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1995 Nissan Pathfinder 4 Dr SE 4WD SUVReview
Abigail writes:

Pretty Good Winter Vehicle — So far we have no had many problems with the pathfinder that could not be fixed

Pros: 4WD!

Cons: Kinda ugly

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1995 Nissan Pathfinder 4 Dr XE SUVReview
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Fun To Drive, Painful At The Gas Pump —

Bought this vehicle used with 96,000 miles on it, owned it for 11 years as my sole vehicle. It had about about 235,000 miles when I sold it. Although it was the base model XE 2WD, it had most of the features of the flagship LE model, including leather seats. The only option missing was the seat warmers. It came with a big grille guard and an aftermarket ASC moonroof. It was quite a fun vehicle to drive around, especially on dirt roads and down by the beach. Handling was very good, the power steering worked great. Air conditioning never needed servicing in the 11 years that I owned this vehicle. Brakes were not adequate, transmission was weak and was replaced at 140,000 miles. My mechanic was pretty sure that the transmission had already been replaced before, which would have made it the third transmission on this vehicle. The infamous 'exhaust manifold studs' problem was fixed at about 120,000 miles. This vehicle is very heavy for its size, and the engine seemed underpowered, especially with the equally underpowered transmission. The engine occasionally ran on the hot side with the air conditioner on, especially in the hot Southern California summers. Gas mileage was horrible, and only got worse as time went on. It got around 16 MPG when I bought it, and when I sold it 11 years later, it was getting 13 MPG on a good day. When gas hit $4 a gallon, filling up this old Pathy became quite a painful experience, and I knew that it was time to sell. Overall, it was a blast to drive this vehicle, but I'm not sure if I would recommend it in 2014 being that it is severely out of style, and at nearly 20 years old, you're going to be lucky to find one is decent condition.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Fun to drive, great takeoff power.

Cons: Awful gas mileage, weak brake system, underpowered transmission for vehicle weight, not enough leg room.

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Reviews From Other Years

2020 Nissan Pathfinder Reviews

Review By kris_evenson2000

Love the vehicle but the design needs a refresh and for a one year old car 50000 miles is a lot. Read More

Review By Guru9XL35R

Smooth drive, steering wheel feels “small” though and I wasn’t hip on how the seat comes forward to get to the third row. Not convenient for moms who have kids that go in the back seat daily. If the ... Read More

2019 Nissan Pathfinder Reviews

Review By Abigail

It was a nice car and had the things I was looking for in a car. It rides nice enjoyed driving it. I don’t know what is missing. It seemed to be a little nicer than the Buick Encore. I like the third... Read More

Review By goldenglider

I took a 2020 Pathfinder that I rented on a 2,500 mile road trip. Liked it so much that I bought a 2019 CPO used Pathfinder SL with the Premium package. I got 27mpg on the highway. Very comfortable a... Read More

2018 Nissan Pathfinder Reviews

Review By GuruTQ2SW

I like it but it was too expensive for a 2018 Read More

Review By keithlnc

Car is everything I wanted! I loved the process as well. Read More

2017 Nissan Pathfinder Reviews

Review By BharatFaldu

There must be some known issues with transmission. When you point out to dealer, they decides to wholesale Read More

Review By Beth

Roomy but not engulfing, handles nicely, all around sharp looking vehicle! Read More

2016 Nissan Pathfinder Reviews

Review By john

the looks of the did not turn me on nice car!! Read More

Review By GuruSKCQ5

Great vehicle so far, no issues. I like the extra room over the Traverse and Acadia. It has more room in the cargo area than the Journey for sure, with the third row seat opened. I like the comfort... Read More


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