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. It also comes equipped with a G-sensor which 'reads' the driving surface and adjusts braking control accordingly. I find it comfortable and especially love the cargo room when you put the back seats down. If not the top dog in its class, the Pathfinder remains a solid contender, worthy of attention. The suspension was designed to handle streets and trails alike. Even so, Pathfinder offers a 5,000-pound tow limit when the automatic is ordered. Sensible rotary dials operate the climate control system.
But most of its competitors then offered little more. Seriously, this truck is my buddy. Interior is nicely designed, but could incorporate a more space-efficient layout with seats down. General Comments: This car is great on long trips except for gas mileage. The Pathfinder performs well even when packed with a full load of passengers and cargo.
No part of the car has failed on me. The sunroof is a really nice size and let's loads of light into the cabin, and as I've said, the Bose speakers were a delight. However, I have to confess to thoroughly disliking the noise the engine made! Pathfinder acquits itself well against its competitors — most notably the Ford Explorer, Chevy Blazer, Toyota 4Runner, Isuzu Rodeo and Honda Passport. Submit Company releases or Product News stories to. The Pathfinder copes well with sand, mud and snow. The Off-road look gave the Pathfinder a great, macho look, especially with the black bumpers etc.
It was troublesome to figure out. Pathfinder's optional four-wheel-drive system employs a sophisticated transfer case that allows a driver to switch from rear-drive to four-wheel drive at highway speeds. In time, the Pathfinder grew in size, complexity and feature count to become an all-around vehicle aimed at pleasing a much larger audience. No Review Date: 4th September, 2003. It's got that 'not too big, not too small' feel about it, it looks good, and it actually handles pretty nicely.
When it was introduced, I was immediately taken with the smooth and powerful engine and stable suspension. Yes Review Date: 27th September, 2005 I very much agree with the comments made. The standard equipment list is fairly long, too. Amazing vehicle, engine is bullet proof as long as you keep up with maintenance. They have since been removed and I've had no more problems with rust.
I recommend this car to first time buyers and anyone that is looking for a fun car to drive that is durable. Other than this pretty good vehicle. We think it's better with the slick five-speed manual shifter since the six is simply overtaxed by the four-speed automatic. Provides a reasonably comfortable ride for all passengers on bad roads, but seats could be a little nicer. Or not, as the case may be. Body leans on tight turns, but its not a sports car. And, by the way, why don't all vehicles have at least a basic compass in them? The rear door handles are camouflaged in the C-pillars, giving it the sporty look of a two-door.
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. The ride is comfortable, and the suspension take bumps and dings very well. I love it, but it is expensive and always needs the recommended maintenance items on time as recommended. Its replacement, a '99 early model, is much more car-like, albiet a large, heavy car. Soft springs and generous wheel travel smooth out all but the worst bumps.
It is strong and well built, with no frame to rust. I don't even have 200,000km on my Pathfinder and I already have major problems. I love my pathfinder and I will keep it until it's no longer drivable. All the '99 models come equipped with a 3. Right now I am at 413,000 miles - yes, that is real, not a typo - and I have only had to replace a front axel. Interesting-didn't cost much to fix, once it was diagnosed.
Granted, the seats are higher off the ground than they would be in a Nissan Altima, but the dashboard, seats and other trim pieces seem to have been selected for looks rather than hose-it-out-when-dirty utility. To report errors and other problems with this page, please. Acceleration and power is atrocious. Twin form-fitting front bucket seats and a rear bench for three with a 60-40 split makes the rear cargo area more useful. Rounded corners and attractive proportions between body and greenhouse serve the Pathfinder well, as do curved roof pillars. It seems so logical, but as I've said.
I have driven it 100 miles a day to work, up icy and snowy winding roads, and on roads that really aren't roads at all. Pathfinders are built like tanks, my pathfinder has taken so much abuse and just smiled at me. And that suits us just fine. Inside, the Pathfinder is flexible and comfortable. Frankly, little in the way of alteration was needed.