Before there was a Toyota Land Cruiser in my life, there were Pathfinders. I have an uncle who at one point had a garage made up of Nissan Pathfinders and a Saab 900 Turbo for his teenage daughter.
Bring A Trailer brought me back to my youth of crawling in and out of those hard body SUVs with this current auction.
This 1991 Nissan Pathfinder SE with a 5-speed manual and a two-speed transfer case is currently up for auction. It’s a really good looking truck. The interior is in great shape. The truck has 28,000 miles on it. This was also the first vehicle that I experienced as a kid with door handles in a non-standard location. I thought those rear door handles were cool and weird.
The 3.0L V6 and the manual transmission would make this an example of slow SUV fast. The engine was rated at 153 horsepower in 1991. It’s not making that now and low mileage 28-year-old engines make me nervous. The rubber in the engine bay needs to be updated. Old coolant hoses are time bombs. It’s hard to tell in the engine bay pictures if the old hoses have been replaced, especially since it’s such a low mileage example. The fasteners on the upper radiator hose look new since they don’t appear to be rusty or caked, but clean doesn’t mean that they’re new.
I live with a 25-year-old Japanese SUV and I’m sure that this example will have its own quirks. If you’re willing to put up with some oddities then go for it.
All in all, it’s a Radwood ready example. When is Radwood Denver?