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Solid for six years by Matt-Southern NJ on 12/08/2002. Trim: 1996 Nissan Pathfinder XE 4-door 4WD, Owned 6 years.
Pros: It is a QX4 for about $3000 less Very dependable; I've had no problems with the vehicle although the dealer shop is always finding something that needs replacing Great utility vehicle
Cons: Must Manually set 4 wheel drive gas mileage low Taller passengers complain about head room
Overall review: I have to say that my whole process with this vehicle has been very positive. Dealer maintanence has been weak, but I have not had any vehicle stopping malfunctions in 6 years/80,000 miles What originally sold me and remains true is that this is the QX4 without leather or an Infiniti badge. Most carlike ride of other 4x4s available at the time. Having said this with the evolution of all wheel drive (all four wheels capable of turning independently, vs. the 96 Pathfinder where the front wheels lock and spin at the same rate on the front axle) I would buy a new SUV that offers this feature as the all wheel drive is as helpful in a big summer rainstorm as it is in 7 inches of snow
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