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You are in the Nissan Pathfinder
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Nissan Pathfinder, Nissan, SUV
#15 of 71 Re: First Drive! [kartdad]
Oct 30, 2012 (9:34 am)
Sounds just as great as I heard about. I am waiting for my local dealer to let me know when they have one to look at. I'm in the Cincinnati area.
Where are you located that the dealer has received one.
#16 of 71 Re: First Drive! [famouspaint]
Oct 30, 2012 (11:54 am)
I am up in the Seattle area. There are a few dealers that have one in stock. But I would think it would be a few weeks until they get a decent stock of colors and trim levels. Nissan really did a nice job. I have never been a buyer of Nissan products but after seeing this a few months ago on the internet, we had to check it out when looking for the crossover type of third row vehicle.
It is head and shoulders above anything domestic. The fit and finish are top notch. I have looked at everything in this category and although the GMC Arcadi Denali looks great and the interior is nice, the ride is rougher and the MPG is awful and its more money for less stuff.
Once they get the color I am looking for in, I am going to take it for the weekend and get a real world MPG on it for the type of driving we do. I am hoping that will be around 22-23.
There are a few good videos of road tests online that show the performance both on and off road. I won't take it out in deep mud (I have a truck for that) but I would feel good about being in snow or driving on unpaved roads.
Oct 30, 2012 (1:58 pm)
Thank you for the information. I am looking for about the same thing you are. I definitely want the around view cameras but don't want the entertainment system that has the monitors in the front head rests.
Did you get any feel for an asking price other than MSRP??
#18 of 71 Re: Price?? [famouspaint]
Oct 30, 2012 (10:06 pm)
I am looking at paying close to invoice for it but a good friend is also one of the sales managers. I have no idea what they will sell for in terms of actual price. I did see a few dealers on autotrader listing them for almost $3000 under MSRP.
Nissan (and its dealers) will have to decide whether to:
1) try to keep inventory tight to keep selling prices strong but risk low sales on a new model which isn't good considering how many pathfinders they sold in 2012 OR
2) keep inventory moving and sell for a more aggresive price to help move up the number of units sold which would be good for business overall.
I don't really want the entertainment system either but it comes standard if you want the panaromic sunroof that comes with the premium package on the Platinum model. I wish that Nissan would have made the sunroof a stand alone option so you wouldn't be obligated to buy the extra entertainment system.
#19 of 71 Pathfinder commercial
Oct 31, 2012 (1:05 pm)
I agree it would be nice for Nissan to offer the moonroof without any other items. If I read the brochure correctly, you will get a small moonroof without the entertainment package big rear roof.
I saw the first TV commercial for the 2013 Pathfinder on local station last night. Hope this means that the cars will be arriving at the dealers soon.
I'll keep you informed as to how I do.
#20 of 71 Re: Pathfinder commercial [famouspaint]
Oct 31, 2012 (8:52 pm)
The moonroof is only available with the Premium package. I don't see anywhere in my brochure about it being a standard feature on any of the models. Would be nice if it was though!
Keep us posted.
#21 of 71 November Numbers
Nov 01, 2012 (8:47 am)
When you are able to find out the November numbers for a 2013 Pathfinder SL Premium and Pathfinder Platinum could you please post them for 36 months and 10K or 12k. All would be for top tier credit? NYC metropolitan area, Westchester county.
#23 of 71 Re: November Numbers [steve_]
Nov 01, 2012 (9:24 am)
Thank you. Will do.
#24 of 71 Re: Pathfinder commercial [kartdad]
Nov 01, 2012 (2:01 pm)
I looked at the brochure again and could not find anywhere that said the small moonroof over the driver could be available separately. I don't know how I came up with that idea. Maybe on another brand of car.
Anyway, I'm still waiting for the llocal dealers to get a Pathfinder in so I can go look at it.