"I purchased my Pathfinder for the reliability and the excellent safety ratings. I honestly feel very secure when I travel. It does lack cargo space so, I bought a Thule for when I snowboard. Now, I can't park in my garage. Something to consider... Overall, I've been pleased with my Nissan!"
"I have never enjoyed a car (excuse me, truck) as much as this one. It looks great for the city, has a great smooth ride while being truck-tough, and is extremely reliable. It's big enough to hold all my outdoor gear and transport furniture around, yet the dimensions are pretty much the same as your standard sedan - i.e., not a nightmare to parallel park. I bought it used (3 years old) and have put 45,000 miles on it, it's currently at 80K and I expect it to last a long time. The cons are that gas mileage is poor (typically around 12-14 city, 18-19 highway), and the turning radius is really large - 3 point turns are often needed when other cars could swing around in one swoop. If they were still making this midsize model, rather than the behemoth third row seating Nissan SUVs now, then I would definitely buy it again when the time came around."