Would not have purchased any other 4x4
Purchased the car new in 2011. The 2.5 engine has just ticked over 246,000 kms. Not a single issue other than normal maintenance. The car has been set up for towing. More than half the kms used was towing vans in excess of 2.5 tons. Brilliant car. Longevity in my opinion was determined by two factors, how the car was first run in and servicing every 5000 kms for the first 100,000 kms at least. The car was remapped at 140,000 kms. Best money I have spent on the car. The car is now ten years old and still looks and runs like new.
Purchased in October 2011 for $57,000.00.
Best Family Car Ever
This is our 3rd Pathfinder (I have leased them through work) and we just keep going back to them. A beautiful smooth drive, massive boot, 7 seats (with the back row big enough to fit 2 people, unlike most "7 seaters". Excellent for road trips - just so comfortable in every way.
Purchased in June 2017.
Good family car for less than 7 people
We were a family of 7 when we purchased our pathfinder in 2016. With the third row of seats there is very limited boot space so not practical if going on a picnic or beach outing, great boot space if you don't have 7 people in the car. I also found the service intervals excessive and felt like I was constantly booking my pathfinder in for a service.
We had issues with the moon roof leaking, however this was covered under warranty.
Purchased in December 2016.
Shuddering from front wheel
I purchased a 2nd hand Nissan Pathfinder R52 a year ago and within a few months i was experiencing shuddering in the front left wheel at low speeds and more oftern when turning. From my research this is a common Nissan Pathfinder problem. Do not buy a Nissan Pathfinder without first know the problem has been fixed
Purchased in July 2019 for $32,000.00.
2008 pathfinder st d2.5lt changed dpf filter and it’s came back in 2 days. full tank gives me 550kms. Worst experience
Everyday transport use to got work and come back.
Everyday car most drive to work
Every 10000kms but when I bought it’s already been serviced so I need to service my car at 150000
Purchased in October 2020 for $13,000.00.
Just saying guys
So I bought my 2005 ST-L diesel with the 6speed manual box about 4years ago it only had 167k on it now it's done 340k and still going strong I service it every 10k but sometimes gets pushed out to 15k depending on how busy I am I was driving it Everyday to and from work then on trips away or 4wd trips on the weekend it never stopped till about 6months ago I bought a cheap little rice burner to go to and from work and keep the Pathy for weekend only just so I'm not racking up the Klms so quick just to go to work..
Things I've done I've put a 201...
Purchased for $16,500.00.
Shuddering/Jitter - caused by faulty CVT/transmission
We bought Hybrid Pathfinder STL 4WD, 2015 as 2014 built with an extended warranty to 6 yrs.
Before the 3rd year ends, I keep on complaining the shuddering but they say it is not reported to the computer, they fixed other parts just to rule out the cause of shuddering. Now it’s nearing the 6yr warranty period, it’s still shuddering and this time I insist it has something to do with the transmission.
They came back to me and confirmed, gearbox is faulty and luckily, they said they will replace the gear box which is roughly will cost $18K AUD...for the unit only under warranty. If after warranty, it got worst and we decided to have it fix that’s equivalent to a small brand new car. So CALLING OUT THERE FOR all NISSAN Pathfinder owners, observe if there’s any vibration before accelerating eg when your at stop light and ready to go, that’s likelihood of CVT.
Purchased in February 2015.
Comfortable big car
We've had our Pathfinder from new since 2016 and it hasn't missed a beat. No issues with the CVT that some others mention. It looks great in the pearl paint and is a really big comfortable family car with plenty of power. I would highly recommend it. The only thing I could mention is the rear tailgate opens up to my head level (I'm 6ft tall) so I have to be careful getting the groceries out but you'll only bang your head once, trust me! Value for money was the thing that sold us as we were looking at a Kluger but it was 6k dearer and didn't eve...n have rear a/c for the kids so it was an easy decision in the end. Fuel economy around the city isn't flash (approx. 12ltrs/100kms) but thats understandable given the power and size but its really good on the freeway where it is about ( 8ltrs/100kms)
Purchased in April 2016 for $36,000.00.
I was loyal to Nissan, then I bought this car ...
We bought our 2015 Pathfinder brand new. We were about to have 3 kids all in car seats, and needed a car that could comfortably fit everyone in. Out of the 5 cars I've owned in my life, 4 have been Nissan. My experience with this car has ensured that this will be the last Nissan I own.
Firstly, the positives. The size of the car does fit a family of 5 perfectly and all the groceries, school bags etc that come along with. The driving position is comfortable for those of us on the tall side.
But, that's where the compliments end. My car goes t...hrough a full set of brake pads every 30,000kms. It needed new brake rotars at 70,000. I'm a part time worker, so it's not like I do the traffic stop, start or a lot of hard driving in it. CV joint needed replacing at 60,000kms. Transmission has started shuddering. The air conditioning control and radio control unit needed replacing after 2 months of owning the car, as it would just turn itself on and blast air-conditioning or radio and randomly change radio stations.
Purchased in May 2015.
This would be a 4 stars car if not for the repeating failure of the CVT
A good size, comfortable family SUV let down by major product defect of the CVT transmission.
Brought it brand new in 2015 for top dollars, well serviced and looked after.
Valve body of the transmion broken down before 3 years warranty. Replaced by Nissan.
Entire Transmission and transfer case failed in 5 years and 80,000km. So the previously replaced transmission last another 2 years or 30,000km. This time, Nissan only happy to cover the partial replacement cost.
Stay away from it.
Purchased in May 2015.
Best family suv with lots of space, purchased 2017 model ST-L great features !!
Great family car. I was very confused regarding SUV then decide to test xtrail . Once I saw this huge monster test drive impressed me with the space and features great car !!
Purchased in June 2020 for $30,000.00.
Absolutely worst and most expensive car I have purchased
After 100kmph, front wheel struts, windscreen, sun visor, boot electrics all failed!
Constant electronic issues with tail lift since 70k
Very expensive fuel consumption
Little attachments such is in car charger covers and rear window External sun shades snap off
Had paint protection done by Nissan - absolute waste of money
Service and customer service by Nissan UFTG and Berwick has been less than satisfactory.
Purchased in June 2015 at Nissan Dealers.
Solid reliable family car
We purchased the Pathfinder N Trek ST-L new in 2015 and have travelled around 130,000ks with no mechanical issues so far. I used the car as my business vehicle for 3.5 years with a mix of city and country driving. It has a solid feel to it on both sealed and unsealed surfaces. I think that the set up of the dash controls and the camera assistance for parking and reversing are excellent. I took on the extended warrantee (5 years) which expires in Oct 20 but apart from replacing 2 electric radiator cooling fans (noisy bearings) there has been no ...warrantee claims. It towed our caravan (17ft 1600kg) and my opinion is that the CVT is not as pleasant to tow with, as a standard transmission, it has not given any issues. The 3.5 litre V6 is a lovely smooth powerful engine and matched to the all wheel drive is a great combination. Fuel in city is around 13l/100k and 9-10l/100k open road. Build quality has been fine with no rattles or noises and service costs at Nissan are not exorbitant (not cheap either). The car is on the large side and can be challenging to park in some shopping centre parks but the display which uses the cameras to show the car from above really helps to make sure you are within your space and to avoid obstacles. All the extra features such as blind spot monitor, cross vehicle alert when reversing and the general solid feel of the vehicle make it a very pleasant car to drive.
Purchased in October 2015.
So far this is the best 7 seater family car
If you are a daddy or mom of a growing family, this is the best car so far under $50k.
Tilt and slide is the best part that I love in this car. It makes 3rd row access super easy while a child booster seat is still fitted on the 2nd row.
Performance wise its 3500cc engine is very powerful, it tows Jayco camper trailer like a breeze. Steering reaction is also very impressive part for me.
Very smooth riding while quiet and compy.
Some people complains about the CVT mission but I didn't experience any issue with this car including CVT since I own this car in 2016.
Purchased in April 2016 at Nissan Dealers for $42,000.00.
Perfect car for people looking for spacious car
7 adult seats.
Sensors are great.
360 degree view camera is a great advantage for parking
Smart cruze helps to manage car speed as per front car.
Smart braking system is also great
Questions & Answers
Got a pathfinder 2.5 08 diesel take about 20 minutes granking it before it just about starts no warning lights showing and nothing showing on the diagnostics iv put diesel filter on. Done a full service noticed oil in turbo an pipes so I changed oil cooler. But still struggling to start an is rough. ANy ideas?
Hi guys we found a pathfinder 2015 with about 85k. Excellent conditions, good price. It’s the base model st 2wd. After reading the reviews we are very scared to put in an offer. Can I hear more 2015 pathfinders owners? Thanks
I recently changed suspension parts of my Pathfinder 2011 (at the back), but now it is swerving sideways when am cruising. What's the possible cause?
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|Category||Large / 7 Seater SUVs||Large / 7 Seater SUVs||Large / 7 Seater SUVs||Large / 7 Seater SUVs|
|Transmission||Continuously Variable (CVT)||Continuously Variable (CVT)||Continuously Variable (CVT)||Continuously Variable (CVT)|
|Drive Type||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)|
|Wheels||18" Alloy||18" Alloy||18" Alloy||18" Alloy|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||9.9 L/100km||10.1 L/100km||8.6 L/100km||9.9 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||73 L||73 L||73 L||73 L|
|Engine||6 Cylinder 3.5L||6 Cylinder 3.5L||4 Cylinder 2.5L||6 Cylinder 3.5L|
|Max Power||202kW @ 6400rpm||202kW @ 6400rpm||188kW @ 5600rpm||202kW @ 6400rpm|
|Max Torque||340Nm @ 4800rpm||340Nm @ 4800rpm||330Nm @ 3600rpm||340Nm @ 4800rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||USA||USA||USA||USA|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)||2,700 kg||2,700 kg||1,650 kg||2,700 kg|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg|
|Manufacturer Warranty||3 year(s)||3 year(s)||3 year(s)||3 year(s)|
|Ground Clearance||181 mm||181 mm||181 mm||181 mm|
|Release date||Oct 2013||Oct 2013||Oct 2013||Oct 2013|
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