2005 Nissan Pathfinder User Reviews

2005 Nissan Pathfinder Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 15 reviews

  • 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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BAEACElliott writes:
2005 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4WD Review
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4

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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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tszabo writes:
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4

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Basically it's an SUV with the space to compete with larger SUVs that seat 7-8 but much easier to drive in the city or park in smaller spots. The interior is easy to configure between massive cargo space and 3 rows of seats.

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The compact size (built on a small track chassis) results in having to pick between the full seating capacity and large cargo space. With the third row down there is a sizable trunk. But with the third row up, there is only about 1 foot between the gate and the seat. The gas milage leaves quite a bit to be desired. About 17mpg avg. Milage though, is the price you pay for having a truly reliable engine.

tszabo
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Would Love To Drive This Pf For The Next 280k Miles, Family Just Out Grew It... — The PF is a well thought out, properly engineered machine. There is not a lot in the way of frills here, but there is plenty of strength and reliability to go around. It has a very attractive body, the interior is surprisingly roomy and convenient (ignoring the third row), it has a good deal of power for a 4.0L V6. It can get through unexpected weather or terrain but would not be the ideal off-roader. Gas milage is ok...I truly believe that there is a lot of over emphasis on milage. Many people are paying higher prices for less reliable, less capable vehicles that will need replacement much sooner. Here is a 17mpg 2005 PF (yes lame milage rating). But it will run forever with minimal maintenance cost. Certainly past 300,000 if proper maintenance is continued.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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tumbleweed writes:
2005 Nissan Pathfinder LE Review
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5

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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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Reynold writes:
2005 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4WD Review
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4

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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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noliesjustlovexx writes:
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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brayden writes:
2005 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4WD Review
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reliable

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gas mileage

brayden
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Has Been Very Reliable — Except for one problem with the pipe to the rear seat air conditioner, the pathfinder has been trouble free.

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Wolfman2332 writes:
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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mcpherson writes:
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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Franniegator writes:
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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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mcrumb writes:
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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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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