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1998 Nissan Pathfinder

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Information shown for entry-level SUV.

Fuel Economy:
City 14/Hwy 17/Comb 15 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: V6, 3.3 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Japan Country of Assembly: Japan

1998 Nissan Pathfinder Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.9
Out of 10

Based on 617 Ratings for the 1996 - 2004 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    9.1/10
    Quality
    9.2/10
  • Reliability
    9.3/10
    Performance
    9.0/10
  • Comfort
    9.0/10
    Styling
    9.0/10

Car is in excellent condition One owner, garaged.

By on Friday, June 12, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 63,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
Not Rated
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Gets 17 - 20 miles / mile."

Cons: "No rear A/C"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"This car has been maintained & serviced by the Nissan Dealer since its time of purchase. It is a comfortable ride ."

2 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Great 4wd

By on Tuesday, June 09, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 125,958

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "fun, sturdy, safe"

Cons: "storage space, gas"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Great 4wd, feels very sturdy, fun to drive, changed tires to in/out off-road and still rides nice. Family loves the "old truck" (it comes with the child seat latches. Does nor have much storage space as far as the glove box and center console goes and the small storage in the trunk is good enough for jumper cables. Not the best in gas. Gasoline gage didn't work had to get a new return valve, I think is a common issue."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Wife's and she likes it. Theres' 90%. Ax Engineers

By on Saturday, May 30, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 118,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
8/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Overall, this has been a very reliable vehicle that has nice looks, comfort and features...for the year. It is packed with the same engine-3.5-used in the infinity...and it has way more power than one would need under normal driving, which I like immensely. Very roomy interior and ok (not great) visibility as headrests in rear impede view from undersized hatch window (what WERE they thinking?. On the down side, the engineering of some of the components is annoying to say the least, I mean, who ever heard of trailing arm (front and rear) bushings wearing out to the extent that the condition has become synonymous with the vehicle on repair forums, and not a very flattering term-death roll-which results in unacceptable swaying of the body at speeds >55mph w/ potential for rollover. Anyone in back seat has already threatened physical violence unless you slow or let them out, in the time it takes to escalate to the level of a threat to those in the front. I guess it's more pronounced in the rear. Yep, No alignment shop could find the problem (my victory, w/ help from above). CD (Clarion) changer is wont to take a dive on these, alarm fob, clock, A/C, and engine control aka "CHECK ENGINE LIGHT", related components have contributed to more afternoons under the hood than I had expected-MAF sensor, recently bank 1 o2 sensor #2 replaced (I guess that's really all the ECM issues in six years of ownership, hard on front brakes, and tires (Michelins (is there any other?)at Costco run around $700 OTD. Would I buy another?????????Depends on the deal. I might try Toyota for better engineering, as the above mentioned problems were challenging even for the dealer to diagnose, and I ultimately troubleshot and repaired (former mech)."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Extremely reliable!

By on Wednesday, May 13, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 136,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Great 4 wheeler!"

Cons: "leather seats not very comfortable"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Great vehicle, extremely reliable, not the most comfortable for long distance driving, but has been a great value and would highly recommend. Considering buying a new 2015 Pathfinder."

4 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Best vehicle I've owned!

By on Wednesday, April 08, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 221,713

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "priced well & fun to drive"

Cons: "hated manuel windows but thats it!"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"We call her Goldie and she has been thru 4 teenagers learning to drive stick and one adult. She's been every where from Southern Cali to Italy. She has 221713 miles on her. For the last 18 yrs she's been very good to us. Lately she's got a lot going on and with my family growing and spreading out. It's time to let her go. But I'd buy another Pathfinder in a heartbeat even more so now that they come with a 3rd row. We took her off the beaten path more than once and really enjoyed the ride!!!"

14 people out of 18 found this review helpful

Well-built, sturdy, reliable, versatile.

By on Monday, April 06, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 160,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Versatile, good power, fine handling, no gadgets"

Cons: "Tendency to bottom-out on bumps with 4 people"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"We purchased this car in the American Southwest. It pulled a small horse trailer on occasion. The car was very reliable and received only regular maintenance. It had no significant mechanical issues."

3 people out of 7 found this review helpful

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