2008 Nissan Pathfinder Customer Reviews

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Nissan Pathfinder

Went from a domestic mid-size passenger van to the Nissan Pathfinder & LOVE IT !! No, not as much room but I never really used all the room in my van anyway. The QUALITY I remember from owning a Nissan Maxima in the past is revisited in the Pathfinder. Nissan definitely puts out a solid product and has for at least a decade. As a female, it takes some " UMPH " to steer but I love it! It has OUTSTANDING power, smooth ride and can be driven as aggressively as you feel comfortable with, just ask my husband, please excuse the expletive but it " HAULS BOOTY !! " Highly recommended product, a great value for the price paid. I recently had to drive thru flood water (live Houston TX)& was impressively equally as tall as a full size truck and able to handle it without a problem, luckily. WE LOVE OUR NISSAN !!

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Nissan pathfinder

This is a great car for the money. Well Buuilt and reliable. My wife and I have 4 kids. It may be a little tight for space on the back seat, but manageable. My wife had a minivan prior and loves the feel and look of this vehicle. a little sportier and drived very well. I would buy this model again.

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Perfect for a small family

My husband and I have had our Pathfinder for a little more than a month. For the two of us and our one year old daughter, we could not ask for anything better. For a vacation, we have plenty of enough room for hauling luggage, a stroller, a playard, groceries, plus anything else we might need. The ride is smooth and the seats are comfortable. We could not ask for anything better for us.

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Love it!

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.

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My 2008 Nissan Pathfinder

I bought my 2008 Nissan Pathfinder at the end of September 2011. This was an awesome buy for me and my 6 year old daughter. It is roomy and comfortable. I love the leather interior and sunroof. One of the best things was the low milage on the vehicle and the interior was well maintained. The entertainment DVD was a plus. My daughter can now watch some of her favorite movies, while we are onl local travel or interstate travel, which keeps her entertained. I would recoomend a pathfinder to my friends. I have heard nothing but really good things about my new 2008 pathfinder and that it is a very depandable and long lasting vehicle if it is maintained properly.

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Very happy with my purchase

This is my first car purchase in about 10 years. Before purchasing the pathfinder I had a Honda Civic. We needed a 4 wheel drive vehicle with space so I decided to upgrade. I can't be happier with my purchase. After comparing what was out there, this was the best bang for my buck.

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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!

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Good truck

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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Love Love Love

This is my third Nissan ,had a beautiful Ford Explore "Eddie Bauer" but I just had to go back to Nissan, love the Pathfinder !

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Everything you need and some

I just got a hold of my 2008 Nissan Pathfinder LE and let me tell you that it has everything a young guy like me needs and wants. I read several of the other reviews before I made my purchase. Some folks commented on "rattles". I have yet to hear or feel them. It feels solid to me and well put together. The gas mileage could be better but, hey it's a truck. My large dog fits well in the back and the storage capacity is way more than I need on a regular basis. If you are in the market and were considering this model, just do it! You will not be disappointed!

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