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Nissan Pathfinder Meet the Members

Karen_SKaren_S Posts: 5,095
edited March 2014 in Nissan
Please introduce yourself!

My name is Karen and I'll be your host in the Nissan Pathfinder Club.

Let me know what discussions you would like to have included in this folder. Perhaps take a look at the already established Owner's Clubs for ideas? Anyone care to be a representative/Community Leader for the club? Let me know!

Looking forward to meeting everyone!

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  • crikeycrikey Posts: 1,041
    Townhall Name: Crikey

    I own a 2001 Nissan Pathfinder LE 2WD in Burnt Cherry with Beige Leather Interior. I bought this baby back in July 21, 2000 and have only 6,000 miles. So far, I love this vehicle and was able to get a great price via the Nissan Vehicle Purchase Plan, which my employer participates in.

    As for discussions, let me peruse through the existing owner's clubs and maybe I can give suggestions later. I hope to see the regulars of the Nissan Pathfinder Forum here.
  • phil47phil47 Posts: 394
    My name's Phil and I'm a Canuck.

    I own a 2001 PF LE AWD (Bronzed Grey) with 4000 km on it (that's around 2500 miles). I was recently the owner of a 99.5 PF LE (Crimson Red) with a full Stillen Stage III kit installed (good performance...too loud). I had around 20,000 km on it before the trade-in.

    My ideas around discussion topics are: Problems, Options & Accessories, Performance Mods, Care and Appearance.

    I guess you have to strike a balance between too specific and too general. Those are just my suggestions....
  • crikeycrikey Posts: 1,041
    I lived in Toronto, Ontario until January 1998 when I was moved by my employer to sunny Orlando, Florida where Mickey reigns supreme (whatever) and drivers can't drive. And yes, I don't miss the Canadian winters!
  • bgritzbgritz Posts: 139
    I'm addicted to our '01 Sierra Silver SE 5-spd.

    hi bgritz....

    We got it at the end of June & have already put almost 18k on it (long drives to and from work in Denver CO, and trips to the mountains), since then our lives have never been the same.

    My wife claims that the PF has turned her 96 Jetta in the "stepchild" of the family , and that I don't give it any love any more.

    I will follow Crikey's lead and look around to conjure up some ideas.
  • loboyloboy Posts: 75
    My name is Don. Townhall name is Loboy, a true believer with the old addage "you are as old as you feel" :-)

    Bought my 2001 PF LE AWD Aspen White from north of the border back in November. No problems so far except for a cracked windshield, which is being replaced tomorrow. 2300 km and counting...

    As for topics, Phil47 just about covers it all.
  • drew_drew_ Posts: 3,382
    Hope you're happy that we managed to get an owner's club area set up for you, just as many of you suggested to me!

    Vans and Aftermarket & Accessories message boards
  • maxzoeymaxzoey Posts: 32
    Hi my Town Hall Name is maxzoey

    Actually I bought our 01 LE Sierra Silver for my wife for Christmas. I love to drive vechicle any chance I get, evenings,and weekends. I hope this counts and you let me participate in the Owner's Club.

    I am really enjoying the vechicle, when I get to drive it, and it has performed great in the snow and cold , here in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

    As for topics,think Phil47 has got us off to a good start
  • li_sailorli_sailor Posts: 1,081
    I'm Tom, from Long Island, NY. Just picked up my 2001 LE last night. We got a little snow this morning, so I'll see how it handles on that in a few minutes.
  • ds532ds532 Posts: 5
    my townhall name is ds532. I got my silver 01 Pathfinder SE last June. It's been a great vehicle, especially on snow and ice. The limited slip rear differential and excellent Michelin tires help so much that often I don't even need to engage the 4WD when driving on snowy and/or icy roads. At 6026 miles - no problems of any far, so good.
  • Hi, my name is steve and I live in washington, as if you couldn't figure that one out....
    I am one of the growing brigade of migrant car buyers. I bought my sahara biege LE up in Vancouver in October. I gathered untold amounts of useful information on the pathfinder main comment area and have used it to help me save lots of money and get tips on the kinds of accessories I wanted to add to my new SUV. Aside from the pinstripes and the gas I haven't bought anything for it here in Seattle. Everything I bought (mostly via the internet) has been based on information I gathered here, well on the main comment area. Since I took delivery a few months ago I have added Husky floor mats, body side moldings, micro filter, sunroof wind deflector, PIAA superwhite headlamps, nose mask, trailer hitch cover and wire harness, pinstripes, rear wind deflector and a Yakima ski rack. I don't know what else I can add but I'll be looking!
    I would like to second the comments Phil47 made. I am interested in information on problems, options & accessories, performance mods, care and appearance.
  • li_sailorli_sailor Posts: 1,081
    I'd really like to get a fitted (as best as I can) rubber mat to cover the rear cargo area. I often put firewood, rocks or other dirty stuff (including my dog!)in the back and I'd like to keep that area clean. My GF's Subaru Outback has one and it's great...can take it out and clean it easily...any ideas on where to get one?

  • paco99paco99 Posts: 25
    I posted similar Q on other Pathy forum (#885)...but no response.....go over and take a see what I've found.....still haven't bought it...
  • paco99paco99 Posts: 25
    Any one have experience with on line Nissan parts resellers......specifically for '01 PF Se...were you satisfied with their web site, selection, prices, etc. ?

    Which ones did you try or use at least once ? ...more than once?.....woudl you use them again ?


    '01 PF Se...10 days old ! far no shimmy problem.....only thing so far is hatch not properly catching on body clip so PF thinks it's open, but it isn't.....applied white lithium grease to body far it works ok, but told dealer about it anyway...

    Also, dealer in NJ says they have had no complaints about shimmy problem.....drove mine over 60MPH, didn't really notice any.....but time will tell.....vehicle came with Dunlop tires (I'm pretty sure)....
  • Paco99,

    Congrats on the new 01 SE.

    I've tried several of the online nissan parts dealers. I haven't had any real bad experiences but some have been better than others. I'll give you a quick rundown on my exeriences. Irontoad got my rear wind deflector to me in a week. They don't have much of an online catalog so I called them and they seemed eager to help and made sure my order got out right away. There prices seem competative. took about three weeks to get the body side moldings, micro filter and sunroof wind deflector to me. That was longer than I expected but that's the worst thing I can say. screwed up my order pretty good. I got the husky floor mats and cargo liner in a couple of weeks but that got screwed up too because that was the week UPS decided it wouldn't leave anything at my door if I wasn't home. The one thing I really needed from Carparts, a nose mask, took almost two months and for a while they couldn't tell me where it was, if it was sent or when it would get to me. While I was waiting I went on two trips that took me over some nasty mountain passes that are covered with sand and gravel in the winter and the front end took a bit of a beating so I was sort of ticked at Carparts. If you call them you get to wait on the phone for 20 or 30 minutes to talk to someone who can't help you. Also, their online tracking system never worked for me. Then, there was the PIAA headlamp bulbs that they just lost or fogot about. I finally got them to send them at least a month after my original order. In the end however, I did get everything I ordered and I was happy with the stuff I got. I also bought a hitch cover from JC Whitney and a ski rack from the Rack Warehouse. One week and good service from both of those outfits. I haven't had to return anything but you might want to know what the return policies are before you order. One returned item usually wipes out any savings you get by ordering online.
  • paco99paco99 Posts: 25
    Thanks for reply......I know about irontoad and to carparts, I think I read another comment about their "sevice" or lack thereof and that their site isn't very user friendly....JC Whitney wants $ 115. for their "cargo liner" but not all models of it fit all vehicles.....
  • Hello:

    My name is darrell (ddssjsk9) We bought our 2001
    Aspen White LE 4x4 last July. We live in Arkansas and no we did not vote for Clinton. Our
    Pathfinder has performer flawlessly. We took a
    5,000 mile trip to the Western Us back in September. Man what a sweet ride. I hope you are
    all as proud of your PF as we are.
  • I am just wondering if you guys had to leave your trucks at the dealer for them to fix it. And if yes, how long did they take to fix it?

    I am so afraid of leaving my truck at the dealer for a day. When I was there on Friday, I spoke to the Service manager and he is completely clueless about the truck and the service bulletin. I have to show him what the NSB was. (*sigh*)

    Am I too paranoid? I >ALWAYS< do all mechanical on my vehicles.
  • pathstarpathstar Posts: 201
    My name is David (pathstar), and I bought a 2001 LE (sierra beige with caffe latte leather - oh la la). Yes, I'm addicted to it! Got it in June 2000, and it now has 9500 km on it.
    Dropped into the dealer (Erickson Nissan) on Saturday and got the good news - Stillen will have the headers/exhaust ready for the 2001 PF in March. For those who want to smoke all four tires on take-offs. The exhaust system doesn't look restrictive to me, but the exhaust manifolds sure do. Stillen is having trouble with room for the headers (doh - just look in there at the tight fit). Hope those headers don't toast the (expensive) liquid filled engine mounts.
  • i just saw the individual discussions for the pathfinder owners group are ready to go, great topics!

    i'm a qx4 owner in the st.paul area of minnesota. 2001, burgundy, no nav/ent, from Jim Lupient Infiniti of Golden Valley MN. i've been flying too, 10,000 miles since august. i love this vehicle.

  • phil47phil47 Posts: 394
    If those headers are half as tough to install as they were on my 99.5 PF LE, be prepared to shell out big $$ for a mechanic to install them (or set aside a couple days yourself if you're very patient and mechanically inclined). By the way, nismofreak has asked for more info on the headers on the Perfomance Mods page.
  • Hi, I just bought a 97 SE from the local Nissan dealer here, and I gotta say that I absolutely LOVE this truck ! I test drove all the sport Utes out there before deciding on this one.
    I have one question. When I turn on my climate control, and the fan is on a low speed, I can hear the fan making a kind of high pitch whirring sound. Has anyone else experienced this, and if so, what was the fix ? I havent gone to the dealer about it yet, I thought I would get some info from you first
  • meca2meca2 Posts: 284
    What type of tires does your PF have? Some have the Donlop have have no
    trouble. The dealer I purchased mine from did not know of the shimmy
    problem either. Has anyone had the shimmy problem solved ?
  • I posted this on the other board, but didn't get a response, so I'll try here:

    I have a '01 SE with the 6-CD changer. My display doesn't seem to show the minutes and seconds when I'm playing a CD. Do I have to enable this option or does it just not come with the option? If it doesn't, whose bright idea was that?!?
  • rmiyamoto: no, the cd player doesn't display minutes/seconds, one of the very few annoyances with the vehicle. i'm not sure what nissan's policy is on giving recommendations, but you can try contacting them to see if they have a department that would handle suggestions.
  • I have noticed that when my truck was sitting outside in single digit weather, the fan does make noise but it goes away after the truck get warm. Could this be the cause of your noise?

    '01 SE 4WD Auto
  • I have the Duellers. And I am leaving the truck with the dealer this Thursday. I just wanted to know what others went through so I can "guide" my service manager down the correct path.

    '01 SE 4wd Auto
  • Gang,
    Should we formally invite the Infiniti owners? I know that sanandton posted to the QX4 list about our owner's area but should we get one of the host to post a message?

    Wad ya think?
  • apb3apb3 Posts: 11
    Hi, Brit moved to Ottawa. Picking up my 98 PF Chilkoot Trail on Thursday - Silver. Thanks for all the tips on the PF which helped in decision on what SUV. Also interested in Accessories and care. Particularly the side mouldings. The CT has pinstripes, so not sure if SMs will look right. Has anyones else fitted these to a CT?

    Would love a 01, but with 2 teenage kids and a dog, I'll have to wait a year or 2!!!
  • Karen_SKaren_S Posts: 5,095
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  • Thanks for the info...but...I live in Beautiful Victoria British Columbia, where it rarely goes down below freezing. The only weather we get here in the winter is LOTS OF RAIN !! I guess I will go to the dealer to see what they say, but I dont think this will be a warranty thing ( I only have the drive train part left until Aug 02 ). If anyone else has any suggestions, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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