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Our Expert Review: 2006 Nissan Pathfinder

Watch out your radiator and tranny will fail

by from Rhode Island on February 11, 2011

Model years 2005 to 2010 your tranny and radiator is going to fail. Mark my words all of this will start to happen between 75k to 100k. The coolant lines are going to rupture and burn out your tranny....
Model years 2005 to 2010 your tranny and radiator is going to fail. Mark my words all of this will start to happen between 75k to 100k. The coolant lines are going to rupture and burn out your tranny. It starts with a weird vibration between 40 MPH to 60 MPH, then it starts to shifts weird, then you start hearing inside the truck your radiator bubble or like a faucet is running so you complain about it to your dealer they will tell you don't worry you just need a coolant change, a tranny fluid change, may be tires, brakes or something else to buy. This gives the dealer time for your warranty to expire and then your Nissan dealer will say oh we figured it out your radiator lines ruptured into your transmission and you need to replace both of them and the bill is $5000 to $7000. Please Please don't buy these trucks and if you own them trade them in now before you get stuck with a bill like I did!!!! Nissan knows all about these issue and many more that plague the pathfinder and the rest of there truck line. Nissan please do the right thing and issue a recall for these issues an all others.
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Does not recommend this car

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LOVED IT SO MUCH I BOUGHT OUT MY LEASE

by from LYMAN, MAINE on December 2, 2010

WHAT CAN I SAY I LOVE THIS TRUCK. I LEASED THIS PATHFINDER S AND ENDED UP BUYING OUT MY LEASE. I HAVE A HEAVY FOOT AND THIS TRUCK DOESNT DISAPPOINT. I HAVE NO WORRIES ABOUT PULLING OUT INTO TRAFFIC OR...
WHAT CAN I SAY I LOVE THIS TRUCK. I LEASED THIS PATHFINDER S AND ENDED UP BUYING OUT MY LEASE. I HAVE A HEAVY FOOT AND THIS TRUCK DOESNT DISAPPOINT. I HAVE NO WORRIES ABOUT PULLING OUT INTO TRAFFIC OR ONTO THE HIGHWAY THE TRUCK HAS A LOT OF GET UP AND GO. THE PATHFINDER HAS A LOT OF CARGO ROOM WITH ALL THE SEATS DOWN I HAVE HAD TWO DIFFRENT FULL SIZE COUCHES IN THE BACK OF THIS (I HAD TO SECURE THE HATCH BECAUSE THEY HUNG OUT THE BACK A LITTLE BIT) BUT HOW MANY SUVS CAN SAY THEY DID THAT? I MUST SAY THOUGH I AM SHORT AND FIT GREAT IN THE SEATS BUT MY BOYFRIEND AND FATHER BOTH 6 FEET TALL DO HAVE A HARD TIME FITTING COMFORTABLY. THE 3RD ROW SEATING IS REALLY ONLY GOOD FOR KIDS BUT I HAVE HAD 7 ADULTS IN THE PATHFINDER AND ITS NOT VERY COMFORTABLE FOR EVERYONE. I HAVE TOWED A VERY LARGE AND HEAVY INCLOSED CONSTRUCTION TRAILER WITH THIS ALSO AND IT DID OK. IF YOU LIKE LOUD MUSIC TGE STOCK BASE RADIO DOES PRETTY WELL. I HAVE DONE EVERYTHING WITH THIS FROM OFF ROAD TRAILS TO ICE FISHING, I EVEN PULLED MY PLOW GUY WITH A ONE TON GMC WITH A SANDER OUT OF THE DITCH!!! ITS NOW DECEMBER 2010 AND IT HAS 69,000 MILES ON IT AND ITS STILL GOING STRONG -
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Best car I have ever owned

by from Denver, CO on June 15, 2010

We bought our 2006 Nissan Pathfinder brand new, drove it off the showroom floor. Six months later our 20 year old daughter was driving it and over corrected on a turn. She went head on with a light po...
We bought our 2006 Nissan Pathfinder brand new, drove it off the showroom floor. Six months later our 20 year old daughter was driving it and over corrected on a turn. She went head on with a light pole and walked away with only a scratch from the air bag. I cannot begin to tell you how grateful I am that even though she killed the light pole, she walked away. Thank you Nissan for such a great, safe vehicle.
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Compared to the rest, the best

by from Southern California on October 11, 2006

I have owned my 2006 SE with the premium and confort package for four months. We purchased it over the other similar SUVs because it had the most powerfull V-6 engine in its class. We have a small t...
I have owned my 2006 SE with the premium and confort package for four months. We purchased it over the other similar SUVs because it had the most powerfull V-6 engine in its class. We have a small travel trailer weighing about 3,000 lbs and pulled it to Lake Tahoe with only 2,000 breakin miles on the car. Our Pathfinder is the standard SE two-wheel drive but came with the trailer hitch, harness and tranny cooler. It has the economy 3.13 rear axle. It pulled the trailer over the mountains and around the curves with ease and control. With the trailer we averaged 15.5 mpg on the trip and without the trailer we are averaging 16 city and 20-22 on the freeway. Again not bad compared to the alternitive SUVs. We also liked all the options that came with the premium package like the Bose radio, sun roof and side impact air bags. The interior has the basic cloth seats but is comfortible and roomy. The second row seats are very roomy and we also found the third row seats to be the roomyist off all the mid-sized seven passenger SUV's. This is a great all-purpose vehical with a great blend of performance, comfort and versitility for a very reasonable price, especially when compared with the equivilent SUV alternitives. We feel we can carry our kids and grandkids safely (vehical stability control is standard) and in comfort. Time will tell on the overall reliability and quality but, so far, we have seen no signs of any problems. I would recommend this vehical to anyone.
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Very Good Truck

by from Orlando, FL on September 21, 2009

I'm about to end my lease with the LE Fully loaded, with Wood Grain Dash, 6 Cd changer, leather seats, DVD player and more.I'm thinking twice on returning it. I may just buy it. I've been very happy w...
I'm about to end my lease with the LE Fully loaded, with Wood Grain Dash, 6 Cd changer, leather seats, DVD player and more.I'm thinking twice on returning it. I may just buy it. I've been very happy with the truck. It is very reliable, the handle feels like a sports car. The only issue I had with it was the Gas needle. For some reason, My car would be full of gas but the needle would be below Empty. On the other hand, YES YES YES. This is a great buy!
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bulletproof

by from minnesota on April 4, 2011

this is the best vehicle I have ever owned. Super reliable, and very attractive, even after 6 years. Pull a boat, load with kids, or daily driver for commuting It does it all, and very low maintenance...
this is the best vehicle I have ever owned. Super reliable, and very attractive, even after 6 years. Pull a boat, load with kids, or daily driver for commuting It does it all, and very low maintenance!
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Good Value

by from OH on March 27, 2010

Compared to other mid-sized SUV's, the Pathfinder has good overall value. Seating and rear space room is average at best. It's appears to be well-built, solid construction. Engine does roar a bit upon...
Compared to other mid-sized SUV's, the Pathfinder has good overall value. Seating and rear space room is average at best. It's appears to be well-built, solid construction. Engine does roar a bit upon acceleration but has good performance for a 4000-lb vehicle. No mechanical problems yet warranting service.
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LOVE IT! LOVE IT!

by from Saratoga,NY on September 21, 2006

I have read reviews of people complaining about the handling and steering and all I can say is I think they are nuts! For a large vehicle it has a pretty tight turn radius. I just got my Pathfinder re...
I have read reviews of people complaining about the handling and steering and all I can say is I think they are nuts! For a large vehicle it has a pretty tight turn radius. I just got my Pathfinder recently after 6 months of looking at every SUV on the market and the Pathfinder is the only one that I got my money worth. Not to mention my dealer was GREAT! I have 3 children and wasn't able to get a sitter on delivery day so my sales guy looked after them while I was finishing paperwork. The entire experience has been great! SARATOGA NISSAN is great, in NY and want a Nissan check them out Exit 13S of I-87. My husband is even considering a Pathfinder of his own!
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Great SUV...and it's all SUV

by from Boulder County, CO on July 9, 2006

Love this Pathfinder. Roomy, comfortable, versatile. Bought the SE w/comfort & premium packages. No leather, but cloth seats are nice. Bose audio is incredible. Gets terrible gas milage but...WHAT REA...
Love this Pathfinder. Roomy, comfortable, versatile. Bought the SE w/comfort & premium packages. No leather, but cloth seats are nice. Bose audio is incredible. Gets terrible gas milage but...WHAT REAL SUV DOESN'T? Also like the front passenger fold-down seat (not avail with leather) and fold-flat floor, although the "gap" solution (flip-over panels that cover the big gap between the rear seats and third-row) is kind've chintzy. Third-row is for little kids only, to be expected. Lots of room for our big dog when third row is folded down. Engine does growl upon acceleration, but it doesn't hesitate to move the vehicle at any speed when needed. Otherwise this is a quiet ride...
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After my lease expired, I decided to buy my path

by from Miami on July 2, 2008

Over the last 2 years, more than 35,000 miles, lot of hills, snow, rain and kids. Looks like new, so beautifull and powerfull. Only gas and have fun. After my lease expired I decided to buy. I do not ...
Over the last 2 years, more than 35,000 miles, lot of hills, snow, rain and kids. Looks like new, so beautifull and powerfull. Only gas and have fun. After my lease expired I decided to buy. I do not want to let it go. Still smell like new.
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