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#1595 of 8191 re 97 SE pricing by ants513
Mar 04, 2001 (10:19 am)
>I am planning to buy this 97 SE for $13,200. >Here is the sepcifications other than standards:
4*4? mileage? I think have Nissan do their 27 point safety inspection (only $30; be sure to ask them to check the manifold as well).
This is what I bought last week: 1996 Pathfinder XE, 4x4, auto, AC, CD, CC, tilt wheel, power locks, power windows, alloys, power mirrors, sunscreen glass, roof rack, 54000, $13495
I took it to Nissan for the 27 point inspection prior to purchase and they told me that the rotors needed turning, front struts and stabilized links needed replacing, and right side exhaust manifold was cracked.
The place I bought it from turned the rotors for me, Nissan covered the manifold under their warranty, and I paid for the rest (total bill of $1100 from Nissan which included a 60,000 mile service which I wanted done).
Therefore, my total price after repairs and not including the 60,000 mile service was $14,100 so your price seems good for a 97.
Enjoy your truck. Peter
#1596 of 8191 97 SE pricing update
Mar 04, 2001 (3:36 pm)
Thanks for the info, Peter. I think I'll do the 27-point check. BTW, it is 4x4 and has about 43k miles on it.
#1597 of 8191 97 SE pricing update
Mar 04, 2001 (3:40 pm)
If the truck is in good condition, that's a great price. We turned in our 97 PF SE w/Bose + moonroof w/33K miles about two months ago and the lease company wanted about 17k for the buy out.
#1598 of 8191 97 SE pricing update
Mar 04, 2001 (4:02 pm)
Just got off the phone with the owner. He said that the truck had an accident and he paid about $2,000 to replace the rear bump and tail lights and other stuff. Although I did not see anything wrong there, would the value depreciates a lot because of this.
Another concern is the acceleration is not as good as sedans. I can feel little delay while accelerating. I am new to the SUV marcket, so I don't know if it is just this truck or all SUVs.
#1599 of 8191 OIL change woes!
Mar 04, 2001 (4:36 pm)
As luck would have it our 2001 was struck by some Incompetent pit guys!!!! Up until two years ago I always performed my own oil changes. Then I got lazy and started using Express Oil change. For two years all was well until the first time I had the oil changed on the I noticed the pit guy using an air ratchet removing what I found out was the plastic protection cover. I didn't think about it at the time(almost 8mths ago). But since then it has become normal to hear. This past Saturday the guys did the change in record time and I didn't hear the air tool. I asked them and they said the did remove it. Oh well I thought, being lazy, I didn't think about it again until I noticed oil in the basement the next morning. I looked only to find that they did not completely remove the cover, only loosened the front bolts and oil was all over the upper side dropping down and on the entire underside. That made me mad but finding that only 4 of the original bolts were installed. Some engineer in Japan spent a lot of time figuring out how many bolts to use and it only took some idiot a few minutes to screw that up. Very mad now I went back (lazy again) and explained what I had found. They looked and while apologizing went about replacing the missing bolts. With the incorrect type!!!!!! Now aside from many hours being frustrated, the bolts are cross threaded, even one had broken off in the frame! Really mad now, I called the dealer to get a quote for the repair. One bolt extraction and retapping all the holes, $115 bucks! Hearing the amount Express wanted me to let them do the job. Oh hell no!!! I bought the bolts, bought the extraction tools and within an hour had my problem fixed. Express is refunding me for the bolts and tools but loosing my business.
All people beware, not everyone cares as much about your vehicle as you! If you want to protect it make sure your can trust anyone you have work on it!
Thanks for reading.
#1600 of 8191 re. 97 SE pricing update by ants513
Mar 04, 2001 (5:06 pm)
>that the truck had an accident and he paid about >$2,000 to replace the rear bump and tail lights
This would not concern me as long as there is no structural damage (including airbags). You could take it to a bodyshop for an inspection as well (my brother-in-law did this once and the shop did not even charge him anything).
>Another concern is the acceleration is not as >good as sedans. I can feel little delay while
Well it is a 4000 pound truck with only 168hp (I think) so you are not buying a performance vehicle.
#1601 of 8191 re. 97 SE pricing update by ants513
Mar 04, 2001 (5:53 pm)
Don is exactly right on all points, and to add, you have to be concerned with accident damage on a PF because it uses a unitized body. This means the underlying body structure and chassis frame are essentially one piece. This yields a more comfortable ride and handling, but increases the chances of the entire frame being out of alignment due to an accident.
Good luck and make sure you get it inspected before commiting.
#1602 of 8191 dumb question?
Mar 05, 2001 (5:33 am)
Looking at the LE 4x4. Since it has the all mode 4 wheel drive, what is the purpose of getting the limted slip differential option? Thanks in advance!
Mar 05, 2001 (7:25 am)
The all-mode just transfers power from 100% rear axle up to a possible 50% rear/50% front axle power distribution. This depends on which END of the vehicle is slipping. It's like rear wheel drive for economy, but 4 wheel drive for traction when you need it.
The Limited Slip Differential will more likely provide power to both rear wheels when there is slipping. If you've ever just floored an old Chevy and one rear wheel would spin (the one with the least traction), you quickly realize the need for a limited slip diff. In this case, it depends on which SIDE of the vehicle is slipping. I swear by them off-road.
I hope this helps!
Captain Ron. . .
#1604 of 8191 Advertising Fee Included In Invoice Price
Mar 05, 2001 (7:59 am)
Just bought a '01 LE a few days ago. When I asked one of the dealers I was working with if there would be an additional advertising charge tacked on to his offer, he said no. Later, but before any deal closed, they confessed that Nissan puts that $400 charge on the invoice (increasing the invoice price). So they do not add it on, it's already in there. Just a heads up to anyone asking their dealer about "added charges"...