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#758 of 1246 Re: Loyal customer? [alisonl]
Jul 03, 2011 (12:10 pm)
I left a message yesterday on this site. After many problems,hours on the phone,some satisfaction (but not enough) and a new problem with my 2005 Pathfinder, I traded it in for a 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe LE. I love it for a few reasons. It's a well-designed exc vehicle. I don't have to EVER,EVER, EVER, deal with Nissan North America again. (My dealer was exc and helpful;but you can't fight city hall). I got $12,000 for my Pathfinder. Once again, the Santa Fe has exc ammenities and better gas mileage (almost 2x my Pathfinder). It has a powerful V-6 engine. Ex acceleration. What I call "virtual shifting" which allows you the option of shifting gears without a clutch, etc, etc.
Financing is at an all time low. Do yourself a favor trade the Lemon in for a "sweet piece of fruit." AND, PUT AN END TO YOUR MISERY. By the way, I don't make a dime for praising the Santa Fe.
#759 of 1246 Re: Loyal customer? [gharpman]
Jul 04, 2011 (9:19 am)
Well I'm sure the Santa Fe is awesome, but I just got done paying of the 05 Pathfinder in Dec.2010....would like to not have a car payment for a year or two..how much is Santa fe?
#760 of 1246 Re: Loyal customer? [santonio1]
Jul 04, 2011 (10:55 am)
The model is the Santa Fe Limited V6--Full boat--leather seats garage door link,monster 6 CD system--USB,Bluetooth, 3 mos. XM free, Mudguards (got em to throw in). $32095 less $12k for my Pathfinder less $2000 rebate for financing at 1.9%. NET NET with all fees = $19,904. Only thing I didn't get was GPS with rear camera.
If you get the GPS you sacrifice the 6 CD CHANGER AUDIO SYSTEM FOR 1 CD changer. If you have them install an aftermarket GPS, you still lose the 6CD Changer and you don't have a rear camera. If you want a rear camera, have to give up the Trans link garage door opener because aftermarket camera goes thru the rearview mirror. Bottom line, screw the GPS. If I want one, I'll get a portable.
If you go for a lesser model like the SE, naturally you'll pay less, but may wind up close if you want a lot of add-ons.( See the Brocure at a dealer).
One other thing. The Santa Fe's come with Bridgestone Dueler tires. I had these on my 1998 Nissan and almost got killed in wet weather. They have as much traction as marbles. They have a terrible rating in rain or snow. OK on dry pavement. So if you live in the desert you're alright. I took em off my 1998 and got Dunlop's at the suggestion of someone on the WEB. They were great. Will talk to the Dealer tomorrow (July 5th) about swapping them for other brand. If not, I'll try to trade them, with some $$, to my tire guy and pick up the Dunlop's or Michelin's. In any event, they're gone ASAP.
Hope I didn't confuse you too much. If I were you, I'd bite the bullet. New problems will surface on The Pathfinder as you go along. And they won't give a damn.I'm so glad I'm thru with Nissan. NEVER AGAIN!! Good Luck.
#761 of 1246 Re: Loyal customer? [gharpman]
Jul 04, 2011 (10:58 am)
add on. If you live in Metro NYNJ area, Email me and I will give you dealer and saleman. gharpmanyahoo.com.
#762 of 1246 Re: Loyal customer? [gharpman]
Jul 04, 2011 (2:06 pm)
I have a 2003 pathfinder and it so far with 77 K on it runs great, but I dont like what I read abouth the problems they have had,Ill run it to the ground ,its paid for , how ever in the near future when I get another car or truck or suv it wont be a Nissan ,I wonder how many owners of any nissan that has a VQ35 engine has any idea of what they are in for money wise to fix a borken timing chain because the tensioners go bad at about 70K
$2,200-$3,000 a fix allnew parts.
#764 of 1246 2005 Nissan Pathfinder Tranny Issues
Jul 13, 2011 (8:22 am)
I am trying to get mine repaired and I believe the shop is trying to screw me over b/c my total cost is coming up to $6000. By chance, do you have your service repair list so that I can compare mine to there's to make sure they are not trying to milk more out of me that is required? If so, you can email it to me at goddessofgmail.com. My truck is stuck at the shop now b/c they already started taking it apart and I need to know before they continue with repairs. AHHH!
#765 of 1246 Re: 2005 Nissan Pathfinder Tranny Issues [noseguera]
Jul 13, 2011 (8:38 am)
The invoice I have for radiator/trans shows only the $450 I paid for labor (my agreement with Nissan,which I eventually got back when Nissan issued a warranty extension). The repair for both radiator and trans normally would cost $5,000-$7,000. You have to be careful that they use a NEW TRANS (not rebuilt), all new parts, hoses,etc. After I got it back, my trans guy, reversed the trans cooler hoses so it wouldn't happen again. He such a good guy, he didn't even charge me. If you live in northern NJ, e-mail me at garygmanband.com and I'll give you his name. They do all types of repairs and are totally honest.
When another problem emerged last month and I contacted Nissan Corp., the rep said,"we helped you with one problem,. That's it. So I gave her some choice words, got off the phone,went car shopping and traded The Pathfinder in for a Hyundai Santa Fe LTD. Screw Nissan. Never again. If you're smart and your Pathfinder is Driveable, trade the damn thing in and forget about it. My buddy who works in the auto industry said that Nissan has the worst customer relations reputation. Why kick a dead horse?
Jul 13, 2011 (5:39 pm)
I heard back from Nissan after sending 3 letters go various VP's....sort of. The cowardly VP's Martin and Thacker farmed my letter to an admin and had her call me. They apparently lack honor and a set of balls between them to make a call themselves. No wonder they work for Nissan because they lack class and decency.
Admin du journey gave me the same line of crap that they are unwilling to fix this issue as I am over the warranty.
As I wrote my letter to Nissan I calculated that i have paid almost 45% of the amount I paid for this Pathifinder in repair bills. Never in my life owning car have I had to replace drive shafts or a transmission especially on a car under 90k miles. I cannot believe that Nissan finds this acceptable in it's products.
Nissan is pathetic and cowardly and this is especially true of it's senior management who are worthless. Just like my 2005 Pathfinder.
#767 of 1246 Re: Nissan can suck it [finztotheleft]
Jul 14, 2011 (1:26 pm)
You got that right! I have spent the last two months on the phone with customer service reps, managers, etc.
I grew up with Nissans. I have owned four of them. My brother has owned four of them. When I mentioned this to Nissan over the phone the regional manager asked for VIN numbers of the vehicles. (as if i was lying) I thought that was odd but gave them the information. Then they want a copy of the bill to replace the transmission and radiator. I provided this as well. I started thinking maybe they are taking this seriously.... Stupid me!
After all of that they are still refusing to pay. Why?????????? Why ask for all of that information? I guess they were just messing with me?
I am so damn mad at this wothless company. I am going to unload this piece of crap as soon as possible and I am never buying another Nissan again. I doubt anyone I know will either.
I used to go on and on about how great Nissan was. I bought the Tshirts and the stupid junk with the logo on it. Anyone that knows me knows how much i loved that company. I feel stupid now.
I love the quote that someone else left on this blog..."I wish Nissan would stand behind their vehicles... because I would back up and run them over."