviews

2005 Nissan Pathfinder Review Ratings

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  • Performance: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
  • 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:4.4 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
  • 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" 5 reviews
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"handling" 4 reviews
"big space" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"build quality" 2 reviews
"seat" 2 reviews
"expensive car" 2 reviews

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2005 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4WD Review
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Good Family vehicle. Lots of room. Engine has a good "get up and go" to it.

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Not very fuel efficient. It gets about 400 miles to the tank which is about the same as our Tundra. The leather seats have not held up well on the outside edges.

BAEACElliott
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Fun And Family Friendly — We took a lot of preemptive measures with it's maintenance when issues started to hit the internet. That aside, it is very roomy and space efficient. It could use more storage compartments in the back, but there are some located under the second row seats.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2005 Nissan Pathfinder LE Review
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lots of room , great ower drives great and looks good, and great gas mileage

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no cons

tumbleweed
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Great Car Just Need A Truck. — love everything about this car.geat mileage, great power, very reliable, drives perfect, more room with the third row seating, lots of extras, rear wheel drive with independent rear suspension, low tire alarm, security alarm, power windows, door locks, power mirrors.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2005 Nissan Pathfinder SE Off Road Review
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Off-Road, good braking system, handles well, good safety rating, fairly good on gas for an SUV.

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Tight rear seating, uncomfortable for long trips, hard to see when reversing, expensive maintenance and repair costs

noliesjustlovexx
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3/4 Stars Overall — I did like that this vehicle is a good size - not too big, not too small. I loved how it handled and that it was overall a smooth ride. I disliked, however, that it was not a very reliable car when it came down to the nitty gritty. Maintenance and repairs are extremely costly. I had this vehicle for 4 years and other than routine oil changes and check-ups, it was in the shop 2-3 times a year for transmission and radiator issues, weird noises, and occasionally aggressive jolting. Definitely a vehicle that is better with lesser mileage, and becomes a hassle with the more mileage it has.

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2005 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4WD Review
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Interior is enormous, while still a reasonable exterior size.  Excellent all weather vehicle.  Comfortable and nice creature comforts.

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Mileage could be better for a 6.  Has required maintenance for climate control and electronics but better than my Jeep was.

Wolfman2332
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Love It! All Together A Fine Suv — While it is quirky, overall excellent. Handling in snow/ice and off road (yes - a lot!) is superb. It is a truck, and tows wonderfully. Stereo is very good, nav package is OK - mostly because it is quirky. But it beats the heck out of the one in my wife's Cadillac. Third row seat is useless, but back is great! Two hunting dogs, guns, and gear for South Dakota and drive. No real problems other than climate control system. 45,000 miles in it, and at 115,000 it is holding up very well.

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

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2005 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4WD Review
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Its Pimped

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Uses too much fuel

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Anti-zombie — Great acceleration and breaking Has a very powerful V6 4.0 L Well equiped You can put a great Sound system and there are many custom parts for this model. Very nice to drive and makes a great accelerating sound. Very strong so even when hit you wont feel a thing

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2005 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4WD Review
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The car has a great look

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My Pathfinder has been a "nightmare" since purchased! DO NOT purchase a Nissan. My car is 6 years old. I have had to replace the motor after 3. (NO- Nissan would not pay for this even though it was a factory failure!), Now I have just learned I need a new transmition. If you research the intranet, you will find that hundreds of Nissans are having problems with coolant from the radiator leaking into the transmission and radiator fluid leaking into the radiator! Of course Nissan will not fix this problem. Go to www.transmition.lawsuit.com mazie, slater, katz &freeman LLC.

mcpherson
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A Nightmare! — Nissan will not back up their product and take care of the consumer. The car is dangerous to drive! Nissan Consumer Affairs are awful to deal with and do NOT have the consumers BEST interest and safety in mind. My car is only 6 years old and the engine failed after 3 and now the transmission and radiator.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2005 Nissan Pathfinder SE Off Road 4WD Review
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Great deal!

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none!

mcrumb
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Better Purchase It Before Someonebeats You To It! — I LOVE this vehicle! It handles amazingly in every situation, snow, traffic, ice, whatever...it accelerates swiftly, brakes safely, handles like a dream, especially for it's size! It is of the highest quality, has never needed repairs, no squeaks or rattles, it LOVES to tow, just starts to go to work when hooked up to anything! It is a VERY safe vehicle and is perfect for the Colorado lifestyle! It is GORGEOUS in appearance, a high-end look at an affordable price. It is very inexpensive to own, unlike Toyota and such, it doesn't have required HIGH COST servicing at 30, 60, 90, 120K miles, etc..., It ONLY needs the regular oil changes and spark plugs at 95K miles Can you believe it?! it also sports a chain drive timing belt which is the main cost saving factor. NO expensive changes of the timing belt, water pump etc at about 120K miles like other brands... It gets good MPG for it's class, is in FABULOUS condition with a very beautiful interior, numerous convenient features, well appointed storage spaces and more. It is sporty and fun to drive while having many of the appointments of a comfort vehicle...and is the MOST gorgeous of the colors offered! :)

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2005 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4WD Review
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Fun for an SUV, handled everything we've thrown at it so far

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Just the year due to the recalls, but they are easily fixed

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I Love It But Wish It Were Slightly Bigger On The Inside — Performance- acceleration is good, braking works well, handling is good for an SUV Build Quality-there have been a couple recalls on it but other than that not bad Appearance-it keeps looking smaller and smaller every day haha Cost of Ownership-not the best gas mileage, maintenance is not a problem Fun Factor-Once you slam the pedal down once its really fun

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2005 Nissan Pathfinder SE Off Road 4WD Review
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makes you feel great driving it!

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no factory dvd, but thats what books are for!

bigwave920
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Perfect! — The best SUV that I have had yet! It has a smooth ride for a large SUV and makes you feel great driving it! I paid the same for a Grand Cherokee in the past and it doesnt even compare to my new Pathfinder. What great quality.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2005 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4WD Review
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Handles on and off road like a Gem

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Too many A/C controls

Franniegator
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Great Suv — The handling of this vehicle for its size is amazing. It handles itself great on U turns. Just acquired Pathfinder and was just concerned with AC fan issues. Appearance and style is the max. Fun for long road trips. Gas depends on fuel prices !

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2013 Nissan Pathfinder Reviews

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2012 Nissan Pathfinder Reviews

Nice Looking "suv" And Not The Crossover/minivan Look By Pecknecker

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2010 Nissan Pathfinder Reviews

Loved It Enough To Buy Another By dukhntr

The pathfinder LE provides interior luxury and features combined with off-road capability for thousands less than the competition. I think the interior looks better than the 4 runner. I've owned two... Read More

Good Value For What You Buy, Not Ideal For City Driving By Josh

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