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Cons: The spare is under the vehicle
Advice: BUY IT NOW....handsdown the best investment you'll ever make.I fell in love with this vehicle after I went for a test drive. The dealership let me bring it home to show my wife and we are going to buy it tomorrow morning...We love it.
Pros: dash board layout and storage.
Cons: Engine noise and miliage
Advice: Buy it! You won't find a better deal on a better SUVThe Pathfinder handles better than the Explorer or the trailblazer and ranks with MDX on comfort. The pricing on the SE is consistantly lower than Ford or Chevy and resale is much higher. I am very happy with this SUV. The only things I don't like are the engine noise and the low MPG's. The dealership is fantastic when it comes to customer satisfaction and the Nissan name says it all.You won't find a better truck at this price.
Pros: My favorite feature is the way the Pathfinder drives and handles in any condition.
Cons: There is nothing!
Advice: Explore all your options before deciding on a trim level. You can save money by adding some items after market.We have had our Pathfinder since January. We did not want all the bells and whistles (my husband says it's just one more thing to break down). We had leather seats added after market and they are just as comfortable and nice as factory installed. We bought the Pathfinder to tow our travel trailer. It does an awesome job! I average 14 miles per gallon towing the trailer. I average 16.7 driving around town and 20 on the interstate while not towing. When the time comes to replace the Pathfinder, we will be looking for another one for sure! I read the reviews that some people think the engine is noisy, but I rather like the sound that ours makes - all power!!
Pros: The horsepower and accelloration
Cons: No lighted steering wheel controls
Advice: Shop around, weigh your options, but you will come back to the Pathfinder!I have owned my Pathfinder for 2 weeks now. I am overjoyed that I have made this purchase! The engine is a little noisy, but I don't mind it because it lets me know that power is there. It lets others know as well! Accelloration is awsome. The vehicle handles well and is very responsive. On the highway, this vehicle is smooth and quiet. We were considering the Subaru Tribeca, but for the money, this vehicle has no equal.
Pros: DVD System
Cons: Drives like a truck
Advice: Engine is pretty noisy.I have had my Pathfinder for 1 week. On day 2 I heard a sporadic rattle under the dashboard. Unfortunately it has progressively gotten worse. I will take it in for service and see if they can diagnose the problem. Overall I am happy with my purchase.
Pros: Engine power, suspension & handling, looks, interior and dashboard layout.
Cons: Climate control interface is difficult to understand & slow to use, poor legroom in 2nd and 3rd row seats
Advice: Glue on your roof rack plastic moldings--they fall off and Nissan doesn't warrantee it!Have owned my 2005 Pathfinder SE for 3 months, 4000 mi. It's a great truck and undoubtedly the best SUV for your money. Can't beat the engine power, handling and road feel, and the agressive, unique styling. All around, it's much more than you'll get from Explorer or Grand Cherokee for anywhere near a comparable price tag. Beware of 16/23 gas mileage claims, you won't get it. Plan on 14-15 city, 19 highway...still on a par with Explorer though. Climate control works well, but it is the most difficult, stupid controls I have ever used. Definitely splurge for the Bose stereo and sunroof--they are well worth it. Only problem I've had so far is one of four of the plastic roof rack moldings fell off--Nissan wouldn't warrantee it at first, but eventually sent me a check to replace the part. I am starting to hear a sporadic rattle under the dashboard, but figure I'll wait for a while before I have them tear into my dash. Don't let these minor issues keep you from buying a great truck, however!
Pros: Performance and comfort
Cons: Having to fumble with all of the controls mounted on the turn signal and wiper levers
Advice: Nissan beats all competitors for the price. Try it and you will buy it.The front seat bottoms are not large enough to offer thigh support comfort. I feel that fold down armrests would have made a positive difference. The second row seating has adequate room for adults to sit comfortably, provided that you do not get stuck in the middle. The third row will not accomodate adults comfortably, but I did not purchase the vehicle to accomodate third row adult passengers. The Pathfinder is amazingly nimble with handling, and has much better acceleration than I would have imagined. You have to make sure you check the speedometer routinely, as you can be on the north side of 80mph before you know it. Folding the second and third row seats back up can be a bit irritating, as the seat headrests tend to get hung on the velcro flaps located on the back of the forward seats. Overall, if you want a luxury mid-size SUV that can match (and in some cases beat) the Lexus, BMW, etc. comparators in comfort and performance, for less money, then this is your vehicle.