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if they offer it in a manual i would think of picking one up.

but that doesnt look like it will happen.


Thank god they kept the rear vertical door handles.
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if they offer it in a manual i would think of picking one up.

but that doesnt look like it will happen.


Thank god they kept the rear vertical door handles.
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saw one in our parking lot, its a bohemoth

You saw the Pathfinder Armada
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Originally posted by dallison
saw one in our parking lot, its a bohemoth

You saw the Pathfinder Armada
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i really like it
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Remember the concept?



Remember the concept? It's pretty similar.
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Remember the concept? It's pretty similar.
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I like it...

dallison- you prob saw the pathfinder armada, thats the behemoth, this is to replace the regular pathfinder.
holy shit!! you're right. i didnt think they were going to redesign it for some reason. i remember looking at carmax and seeing the 04 pathfinder the same.
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I like it...

dallison- you prob saw the pathfinder armada, thats the behemoth, this is to replace the regular pathfinder.
holy shit!! you're right. i didnt think they were going to redesign it for some reason. i remember looking at carmax and seeing the 04 pathfinder the same.
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call me crazy, but they sexiest pathfinder ever was the really old school one with the tire on the back. by far my favorite...

this one looks SO plain, esp the back. Like an Explorer with some hints of an Xterra
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call me crazy, but they sexiest pathfinder ever was the really old school one with the tire on the back. by far my favorite...

this one looks SO plain, esp the back. Like an Explorer with some hints of an Xterra
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Older one looks better to me. That thing is ugly outside and cheap inside. Looks kinda Hummerish (H2). People will buy this thing in droves though, at what, 35-40k....
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Older one looks better to me. That thing is ugly outside and cheap inside. Looks kinda Hummerish (H2). People will buy this thing in droves though, at what, 35-40k....
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Originally posted by 1SICKLEX
Older one looks better to me. That thing is ugly outside and cheap inside. Looks kinda Hummerish (H2). People will buy this thing in droves though, at what, 35-40k....


the current gen is so much nicer imo
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Originally posted by 1SICKLEX
Older one looks better to me. That thing is ugly outside and cheap inside. Looks kinda Hummerish (H2). People will buy this thing in droves though, at what, 35-40k....


the current gen is so much nicer imo
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For the 2005 model year, the Pathfinder takes the spotlight with an all-new, larger, more powerful design featuring, for the first time, three-row seating. The new third generation Pathfinder also returns to its roots with enhanced off-road capabilities and performance driven by the use of a new 4.0-liter version of the award-winning Nissan VQ-series V6 engine and a new fully boxed, all-steel frame based on the full-size Armada.

The all-new 2005 Pathfinder comes standard with three-row seating, 4.0-liter V6 and automatic transmission and in a choice of 4x2 or 4x4 configurations.

The new Pathfinder will be assembled at Nissan's award-winning Smyrna , Tennessee manufacturing facility. Engines will be supplied by Nissan's nearby Decherd , Tennessee engine facility. The 2005 Pathfinder goes on sale in winter 2004.
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All-New 2005 Nissan Pathfinder Features Three-Row Seating, Powerful 4.0-liter V6 and New Rugged Platform

When it was first introduced in 1986, the Nissan Pathfinder sport utility vehicle (SUV) stood as an innovator in class – and as the lone SUV in Nissan showrooms in North America. Today, while the Pathfinder remains true to its original spirit of innovative design, the family of Nissan SUVs has grown significantly in size and scope, now encompassing the Pathfinder, Xterra, Murano and the recently introduced full-size 2004 Pathfinder Armada.

For the 2005 model year, the Pathfinder takes the spotlight again with an all-new larger, more powerful design featuring, for the first time, three-row seating. Making its world debut at the 2004 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the new third generation Pathfinder also returns to its roots with enhanced off-road capabilities and performance driven by the use of a new 4.0-liter version of the award-winning Nissan VQ-series V6 engine and a new fully boxed, all-steel frame based on the full-size Pathfinder Armada.

“The 2005 Pathfinder, with its body-on-frame construction and enhanced utility and performance, is designed to offer a higher level of an authentic, rugged off-road performance than the typical SUVs in its class,” said Mark McNabb, vice president and general manager, Nissan Division, Nissan North America, Inc.

“Each of our four Nissan SUVs has a specific role in the lineup. With the success of Murano as our true crossover SUV, we're able to utilize the strengths of the Pathfinder Armada platform in creating the 2005 Pathfinder a highly capable, mid-sized adventure vehicle for highly active families.”


Expressive Exterior Styling

In its third major redesign, the 2005 Pathfinder evolves the now classic look of the previous generations - including a large, powerful hood and headlights, solid shoulder line, large integrated fender flares, short front and rear overhangs and Nissan SUV signature angled C-pillar with high-mounted rear door handles. The new Pathfinder also bears a strong family resemblance to the larger Pathfinder Armada, especially in the angled strut-style grille and powerful overall presence and straightforward functionality.

New exterior features include a new roof rack design with integrated forward and rear grips and an updated, clean-cut rear tailgate design with flip-up rear glass hatch opening. Other exterior features include available side running boards, heated outside mirrors and power slide and tilt sunroof.

“The styling of the new Pathfinder gives it a tough but modern appearance. It projects an authentic 4x4 adventure feeling, much like the Pathfinder Armada, yet with a relaxed attitude that implies an athletic leanness rather than overt force,” said McNabb. “The new Pathfinder has also grown in nearly every dimension, though it retains its manageable size that is ideal for many buyers – neither too big nor too small.”

The 2005 Pathfinder features a longer wheelbase for enhanced roominess, ride comfort and stability, while its manageable overall length and short front and rear overhangs enhance maneuverability for around town or driving on off-road trails.

A Flexible Three-Row Interior Design

The new Pathfinder continues the Nissan SUV tradition it originated in providing an interior environment designed to enhance active family lifestyles. The addition of the 3rd row seat gives Pathfinder 7-passenger seating along with outstanding passenger/cargo flexibility. The split fold-down 2nd and 3rd row seats can be folded down individually, combining with the fold-down front passenger seat to provide 64 different seating/cargo configurations. The 2nd row seat, for example, features a 40/20/40 split feature with a one-touch release lever for easy access to the 3rd row.

The 50/50 split 3rd row seat folds down into the floor, allowing complete passenger/cargo use spontaneity and the adjustable head restraints do not need to be removed to fold down. The back side of the 3rd row seatbacks combines with an available easy-to-clean luggage area flooring and a total of eight cargo area utility hooks (floor hooks can carry up to 110 pounds) to create an extremely versatile area for hauling camping equipment, bikes, wetsuits and other gear. Another unique feature of the new Pathfinder's interior is the hidden storage area located under the 2nd row seats, one of many areas designed to help hold the accessories of an active lifestyle.

“The new Pathfinder's interior offers both function and room for cargo and passengers,” said McNabb. “It's a great space and great facilitator for family adventures or personal pursuits.”

A New Full-Size Foundation

Like the new Pathfinder Armada, the 2005 Pathfinder combines rugged body-on-frame construction with the superior ride and handling characteristics of 4-wheel independent double-wishbone suspension.

Utilizing the Pathfinder Armada's new "F-Alpha" platform as a basis, the Pathfinder builds from a fully boxed, all-steel ladder frame and adds an all-steel double-wishbone front suspension with stabilizer bar and independent rear double-wishbone suspension with stabilizer bar. Performance shocks are also available with the Pathfinder Off-Road model.
Powering the new Pathfinder is a standard 4.0-liter DOHC V6, rated at 250-plus horsepower and 270-plus lb-ft torque (final figures will be announced closer to production). The new engine is part of Nissan's award-winning VQ engine series found in the 350Z, Maxima, Altima, Murano and Quest. The engine features a longer stroke (than the 3.5-liter version) and has been specifically tuned for SUV and truck applications.

Like others in the VQ series, the new 4.0-liter version includes such advanced design features as Electronic Throttle Control with secondary mapping in 4LO (4x4 models), Continuous Valve Timing Control (C-VTC), Nissan variable Induction Control System (NICS), silent timing chain, microfinished camshaft and crankshaft surfaces, molybdenum-coated pistons, resin intake manifold, digital knock control system, high capacity muffler, lightweight aluminum block and platinum-tipped spark plugs.

Every 2005 Pathfinder is equipped with a standard electronically controlled 5-speed automatic transmission. Like the previous generations, the new Pathfinder is offered in 4x2 or 4x4 configurations. Pathfinder's available advanced All-Mode four-wheel drive system includes 2WD/AUTO/4H/4LO modes and electronically controlled transfer case. A Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) system is also available, along with an advanced off-road traction system.
Other driveline components include engine-speed-sensitive power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering and 4-wheel disc brakes with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA). Available wheels and tires include up to 17-inch wheels with 265/65R17 tires.

The Pathfinder's list of safety features and equipment includes Zone Body construction with front and rear crumple zones, Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (which includes dual-stage front supplemental air bags with seat belt sensors and a front occupant classification sensor), and 3-point front seat belts with pretensioners and load limiters. Standard are 3-point seat belts for all rear seat occupants, including the 2nd row center position, and the LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) child seat anchor system.

Also available are supplemental front seat side-impact air bags, and available roof-mounted supplemental curtain air bags for side impact and rollover protection for outboard passengers in all three rows.

The all-new 2005 Pathfinder will be offered in a choice of models, each with standard three-row seating, 4.0-liter V6 and automatic transmission and in a choice of 4x2 or 4x4 configurations.

The new Pathfinder will be assembled at Nissan's award-winning Smyrna, Tennessee manufacturing facility. Engines will be supplied by Nissan’s nearby Decherd, Tennessee engine facility.

“For 2005, we’re strengthening the original Pathfinder concept by providing a highly capable off-road SUV that stands alone in class” said McNabb. “Combined with the Pathfinder Armada, these two Pathfinders are powerful adventure gear for active families of all sizes.”
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At a Glance: 2005 Nissan Pathfinder

The all-new 2005 Nissan Pathfinder, which makes its world debut at the 2004 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, returns to its roots as a powerful, authentic family adventure-enhancing sport utility vehicle (SUV) with a larger interior, three-row seating, a new 4.0-liter V6 and an all-new platform based on the “F-Alpha” platform from the full-size Pathfinder Armada and full-size Titan pickup.
The 2005 Pathfinder features a rugged, fully boxed all-steel frame, independent double-wishbone front and rear suspension, standard 4.0-liter engine rated at 250-plus horsepower and 270-plus lb-ft of torque, and a standard 5-speed automatic transmission based on the Pathfinder Armada design. Pathfinder is available as a 4x2, or 4x4 with an advanced off-road traction system.

The addition of the 3rd row seat gives the new Pathfinder 7-passenger seating, along with outstanding passenger/cargo flexibility. The split fold-down 2nd and 3rd row seats can be folded down individually, combining with the fold-down front passenger seat to provide 64 different seating/cargo configurations.

Advanced safety technology features include Zone Body Construction, Nissan's Advanced Air Bag System (AABS), and available roof-mounted supplemental curtain air bags for side impact and rollover protection to outboard passengers in all three rows.

The new Pathfinder will be assembled at Nissan's manufacturing facility in Smyrna, Tennessee. It is scheduled to go on sale at Nissan dealers nationwide in fall 2004.

Highlights of the 2005 Nissan Pathfinder SUV include:


Body

Active, rugged Pathfinder Armada-style exterior design, short front and rear overhangs
Larger body with enhanced dimensions versus the current Pathfinder
Integrated front bumper, aggressive geometric fenders, angled strut-style grille
Angled C-pillars with Nissan SUV signature high-mounted rear door handles
Highly functional roof rack, available side running boards

Engine and Driveline

New 4.0-liter DOHC V6 producing 250-plus horsepower and 270-plus lb-ft of torque (final figures will be announced closer to production)
Aluminum block with cast iron cylinder liners, microfinished crankshaft and camshaft, molybdenum-coated pistons, Nissan variable Induction Control System (NICS), Continuous Valve Timing Control (C-VTC), silent two-stage timing chain
Standard 5-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission
Available Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC)
Available All-Mode automatic 4-wheel drive system with 2WD/AUTO/4H/4LO modes, electronically controlled transfer case
Available advanced off-road traction systems
Available high-pressure performance gas shocks

Suspension, Steering and Braking

Independent all-steel double-wishbone front suspension with stabilizer bar
Independent double-wishbone rear suspension with stabilizer bar
Power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering
Up to 17-inch wheels and tires
4-wheel disc brakes with Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist (BA)

Interior Features

Standard 2nd and 3rd row flat-folding seats with 7-passenger seating
Fold-down front passenger seat, 40/20/40 split 2nd row seat with hidden under-seat storage compartment, 50/50 split 3rd row seat
Large center console, available leather-appointed, power memory heated seats
Available dual-zone automatic temperature control
Available power-adjustable foot pedals
Available DVD-based navigation system with 7.0-inch color LCD display, DVD video entertainment system and Bose® audio system with 6CD autochanger and MP3 capability, available satellite radio
Available wood-toned interior

Safety and Security

Zone Body construction with front and rear crumple zones
Nissan Advanced Air Bag System (includes dual-stage front supplemental air bags with seat belt sensors and a front occupant classification sensor)
3-point front seat belts with pretensioners and load limiters, with available supplemental front seat side-impact air bags, and available roof-mounted supplemental curtain air bags for side impact and rollover protection for outboard passengers in all three rows
3-point seat belts for rear seat occupants, including 2nd row center position
LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) child seat anchor system

Models and Manufacturing

Available in 4x4 and 4x2 drive configurations
Assembled by Nissan North America Manufacturing Smyrna & Decherd Tennessee Plant
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Wow, im impressed. Kinda weird to have a v6 with 4.0 liters, no?
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no. chevy had a very popular 4.3L v6.
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toyota has a 4.0 v6 too
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Very nice looking, but I'd be looking for a car-based SUV instead like the Murano or FX35.

I really like what their design teams are doing these days though.

Now if Carlos would just whack Nissan's marketing people that put together those assified equipment packages that require a sunroof, leather, and chrome wheels to get the navigation system, then I'll be headin' down to Nissan/Infiniti to talk about a new car.
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Very nice. I luv the interior dash and trim. It should do very well against the 4Runner and it's weak engines.
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Originally posted by Crazy Sellout
Wow, im impressed. Kinda weird to have a v6 with 4.0 liters, no?
Why weird?
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Jeep uses an 4.0L I-6
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Decent looking for a Pathfinder. I to have never heard of a 4.0 V6. This is news to me.
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Originally posted by charliemike
Very nice looking, but I'd be looking for a car-based SUV instead like the Murano or FX35.

I really like what their design teams are doing these days though.

Now if Carlos would just whack Nissan's marketing people that put together those assified equipment packages that require a sunroof, leather, and chrome wheels to get the navigation system, then I'll be headin' down to Nissan/Infiniti to talk about a new car.
Damn right. They have to get these packages arrange better.
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Pathfinder is supposed to the rugged truck. Like Toyota has the carlike Highlander and trucklike 4-runner.

SUVs sell, no matter what. This is a good improvement over the new one. Though I don't care what no one says, I don't know what/who Nissan uses, but those interior plastics look like the same tupperware in all thier models. Looks QX56ish in the inside. Which is a bad thing.
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ford has been using 4.0 v6 in rangers for years also
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Originally posted by 1SICKLEX
Pathfinder is supposed to the rugged truck. Like Toyota has the carlike Highlander and trucklike 4-runner.

SUVs sell, no matter what. This is a good improvement over the new one. Though I don't care what no one says, I don't know what/who Nissan uses, but those interior plastics look like the same tupperware in all thier models. Looks QX56ish in the inside. Which is a bad thing.
Are you talking about the materials used on the inside of the QX56, or the design layout? Cause I like the interior of the QX... it's the exterior I still haven't gotten used to.
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Originally posted by titan
Are you talking about the materials used on the inside of the QX56, or the design layout? Cause I like the interior of the QX... it's the exterior I still haven't gotten used to.
It's pretty much universal the exterior is horrible. The interior feels like that same cheap crap the 350Z dash and doors are made of. For 56k, that is ridiculous. I thought they would learn from the horrendous Escalade interior.

The current M45 and Q45 have solid, great interiors.
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Future Products — Nissan - - By AUTOMOTIVE NEWS - - Source: Autoweek

Pathfinder: The SUV gets a freshening for the 2008 model year and a redesign for the 2010 or 2011 model year.
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New Pathfinder: No longer a "truck"

Today at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Nissan took the wraps off of a thinly-disguised concept version of the 2013 Pathfinder. Despite the concept moniker, the Pathfinder shown here is nearly ready for production; a few tweaks might occur prior to its formal roll-out at either the Chicago or New York shows in February and April, respectively.

Based on a version of the unibody platform that also underpins the recently-unveiled Infiniti JX35 crossover, the Pathfinder features room for seven passengers, V6-only power and a next-generation continuously variable transmission. By contrast, the outgoing model was a body-on-frame SUV with both V6 and V8 power and traditional multi-gear transmissions.

Despite its move away from its truck-like roots, Nissan says that the Pathfinder will continue to offer all-wheel motivation (almost certainly as an option) and “competitive” towing compared to rivals like the Honda Pilot , Toyota Highlander and Ford Explorer .

Nissan’s lineup will still contain its off road-oriented Xterra, at least for now, so buyers looking for more traditional capability will still be able to step foot in a Nissan showroom. For those looking for a towing and hauling SUV, the company’s Armada is likely to stick around for a while.

Despite the changes in store, Pathfinder is likely to retain a base price just south of $30,000, which will help it compete with rivals.

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Nissan isn’t spilling the beans just yet on the production Pathfinder’s specifications, but that doesn’t mean we can’t speculate a little on what’s likely to come.

Pathfinder is expected to be powered by a 265-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 gas engine. Although it will likely eschew its two-speed transfer case, an all-wheel-drive system with a “lock” mode to permanently engage all four wheels will likely be available. We wouldn’t be surprised to see a terrain management system like that used on the Ford Explorer eventually show up on the Pathfinder’s options list, although Nissan could very well abandon the nameplate’s roots entirely.

Inside, it will feature considerably more space in the second and third rows than its predecessor, which was hampered by its traditional body-on-frame construction. The third row of seats should fold mostly flat into the ground with either the release of a lever or, in upmarket models, the touch of a button.

Look for at least three trim levels on offer, ranging from a base model up to a leather-lined LE (pictured).



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