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#183 of 192 Re: 05 Test Drive Impressions [faustina]
Oct 25, 2004 (3:35 pm)
>Handling is controlled - not as good as the LX470
>but better than Acura MDX
You find the 05 PF to have a better ride than the 05 MDX?
#184 of 192 Re: 05 Test Drive Impressions [alphawolf]
Oct 25, 2004 (5:06 pm)
I'm not aware of any upgrades to the mdx. but if there have been any - i stand corrected - i was referring to an 01 mdx- very stiff.
#185 of 192 Re: 05 Test Drive Impressions [faustina]
Oct 26, 2004 (12:33 pm)
Thanks for the info.
#186 of 192 Premium Fuel?
Oct 26, 2004 (1:08 pm)
Can anyone confirm that the new PF sips premium? Seems like a lot of exrta $$$ to require premium on a vehicle that will likely only get 18 mpg.
#187 of 192 Re: Premium Fuel? [valance2]
Oct 26, 2004 (3:20 pm)
It does and I love your term "sip". More of a gulp and burp in reality.
#188 of 192 Hey atlgaxt (rollover of 4X4 v. 4X2)
Oct 26, 2004 (8:07 pm)
atlgaxt said 4X2's are more likely to rollover than 4X4's, but The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said The Ford Ranger 4x2 and Mazda B-Series 4x2 fared better than the four-wheel-drive version, earning three stars and a 21.9 percent chance of rolling over.
Is this normal or in other tests does the 4X4 fare better?
#189 of 192 Re: Premium Fuel? [hipreck]
Oct 26, 2004 (8:44 pm)
According to Nissan's specs on their website:
"Use regular unleaded fuel with 87 octane. For maximum power, use premium fuel."
#190 of 192 Re: Hey atlgaxt (rollover of 4X4 v. 4X2) [mdellyd]
Oct 27, 2004 (7:00 am)
This is off the topic of the new pathfinder, but the answer to your question is basic physics. The higher the center of gravity, the more likely a vehicle is to flip over on a turn. For vehicles where the 4x4 and 4x2 have the same suspension and the same height, a 4x4 will likely have a lower center of gravity since the add'l weight for the 4x4 is added at the very bottom of the vehicle. Many vehicles however have increased the hight of their 4x4 models by using stiffer springs or making other suspension changes. This causes the center of gravity to rise, meaning that for these types of vehicles, the 4x2 is probably less likely to roll. The ranger is one such vehicle, as the 4x4 model is several inches higher than the 4x2.
#191 of 192 Pathfinder sipping premium
Oct 27, 2004 (8:57 am)
Hey all, just picked up my black 05 PF SE with comfort and premium packages. Personally I like the look of the steel interior compared to the wood trim interior. Dealer said "it says to use premium fuel. So you can use regular". In terms of everything else, I love the car so far (especially compared to my 03 Xterra), getting the alarm and remote start installed next week.
Oct 27, 2004 (2:39 pm)
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