Nissan is a Japanese automobile manufacturing company that was founded in 1933. Nissan is best known for reliable family cars, durable trucks and some of the most exciting sports cars ever built. The Nissan Pathfinder is an SUV that was introduced in 1987 to compete against the Ford Bronco II, Chevrolet Blazer, and the Toyota 4Runner and is still in production in 2019. A Nissan Pathfinder service manual shows owners the procedures to maintain and repair these legendary SUVs.
The original Pathfinder came about in response to aftermarket conversions of the Datsun pickup trucks. A very rare factory conversion of the Datsun truck, called a Bushmaster, was the predecessor of the Pathfinder. With the introduction of the Nissan hardbody Pickup, Nissan introduced the Pathfinder, which was built on the same ladder-type frame and shared engine, transmission, suspension and brake components.
Until 1990, the Pathfinder was a two-door SUV, like the Ford Bronco II. Nissan realized that a four-door would sell better, and ultimately, ended production of two-door Pathfinders. Today, these early SUVs are desirable to enthusiasts and collectors.
The Nissan Pathfinder was a perfectly capable small truck around town, with decent acceleration, good brakes and tough transmissions. itís size made it easier to park than larger SUVs of the time period, and the low cost and ease of service benefitted owners who wanted a reliable, tough SUV.
Where the Pathfinder truly shines is offroad. Nissan developed the first shift on the fly four wheel drive system for the Pathfinder, and it was the only SUV that could engage four wheel drive without stopping. Sportsman and offroad enthusiasts are attracted to the Pathfinder for itís legendary durability and fuel economy.
The SUV market in the United States began to heat up in the 1990ís and is the most valuable segment of new automotive sales today. Nissan has continued to update the Pathfinder, and was even available as a hybrid for 2014.
The Pathfinder became one of the first Nissan products to be designed, manufactured and assembled in the United States. Design was done in La Jolla, Calif. and production is done at Smryna, Tenn. and Canton, Miss. It is one of the only vehicles sold in the US that is both designed and built in the states.
No matter whether your Pathfinder is used to take kids to soccer practice or to get to the cabin in the mountains in drifting snow, maintaining a Pathfinder is essential to keeping it running reliably. owners can save lots of money doing services at home, and this Nissan Pathfinder repair manual is just the tool you need.