With the 95 Pathfinders, look for rust on the frame in the rear wheel wells. Also look for rust on the BODY near the rear rear fenders where the doors close. Also look for rust under the rear passenger seats. Just pop up the seats and you'll easily notice. I've seen 4 inch rust holes in the 95 PF's. Maybe a concern for you, but the rear chrome bumpers rust easily as the water spraying up from the rear tires tend to soak into where the welds are.ahardb0dy said:Former nissan 4x4 owner ( 87 SE-V6 4x4 king cab, 14 + years experience with nissans), I'm looking to buy either a 95 4x4 pickup ( V6 5 speed), or a 95 pathfinder 4x4 (V6 5 speed), any areas of concern on the 95's?
Also another point is the front streering assembly, if the previous owner has been doing some off roading, with stock front steering, look underneath to see if its in good shape. Drive it and try to make a U-turn somewhere see if the ball joints or tie-end rods dont make a "clump" sound...if it does make that sound, its still drivable but seems unsafe, to fix that if need be your looking to spend at least $500 on steering parts alone. I should know because i inheirted a wrecked pathfinder :wtf: :balls:88pathoffroad said:Yup. Frame rust(especially in the rear), body rust, exhaust manifold noise, and auto tranny fluid cooler clogging. There's more, but those are the major points.