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Nissan Pathfinder, SUV
Jun 13, 2001 (7:09 am)
Having had a 2000 Maxima GLE with the Bose system, it's my impression that the sound quality from the 2001 Pathfinder LE Bose system is not as good. I don't think the cloth vs. leather seats has much to do with the difference. The main differences are that the Maxima has a smaller passenger cabin for the speakers to fill and an excellent small subwoofer to handle the bass. Apart from that the speakers seem to be very similar in both. In the Pathfinder the door mounted speakers have to handle all of the sound range except for the highs which go to to separate tweeters in the front pillars. The sound seems considerably more muffled than in the Maxima. The Pathfinder system is good nonetheless and like all Bose/Clarion systems used by Nissan has enough power to prevent distortion at high sound levels. Still, I wouldn't rate it with the Maxima's system which had the best sound I've ever heard in a car within its price range. The only problem I have with Bose systems is that they are difficult to modify without scrapping the whole system and starting over.
#2977 of 8191 AGAIN >>> TIRE PRESSURES
Jun 13, 2001 (8:36 am)
I just inflated my tires to approx. 34 psi from the dealer set 26 psi. My initial thoughts are that the PF is MUCH more responsive but handling doesn't feel compromised. I imagine my gas bill will decrease with the higher tire pressures as well. :>)
Any comments on pros and cons of the higher tire pressures?
#2978 of 8191 Re Canadian Used Car Pricing
Jun 13, 2001 (10:00 am)
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Jun 13, 2001 (10:38 am)
Thanks for the info.
#2980 of 8191 Bose Audio
Jun 13, 2001 (10:52 am)
All cars equip with similar Audio/Speakers as Truck/SUB, The car audio system sounds better than Truck/SUB due to the car trunk space the rear speakers mount. If you really want to do the comparison, try to listen to both systems on your ax/Path with the front speakers only.
#2981 of 8191 Spell Error
Jun 13, 2001 (10:53 am)
I mean SUV(Sport Utility Vehicle) not SUB.
#2982 of 8191 BOSE ...
Jun 13, 2001 (12:05 pm)
Recently my OEM Bose's CD player keep showing ERROR signs. It plays, but skips when I don't hit the bump. I believe the laser has gone bad. So rather than replacing the head unit by buying BOSE head unit from the dealership, I've decided to get after-market head unit system. Someone told me that if I change my head unit, I also need to get all the BOSE speakers(he said BOSE speakers are SOLID state-only works with BOSE head unit) replaced because it will not work with other head units.
#2983 of 8191 RE:TIRE PRESSURES by ballfire8888
Jun 13, 2001 (12:50 pm)
I run ours at 34 psi. w/ the reco 26psi, the car feels like it's driving through 3" of mud. no thanks!
w/ 34, it feels much more responsive.
#2984 of 8191 re: tire pressure
Jun 13, 2001 (1:29 pm)
I run mine at 34 psi as well. Explorers/Firestone ran theirs at 26psi which according to Firestone generated more heat and thus the failures (build quality as well?) . I think Nissan recommends the 26 PSI because it assumes correctly that most of the PF will never be driven offroad and for that comfy carlike ride 26 PSI would be the correct range. At 34 PSI the tires have less rolling resistance, improved treadlife, better gas mileage. The tradeoff is a fimer ride. Ok by me.
Jun 13, 2001 (4:41 pm)
what exactly is the purpose the redline that runs vertically in the middle of the windshield? Is this the outside temperature sensor? or for the compass?