2005 Nissan Pathfinder Top Comparisons

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2005 Nissan Pathfinder SE Off Road 4WDReview
mcrumb writes:
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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

Pros: Great deal!

Cons: none!

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2005 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4WDReview
Zachary writes:
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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

Pros: Fun for an SUV, handled everything we've thrown at it so far

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

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2005 Nissan Pathfinder SE Off Road 4WDReview
bigwave920 writes:
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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

Pros: makes you feel great driving it!

Cons: no factory dvd, but thats what books are for!

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2005 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4WDReview
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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 !

Pros: Handles on and off road like a Gem

Cons: Too many A/C controls

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2005 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4WDReview
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Awesome Suv — This is a very good SUV. For a used car, it's actually pretty good. It runs good, it's good on gas, and it's really smooth. I also love that it has a lot of pep So it can run. I Love it. It's a great SUV and it performs well.

Pros: 3rd Row Seating, Good Gas Mileage, Smooth

Cons: No Built In Nav System

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2005 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4WDReview
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I Love This Suv...great For The Kids! — I wish I would have factory installed reverse sensors.. I've backed into a few things.. It was perfect for travel with DVD and Navigation..also it seats seven..so much room.

Pros: Size, handling and all of the bells and whistles!

Cons: Gas milelage

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2005 Nissan Pathfinder SEReview
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Great Car — Good sized, strong engine, good performance, braking is alright, could have been better..

Pros: comfort, space, perfomance

Cons: brakes need to be better, not as much features as other cars

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2005 Nissan Pathfinder SE 4WDReview
brayden writes:
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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.

Pros: reliable

Cons: gas mileage

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2005 Nissan Pathfinder LE 4WDReview
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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

Pros: 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.

Cons: 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.

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2005 Nissan Pathfinder Review
NMONE says:
vs2005 Toyota 4Runner SR5 V6 4WD
2005 Nissan Pathfinder winning categories:
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Handling Ranked 2005 Toyota 4Runner SR5 V6 4WD better.
"very smooth"

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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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