2003 Nissan Pathfinder Top Comparisons

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2003 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4WDReview
backpacker writes:
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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

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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2003 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4WDReview
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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.

Pros: 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.

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2003 Nissan Pathfinder Review
GuruXNWJQ says:
The Pathfinder seemed to have rear end issues and did not feel as solid over the road.
vs2003 Toyota 4Runner SR5 4WD
2003 Nissan Pathfinder winning categories:
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2003 Nissan Pathfinder Review
peenluvr6969 says:
best car a mans dollar can buy
vs2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2003 Nissan Pathfinder winning categories:
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  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Value Ranked 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee worse.
"the whole boy"
Would Buy Ranked 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee worse.
"great"
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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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