Big fan of the Pathfinder after the first month. The handling and performance are fantastic for an SUV this size. I feel like I got all of the extra passenger and cargo room that I wanted, without having to feel like I'm driving a boat around town. Stability and handling even in heavy rain conditions have been very good. The dash was a little busy at first, but I'm getting used to it and am coming to appreciate how much you can do with the car. Overall, we feel like we got a great deal and are very happy.
Love the Pathfinder
2008 Nissan PathfinderCousin Bill - Tupelo, MS11/06/2012
This is my 3rd Nissan Pathfinder to own. My first was a 1990 which I loved. I must have - since I put over 200,000 miles on it. Roomy and confortable it was. I am a 6'7" 385 pund man who likes the extra leg and stomach space (hate a vehicle that the steering wheel rubs a hole in my shirt or pants). Gas mileage was good for the year it was. Since then (2 Pathfinders later) mileage improvements have been made to help offset the high price of gasoline. My 2nd was a 2005, which had more features than the first, except 4 WD. I missed my 4WD drive (for going to the mountains at CHristmas and New Years) that I traded up to the 2008 with 4wd, 6 way power leather heated seats, heated steering wheel, Bose sound with Sirrus XM radio (I am a top forty DJ of the 60's and 70's, so I love the oldies channel.) I am getting about 14 MPG in town and over 21 on the road. The power sunroof makes my girlfriend and I feel like riding in my 60's convertable. The rear camera is a feature I don't know how I did without, and the DVD player keeps the grandkids quiet while on a trip. I have the dark blue which is a beautiful color. I would recomend the Pathfinder to anyone in the market for a SUV. At 65, my 51 year old girlfriend says I am the oldest teenager (still doing radio shows with 50's - 70's music) in the US, so take a look, take a drive, and buy a Pathfinder.You will be glad you did!
Looking at the console and power of the smaller Pathfinders and then seeing the options of the V8 made the decision an easy one to make. Navigation, rear view camera are just a few of the great options on this car. If you go with a pathfinder make sure to get the LE trim, everything else just seems very unrefined and utilitarian.
I am not an offroader and would not recommednt his for any offroading