Pathfinder - how long will it live?

Submitted: Saturday, Apr 30, 2005 at 16:53
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Hiya,
Came accross a 1998 Pathfinder RX in what looks like very good nick at a reasonable price. It sounds and looks great, and has had one (private) owner from new with a FSH. Its offered with a 3 year AWN warranty. The main downside I can see is that its done nearly 210,000 kms. Its also a petrol which I hadn't been considering before seeing this vehicle.

For our needs it should be a suitable vehicle, though as we are hoping to do a lazy lap or two in it I'm worried about its fuel economy being a 3.3 V6.

So, whats the economy like?
How long do the engines last if they've been taken care of (from the logs this one has been taken care of).
What should I be looking at, and are there any other considerations if we are looking to take it on any long trips?

Thanks guys.
Tom.
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Reply By: Exploder - Saturday, Apr 30, 2005 at 18:09

Saturday, Apr 30, 2005 at 18:09
Gday Tome

My mate has a petrol triton with 260,000K’s on it, and I know that ford 6 cylinder petrol’s will do 300,000k’s plus.
Just give it a good check over first, oil seal’s, diff/gear box noise, oil on spark plugs or exhaust smoke on start up, 4WD activation and obvious under body damage/ spray painting stuff like that.

If you know a good mechanic get him to go out to look over it also.

At 210,000 should be ok. If it is a auto check for ruff changing and if it holds onto gears/ Takes time to go into reverse.

Extended warranty how can you lose (:

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Reply By: Moggs - Saturday, Apr 30, 2005 at 18:10

Saturday, Apr 30, 2005 at 18:10
Howdy,

Try posting your query here: http://thrsolutions.com.au/pcoaforum/index.php

- there are a few previous model Pathy owners on the forum who will be able to assist.

BTW, one thing about the economy - it ain't too good :( but the Pathy does have other redeeming factors :)
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Saturday, Apr 30, 2005 at 23:20

Saturday, Apr 30, 2005 at 23:20
>> BTW, one thing about the economy - it ain't too good

Correct - its hideous.
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