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#118 of 8191 1997 Pathfinder - tire wear, strut suspension issue
Dec 11, 2000 (4:27 pm)
I have a 1997 LE - burned through tires at 21,000 miles. Vehicle is otherwise great. I'm in a dispute with Nissan about what I feel (and others on this board) is premature wear due to the front-end (struts...) Other than the posts here and NHTSA sites, anyone having any additional info to support the idea of the vehicle being responsible as opposed to just the tires? If anyone has a copy of the "Plastics and Rubber" magazine article that supposedly made mention of this issue, please let me know. Any and all help appreciated. This is my 2nd PF and I've raved about both of them. But if Nissan won't admit there is something amiss here, I may need to revisit my feelings about Nissan cust. svc and products... Thanks in advance.
#119 of 8191 CD Changer.
Dec 11, 2000 (5:05 pm)
I also hav CD-Rs in my changer, so far no problems yet. I've noticed that the people who uses the Shuffle function (which in mix the songs in different CDs) have that problem. I think, from my opinion, it's the changer that's over working then it goes bad. so I would stay away from the shuffle function. Anyone else got another opinion?
Crikey: Yeah, I got a lot of modify civic and other cars that makes on sense. blue blinker, clear lenses, big exhaust( and I mean big). I guess the cops will leave me alone for my headlights. Well I guess I'll have to wait for the 4runner vs pathfinder discussion group to come back on.
Love my PF, just got my first oil change. It's been great so far. Just went skiing this past weekend, kind of want to drive the PF up to the ski slopes like the commerical. then I decided not to. Hahahaha
Enjoy your PF guys.
#120 of 8191 Any one bought a used 2000?
Dec 11, 2000 (5:45 pm)
I have a 2000 4WD LE that just isn't what I wanted in an SUV I want to either sell it or trade it in and checked kbb.com which gave a $25K price for trade and $32K for retail! I can't believe it's that high (I paid $28.8 a year ago). I'm just curious to see what people are paying for used 2000's. If I can even get the $25K I'll trade it in tomorrow Any info would be great - thanks.
#121 of 8191 Adding Additional Lights
Dec 11, 2000 (5:50 pm)
I've been thinking about adding a few lights to my 2001 SE PF. I don't want to put headlights on but would like to add some "area" lights that would help out in situations like camping. Anyone have any experience adding more lights? Are there any issues and/or pitfalls I should know about (max voltage/wattage, wiring issues, warranty voiding etc...). Any help would be appriciated. Cheers.
#122 of 8191 In regards to the Tire recall bulletin.
Dec 11, 2000 (7:21 pm)
Pardon me, but don't most owners of 96 and 97 PF have more than 30,000 miles on their trucks? if so then haven't they already changed their tires? like in my case. I had to change them at 37,000 miles. This bulletin doesn't make sense!
#123 of 8191 This townhall thing is incredible!
Dec 11, 2000 (8:03 pm)
Just can't get over how current the responses are on this bulletin board!
For the person looking to buy a 97 Pathfinder, I wanted to let her know that they are a very good value compared to other SUVs in that class/year. I bought my 97 XE 4wd in mid 98 with about 20K miles on it for just under 20K. It hasn't had any major problems now with 45K miles. The only thing I've had a problem with is a sticky accelerator and a noise in the exhaust which started recently (maybe cracked). I still have to check it out. Maybe others reading this have had similar problems...that's actually why I checked out the site. I've read about these problems on other sites and heard varying results/solutions. I can't get a straight answer on the phone from the dealer which is 100 miles away. Anyway I'm going to make another phone call after doing some investigating.
I live in 4wd country so the PF has been the perfect vehicle for me and my lifestyle. With the updates to the 2001 Pathfinder, you should be able to make a great deal on the '97 as demand should be down.
#124 of 8191 Tire wear situation
Dec 11, 2000 (8:09 pm)
Date of the article was 1997.
Dec 11, 2000 (10:16 pm)
Anyone fitted their 2001 PF with more aggressive tires (bigger)? I'm not talking 33 inchers, but slightly larger than stock? How do they look? Is the ABS still working?
#126 of 8191 peaches5: resale
Dec 11, 2000 (10:31 pm)
I traded my 99.5 LE (loaded) in for a 2001 LE. I was very pleasantly surprised by the value I got for my 99.5. I paid $40k CAD (including tax), put around 12,000 miles on it, and traded it in for $32k CAD. I could have got around $35k for it selling it myself, but it would have worked out the same after tax on the new vehicle. This means this truck retained 87% of its value after more than a year! Evidentally my truck lasted one day on the lot, and there was a bidding war for it. People like the new body style and the fact it uses regular unleaded (vs premium in my 2001). I think you'll do quite well on your sale.
Dec 11, 2000 (10:46 pm)
Many thanks! I wondered why the resale was so high, I guess that does make some sense about the regular gas I also don't have very many miles on it, so I'm sure that's why I got a high number back from kbb.com. I only rated it "good" - it's really close to excellent since it has no scratches or dents and the inside is pristine. Let's just hope the Lexus dealers are as impressed by it as the Nissan dealer you traded with