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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 17-06-17, 09:24 PM Thread Starter
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Hello from Merseyside.

I'm contemplating the purchase of a Pathfinder. It would be for leasure use only and I'm probably looking for a 3 year old low mileage vehicle. I had been looking for a Land Rover 110 station wagon, however thefts and prices are rising and the comfort factor overall is pretty low! As a low mileage driver (@6000 Miles per annum) I've managed to convince SWMBO that a 4x4 would be ideal for days out locally and also the regular trips to visit friends who live within the Cairngorm's National Park.

Previously I owned a chipped and tuned L200 Warrior that did 14mpg, but could fly on the highway and handled exceptionally well when used daily offroad. Unfortunately it had to go when I changed trades a few years ago, as I couldn't justify the continued expense fuel and service costs. Since then, I've owned a couple of new 2wd BMW's, however I'm missing the high seating position of a 4x4.

So far, I've looked at vehicles from Ford, Subaru, Isusu and Mitsubishi, however internet searches keep pushing me back towards a Nissan. I decide to join here, as I dont mind getting my hands dirty, however I do appreciate owners thoughts on any potential reliability issues!

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 17-06-17, 09:36 PM
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Hi Dave and to NNNet.

So you've already done a fair bit of homework and research on which truck would suit your needs.

Take a look in the thinking of buying section, you'll find plenty of info in there. Also take a look at the Pathfinder tech section for any common issues.

Hopefully you'll find some useful info.


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Go test drive a 3 year old Navara V6. They are so much better than anything else. The only regular problem is the weak intercooler so no worries about reliability either.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 18-06-17, 04:13 PM Thread Starter
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Hi Jem and Landmannnn

Thank you for your warm welcome.

I've been looking for a while, but couldn't decide on what I wanted. However having just arrived back home from a week in Scotland and seeing what everyone else has up there, I don't think I can go far wrong with a Nissan.

I'll go and peruse the forum as suggested and evaluate my choices.

Many thanks again

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I missed that you said you were after a Pathfinder.
Some things to consider are that the Pathfinder was right at the end of the production cycle 3 years ago, so problems generally sorted and their price was discounted.
Cynically you could call it a poor man's Discovery or XC90.. Not quite up to the levels of refinement of those two but a lot cheaper.

There is a lot of choice in this market sector, even more if you go for more of the car derived SUVs.(eg Évoque versus Disco) I know a couple of people who swear by the VW ToeRag.

Happy hunting!

(I still recommend you test drive a Navara V6!)

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