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Pros: Its appearance. So gorgeous!
Cons: No 3rd row option!
Advice: Get it in black with black leather...classy!Lots of room for things. Handles like a car. Burns as much gas a Maxima. Definitely recommend. I like this body style better than the new mammoth Armada look alikes!
Pros: Its hard to choose just one but the power and cargo space are at the top of my list.
Cons: Gas mileage... but what can you expect from a V6 SUV.
Advice: If you want an SUV with power which drives like a car this one's for you.I spent almost 2 years researching a new vehicle before purchasing a 2002 Pathfinder SE 4WD. For the money you can't beat the power and comfort. They had exactly what I wanted on the lot and I got it for $3000 under MSRP.
Pros: horse power
Cons: placement of side mirror controls
Advice: take advantage of the rebate and the 3.9- toyota only offers 5.8From my initial test drive of the LE back in March, I was very impressed of how solid it drove. Very quiet. Substantial power when I need it. I just purchased an 02 LE and I love it. It has all the perks. Great deal too: 3.9 apr and 1000 rebate. Wouldn't change a thing. Perhaps down the road I may get a few exterior accessories.
Cons: Quality of leather
Advice: I just had it for 4 months but there has been no problems at all yet. If you considering to keep a vechile to keep for a long period of time, i would definetly say to go for Pathfinder.Is this a Suv or a car was what I asked first when I test drove it. It has a body of Suv but drives like a car. It blew my mind. I loved it and bought it immediatelty without any doubt and no regrets at all.
Pros: Navigation System
Cons: Premium Gas
Advice: Value, Quality, Reliabity if you this things than Pathfinder is the best.I test drove every midsize suv out there, but pathfinder was the best for me. I knew this was the right vechile for me. This is my fourth nissan vechile that I have purchased. I would definetly refer to people to take a test drive once before going for any other suvs.
Pros: THOSE KILLER 17 INCH WHEELS (LE MODEL ONLY)
Cons: SOFT SHIFTING AUTOTRANS, REAR BRAKE DRUMS
Advice: IF YOU WANT 4WD FULL TIME, BUY THE LEREAR DRUM BRAKES? WILL SOMEBODY TELL NISSAN THAT IT'S 2002 ALREADY? I LOVE THIS TRUCK. IT HAS LOOKS, POWER, HANDLING, RIDE, KILLER 17' WHEELS (LE TRIM) GOOD SOUND SYSTEM, AND IT FEELS LIKE IT'S CARVED OUT OF A SOLID PIECE OF STEEL......HOWEVER, THE AUTO-TRANS SHIFTS LIKE A PARTIALLY MELTED STICK OF BUTTER ON A HOT SUMMER DAY. NISSAN NEEDS TO FIRM UP THE SHIFTS IN THIS VEHICLE! THE BRAKES, WHILE STOPPING THE TRUCK NICELY, HAVE EXCESSIVE PEDAL TRAVEL AND 'THOSE REAR DRUMS' EVEN LOW END VEHICLES HAVE 4 WHEEL DISCS THESE DAYS! NISSAN, FIRM UP THE SHIFTS, TRASH THOSE REAR BRAKE DRUMS IN FAVOR OF DISCS, AND WHILE YOUR AT IT.......THROW IN A POWER RADIO ANTENNA FOR 32 GRAND!
Pros: Engine is very responsive and powerful
Cons: Engine sucks fuel like its tap water. Vehicle needs premium fuel to fully appreciate power potential
Advice: Nissan is having a heck of a time selling Pathfinders right now (Mar 2002) because of the XTerra. Don't settle for anything more than a few hundred dollars over invoice! They gave us over $3,000 under the MSRP. Don't pay the advertisement markup.Very nice engine response. We have the 5 speed manual and the difference between it and the automatic version is truly stunning. Although the difference in horsepower is a mere 10%, the responsiveness of the easy shifting 5 speed translates into a tremendous difference in 'get up and go.' The handling is OK--comparable to other SUVs we test drove. The suspension is nice but the rear wheels hop when off-road in 2 wheel drive mode. The transfer case is simple to operate and gives a positive response moving in and out of 4 wheel drive. We have the cloth bucket seats and they're extremely comfortable (once you find the 'perfect' adjustment for seat position). The eight-way driver's seat adjustment is very nice, but the learning curve is steep on how to properly operate the darn thing. I've seen several negative reviews on the rear seat space. We found the back seat to be roomy enough to sit two adults comfortably. An added bonus is that the rear seats recline (independently) adding tremendously to rear seat comfort!