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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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54 reader reviews for Nissan Pathfinder 4x4.
  • 2.5 dCi T-Spec 7st 5dr

    Daryl Oprey Date: 05/05/2006
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    There's no such thing as T-Spec any more - Aventura is everything a T-Spec was, but £2000 cheaper which makes this 4x4 remarkable value for money.

    Come on, What Car?, it's a big luxury 4x4 and is supposed to drive like one. It's as enjoyable as a high-horsepower saloon but different. Company car drivers' gobs drop open at the lights, so take a couple of seconds off them and then we are quits.

    I love it, so does my wife, my mum, and the kids - but not the boss. Stick to dark colours and dark leather... you can't touch this for the money.

  • 2.5 dCi SVE 7st 5dr

    mark mason , fife . Date: 27/02/2006
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have owned my Pathfinder since July 05 and to date require a respray. I'm on my 2nd tailgate which is also bubbling from under the paint.

    My dealer and Nissan have not been terribly good and seem content at letting the matter drift.

    There are some other small faults that no-one can resolve and I am looking forward to changing the vehicle as soon as possible. My Shogun never had these issues!

  • 2.5 dCi T-Spec 7st 5dr

    Steve Duncan Date: 13/02/2006
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have owned a Pathfinder 2.5dCi T-spec since Sept'05. I bought it direct from Nissan as an ex-directors car and saved £6500 with the car having 6500 miles on.

    I cannot rate this car high enough, it's no slouch despite the official figures, MPG best so far 38.7. worst 26.8.

    Kids, wife and dog all love it. Build quality very good and having test drived all the rivals, Disco etc. I went for the PF for numerous reasons, too many to list here but I can say that it knocked the pants of them.

    Haven't tried it fully offroad yet but have had it on dirt tracks and forest tracks. I haven't had any neg. comments from anyone about the PF to date either.

  • 2.5 dCi SVE 7st 5dr

    Ian Dacosta , hants . Date: 10/02/2006
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I got a good discount from Nissan, and the dealership was fine to deal with and the whole process was fairly painless.

    I would suggest double-checking the specifications in the brochures with those in demo models - the SE in the showroom had headlamp washers and I was told the SVE would have too, but according to the salesman, Nissan changed the specification and you now only get headlamp washers on the T-Spec with the Xenon headlights.

    I only found this out when I went to collect the car and apparently Nissan had not passed this information on to the dealers.

    The Pathfinder is great to drive. I went for the six-speed manual - ten times better than the auto that sapped lots of speed and seemed not to know when to change up or down. There is so much torque in the manual you can be quite lazy with your gear changes - going up hills in fifth, for example.

    The ride is good for a large car and the driving position is high. With the massive bonnet, there is a slight truck-like feel to the drive, even when you consider it is 14 inches shorter than a Chrysler Grand Voyager. Interior space is good, with lots of storage and four 12v sockets. The equipment level is very high and the satellite-navigation and Bluetooth for the phone is superb - comprehensive and not to complicated.

    As far as running costs go, it's a bit to early to know but I think they will be similar to my old Grand Voyager.

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