Nissan Pathfinder ST-L 2WD 2018: long-term
The problem with working as a freelancer (a much nicer word than ‘prostitute’) is that you will say yes to anything, generally without thinking about it.
And so, I found a Nissan Pathfinder parked in front of my house and my wife parked in front of it with my hands on my hips and the “I’m not TRUE” driver face that I was so familiar with.
The problem is not Nissan, a clear demonstration of the term ‘value for money’, especially if you want to measure values in kilograms or seats, which is the suburb where we live.
Clearly designed for horses and chariots rather than horse-drawn modern SUVs, I often shake my head in frustration when locals try to run the gauntlet in Range Rovers and Porsche Cayennes, wing mirrors of They are definitely just temporary accessories.
With cars parked on either side of the street, there simply isn’t enough room for these giants and much of central Sydney feels the same.
While our Pathfinder ST-L will prove a challenge, and will never fit in the local Woolies parking lot, it will bring more practicality, maybe even enough to win a wife. .
The ST-L is the attractive middle child of the Pathfinder line, surpassing the four-wheel drive that I find almost pointless, but only uses a powerful V6 engine to drive the front wheels and comes with an incredible kit. marvel – and space; Hello seven seats – for as low as $ 53,690.
Our long-lasting, looks like the sweet spot of the range if you never take the road seriously, get a panoramic roof that kids love, fog lights, hot wing mirrors, great and easy easy to use the sat nav system, heated and leather front seats, 8.0 inch touch screen (without the criminal Apple CarPlay) and 13-speaker Bose stereo, we all love.
Safe, we’re also happy, with the reversing camera around, rear sensors and six airbags, plus AEB, active cruise (which I’ll never use), forward collision warning and rear traffic warning.
On the other hand, it comes with an automatic CVT attached to its 202kW / 340Nm 3.5-liter engine, but it should be one of the least annoying versions of this technology that I was not happy with. crush when driving.
Our first few weeks were spent trying to thread a wire that slid through the eye when we were in our suburbs, but now I’m almost used to it, to the point where I’m no longer breathing in. Love when the car comes to me.
And the good news is that kids – aged six to 10 – absolutely love it. I was told that your child would eventually want to leave you, but I didn’t realize it would happen as soon as I had a large seven-seater car. They insisted on fighting in the third row, not only because I couldn’t hunt them down when they returned there, but because it was cooler. I do not know why.
The rear vents, with their own temperature settings, are also a highlight, although the entire air conditioning system in Pathfinder seems to have been designed for use in industrial meat packaging. Even 24 degrees feel blood freezing.
Also, the only difficulty I’ve had so far is the siren that sounds every time you lock it, which is not only annoying but also makes it impossible for me to sneak home at 3am, because I even even more broken than usual.
November 10, 2017
It’s good to know you have readers, and it would be no surprise that car company employees laugh at us through gnashing teeth every time we dare criticize one of their cars as one. in our most rusty fans.
Therefore, in less than three minutes between my first report on the Big Pathfinder that I received a text message from someone at Nissan advised me that it is possible to prevent the siren from being released every time you lock it. It and I would have known this if I were not such a typical person and therefore threatened by the user manual, or too embarrassed to use them.
And sure enough, it was a fairly simple button-holding process, creating a face and clicking on my heel three times, and now that annoying siren sound was gone.
While this lessened my fear of using Pathfinder late at night, I was also braver about using it during the day, even negotiating the multi-level torture parking at my child’s swimming school, with about 80 per less space than visitors.
Once you get used to the size of a car, even a large one, it’s great that you can precisely control that damn thing, and even be proud to do so. Now I only swear half so each time I have to make 36 points respectively in a tight space.
However, I made the mistake of driving it to Newtown, recently, a suburb that hated cars the way Pauline Hanson hated IQ tests. When I turned down a small road with cars parked on both sides for the third time, letting one of the Prius pass me, I realized I had taken the Nissan out of its comfort zone.
Fortunately, the week before we drove it to Terrey Hills, a suburb away from central Sydney, you needed to bring an EPIRB, just in case, a Pathfinder looked not only normal, but also a bit small.
We have also greatly appreciated our giant family car a few times this month with trips out of Sydney, including a Boomerang Beach motel. It really is a big problem in your mind not to choose the pile of baby stuff they’ve allowed because you can just throw it all in the boots and there’s still room.
On the open road, the Pathfinder flies easily and seems to be able to travel forever on a single tank. We even negotiated the Curbs of Death challenge, which is a McDonald McDonald race.