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#3619 of 8191 Fax method for best prices = success! in Fort Worth, TX
Aug 26, 2001 (11:52 am)
After much research and debate, I settled on a new PF (the 0.9% APR & $1000 rebate sold it for me!).
After reading in the past about the fax technique, I tried. Simply made a list of what color/options I wanted, and faxed it to 6-7 dealers in the Fort Worth area (NO phone #'s given) requesting their lowest No-Haggle price. Received quotes from $1000 over invoice to $700 under. Settled for the low bid - North Texas Nissan in Denton.
I'm really pumped. It's time I trade in my trusty but true 1991 Nissan Sentra SE-R (awesome car- Car & Driver top 10 car).
Questions: Get the bug deflector?
Also, anyone got the Yakima Anklebiter bike roof attachment?
Glad to be joining the PAthfinder family. This is a great discussion board!
#3620 of 8191 Power Antenna
Aug 26, 2001 (3:40 pm)
I have one on my Canadian 2000SE. One nice thing about this antenna is that it retracts when playing CD's - so you can be off-road, enjoying music and the antnna is nicely tucked-in ...
#3621 of 8191 synthetics
Aug 26, 2001 (4:50 pm)
1marcus:Several like myself have switched to synthetics. Amsoil is the best on the market. I use it in both diffs. I also use amsoil air and oil filters. I starting using Valvoline syn. engine oil at 1600 miles mostly due to avalibilty away from home dealer told me you could start using any time you wanted. Just hear/say someone while back used Mobil 1 engine oil and had high oil consumption in their PF.
Mobil changed the formula for Mobil 1 and looking in the synthetic oil form it looks like some engine are sludging from Mobil 1. $02
Aug 26, 2001 (4:53 pm)
Yeah, my mom's Maxima has same feature with Power Antenna. It only pulls out whenever Radio is operating. CD and Casette player will pull it down automatically..
Aug 26, 2001 (5:05 pm)
I drove my new Path and find out it really takes more gas than what I expected. We have Nissan 240SX and Maxima but their gas mileage are pretty good. From full tank, I got only 140 miles when the needle is in half way. Is that mean full tank of gas only give me around 300 miles?
#3624 of 8191 re: Power antenna
Aug 26, 2001 (7:17 pm)
Just another one of the benefits of going up to Canada to get your Pathfinder. Canadian models get the power antenna. Not only do you save $4000, you get more little features. For those of you who don't have it, I'm sure you could get the parts and retrofit. But it probably won't be cheap.
#3625 of 8191 Fax method for best prices = success! in Fort Worth, TX
Aug 26, 2001 (7:47 pm)
To Scottdrb....I wish I had opted for the Nissan tow hitch for $300. bucks more when I bought my 01 LE. Hitch mount bike racks are convenient and safest for the vehicle. The Nissan OEM hitch for the 01 Pathy is very good quality...I have the Nissan bug guard. There have been complaints on this board about dealers botching the install resulting in scratched paint. If you are at all handy, it's easy to get and install yourself. Just make sure there is a rubber bumper at every point where the guard mounts touch the hood.
Here' a link:
You're going to love it...The Pathfinder Rocks!!
#3626 of 8191 James: Outside Temp
Aug 27, 2001 (3:20 am)
This topic has been a recurring one for the entire 16mos that I have been following this board. It appears that the outside ambient temp sensor has been put in poor location in front of the radiator. Personally, mine is always at least 7degress F too high in the summer. If I get into it in a hot asphalt parking lot it could be 10-15 degrees high. It usually comes down some with driving (I think the time required by specs is 5 mins), but never hits the mark.
In contrast, during the winter it is fairly accurate. Some posters have gotten better readings by relocating the sensors themselves. I haven't gotten around to this yet. My PF is a lease, and I don't want to screw something up before lease end.
#3627 of 8191 Power Window Lock and Heated Seats switch (Lights)
Aug 27, 2001 (6:48 am)
I have question about Pathfinder 01 LE AWD with Leather package. When the headlights are on, does the Power Window Lock and the Heated Seats switch light up as the rest of the instrument cluster ? It is interesting where the dealer told me that it is normal and the switch does not light up. It is kind hard to believe. Also how do you activate the power heated mirrors. The manual does not mention anything about the heated mirror; however, it is standard on all levels of the Pathfinder. Any information is appreciated. Thanks will
Aug 27, 2001 (7:12 am)
It seems like these JD Power studies come out every month....
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