It was love at first sight. From my research, I had my eye on another Honda to replace my old one. The salesguy showed me several Hondas, but he also pointed out the Pathfinder and asked me if I'd like to take a test drive. I did it, knowing that I was still going to go with my original choice, another Honda. Boy was I wrong. The Pathfinder was gorgeous and had a lot of extras that I had never thought I would want in a car. It's roomy and makes me feel like I'm in control on the road. The only bad thing is, three months after buying the car, it is now making a rattling sound when I'm stopped at lights and that has me worried. I don't know the history of Nissans, so I don't feel as comfortable as I did with my Honda. But other than that, I love the car and hope to have it for a long time.
This car is large and the ride is okay, but it is missing so much of the basics that a luxury car should have, It does not remind you to put on your seat belt, it doesn't lock automatically, the rear view mirrors to not adjust, the back door does not open and close must of the time like it should, the remote does not start the car unless it is close to the no key entry most of the time, if you heat the driver's seat you also heat the passenger's seat as well, the nagivation system doesn't work in all states. It doesn't give information for MS and I live 15 minutes from MS in TN. I can go on and on.
The Nissan Pathfinder thu 2009 have a serious design problem. The Transmission Cooler is inside the radiator! when the radiator fails, and 1000s have, the Radiator coolant gets in the transmission and destroys it, Expect $4000 + in repairs and NISSAN refuses to cover it! Check out or Google: 2005 Nissan Pathfinder Transmission problems, it will blow you mind!