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 A$30,000.00.
CVT transmission is crap - STAY AWAY
Family car which i feel is unsafe to Drive. We purchased this car brand new in July 2015 for approx $54,000. When we purchased the vehicle it came with 3 year warranty, at the time we enquired about extended warranty as we always purchase the extended warranty. We were told by the salesman that we didn't have to purchase it then and there and we could purchase it later on just as long as it was within the 3 years. When the car was about 2 years old we enquired about the warranty and was told by the service manager that we could not purchase...it. So that was left at that. We have recently asked another dealer with regards to warranty just for our curiosity and yes you can purchase the extended warranty within the original warranty period. Maybe this is why the dealership we bought our car from is no longer in business as they didn't know what they were on about. We had no major issues until about 5 months ago. We noticed the back brake lights would stay on intermittently - when this light was on we could start the car without putting our foot on the brake, therefore this rendered this a a saftey issue, also we noticed that the car would lack power/ flat lined when we would accelerate, lwe took it to our mechanic who replaced the relay and this fixed the problem (apparently there was a recall but we never received any notification). The second issue we now have is a rattling sound which I notice more when the air conditioner is on - this has turned out to be the cooling fan which will cost us between $2000 - $2200 to fix. The third and most concerning issue is the shuddering, upon researching forums etc this is a big problem for this car. It is the CVT (Transmission) and to replace this we are looking at approx $10,000. Our car has just done 110,000km and the last 2 issues had occurred just prior to the car doing 100,000km. How can we afford these repairs??? Apparently the transmission has been fixed in the newer model but I would steer clear from any new or used Pathfinder. Looks like we have to cut our losses on this piece of crap and get rid of it!! Buyer be aware!!!!
A mixed review
There has been lots to love about the 2014 ST-L Pathfinder. Its incredibly roomy and comfortable, lots of features that ensure the whole family is happy, and easy to drive with the surround camera and powerful engine which is quiet and smooth.
BUT the tyres wear super fast, city driving consistently only getting 410km a tank, at 55,000 all brake pads were shot, rear shock absorbers need replacing, front strut in need of replacing (not so quiet over bumps any more!), CVT was replaces under warranty, I'm still not convinced it's right. Car is 2W...
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