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Hi all - proud owner of 2006 Pathfinder in Australia here. Done approx 290,000 Kms

Love the car but experiencing issued with transmission. I'm not too technical so bear with me :)

Just discovered that transmission computer has died (loss of power). Transmission specialist can replace computer approx AUD $3500 (USD 2800). Suggested there's a high risk of transmission failing despite that. Replacing transmission and radiator approx AUD $9000 (USD 7000). Rationale for rad replacement is to mitigate risk of future rad leak and stuffing up new transmission.

Aside from that it's in good nick and I'm hesitant to lose it (we love it!) but looking at local market value the cost of the fixes pretty much exceed it's value.

I'm trying to evaluate lifespan if I did get the whole transmission and radiator changed (I said I was hesitant to lose it!).

My question is what is the life expectancy of a 2006 Pathfinder? Could we expect to run it for another 100k KMs post new transmission?

Primarily used around the city with long runs out into the bush towing caravan once of twice a year e.g. 1500km round trips.

Any advice appreciated

Thanks
Dan
 

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Hi Dan

What is the market value of a 2006 +/- 2 years Pathfinder with 190k km in Australia?
Basically, can you buy one for the same or less than what it is going to cost you to fix it?
 

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Hi Dan

What is the market value of a 2006 +/- 2 years Pathfinder with 190k km in Australia?
Basically, can you buy one for the same or less than what it is going to cost you to fix it?
Thanks for your response.

Approx. value of above is AUD $10-11k so yes, pretty much the same for what it would cost to get fixed.
 

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It really comes down to a personal decision. These days most people never keep their vehicles that long so good for you for putting that kind of mileage on. I myself tend to run my vehicles as long as I possibly can to get the most value I can out of it.

Me personally if I were in your shoes I would not sink that kind of money into a 15 year old vehicle nearing 300,000 km. You really do need to consider all the other wear and tear items at this point that may present in short order not to mention the rust factor, though I’m guessing perhaps rust is not as big an issue in Australia as it is in Canada.

It may be time to let her go and put the money you were planning on using for repairs into something newer with less mileage.
 

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Not sure how expensive things are in AU but those prices are comparable to dealer prices here. Can't you get a used transmission from a salvage yard and new rad?
Here is what they go for in North America

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It really comes down to a personal decision. These days most people never keep their vehicles that long so good for you for putting that kind of mileage on. I myself tend to run my vehicles as long as I possibly can to get the most value I can out of it.

Me personally if I were in your shoes I would not sink that kind of money into a 15 year old vehicle nearing 300,000 km. You really do need to consider all the other wear and tear items at this point that may present in short order not to mention the rust factor, though I’m guessing perhaps rust is not as big an issue in Australia as it is in Canada.

It may be time to let her go and put the money you were planning on using for repairs into something newer with less mileage.
Hi Klbrnr

Apologies for the slow response and thank you for your advice, much appreciated.

Funny how attached you can become to a motor!

Looking at alternatives now (Patrols, Prados). The border lockdowns over here (I'm in Western Australia) have inflated prices due to people wanting to explore the outback in a 4x4 rather than holidaying abroad. Will see what turns up.

Cheers!
Dan
 

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Not sure how expensive things are in AU but those prices are comparable to dealer prices here. Can't you get a used transmission from a salvage yard and new rad?
Here is what they go for in North America

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Thanks Jman and apologies for the slow response!

I'm hanging on to it for the moment whilst I check out the used car market. From what I've seen so far there's a not a great deal of choice out there, I may need to come back to this as an option. Getting a second opinion on the trans fix too.

Much appreciated!

Cheers
Dan
 
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