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#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.
#25 of 71 Re: Pathfinder commercial [famouspaint]
Nov 01, 2012 (10:51 pm)
There is a local dealer that has a silver one advertised today on autotrader. Its a Platinum AWD with Premium package for $41,437. MSRP is $44,820....so a discount of almost $3400. That might be pretty close to invoice. That would be a good bargaining ad for someone local looking for one.
Wish my local dealer would get a blue or red with black interior to be delivered! I would be all over it. The more road tests I read the better it sounds. And I agree with most of the reviews that it is a solid effort by Nissan.
#26 of 71 Re: Pathfinder commercial [famouspaint]
Nov 01, 2012 (10:58 pm)
I just ran the numbers on the one I saw for sale. It is Silver with black interior. 4WD Platinum with Premium. Also comes with roof rails, splash guards (standard upgrade up here in PNW), illuminated sill plates, and 4 piece floormats. MSRP is $44,820 including destination and the Invoice is $40,837. So they are asking exactly $600 over invoice. That is a pretty good deal.
I would think if I went in tomorrow with my financing all ready to go through my CU, they would knock another $600-800 off just to sell it. If they are willing to discount $3400 off the top already, what's another $600 or more? I hope all dealers are ready to sell these instead of holding out for top dollar.....
#27 of 71 Re: First Drive! [kartdad]
Nov 11, 2012 (7:05 pm)
Can you or anyone tell me if the recommended gas is premium on the new 2013 Pathfinder. I thought I saw that written somewhere. And if thats the case, it kind of outweighs the benefit of the very good mpg its reported to have. Please let me know if you guys have any info or link to where I can find it. Have been searching to no avail.
#28 of 71 Re: First Drive! [grandeson]
Nov 11, 2012 (8:57 pm)
The new Pathfinder takes regular 87 octane and JX35 takes premium.
#29 of 71 Press Request
by KarenS HOST
Nov 14, 2012 (2:46 pm)
If you are a parent of young children (at least one under 12 years old) who owns a 2013 Nissan Pathfinder, a reporter would like for you to fill out a survey, due by December 1, 2012, for use in a print publication. Please email PRedmunds.com no later than Friday, November 30, 2012 for a copy of the survey.
#30 of 71 Family guy looking for a 7 seater that is not a mini van
Nov 27, 2012 (11:48 am)
As a family guy, I need a 7 passenger vehicle that is not a mini van. I canít stand the look or the thought of driving a mini van around town or on any trip. So, I was first attracted to the new 2013 pathfinder because of the 7 seater and the new ez latch system. Then I was researching more about it and found the 26mpg and the revamped styling to impress me.
I basically look for a non hybrid but fuel efficient 7 seater. This ruled out a lot of options along with the Infiniti cousin. The mpg is more than 10% difference and the grill on the JX is justÖ ah.. more different than I want to drive coming from a guy who owns and been driving the Lexus Rx350 the past few years.
So, here is my test drive and what I thought from a Lexus guy.
First thing I did was to operate the ez latch to get to the third row. Yes, this is before I walked around the whole vehicle. The latch system is nice which allow me, a 6 feet 200lb guy to easily climb to the back and sit in the third row. The padding of the leather seat is nice (this was an SL version, they did not have any Platinum version for me to try; all sold out..) the width was very good. Definitely can fit 2 of me there. I then ask my friend who is 5 ft 11 to sit in the second row directly in front of me. Made sure he had space; the 2nd row seat definitely moves back allowing about 1 inch left before it touches my knees. My legs are comfortably apart and not together. My knees would bump up against the 2nd row seat if I did have it together. The front is also seated another 6 footer. So there you have it, it was very nicely spaced and more than comfortable for 1-2 hour drive before the need to stretch those legs or change seats.
Getting in and out was also very easy. Unless you are elderly and less nimble, I think the ez seats allows for easy access to the third row. This should be the best out there in terms of access. I did notice that the plastic is harder, the finish is also a bit more raw when compare to my Lexus. But this is not meant to compete with my lexus.
Once the trunk gate is open, one can easily put down the 3rd row seats. It takes 1 tug of the strap to put down the head rest and a latch pull to put the seat flat. Nice. The tail lamps are big and they seem nice and well built. I noticed that the cross bars are fixed on the roof rails. On the lexus is movable; but this is not a big deal.
I sat in the driverís seat and looked around, it is very nice. It does not seem cheap at all. The overall feel was very good. I like the knobs and the buttons. I like the leather. I like the way the steering wheel feel. The only complaint is the massive about of hard plastic from the upper dash going along the side of the center console to the ground. This makes the feel hard. I drive with my right leg leaning of the outer wall of the center console. I can imagine this to hurt after a long time. The good thing is that I noticed this seat to be much wider than my lexus and surely sit more up/higher. This allows go a good view outside when driving.
The engine was so quite after its started. I was so surprised. I think it maybe even quieter than my lexus at engine startup. You can hear the engine when you step on the gas. Its comparable, maybe a little louder than the lexus. But it droved very good. Good response on when I step on and off the gas. I am not use to the Nissan steering as its too powered even compare to my lexus. But, over all, I was very impressed. I think stopping power is definitely better than my lexus.
Overall, I am very happy with it and am thinking about a Platinum Premium model. The only missing items are..
HID head lights
Auto folding side mirrors
I did not test or had the opportunity to see the platinum model as they were all sold. I didnít get to see these features which are a must for me: Navigation, entertainment system and the 20 inch rims. But, beside that, I like the following and find all this plusesÖ
Easy access and comfortable 7 seater
19/25 or 20/26 on regular gas
Quiet and smooth
Available Nav + entertainment system