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Nissan Pathfinder, SUV
#134 of 8191 1997 Pathfinder (katherinem)
Dec 12, 2000 (2:52 am)
Back in 1997 I traded my 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee in for a shiny new 1997 Pathfinder SE. I have not encountered any major problems with my PF except for a sticky accelerator which I had Nissan perform what they call a fuel induction service that fixed the problem. Maybe I don't have many problems that are supposed to affect the 97 models because mine was made in May of '97. I'm very happy with my Pathfinder and I don't have any regrets about trading my JGC in for one.
#135 of 8191 tires(zekecl)
Dec 12, 2000 (4:24 am)
Hey zekecl (post 131): I put new P255/70R16 Michelin LTX mud and snow tires on my 01 Pathfinder, and what a noticable improvement in driving and handling on snowy and icy roads! The original P255/65R16 Bridgestones were just to weak for slick roads (don't know why). Anyway, P255/70R16 will fit just fine...if you want bigger tires, I don't know if P265/70R16 size will fit, but I wouldn't go any bigger than P255/70R16 (remember, the clearance on the new Pathfinder has been lowered). The ABS functions normally as before.
#136 of 8191 Microfilter
Dec 12, 2000 (6:05 am)
Regarding the later (after-the-factory) installation of the Microfilter to the 2001 model, as far as I understand (from my service guy), the filter is located deep behind the passenger dash. It may be highly likely that if this is not factory installed, the service site may need to be awfully invasive to clear this compartmental space to install it. I'd check with a local service center rep if you are strongly considering this route.
Has anyone ever tried to change their own Microfilter on the 2001 AWD PF?
Dec 12, 2000 (12:20 pm)
The Bridgestones are the HT series. PFs also come with Dunlop Granteks and Toyo tires.
I have the Bridgestones, and have found them to have excellent road manners thus far. I don't do much off roading and snow is only 3-4 times a year here. They are very quiet on the interstate, and handle very well.
I won't recap the entire drive, but had to reach a destination in a hurry by driving through the foothills of a local mountain range not long ago. The PF handled in a sports car like manner, and the tires provided me plenty of control. I think they are a good combo.
Dec 12, 2000 (2:10 pm)
Someone please tell me they think this is a good deal. About to purchase tomorrow. I'm pretty sure its a sweet deal, but I'd love some support on this. Thanks!
LE AWD - Bronzed Gray
body side molding
before tax, tags, and destination charge ($520?)
Dec 12, 2000 (3:04 pm)
What are the implications of using non-premium (middle grade or reg.)gas in my '01 LE?? Is it just a gas milage issue or is there something more sinister involved?
Dec 12, 2000 (3:43 pm)
I remember somebody posting about installing the microfilter themselves.
It involved them removing the glove box, cutting heavy cardboard like substance cutout for the mf (I believe he said it is marked where is should be cut) and then replacing the glove box.
It was also recommended to use a very sharp utility knife (ie. one with a new blade) to keep the cut clean.
For me, it would be a pain in the %$# if I had to take the glove box off and replace it every six months to replace the filter. Also, the filter is probalby $15 apiece as well. Just my $.2.
#141 of 8191 97 tires and old article
Dec 12, 2000 (3:51 pm)
sorry about the confusion with the 1997 article. In my case I bought a 97 leftover new in mid-98 and only put 20,000 miles on it (rotated religiously) & need to replace tires. So that kinda got my adrenaline goin to "discuss" with Nissan consumer affairs & this board. But I do think overall it is still a great vehicle... Good luck all.
#142 of 8191 mcc32: gas
Dec 12, 2000 (4:13 pm)
In addition to increased gas mileage (and lower HP), you're engine will be running slightly richer to compensate. This eventually leads to fouling (plugs, O2 sensors, etc.). For short term emergencies, don't worry about it, but you shouldn't be using it regularly.
#143 of 8191 re: LE deal [scraff]
Dec 12, 2000 (4:26 pm)
$31,510 seems to be a good deal for an LE AWD. Just about at invoice. Probably the only way to go much lower is to go to Canada to buy. Would save close to $3500 off that price. See my other posts above (#1 for example) for more info. Or email me.
Love that bronzed gray too.