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#2961 of 8191 Crash test confusion
Jun 12, 2001 (8:47 am)
Has anyone else noticed that the IIHS last performed a crash test on a 1997 Nissan Pathfinder SE? Different engine, different body style, different safety equipment from 2001 models. If you look at the NHTSA crash test ratings, you'll see that the 1997 Pathfinder had three star ratings for both driver and passenger. The 2001 Pathfinder/QX4 has a four star rating for the driver and a five star rating for the passenger in the frontal crash test with five star ratings in side crash tests. Something doesn't add up. The IIHS seems to be basing its marginal rating on outdated information. They may eventually crash test a 2001 model. Who knows, the future test may show a marginal rating, but I doubt that it will. The 2001 Toyota 4Runner safety rating was upgraded by the IIHS under similar circumstances without a test to confirm the rating. For those concerned about actual insurance costs, my premium went down by 20 percent when I traded in a 2000 Maxima for the 2001 Pathfinder (nothing wrong with the Maxima, just needed something for skiing, hauling dogs, etc). Love it. Got it in black with every option except the sunroof wind deflector.
#2962 of 8191 re: A few quick ?'s...... by dave210
Jun 12, 2001 (9:20 am)
You don't have to take the dash apart to change to degC, but you do have to remove the face trim and slide out the auto temp control unit to get to the wire on the back. I havn't done it since I have an SE with manual controls. But I have heard back from a few people who say it's easy.
Nav is not avail in Canada.
If you change the odo/speedo it's essentially impossible to distinguish between the US and Canada models. The title doesn't say anything special. I can't imagine the value would be any different. I've been told that a large number of the used cars for sale in the Seattle area have been brought in from Canada because of the exchange rate. One local dealer (Minneapolis) has a whole line-up of PT Cruisers from Canada. He still gets US list price or better.
Jun 12, 2001 (2:27 pm)
I also have 1.95 kids using a carseats. One just moved to a booster. Expecting the other soon. I am preparing to purchase a PF. I would like to know if you have cloth or leather seats. How well did the upholstery hold up in regards to stains or other damage? Which upholstery would you recommend? Thanks, Brad
#2964 of 8191 mallen240
Jun 12, 2001 (3:45 pm)
The IIHS has not retested the Pathfinder since the vehicle has not changed structurally since 1995 when it first came out. The results would be about the same, so there's no point wasting money on crashing a '01 model.
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#2966 of 8191 Bose Woes?
Jun 12, 2001 (6:00 pm)
Any new Pathy owners not enthused with their Bose performance? I have a 2001 SE 5 spd. with Bose 6 disc in-dash - only 2,100 miles. Love the truck to death...but still trying to coax those great Bose sounds into emerging. My wife's 2000 Maxima GLE has the Bose system and it sounds outstanding. Could it be her leather seats don't soak up the sound like my cloth?...speaker placement?...etc.? Mine sounds OK with FM, better with CDs, but not as clear, sharp and thunderous as hers. BTW - just changed the oil using Castrol GTX and stock Nissan filter -seems to purr just fine.
Would appreciate any feedback, pos or neg, on Bose satisfaction.
#2967 of 8191 Re: Carseats and stains
Jun 12, 2001 (7:31 pm)
This is in response to those who asked about the carseat spacing. I have an 8 month old and she uses a rear facing carseat. I know that the recommendation is to place the carseat in the middle of the backseats, but I prefer to keep the carseat behind the passenger side seat. I found that when I kept the carseat in the middle, I had a hard time getting the baby in and out of the car. With the carseat behind the passenger seat, I have no problems. It also gives you more space if someone wants to sit in the back with the baby.
With regard to the stains, etc. I have had no problems. I have charcoal cloth seats and I used fabric protector prior to using the PF. I also purchased (from babies r us) a backseat cover by Sassy. It has a charcoal cloth top, but a vinyl waterproof backing, and it has pockets on the bottom to hold baby things.
Trust me, I love my PF and the ride alone makes up for any shortcomings it may have! Not that there are many!!! You will be very pleased with your PF, too. Good Luck!
#2968 of 8191 Pathfinder Bush Bar Installation Question
Jun 12, 2001 (10:41 pm)
Hopefully someone can help me out here
I actually have a 95 Kingcab 4x4 but I want to install a bush bar which I understand fits both the Pathfinder and Kingcab models for that year and earlier. I have found a Nissan bar at a really good price but it seems to need hardware for attaching it. The bar fits perfectly around the bumper and lights, but the bar's bottom mounting holes sit about 6 inches from the holes on the chassis. I am also assuming the bar would attach to some holes near the readiator above the existing bumper. Alas, all of the 4? contact points seem to need steel connecting pieces.
Installing the bar myself with some homemade pieces looks relatively straight forward, but I just wanted to see first if there is a "proper" method of attaching these things.
Thanks in advance, sorry if I posted this in the wrong forum
#2969 of 8191 Intersting info about buying in Canada
Jun 12, 2001 (11:21 pm)
I was searching around the net tonight when I came across this website http://www.canadatotwincities.com/buy_car.html It states that a car must be used in order to buy it in Canada and take it back to the US. I know others have gotten brand new cars from Canada, so what is this about? If anyone could shed some light onto this and the web site, it'd be great.
Jun 12, 2001 (11:23 pm)
This is a great site but does anyone know any good sites with Canadian pricing of used vehicles?