2000 Pathfinder ... rust problems!?!
I'm a SOON to be Nissan Pathfinder owner! I have recently placed a down payment on a 2000 Nissan Pathfinfer LE and am looking to pay it in full after inspection by my mechanic early next week.
Firstly, let me say that I LOVE these SUV's and have wanted one for quite some time. Through the majority of reviews I have read, the Pathfinder seems to come out on top and is a fairly reliable vehicle.
The one thing that I have noticed and have read in reviews is that the Pathfinders are highly prone to rust. In fact, all the Pathfinders I have viewed while looking to purchase have had some rust, especially around the windows and the back wiper pivot.
Are they really that bad? How can I repair/protect against this if I do go ahead with the purchase of the Pathfinder? I don't want to pay a mint taking it to the body shop that;s for sure.
Any suggestions/resources would be GREATLY appreciated.