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One reason I won't buy a new'ish Pathfinder


mikestewart395
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they really don't make vehicles for real people anymore do they?

never mind having muddy or snow covered boots, how about putting 2 kids and a dog in the back seat?

I'd like to punch the guy who decided to merge Luxury and 4x4.

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I don't mind the luxury (in '98) stuff mine came with. But I also don't mind hosing out the back when the dog get a little sea sick back there, after all it is my work and play truck. I'd gladly trade my carbon fiber dash trim for some exterior sheet metal that wasn't bio-degradable though.

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So you want a DeLorean? Because that is about all that won't rust away where they spread salt... :shrug:

 

Actually, our R50 probably looked a lot like that when it was new, with the same faux wood and cream leather interior before it got dirty and sun faded; it is still rather nice. Absolutely not what I would choose for a wheeler but it is pleasant to get groceries in... :D

 

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I'll pass on the DeLorean. I had to do some minor bodywork around the read wheel wells and fender lips when I got the truck and I don't mind doing some more come warmer weather. It's funny how the doors are spotless but I have a hole rusted through the hood. The front fenders are goners thought. All and all not to bad for 16 years old.

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Car makers cater to what people will buy. As much as I would love to see the new Pathfinder be a rugged off-road vehicle, I am not a customer that would buy it new. Pretty hard to sell to the second set of owners I think.

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Pretty nice interior, like others have said a QX4 of my vintage had a similar, if not even nicer interior. Also, I like that they used some design elements from the R50 doors.... On the other hand the R50s still maintained a rugged image by actually having real 4x4 and usable clearance. Plus unstoppable wheeling described here: :laugh:

 

 

Anyway, I bought the SE specifically to avoid leather (one of my tenants of buying my SUV), and have made sure to get it wet, dirty, and sometimes spilled on. :happy: There's a new pathfinder at my work, and I sometimes park next to it. Surprisingly I saw it with actual mud on it! Must have gotten it up to the snow from this weekend's storm, where I imagine it would be at least halfway decent.

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