Last post on Dec 06, 2010 at 12:30 PM
You are in the Nissan Pathfinder
What is this discussion about?
Nissan Pathfinder, Toyota 4Runner, SUV
#48 of 51 Re: '07-09 4Runner vs '08-'09 Pathfinder [rsarrami]
Jan 26, 2010 (8:25 pm)
At first glance, it does seem like the PF is consuming a lot of fuel. However, the tank is a relatively small 21 gallons and the gauge seems to be very conservative. I've yet to buy more than 16 gallons even with it on empty. Doing the math though it has been getting 18-20 mpg through 2,000 miles. Far better than my previous commuter so I can't complain. How you drive (and where) will have the biggest effect on fuel consumption.
#49 of 51 Re: '07-09 4Runner vs '08-'09 Pathfinder [sebring95]
Jan 26, 2010 (8:26 pm)
I agree it is a nice ride despite its weight. Thank you for bringing up the rental scenario. That is one question I did not ask and is a very scary prospect to me.
#50 of 51 Re: '07-09 4Runner vs '08-'09 Pathfinder [rsarrami]
Dec 06, 2010 (11:36 am)
what about leased suvs? are those something to stay away from
#51 of 51 Re: '07-09 4Runner vs '08-'09 Pathfinder [number14]
Dec 06, 2010 (12:30 pm)
Obviusly there are different levels of desirability. Best bet is a cherry private party purchase with excellent maintenance history and a prior owner you can chat with. Next would be a privately owned trade-in...sometimes you can chat with the previous owner here and they'll generally tell you the truth. Then a leased trade-in, then a rental return. I wouldn't rule out a leased vehicle but generally the previous occupant will have only done the minimum required maintenance (hopefully). I'm not a maintenance freak or anything but the few vehicles I've leased with no intention of buying certainly weren't treated as pleasantly as something I plan to own for awhile.