1997 Nissan Pathfinder
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The longest time

by from New York on July 29, 2017

I love the features in particular the cargo area, as you fold back seats you have a ton of storage, comfortable, strong, I have it for 12 years.
I love the features in particular the cargo area, as you fold back seats you have a ton of storage, comfortable, strong, I have it for 12 years.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transportingfamily

Does recommend this car!!

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I have a great car

by from New York on June 23, 2017

I have this car for 10 years, my issues were, for some reason the bateri never lasts more than 2 years; and the engine service is a big problem, TURNS ON for no reason. I love cargo area, and enjoy...
I have this car for 10 years, my issues were, for some reason the bateri never lasts more than 2 years; and the engine service is a big problem, TURNS ON for no reason. I love cargo area, and enjoyed our time together.
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Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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Most reliable car I have owned

by from Chicago, IL on June 12, 2017

This has been a solid dependable car. This has never failed me. It's high quality doors, engine are exceptional. When it is on, you cannot hear any noise. I have to rev the gas pedal to confirm that i...
This has been a solid dependable car. This has never failed me. It's high quality doors, engine are exceptional. When it is on, you cannot hear any noise. I have to rev the gas pedal to confirm that it is on. I have taken this to east coast and back many times.
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Perfect SUV for me

by from on February 24, 2017

Bought my 4x4 5 speed SE 2 years ago with 173k, and i drive it three miles at a time through traffic to school/work and back. I only get 15 miles to the gallon, but it starts instantly every time even...
Bought my 4x4 5 speed SE 2 years ago with 173k, and i drive it three miles at a time through traffic to school/work and back. I only get 15 miles to the gallon, but it starts instantly every time even below zero and everything on it (except the fog lights) works good as new. If i had any complaints it would be it's a bit slow and underpowered for a 4000lb SUV, but the newer years are better. I grew up driving and wrenching on Jeep and GM vehicles, even bought several new. This pathfinder has been far less problematic over the last 20k than anything i've ever owned and has more miles than almost every one. Simply put if i had one of those other SUV's this old and this many miles I'd be waiting for it to break down and looking for a different vehicle. however with my pathfinder I'm 100% confident that i'm good for at least another 50k with some tires, brakes, and a battery. It's unquestionably the best car I've ever owned and the reason why I just bought another Nissan.
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Indestructible Manual 4x4 with Grittiness

by from British Columbia on April 11, 2014

I bought my first foreign vehicle and had it for over 10 years, the Nissan Pathfinder was indestructible and had far superior quality engine and transmission for a manual than the domestic market. I u...
I bought my first foreign vehicle and had it for over 10 years, the Nissan Pathfinder was indestructible and had far superior quality engine and transmission for a manual than the domestic market. I used this suv for hunting, fishing, camping and hauling chopped wood and kept it the longest in all my purchased vehicles. Never once had any concerns or costly repairs and when we traded it in for a Ford Escape the only motivator for selling it was the Nissan was a glutton on gas consumption. It was light but built like a tank and did its job without any concerns or repairs unlike the Jeep Patriot which was poorly crafted with cheap material and substandard transmission.....
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Purchased a new car

Uses car for Off-roading

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Unstoppable

by from Granite Falls, NC on November 11, 2013

My pathfinder have more than 290,000 miles and rides like new, even better than some new cars. Just had to rebuilt the transmission and standard maintenance. Unbelievable!
My pathfinder have more than 290,000 miles and rides like new, even better than some new cars. Just had to rebuilt the transmission and standard maintenance. Unbelievable!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Outdoor sports (hiking, cycling, etc.)

Does recommend this car!!

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1997 se is a beast!! 230,xxx and counting

by from Pa. on April 14, 2013

this is my second pathfinder i had a 95 before this one and loved it also i just sold it they hold a good value to them and are unstoppable !!!!!
this is my second pathfinder i had a 95 before this one and loved it also i just sold it they hold a good value to them and are unstoppable !!!!!
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Uses car for Having fun

Does recommend this car!!

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Best vehicle I've owned

by from Ontario, Canada on May 24, 2010

This vehicle might not get the best mpg but the reliablity and performance more than make up for it. It will take you anywhere you want to go and back. Because of the Pathfinder I'am going to buy anot...
This vehicle might not get the best mpg but the reliablity and performance more than make up for it. It will take you anywhere you want to go and back. Because of the Pathfinder I'am going to buy another one IF this one ever quits on me.
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My Reliable Tank!

by from New Orleans, LA on January 8, 2008

I bought this SUV a few years ago, it's great! My only down side to it is that I usually get 16- 17 miles to the gallon and that's just not alot these days! But it's very reliable, I've had a couple o...
I bought this SUV a few years ago, it's great! My only down side to it is that I usually get 16- 17 miles to the gallon and that's just not alot these days! But it's very reliable, I've had a couple of brake downs over time but it's mainly small things like a hose (mostly just alot of labor cost) and my starter went out. The only other problems I've had seems to be mostly with the parts holding the vehicle up and stopping it (I think because it's a REALLY Heavy car). For example: My Struts, Shocks, some other parts down there holding the car to the wheels.... and I also go threw brake pads fairly quickly! But, no real major problems considering it has 120k miles on it. On a side note, I was in a small accident in this car over the summer and I messed up the other vehicle pretty badly and my car... really didn't look much different at all! That's why I call it my Tank! So, I feel pretty safe in it now. So, over all I do like my car alot. If it could just get better gas mileage (which to some people this may be good gas mileage) I would consider it to be a "Perfect Reasonable Reliable Vehicle".
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GREAT!! (as long as you can afford the fuel)

by from Decatur, GA on June 29, 2007

I love this car but getting only 14 mpg around town is killing me! Supremely well designed for comfort and versatility. 106k miles so far with no major repairs. The perfect blend of car and truck. Buy...
I love this car but getting only 14 mpg around town is killing me! Supremely well designed for comfort and versatility. 106k miles so far with no major repairs. The perfect blend of car and truck. Buy one!
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