Driving Impressions

The Pathfinder is a mighty smooth operator. Not only is Nissan’s SUV a true pleasure to drive and ride in, but it also delivers plenty of performance. The ride quality reaches close to gentle, and it gets choppy only on washboard-type road surfaces. Despite the soft ride, the Pathfinder’s handling ranks above average as it maneuvers easily and adeptly. It stays relatively flat in curves and corners, and little correction is needed on straightaways. An easy-acting automatic transmission delivers prompt gear changes.

The seats are comfortable and supportive. The backseat is as inviting as the front seat, and it offers fine legroom but not quite as much headroom. The Pathfinder is very carlike, in the best sense of the word.

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    FM/AM radio with compact disc (CD) player (if so equipped)
    1. SEEK/TRACK button 2. CD insert slot 3. TUNE/FF·REW button 4. CD eject button 5. AUDIO button (BASS, TREBLE, FADE and BALANCE) 6. CLOCK button 7. AUX IN jack 8. SCAN button 9. RDM/RPT bu ...

    Explanation of general maintenance items
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    Folding rear seat
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