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post #1 of 9 Old 11-26-2013, 10:41 AM Thread Starter
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I'm so ashamed.....

Just added another 4WD vehicle to the stable, and it's not a Jeep. I got a great deal on 2011 Nissan Pathfinder for the missus(the savings over her Honda meant a 25% reduction in car payments for us. Which is good, because I lost my job the next day.......)
But she's happy, and I still have my ZJ to go off on my own with. No more cramming everyone into the ZJ for the summer beach trips. Gotta say, I'm impressed at how well the 4WD system works, but as soon as the tires on it are worn, it's gotta get some AT's at least.......

That being said, it's nowhere near as much fun in the mud as the ZJ is, to many gadgets to stop you from doing the stuff the ZJ lets ya do. Looking into a lift kit for it, as soon as the money situation gets stable.


Retreat? Hell, we just got here......
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post #2 of 9 Old 11-26-2013, 10:43 AM
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post #3 of 9 Old 11-26-2013, 10:59 AM
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I personally like the Xterra (!!looks hip!!) more, because of it's small body compared to the large younger brother the Pathfinder. It would fit more for the young generation, anyways with that said the Pathfinder can be made into a great expedition rig, if you got the $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$.
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I personally like the Xterra (!!looks hip!!) more, because of it's small body compared to the large younger brother the Pathfinder. It would fit more for the young generation, anyways with that said the Pathfinder can be made into a great expedition rig, if you got the $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$.
No kidding, there's nothing you can't seem to get for them, but it's all big $$$$....

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post #5 of 9 Old 11-26-2013, 08:22 PM
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post #6 of 9 Old 12-02-2013, 06:25 AM Thread Starter
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My original plan was to hang onto the Honda and wait for the new Grand Wagoneer that's rumored to be coming, apparently it's a 7 passenger and will be trail rated, apparently my former employer had other plans....... The missus loves the Nissan, we had a 2WD version before the Honda, and we discovered that it's a very tough vehicle, especially when being T-boned by a big cadillac running at 50mph. That accident left the wife several broken ribs, but she survived. The Nissan was a write off, but that huge steel cage did it's job well. Downside: My ZJ actually gets better gas mileage on the highway, I put this down to the 4WD in the nissan, both have 4.0 motors, and the ZJ actually weighs more I believe, I have to look into that some more. The difference is minimal, only about 1-2 mpg, but it did surprise me, because our older one(same body style) got really good gas mileage(24-26 hwy) The Nissan also has a great towing capacity, which will come in handy if I ever get the pontoon boat ready for the water. I used the old one to tow the boat about 5 hours when I picked it up, on a 30ft steel I beam centerlift trailer, The ZJ couldn't handle that load, although I did use the ZJ to move it into location at the new house(4WD was needed or this operation) Tongue weight on the trailer was over 500 pounds, I wanted to weigh the whole thing but I didn't want to chance having the DOT flag me for running overweight. The Nissan averaged about 12mpg during that run, but it was a lot of weight, the trailer weighed more than the boat. In retrospect I probably should have borrowed my buddies truck, but it was a two way trip with a two day stopover at dads house to help him out with some stuff, and I didn't want to impose that much.

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post #7 of 9 Old 12-02-2013, 07:03 AM
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Hey at least you went nissan and not something else, I personally loooovvvveee the first gen xterras. (I think maybe it's 'cause I'm younger). Oh well have some fun with it for sure. At least you've still got tha zj

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post #8 of 9 Old 12-02-2013, 04:45 PM
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My first car was a 1987 200SX. But the first car I owned and got to drive was a 90 Pathfinder. The R51s aren't quite as handy offroad, but they're a lot nicer to live with than the WD21s were. Ultimately, the reason I sold the Pathy and kept the Jeep was because the Jeep was nicer to live with and drive. The Pathfinder was a manual and not super comfy despite being a top-level SEV6. Lots more reliable than my Jeep and quicker on road, but squeaks, rattles, uncomfortable seats, and air conditioning that wasn't as cold as I'd like just couldn't add up to the plush, quiet ride of the Jeep.

The Pathfinder got me stuck once, though. One of its locking hubs broke while I was wading into some mud. The Jeep never has got me stuck. So there's that.

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post #9 of 9 Old 12-04-2013, 06:44 AM Thread Starter
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FIL has one of the older style Pathfinders,the 51 is huge by comparison, but, I doubt the wife is ever going to take it seriously offroading, it won't fit in places the ZJ will. Forgive typing errors from this day forth. The kitten discovered that the computer keys come off if she hooks her claws under them.I got most of them back in place just fine,but she managed to break some of the clips, so my computer now randomly misses letters and spaces......FML. It'll be funny,in a few years....

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