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#2181 of 8191 Canada Adventure..........
Apr 04, 2001 (8:12 am)
Just this past wed. I took the midnight bus to Ottawa,Canada to pick up my new 2001 SE 5spd Black on Black.
The sales Manager and the people at the dealer were great. To spend so much money on the spot and have some one treat you like a king while doing, it is a feel good inside and outside of you.
The price was great (in and around as per Jon's).
The driving was great. It started heavy wind, then snow, then rain. So I used the 4W in most part of the trip which was about five hundred miles to my house.
The US Customs was a breeze But I was forced to pay 4% ON the first $1000.00 SD. And 2.5% on the rest.
The NYC DMV was another story. The first location demanded the MCO the one used in the States to register your car. But the Canadian cars uses NVIS instead. So I went to another location and the Supv. looked it up in Ref. book called ( P O L K ), Aug 2000 editon Vol III and there it was in black and white.
So before you go to NYC DMV, make sure you have:
1- THE NVIS.AND THE TEMP PERMIT.
2- THE BILL OF SALE.
3- THE US CUSTOMS BILL.
4- YOUR TAX OF 8.25% IS PROPERLY CALCULATED IN USD. ( the first location had wanted to tax me in Canadian Dollas.).
I am happy and content with my 2nd Nissan. the first was back in -84.
My thanks to all of you. For it has been great silently reading about your unfiltered opinion on this Pathfinder. But of cause to Jon Lofquist without him even knowing that he was forming and shaping my decisions all along as to which to get, LE or SE . And finally the SE won.
#2182 of 8191 To lofquist; re: capacities
Apr 04, 2001 (8:28 am)
Thanks for steering me to the FAQ (no pun intended).
#2183 of 8191 My PF and ME
Apr 04, 2001 (9:02 am)
Great board, nice people. I enjoy reading everyday
I agree with Starchecker. I should have waited for one with the navigation
I like the after market navigation like the Alpine but still too expensive
I wish they can offer Xenon headlights for the PF
Better tires, although the Bridgestones are ok
Should have a better fog lamp
Installed the rear window deflector (looks nice for me)
Ordered the all season rubber mats
26 tire pressure taken early morning in the garage no sun out yet
Got the nose mask only for long trips to avoid marks
Using premium after reading the pros and cons (Costco price is affordable)
Apply Zaino car polish for the first time
(Any idea on the difference between Zaino car polish compared the other wax in the market?)
Apply leather conditioner (any experiences with some products?)
(Is there any suggestion when the leather seats be conditioned 3 or 6 months after?)
Some day the Alpine navigation (big plan for me)
The power (I am getting used to the mileage after a while)
The way it looks (I still keep on staring at it up to now)
Clean it a lot and keep the tires having those wet look
The extras like homelink, auto temp, auto and memory seats
#2184 of 8191 Rear Wind Deflector
Apr 04, 2001 (10:42 am)
MY 2001 LE is only about a month old. Is the rear wind deflector easy to put on?
Apr 04, 2001 (10:48 am)
I was reading through some of the 2001 PF owner's reviews at Carpoint's web site. One person mentioned that they had to replace their Toyo tires due to wear at 25000 miles. When I traded my 98 SE in at 63000 miles it still had the original Dunlops. I have noticed that the Toyos seem much quieter, but I hope it's not at the expense of 40,000 miles.
Has anyone else experienced this kind of wear with the Toyos?
#2186 of 8191 re: keys, remotes, Canada
Apr 04, 2001 (11:17 am)
Just to add a little info from the shop manual.
- You can program remotes yourself; no need to pay the dealer.
- Only the dealer can program in new keys (needs the diagnostic computer).
Glad you had a great trip (at least uneventful) back from Ottawa. I'm sure a few thousand in savings can make up for an unhelpful clerk at the DMV.
#2187 of 8191 How much do dealer's sell SE's for? (CAN)
Apr 04, 2001 (1:30 pm)
How much do Canadian dealers sell SE's for in Canadian funds pls.
The MSRP is $40,000(CAN) for an SE with the Automatic Package, according to Nissan.ca but what kind of deal did you guys get?
#2188 of 8191 Pricing help on demo....
Apr 04, 2001 (1:41 pm)
I need some help on pricing. Last week I looked at a 2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE demo with 5500 miles. Due to the mileage it doesn't qualify for 3.9% financing or $500 rebate. Heres the info:
2001 Pathfinder LE
Manual 4WD (not auto AWD)
Cloth seats (yes cloth - not leather)
In Cabin Micro Filter
Limited Slip Differential
MSRP is $32,354
Dealer offered $28,173
I thought a fair price was $26,500
Vehicle is in excellent condition with minor rear bumber scrape. Any thoughts on a fair price?
#2189 of 8191 re: How much do dealer's sell SE's for? (CAN)
Apr 04, 2001 (2:09 pm)
Canadian list on an SE with AWD and auto is actually 40,200 + 972 shipping = $41,172. Best prices I've seen are about $37,900 out the door (that's US$24,300 for you folks south of the border!).
#2190 of 8191 Thunder Bay buy, attn Karla
Apr 04, 2001 (2:25 pm)
I've been dancing around trying to force a decision for some while and have driven and evaluated new entries, i.e. Envoy, Highlander etc but feel that the two best values are the Pathfinder (buy in Canada) and guess what, an Isuzu Trooper. The Trooper has lot of virtues including Japanese built quality, a price around 22K but is just a little too "truck like."
I've gotten most of the info from Jon on Canada but might call your contact in Thunder Bay. Would appreciate details on your quote (LE also), phone #, etc. Post here or my E Mail from profile if you prefer. I live in Kansas City, where is Thunder Bay? Thanks, Bob.