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Nissan Pathfinder, SUV
#5693 of 8189 Buying Used Pathfinder: Good Deal?
Sep 12, 2002 (4:33 pm)
We came across a 1999.5 Pathfinder 4WD SE with 41,500 miles, 5 speed manual . . . There is one major dent that is rusting near the running boards and some minor rust spots (almost pin - size). The owner must have installed a towing mechanism (seems to be rusting underneath as well)...not factory installed.
Is $17,000 a good deal, considering the rust spots? We would be purchasing from a Nissan dealer.
#5694 of 8189 first service recommendations
Sep 14, 2002 (9:28 am)
I purchased my 02 pathfinder in early May of last year. I've done my own oil and filter changes, checked visible fluid levels, belts ,air filters and hoses etc..As I have only had the vehicle in 4x4 mode once for a short period of time and have less than 8000 km on it so I'm wondering what if anything needs to be serviced ? The manual suggests every six months but am I just wasting money if everything seems fine ? Also any advice on winter tires and rims (live in snow country) would be appreciated ( I've checked out tirerack.com already ). I've heard that the stock Bridgestones are terrible on ice and snow ? So I would like to get winter steel rims and tires. Thanks for all your opinions
#5696 of 8189 Sallyann1 and pinging
Sep 16, 2002 (2:51 pm)
We also have a problem with pinging on 91 octane gasoline under gentle acceleration that you posted Sept 8, 2002. Our PF is two weeks old. Have you gone back to the dealer? Does your PF still ping and what has the dealer done to help? Any advice you could offer us would be appreciated? We have not talked with the dealer as yet, but will do so soon. Thanks in advance for your response.
Sep 17, 2002 (12:16 pm)
My 99.5 has an a/c fan noise. Subtle, but there constantly. Is this normal? Thanks.
#5698 of 8189 RE: Fan noise.
Sep 17, 2002 (1:14 pm)
I've also noticed that my 2001 LE has a subtle fan noise which seems to be coming from the center vents. Not extremely annoying, but I'm getting my dealer to check it out next time I'm in.
#5699 of 8189 Smell from vents
Sep 17, 2002 (4:27 pm)
Anyone ever have a problem with a bad odor coming from the vents? My 2001 PF does. I've heard of this before & that it's algae or something growing in the ventilation system. Anyone know a fix for this? Thanks...
#5700 of 8189 rear seat room
Sep 17, 2002 (4:40 pm)
I am still researching SUVs on the web (have not reached the stage of visiting the dealer yet) Does Pathfinder have a cramped rear seat? - have heard a number of views on this. The measuremnt is 31.8" of rear seat leg room. Most other SUVS of this kind provide 34" or more. Is there something in the design that makes the 31.8 livable with?
#5701 of 8189 rear seat room
Sep 17, 2002 (6:40 pm)
is not the "best in class", but the fact that you can recline the rear seats really makes a difference to the comfort level. I find your feet are still a bit high for my liking, but the headroom is fine once the recline is adjusted. I have driven in the back seat for 3 hours and been quite comfortable (I'm 6'1").
#5702 of 8189 Smell from Vents
Sep 18, 2002 (6:22 am)
My 2001 LE also has a smell from the vents when I first start out in the mornings. A co-worker has a 2001 LE and her PF also has the same smell. I replaced the microfilters but that did not help. A fix to this musty smell would be nice!