Used 2008 Nissan Pathfinder S for Sale
Reviews for 2008 Nissan Pathfinder
2008 Nissan Pathfinder
I'm very pleased with this automobile. I did a lot of research and it came down to a Toyota Highlander or a Nissan Pathfinder. Both were about the same price and rating. The Pathfinder is more of a truck ride then the highlander but I bought it for towing and the Pathfinder hauled a bigger load. Needless to say I like the car a lot. What I don't like is the 18 MPG average and the need of premium fuel but a small price to pay for performance.
Love the Pathfinder
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!
If you want a truck with the benefits of an SUV, this is the vehicle for you -- but remember that it is a truck at the core. It's a rough ride, even on the highway, so plan on getting tossed around a little on rougher city streets. Handling is truck-like and you can feel the idling engine throughout the body of the truck. The tradeoff is that it has terrific off road capability and a high fun factor. Personally, I love the truck feel and don't mind a little bit of unrefined-ness. Gas mileage is better than most in its class while performance is excellent. I got the V8 and get about 19-20 MPG average on the highway. Stop-and-go depends on how heavy your foot is but my mileage hovers around 16-17 MPG. The interior is extremely bland unless you're getting the LE, which is quite nicely equipped. Fit and finish is very decent. Every car has its particular issues and the Pathfinder is no exception. When buying a used one, be prepared to replace a few minor sensors (speed sensor, tire pressure sensors if equipped) and bushings (stabilizer bar bushings, hood stops, body mount bushings). Some bigger issues common to the Pathfinder to watch out for are a commonly defective radiator which causes transmission failure, corrosion of rear A/C lines, and engine timing chain guide failure. Overall, this is a great truck and I've been quite happy with mine.
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