1993 Nissan Pathfinder Reviews
1993 Nissan Pathfinder Reviews and Owner Comments
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I bought a 93 pathfinder as my second car to be more winter capable than the 1st. I bought it a few months ago with 201,4xxx miles on it and it now has 202,100. I was not thrilled or even comfortable with buying a foreign car, but these older Nissans were practically the only cars on the market at the time with the standard option being a V6, stick, and 4x4. And this was the only car in my area in my price range with these options, so I snagged it up. Besides all the electrical issues caused by the previous owner screwing with everything, it is a good car. The body is solid and any small rust spots I sanded and repainted. I did however, a couple weeks into owning the truck find a hole in the driver's floorboard, which I was not happy about.I have seen though that the bumpers on these cars are very good at rusting out, which mine has already started to do. In contrast to the 91 s10 I had before, which was full of body rust but had near new condition bumpers. The engine also seems underpowered and not as strong as I would expect for a SEFI 3.0 v6.(everything on my engine runs as good as it should) This car also has a horribly geared 5th gear. At 70 mph, the engine is running near 3500 rpm. Not much of an overdrive. Overall, it is a reliable car and that is why I bought it because I will most likely be putting over 400k miles on it by the next 6 years. However, I have also experienced that if you have to replace ANYTHING on this truck, don't make other plans for a day or so. For ex. most of the sparkplugs are burried and almost unreachable or grabable. If you have electrical issues to sort out, Nissan did a wonderful job sticking tons of relays all over the car and hidden too. I would recomend buying one. But do an inspection on it like you work for a jail. Check every and any control, feature or button this truck has and make sure they all work. Check the frame and test it, looks can be deceiving as I found out. As I have heard before, Nissans are great, long lasting and running vehicles, but when parts break, have fun!