1998 Nissan Pathfinder User Reviews

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    1998 Nissan Pathfinder 4 Dr SE 4WD SUV Review
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    95

    One Hell Of A Car — My pathfinder could climb any hill, go through any amount of snow and could pull 5,000 pounds! The thing was so comfortable, extremely affordable and very reliable. The only downside was I could only get about 12 to a gallon...but it was sooo worth it! Road trips, camping trips the pathfinder could do it all. Thank you so much Nissan!!!

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

    Pros: I loved this car. It was my first car and it was always there for me. Super reliable!

    Cons: Absolutely nothing

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    1998 Nissan Pathfinder 4 Dr SE 4WD SUV Review
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    Great Suv — its Fun... Sporty lookin.... drivable and easy to drive. marroon brown in color and its 4wd and there.. great shape and the performance is outstanding and very confortable to drive and sit it and has a alot of seat room and clear vision

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

    Pros: 4WD

    Cons: No Towing Hitch

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    1998 Nissan Pathfinder 4 Dr XE 4WD SUV Review
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    25

    Over All Good Bush Vehicle — Once they start rusting... watch out. Once metal is exposed it gets nasty. Overall the performance is unexceptional, but it's got where it needs it. With smaller tires is very easy to park. The price is at the high end of the after market however if you get an aftermarket warranty then it's worth the price.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Stability

    Cons: Body rust

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    1998 Nissan Pathfinder 4 Dr XE 4WD SUV Review
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    A Good Choice Of Suv Selection For All Season City And Little Off-road Car — We bought this car when we first came to Canada which is 1998. My pathfinder is a high end model of 1998. It is a Nissan Pathfider "Chilkoot". It is V6 engine and low torque transmission. 0-100km/h with in 5-6 sec. Decent car for summer and winter. 2WD and 4WD no problem at all and depends which tires you are using. We are using Yokohama A/T for front and rear. The performance of this car obviously is not a sport car performance. It is sucks in fuel but little better than American SUVs. Braking is very sensitive and handling is decent because we are using the KYB suspensions. Below 70 degrees turn with 50 to 60 km/h is not a problem because I tried it. The engine is V6 as I mentioned before. Quality for a 1998 high end Nissan Pathfinder is better than other Pathfinders such as LE, etc. Less repairs on my car. So far we having replace the radiator. Theres no A/C leakage so far. Engine is running great still today. We always use 5w-30 Valvoline Motor Oil with Lucas protection. Appearance is very good during 1998 and it is still looking good today. No rust appear on body so far. Good things is we got hard plastic bumper in the front and back. Inside it got metal bumper as well. When it comes to small car crash accident, it doesnt ruin the car appearance at all. Eventhough I dont like SUVs, I still like this car. It is fun to drive in city during summer especially winter.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: It is a decent car. Nothing special. A good looking Nissan SUV in 1998 still today.

    Cons: No complain yet in my opinion. I liked it the way it is.

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    1998 Nissan Pathfinder 4 Dr XE 4WD SUV Review
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    Fabulous For Wheel Drive — Great Vehicle, only downfall is the gas mileage isnt the greatest. would buy another one for sure, the four wheel drive will be nice in the winter. seems to work great, no real problems with the vehicle yet. would totally recommend one to someone else

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Four wheel drive

    Cons: Gas Mileage

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    1998 Nissan Pathfinder 4 Dr LE 4WD SUV Review
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    Rokin' But Not For Showoff — I like the overall performance but I hate it's inside, and specially the back spare-wheel. It's hideous. I hate the CD player. It keep breaking down. Even when it is working OK, music keeps interrupted at every speed hump or rough road.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Powerfull engine and smooth suspension

    Cons: lousy job for the outside and inside.

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    1998 Nissan Pathfinder 4 Dr LE 4WD SUV Review
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    Nissan Pathfinder — The bass on the car isn't bad and the overall sound system is good. The interior is quite nice nothing is ripped or falling off. The fact that it is a stick is amazing, it is a blast to do burn outs in and the E brake is hand operated so you can drift on dirt and gravel roads quite easily.

    Pros: Not a lot of rust for the north woods

    Cons: it could have a better sound system

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    Pimpin Black — it has about 80,000 miles on it. it mostly a family car but i drive it the most. We got it in '98. its been through hitting a deer and a tree. It goes pretty fast but has bad acceleration. Pretty good interior. it is automatic. i like it a lot better than the mini van i use to drive.

    Pros: good breaks

    Cons: slow acceleration

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    1998 Nissan Pathfinder 4 Dr LE 4WD SUV Review
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    You Do Not Feel Like You Are Driving An Suv — We had the pathfinder for ten years. There is alot of room in the backseat and the trunk. The interior was grey with a fake carbon fibre finish on the dash. The exterior was green, and it did not have tinted windows.

    Pros: The pathfinder was great to transport the boat and trailer. The engine ran smooth for the time we owned it. It did not run like a truck.

    Cons: The gas pedal deveoped a build up which needed to be cleaned. This caused the pedal to stick, sometimes causing it to push hard to accelerate.

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    1998 Nissan Pathfinder 4 Dr SE 4WD SUV Review
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    My Beast — Great for camping and family excursions. Drinks gas like its going out of style.

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    2015 Nissan Pathfinder Reviews

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    2014 Nissan Pathfinder Reviews

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    2013 Nissan Pathfinder Reviews

    Best Value For A Do Everything Vehicle W/ Gt Mpg. By GMcMahan

    At first I thought this was a great car, that's why I bought it. Now that I have owned it for 2 years it has exceeded my expectations in every category. I liked it so much that I bought my wife a 2015... Read More

    2012 Nissan Pathfinder Reviews

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

    Overall this is a great SUV. I wanted the 2012 since the 2013 changed bodystyles to the crossover and I wasn't impressed with its look so I took advantage of the huge rebates and price markdowns on t... Read More

    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

    Purchased this 2 years ago, put about 20k miles on it, including many road trips (Pittsburgh to Florida, Virginia, Niagara Falls New York, Washington DC...). Used to pull my dirtbike on a trailer and ... Read More

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