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Nissan Pathfinder 2.5 dCi T-SPEC 5d (2005/05)

Nissan Pathfinder 2.5 dCi T-SPEC 5d (2005/05) - Owner Review

It is a good sized vehicle and fairly economical. I wanted it as an upgrade from my Terrano to tow a fair sized trailer which it does reasonably well.
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Paul James on

Nissan Pathfinder (05-14)

Summary

1 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
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What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
They think it is a real disaster and can't believe that Nissan won't sort it out reasonably.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Definately not and would warn others of the problems I've had as they will occur on many of these cars, it is just a matter of when!

What are you likely to buy next?
A bicycle!!! :)

Buying experience

3 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Independent

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
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When did you buy the car?
January 2010

Did you get a good deal and why?
I thought it was a good deal at the time based on prices of similar vehicles

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Looking for a good tow car

What was the dealer like?
Very reasonable.

Driving it

3 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Drives well enough

What's it like to park?
Simple enough to park with power steering and the reversing camera again helps here.

Living with it

1 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
I do now regret buying it and would SERIOUSLY warn others from buying one of these due to a desgn fault that Nissan will not rectify. Basically the pipes that run to the rear heater are badly positioned and corrode through allowing coolant to drain out. To replace the pipes it is necessary to remove the body from the chassis which I find totally ridiculous! Price to repair £1,750 plus!!!!!!! My T-Spec has done less than 50,000 miles and to face a bill like that is ludicrous. The pipes run from the front bulkhead right to the rear of the car in one piece so it is not possible to replace just the rotten section. To check it on your car take off the rear offside wheel and you will see the two aluminium pipes tucked up under the suspension mounting bracket.

What's most practical about your car?
It is a good sized vehicle and fairly economical. I wanted it as an upgrade from my Terrano to tow a fair sized trailer which it does reasonably well.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
The rear camera is handy when reversin up to the trailer.

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