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Old 05-02-2013, 11:08 PM
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My uncle has a '07 V6 Pathfinder he uses to tow a Maxum 209 (rare direct drive inboard) that weighs a couple hundred lbs more than a '94 205. They tow at high altitudes in UT, ID & MT. While I can smoke him up a hill with my Armada & PS190, the Pathfinder towed quite well. I preferred the ride of a '05 v8 4Runner vs the Pathfinder, but overall like the vehicle. If it weren't small for my needs, I'd consider one, having rented them in the past.

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Not the specific vehicle in question, but we have a '06 Armada and really like it. At just 91k mi it's been completely issue free. The handling, tranny, breaking, and torque were so much better than all the GM (5.3L) products I looked at. I'm a real car-guy and am quite un-brand loyal. I seek specific vehicle designs that deliver benefits in a preferred range of value propositions. It just so happens I have two Nissan/Infiniti products now and really enjoy them. Next round, I'd only consider another Armada or Sequoia. Though the '14 Suburban and Q56 will be worth a look.
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:16 PM
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Being a Nissan Master Tech, I can say as far as reliability the 2010 model is very durable not many repeat issues, No driveline or brake issues. Some of the earlier pre 2007 has issues with the transmission cooler leaking causing intermix engine coolant into the transmission causing some severe problems. As far as tow capacity it's 6,000 lbs.
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:23 PM
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Being a Nissan Master Tech, I can say as far as reliability the 2010 model is very durable not many repeat issues, No driveline or brake issues. Some of the earlier pre 2007 has issues with the transmission cooler leaking causing intermix engine coolant into the transmission causing some severe problems. As far as tow capacity it's 6,000 lbs.
I should have talked to you before I bought my 2013 Nissan Pathfinder ...Dang (2013 got 5K tow capacity)
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:24 PM
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I should have talked to you before I bought my 2013 Nissan Pathfinder ...Dang (2013 got 5K tow capacity)
Yes and it's also front wheel drive on a unibody with the CVT transmission, much nicer ride but not very SUV anymore.
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Yes and it's also front wheel drive on a unibody with the CVT transmission, much nicer ride but not very SUV anymore.
I agree NOT very SUV anymore but somehow I really like the ride of it (may be I used to drive Murano before). We took the trip to TX last month and it was really smooth.
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:46 AM
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Scratch that - it was in the thread title
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:59 AM
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Being a Nissan Master Tech, I can say as far as reliability the 2010 model is very durable not many repeat issues, No driveline or brake issues. Some of the earlier pre 2007 has issues with the transmission cooler leaking causing intermix engine coolant into the transmission causing some severe problems. As far as tow capacity it's 6,000 lbs.
Cool thats exactly what I have found.
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Old 05-03-2013, 11:24 AM
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Cool thats exactly what I have found.
Also I found an SE 4x4 loaded for 22k with 39k miles. Sunroof, Bose, tech package. 17" wheels which are reasonably priced tires not like the 19"+..

It's a true truck body suv unlike the 2013. I am trading in my g35 and I am gonna miss those 300 horses which pin you to the seat.
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Old 05-04-2013, 11:44 AM
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I ordered our families 08' Xterra Off Road edition brand new when me and my wife got fed up trying to afford a similar Jeep. With the same options I wanted in both trucks the Jeep was 10K more and still didnt have everything I wanted. I was able to get the Off Road package, side curtain airbags, 500 watt RF stereo (which rocks) I pod hook and towpackage. Everything else I wanted was standard. Love the truck, do my own service and make sure i watch the coolant for contamination. She tows great and I get decent mileage for having 31" Tires.

I love the truck so far and have been a Jeep Guy my whole life.

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Old 05-04-2013, 12:47 PM
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I would second the Armda. I have my second, put 150K on the first (2004) with no real issues. Tows my X1 like it's not there.
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