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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 SVE 7st 5dr

    Trevor Jones Date: 03/01/2008
    • 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

    For the price you can't beat it. True, some of the plastic could look better, but it's certainly tough enough. It is big, economical on fuel, cruises all day at 80-90mph on the motorway, comfortable to drive, sat-nav etc excellent.

    Just the one question, if anyone can help.

    It is in the garage at the moment after 120,000 km with a busted clutch. They tell me they cannot get hold of the parts. I have heard that there was a technical bulletin issued in June/July 2007 on this by Nissan UK, and that Nissan UK have replaced clutches under warranty with heavy-duty items. My garage are saying it is out of warranty due to the mileage. I say that for a car that has never been off-roaded or overloaded this is not acceptable.

    If anyone can let me have more details on this bulletin, giving reference numbers, or exact text that I can quote back at them, please let me know.

    Thanks

  • 2.5 dCi SVE 7st 5dr

    frank lennon , down . Date: 19/12/2007
    • Overall verdict
      2 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
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    My 30-month-old Pathfinder 2.5dci sve has done 30k miles. I have had two clutches and now the cylinder head is cracked. I am so disappointed with the faults and don't think I will buy another one.

  • 2.5 dCi Trek 5 Seat 5dr

    Mohammed Hashmi , Somerset . Date: 23/10/2007
    • 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

    An excellent vehicle let down by a couldn't care less attitude when things go wrong. I have a 2006 dci Trek with less than 7,000 miles on the clock and the clutch has gone. The vehicle broke down on Tuesday 16th October and I had it taken to the nearest Nissan dealer. They gave me a courtesy car (Micra) for one day then phoned to say they needed it back for another customer and that they would not be able to look at my car until the following week. I had the vehicle taken to another dealer as they could at least take the clutch apart to diagnose the problem. Today is Tuesday 23rd October and I am still waiting for Nissan UK to agree to the work being done under waranty.

    The vehicle does not have a hard life it is not used for towing or off road, but it is used to carry stock for my business, which I obviously cannot do without a vehicle.

    During that last 7 days I have had a replacement vehicle for 2 days. Nissan UK's response is that it is down to the dealer to provide a courtesy vehicle. The dealers only provide a Micra as a courtesy vehicle, which is not big enough or good enough. Surely if a car company manufactures and sells a vehicle then when there is a warranty claim they should provide a similar vehicle as replacement. Nissan have a lot to learn about customer care.

  • 2.5 dCi Trek 5 Seat 5dr

    Paul Campbell , Antrim . Date: 04/10/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I bought a 15 month old 06 plate 5 Seat Trek model a week ago for £16,745 with 18k on the clock. There was nothing else on the market at that kind of price for a large diesel 4x4 of that age.

    That is the main attraction of the Pathfinder for me- Value. I had owned an X Trail for 2 years and it had served me well on and off road. (My job involves lots of off road stuff). It was difficult to fault the X Trail and I was considering another but I wanted more space for our large dog and have a 6 week old baby. The boot space is just massive.

    Motorway cruising is good but on A roads its no more than adequate. Grip is good, steering is not as sharp as x trail but I expected that. A lot of reviewers mark it down on its handling but does it really matter? Its a 4x4 for goodness sake! For me as long as it is comfortable, grips well and is safe thats the priority. If you want a sports 4x4 go and spend another 10 or 20k!

    This car isnt plush and the badge it isnt going to impress the middle classes (a good thing imo). The farmers round here give it big respect. It is better suited to the country than the M25. Its tough, hard wearing, reliable (I expect!), practical and inexpensive. Mpg is good for its size. This is a proper 4x4. A really good buy second hand buy I recon.

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