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Nissan Pathfinder 2.5 dCi T-SPEC 5d (2005/55)

Nissan Pathfinder 2.5 dCi T-SPEC 5d (2005/55) - Owner Review

Plenty of boot space / easy to flatten rear seats. Can comfortably seat 5 adults / 2 kids / still enough room for suitcases.

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Review submitted by
Damian Parker on

Nissan Pathfinder (05-14)


4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Not flashy / gets the job done with minimal fuss.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
They think it's too big / clunky but they don't have dogs.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Possibly but it is a little dated now. There is a new model(not released in UK yet)so older models should be . I believe the later model is more fuel efficient and has improved torque. Worth noting servicing costs from Nissan are extremely high in my opinion. Our last service / MOT which required work to be done went over £2k. The parts cost was approximately £800.

What are you likely to buy next?
Another large 4x4.

Buying experience

4 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Didn't buy from a dealer

Did you buy this car new?

What price did you pay?

When did you buy the car?
March 2010

Did you get a good deal and why?
Car was in good condition but had a few cosmetic issues.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Kids and Dog.

What was the dealer like?

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Steering can be heavy if tyres aren't correctly pressured. Is surprisingly easy to drive, lots of visibility from all seats. Has plenty of torque at low speed and sits comfortably on the motorway. Pulls fine in 6th gear.

What's it like to park?
Has reversing camera which is invaluable. This makes reverse parking a breeze.

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Front(internal £100 to fix) and Rear(external £200 to fix) door handles have broken.I think this is a design fault / cheap plastic materials used in manufacturing. Rear boot struts(£500 to fix both failed)again this shouldn't have happened to a 7 year old car. Front wishbones failed MOT(£800 to fix). This was a shock as hardly been used off road at all since new.

What's most practical about your car?
Plenty of boot space / easy to flatten rear seats. Can comfortably seat 5 adults / 2 kids / still enough room for suitcases.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Reversing camera is very handy due to length of vehicle.

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