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Nissan Pathfinder, SUV
Feb 19, 2001 (5:56 am)
This site is absolutely the best,I read the info almost daily.
Just got back from my first long trip in my 2001 LE,rode like a champ,no shimmy,just beautiful,better than our 1999 SE Max.I have been getting about 16.9 MPG in the city,can't wait to go fill up today and see what I got on the highway,will post it later.
I wanted to put what I paid for my Pathfinder in case someone in the NC triad area is looking:
2001 LE,AWD,Leather,Loaded minus NAV/ENT/Micro filter,plus pin stripe,wheel locks and mud guards.
paid $30,581 w/3.9 APR at Asheboro Nissan.They were $1200 less than the "Volume"dealers in the area.I also bought a 2000 Sentra SE from them in Sep 2000,they are easy to deal with. If you are in this area and looking drop me a line and I will tell you who to deal with.
I am looking for any new info on this Zain polish,I am about to buy...should I?
One last thing, TINT those front windows,what a difference it makes.
#1357 of 8191 Window Tinting
Feb 19, 2001 (7:42 am)
How much should it cost to tint the front windows?
How do we know if we're getting a good tint job vs. a bad one?
Things to look out for?
#1358 of 8191 Tire size and K&N
Feb 19, 2001 (8:04 am)
I was contacted by some folks on another board. I have not changed my tires, yet, but I intend to. One guy went from 255/65r16 to 255/70r16 on his SE. He said that in the Bridgestone A/T's, the tires rubbed a little in very sharp turns into steep driveways. He went to the H/L's in the same size and doesn't have any rubbing. Another guy went with from 255/65r16 to 245/70r16 in the Pirelli Scorpion A/T. Technical: the stock Bridgestone 255/65r16 is 29.1 inches in diameter. The stock Bridgestone 245/70r16 (on the XE) is 29.6 or 29.7 inches in diameter. The 1999.5+ Pathfinder can handle 30.2 inches diameter, 10.2 inches tire width (I'm not COMPLETELY positive on that number), and 7.5 inches of tread width. I believe the Bridgestone A/T in the 255/70r16 is 30.4 inches in diameter and causes only slight rubbing. The Pirelli A/T is only 30.2 inches in diameter, though. The 255/70r16 Bridgestone A/T looks good on the truck. The H/L does, too, but the A/T makes it look tough. I haven't seen anything else.
Somebody earlier said that "all the tests" show that the K&N is "worse than the cheap paper filters" and that the Amsoil foam filter is "the best." There haven't been many tests. On top of that, we aren't really sure of the validity of the tests that we have seen. I'm sure the Amsoil filter is a good product, too, but the only filters I've ever used have been the cheap paper filters and K&N filters. In my '84 300ZX, I saw an improvement of about 2 mpg on the highway from the filter alone (add another 3 to 6 mpg with an exhaust system) and never saw any problems (120,000? miles). My '93 Altima with 130,000 miles (85,000 w/K&N) gained a consistent 1 to 2 mpg and a little power with the K&N. To this day it runs better than my mother's '96 Altima with only 26,000 miles (and she babies cars). On my '95 Accord, I definitely gained some power in the high end when I put a K&N cone filter on it and gained about a mpg. I ran the paper filter on my '99.5 for about 6,000 miles and never got better than 18 mpg (averaged 16 mpg). I've had the K&N in there for about 17,000 miles and recently got a 400 mile trip average of about 19 mpg (with speeds averaging around 80 mph with 4 adults and their luggage) and I average close to 17 mpg.
#1359 of 8191 RE : Remote Car Start
Feb 19, 2001 (8:09 am)
Response to 1313, npathfinder:
I have a remote start installed in my LE 2001 AWD, it works great. It does not void the warranty as long as you have it install by nissan dealer. Yes, you can use your own car key remote to start the car, what you have to do is press a "lock" button twice and it will activate the starter. A remote start cost me around 300$ and some change ( it included the extra key that they have to cut to get a "CHIP" from the key and put in the car).
Hope this help, good luck
Feb 19, 2001 (8:18 am)
I paid $50 for the front. As for a good job,what I did was ask some of the young kids in the area who have thier cars all tricked out. I then verified with some of the stereo shops. They will know who does a good job in your town. Also ask what kind of tint they use, should have lifetime guarantee. When it is done check for major bubbles,I will tell you there is no such thing as a perfect job(may have a few very small bubbles)but 97% of people will never see them unless they are smelling your glass,haha. Also the tint takes a few days to completely dry and seal it will haze up at first but do not worry it will go away and look great.I used to live in Florida and you had to tint because of the heat,now I just can't live without all windows tinted because of the look it gives my vehicles.
Feb 19, 2001 (8:34 am)
Please be aware that it is illegal to tint the front windows in some states. State Troopers don't like being "surprised" when pulling folks over.
#1362 of 8191 How much Should I pay ?
Feb 19, 2001 (8:53 am)
I am thinking of buying a 2001 SE 4x4 Automatic with Leather and Sunroof packages. Can somebody suggest me how much should I pay for it(including taxes, tags, freight charges) on the road price in Northern Virginia.
Also which is a better choice LE or SE 4X4.? I need it more of city driving.
#1363 of 8191 Response to 1310: Foosfate.
Feb 19, 2001 (8:59 am)
Which part of NE are you? Can you send me some details about the dealer who called you.
Feb 19, 2001 (9:32 am)
Last time I looked at their website, K&N wasn't making claims for improved mpg. Lots of posts over in K & N Air Filters - Bolt on Power? debating these filters.
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#1365 of 8191 kevin91:remote start
Feb 19, 2001 (10:02 am)
To make sure I am understanding this correctly, the dealer had to locate a "chip" near the ignition so the truck can start without a key, right? If that is the case, did that change your insurance? I would seem that the truck is now easier to steal, no?