2003 Nissan Pathfinder
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Like my Pathy

by from NY on May 19, 2010

This is just a follow up review. I've owned mine for almost four years. It is still returning some good mile/gallon. Has plenty of power around curves ir straight line. Don't mistaken it is not a roc...
This is just a follow up review. I've owned mine for almost four years. It is still returning some good mile/gallon. Has plenty of power around curves ir straight line. Don't mistaken it is not a rocket, but if you step on it (like I do) because some guy on fornt isn't fast enough for you, this thing will pick itself up and go. it is powerful, no doubt about it. I jsut purchased my replacement shocks and struts, mine are giving up around 73k miles. But I expected that to happen. Mchanically speaking this baby is reliable. Just make sure you care for it ( I put synthetic oil at every oil change) This thing not only looks good, but it sounds good too. The engine runs nice and smoothly.
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I'm in love with my truck. Is that wrong?

by from MA on June 4, 2010

Seriously, I love my truck. I've never enjoyed owning a vehicle as much as my 2003 pathfinder. My wife thinks I'm nuts the way I talk about it. We have to move abroad soon and I am reluctantly selling...
Seriously, I love my truck. I've never enjoyed owning a vehicle as much as my 2003 pathfinder. My wife thinks I'm nuts the way I talk about it. We have to move abroad soon and I am reluctantly selling it, but even right now I am trying to find a way to bring it with me. Last night a guy looked at it and said ihewould keep it on the street, and I'm considering not selling it to him unless he builds a garage. It runs great, never a problem, jumps off the line, and it looks great. I love my truck.
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Great, reliable SUV

by from Ohio on May 14, 2011

Owned a Pathfinder for almost 8 years, never had any issues with it. Ran well and I loved the 4 wheel drive, I live where it snows a lot and with this truck I never had any problems. Gas mileage is de...
Owned a Pathfinder for almost 8 years, never had any issues with it. Ran well and I loved the 4 wheel drive, I live where it snows a lot and with this truck I never had any problems. Gas mileage is decent for a 4 wheel drive vehicle.
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Found my Path with it

by from Texas on September 28, 2014

Chezzy tittle but it's true! it allowed our family to focus on life instead of having to deal with a mechanic every few weeks. These are called R50 by Pathfinder fanatics. We loved the first one so mu...
Chezzy tittle but it's true! it allowed our family to focus on life instead of having to deal with a mechanic every few weeks. These are called R50 by Pathfinder fanatics. We loved the first one so much we bought a second one same color 4wd this time. Timing chain is good for the life of the vehicle. We have 190k on the first and 140k on the second. Long distance trips are no issue. During the time we had the first Pathfinder we changed o2 sensors and radiator when we first bought it from the previous owner. He didn't maintain it like he should have. But no problems since. The second Pathfinder not a single issue other than a tear in the leather on the side of driver seat. I've owned a few vehicles from civic to bronco in my lifetime and this would be my go to for a mechanical trouble free life. these are some of the best SUVs Nissan has produced ever I wish that they were still using the same platform for Pathfinders.
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Fastest SUV ive driven

by from on January 30, 2010

This was a great car, fun to drive, good looking, very comfterable interior, Bose sound, fully loaded for a low price. Bad gas mileage and that is the ONLY reason i sold mine.
This was a great car, fun to drive, good looking, very comfterable interior, Bose sound, fully loaded for a low price. Bad gas mileage and that is the ONLY reason i sold mine.
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No regrets

by from Winston-Salem, NC on November 12, 2008

I bought my 2003 new and now have just over 50K miles on it. I've had no problems out of the ordinary. I replaced the original tires around 35K miles, and I replaced the original battery just before 5...
I bought my 2003 new and now have just over 50K miles on it. I've had no problems out of the ordinary. I replaced the original tires around 35K miles, and I replaced the original battery just before 50K miles (longer than avg.). But, twist my arm, and I could mention a couple things. Such as the water seal around the rear window not being completely water-proof. And an irritating rattle that comes from the sunroof area when its open while driving. Other than that, it's a great SUV. I plan on keeping mine for several more years...
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Impressed by this Car

by from Washington, DC on December 1, 2006

Just bought this SUV and I am thoroughly impressed with it. Drive likes a car but has all the trappings of a SUV. I am sure me and Pathfinder will be partners for life.
Just bought this SUV and I am thoroughly impressed with it. Drive likes a car but has all the trappings of a SUV. I am sure me and Pathfinder will be partners for life.
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Love my Pathfinder

by from R.I. on October 27, 2007

Lots of power and a great handling truck.Drives as good as my Maxima with more power.I love the Bose sound system and the steering wheel mounted controls. Gas milage is better than expected but still ...
Lots of power and a great handling truck.Drives as good as my Maxima with more power.I love the Bose sound system and the steering wheel mounted controls. Gas milage is better than expected but still not great. Not a bad trade off for all of the power and command of the road . I will have this truck for a very long time.
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Love it until all the problems started

by from NJ on July 21, 2011

I bought my SUV new in 2003. Performance is great (it picks up when I needed too). Gas is average. However, I have had to replace the engine (luckily it was covered by warranty) and the normal mainten...
I bought my SUV new in 2003. Performance is great (it picks up when I needed too). Gas is average. However, I have had to replace the engine (luckily it was covered by warranty) and the normal maintenance (tires changed....). For the past year, my SUV has been swaying from side to side, gas guage is broken (cost= $1200) and now is making rattling noises. The dealer can not say what it is exactly. I will not go with another Nissan because this is my 2nd one that I have to get rid of because of problems!
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Solid as a Rock

by from MIddlesex, NJ on January 20, 2011

Bought my Pathfinder SE new. Now have 122,000 miles on it. I changed the battery once and the tires a couple times. Aside from that, 1 headlamp and 1 license plate light had to be replaced. Car runs l...
Bought my Pathfinder SE new. Now have 122,000 miles on it. I changed the battery once and the tires a couple times. Aside from that, 1 headlamp and 1 license plate light had to be replaced. Car runs like new. NOthing shakes or rattles. I love that I can pin it when I need to and rocket out and around other cars. This engines awesome. The mesh seats are great in my SE, and breakdust never sticks to my rims like you see on $70,000 sprots cars. Only complaint is back shocks. When I have 2-3 people in back seat its kinda bouncy, but I'm usually commuting so rarely an issue. I'll be drivingthis thing when it hits 300k miles!
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