Most of the desirable add-ons can be grouped in packages. Don't Know Review Date: 2nd May, 2004 1999 Nissan Pathfinder. Pathfinder acquits itself well against its competitors -- most notably the Ford Explorer, Chevy Blazer, Toyota 4Runner, Isuzu Rodeo and Honda Passport. Real roomy and spacious for trips: gear,sporting equipment and can easily carry or tow boats,campers,canoes, kyaaks,bikes, and trailers. That small dose of history is meant to suggest that the folks at Nissan have paid attention to the world around them, and have adapted the Pathfinder to meet changing needs. The automaker also switched to unibody construction, for more passenger car-style rigidity.
Sensible rotary dials operate the climate control system. This car reminds me of the old Toyota LandCruiser ads from the 70s. Faults: Rust problem on tailgate. To say that the interior of the truck was resculpted with fingernail indentations wouldn't be too far off the mark. The suspension was designed to handle streets and trails alike.
Positively horrid, and to be drowned out by the stereo something made easy by an amazing array of speakers at all available opportunities. The speedometer, tachometer, water temperature and fuel level gauges are large. Great handling in snow,rain and modest off road activity. If not the top dog in its class, the Pathfinder remains a solid contender, worthy of attention. The ride is comfortable, and the suspension take bumps and dings very well. His advice to me was simple. Or the year before when it was last redesigned.
This pleasant environment is complemented with generous cargo space. But most of its competitors then offered little more. It has been checked and I have been told that everything is tight so the rattling mystery continues. This vehicle handles well, has a great Bose stereo system, and is an overall great value for the money. The standard equipment list is fairly long, too. That small dose of history is meant to suggest that the folks at Nissan have paid attention to the world around them, and have adapted the Pathfinder to meet changing needs.
. And, by the way, why don't all vehicles have at least a basic compass in them? Price may be an issue for some buyers. Getting those disparate virtues to coexist in a single vehicle is a tall order. Soft springs and generous wheel travel smooth out all but the worst bumps. Acceleration and power is atrocious. He spent three terror-filled hours in the backseat of a Pathfinder driven by a photographer going at least 70 mph over glare ice a couple winters back. However, I have to confess to thoroughly disliking the noise the engine made! Shifting it into low range was useful for creeping over extremely rugged or slippery ground.
To report errors and other problems with this page, please. Or the year before when it was last redesigned. I hit a speed table, got a foot of air, and still didnt bottom out the suspension. Struts and shocks needed replaced and muffler pipes corroded at 70,000. But don't expect much more out of this car. Its very capable offroad, seems to float over mud.
Traction never seems to be a problem. The interior is quite nice looking and driver-friendly. Amazing vehicle, engine is bullet proof as long as you keep up with maintenance. This car reminds me of the old Toyota LandCruiser ads from the 70s. Its replacement, a '99 early model, is much more car-like, albiet a large, heavy car. This car has taken countless trips up to our family cabin all the way up in the Sierra Nevadas, fully loaded with kids and gear.
Body leans on tight turns, but its not a sports car. At slow speeds, it worked really well on hills, however, it was a gutless wondering at highway speeds going over passes. It is no longer sufficient to build a vehicle that carries people into the woods; any machine worthy of consideration nowadays has to get them in and out of the wilderness comfortably, serve as daily transportation, and look good. The instrument panel is arranged according to frequency of use, which would seem logical if rarely observed by manufacturers , which makes for an easy-to-read dash. Provides a reasonably comfortable ride for all passengers on bad roads, but seats could be a little nicer.
Even so, Pathfinder offers a 5,000-pound tow limit when the automatic is ordered. Other than this pretty good vehicle. The steering strikes a nice balance between precision and low effort. Car has trouble starting in winter, fuel pump broke loose. The base 5-speed manual transmission shifts well.
The suspension uses heavy-duty struts in front and a five-link rigid rear axle, with stabilizer bars mounted fore and aft, to damp out ride motions. Now in its fourth model year, the present Pathfinder differs little from the version offered last year. The Pathfinder is a competent performer, especially in the highway cruise mode. This despite a 5-link rear suspension design with coil springs and shocks which are placed outboard so as to, supposedly, enhance stability and increase control of body lean. I have had one major repair fuel injector system in 2008. Yes Review Date: 15th July, 2007 Faults: Shocks, Struts, breaks all wear out fairly quickly about 100 000km in my case.