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Nissan Pathfinder, SUV
#3607 of 8191 1996 Pathy : From an owner
Aug 24, 2001 (9:35 pm)
I own a 1996 Pathfinder LE. Personally, the main problems I have are similar to what you read: hard shifts, tranny vibration, and stuck gas pedals. Personally, it's annoying to me and I want to get rid of mine. Also, there's a "clunk" coming from the rear area after I stop and take off again. Not sure what it is, but the Nissan dealer said "it's the LSD, it was designed that way." whatever...
Personally, I would avoid this car. Pony up a little more cash and buy a 2001 used or get a new one. Better yet, buy a sportwagon or a car. better value and ride.
Also, resale value is TERRIBLE. I bought mine used and it's depreciating faster than I can pay it off. sucks...
As for me, I'm gonna get rid on my Pathy in the next couple months and buy an A4 or TL.
Overall, it's a matter of personal choice. This is not going to strand you, but after an 8 hour drive, you wanna get heck out of it (seats are VERY uncomfy).
well, if anyone knows how to fix these problems, otherwise, best of luck Joe.
Aug 24, 2001 (9:41 pm)
the pathy shifts REALLY HARD between 1st and 2nd in the 1996. there is also a lot of "play" when the accelerator is pressed while the car is rolling. it's like the transmission is trying to engage again and you feel the "clunk" from the tranny. there is also a "buzz" that comes from the tranny when pushed a little harder. i've read similar complaints on this thread on eariler posts about the '01, so Nissan engineers haven't fixed it yet.
#3609 of 8191 Rainguard Visors -Help
Aug 25, 2001 (6:00 am)
As part of the purchase of my new 2001 Pathfinder LE, I had the dealer add in 4 window rainguard visors. When I went to pick up my new car two weeks ago, I was told the ones they had would have to be cut in front to fit around the mirrors, so they did not put them on. Instead they said they would order genuine Nissan ones and do it in a week. I had them put on yesterday and when they were done, although the Nissan name was stamped on them, they were all chopped up around the front mirrors and I pointed out that if I drive on the highway, these would cut into the soft window rubber seal as well as my paint. Incredibly they told me, "Nissan does not make them, they are aftermarket and with the Nissan name stamped only." I told them that somewhere in America, some 2001 (or same size) pathfinder owner has rainguard visors that fit.
If you are out there, please let me know anything you can about where you got them and what brand they are. All I want are ones that fit!
#3610 of 8191 PATHSTAR ... ROOF RACK TIEDOWNS
Aug 25, 2001 (8:49 pm)
I guess I wuz robbed then...no tiedowns were provided with my new PF on delivery! I dsid get the cargo net tho.
Aug 25, 2001 (8:49 pm)
What diameter are they...perhaps Home Depot stocks them?
#3612 of 8191 ATTN: Thinking about buying a PF by joestein
Aug 25, 2001 (10:16 pm)
It seems like many people who are shopping around PF01 have trouble to understand rebate and special APR.
Unlike other deals in Altima(one or the other from Rebate/%APR), PF01, you can take BOTH Rebate and Special APR(0.9% upto 36Month, 3.9% 36-60Month). There will be huge difference on total interest you will pay for 0.9 and 3.9. For my case, I loan $20,000 and I am only paying $280(total interest) for 0.9% while wasting extra $1500 if I took 3.9 with 48Mo.
Don't get confused by Edmunds.com and CarDirect.com which tells you have option to take one or the other.
I almost purchase a vehicle from Cardirect.com, and their representative don't tell you can take both deals.
Aug 25, 2001 (10:24 pm)
Today, I saw 2000 PF LE but it had power antenna. While my new 01PF LE doesn't have power. I think that's shame to drive $36000 car without power antenna. Don't you guys agree? I saw some power antenna kit are selling in Ebay. Does it fit in my new Path?
#3614 of 8191 LE Outside Temperature..
Aug 25, 2001 (10:27 pm)
My Path is new with Black color. I think my thermometer is way off from actual Temp. During day time, it goes up to 95F while I feel it is cool in outside. What's up with this? Bad/malfuctinal Thermometer?
Aug 25, 2001 (10:30 pm)
How tough is installing rear Wind Deflector? Do I need drilling? Where can I buy them? Any aftermarket product which is almost good as Nissan Parts? Thank you in advance.
#3616 of 8191 Switching to synthetics
Aug 26, 2001 (4:07 am)
To add an extra level of protection on my new '01 SE w/5sp (great truck, no complaints!!!) I want to change all of the fluids/oil to synthetics. What brands and types are you using in the manual tranny, front and rear(LSD) diff's and in the transfer case??? I am thinking of Mobil1 products. Can anyone share their experiences??
Your help will be appreciated!!!