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I have a 2015 PF. It's almost at 55K miles and since I can take awhile to choose the car I want, I've started my search now. I know I want an SUV/CUV with AWD. I spend enough time in Colorado and New Mexico during winter to warrant it. I have a trailer I tow but my fiance also has a truck so the ability is no longer a requirement. He loves my PF because it's a great road trip car, but I still remember when the CVT shudder happened at 4500 miles. I haven't been able to trust the car since, and it's been 3 years since it happened. I've had other little things like the roof rack trim popping off and little squeaks in the interior I've had for years but can handle those.

But when I think reasonably, the PF gets back on the list. It's reasonably priced for a V6 and the S base model comes with everything I would ever want. I have an SL and hate the leather seats, I would miss the auto tailgate but I can do without. I live really in the country so the safety equipment is nice, but the blind spot monitor rarely goes off because I worry more about hitting deer and bears than passing traffic.

So long story short, if you have the 2019 PF, have you experienced anything negative? CVT shudder, mechanical or electrical problems, etc. As I said, I live really out in the country (110 miles from a town with some services, and they only have 3300 people, nearest Nissan dealer is 3 1/2 hours away), and need something reliable. I know no car is without issues, but if I can go in more informed than I did the 1st time I might feel better.
 

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Comments on the 2019 MY have been sparse since it's only been out for 6-8 mos. but if you type "2019" in the Search box above, you will find some comments, mainly about features.
 

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I am also a recent PF OWNER 2019 12,000 miles AWD. Miami location and We decided to get AWD to travel more and experience new adventures. AWD is and only should be used during incline roads, sand, mud and hauling trailers etc. City driving and highway driving on a normal basis ONLY use FWD. Other then that the PF is awesome no problems yet. Only thing I notice that I would have liked was the trunk automatically opening and closing. But that’s another thousand and something to instal at the dealer ??‍♂...... Anything comes up I’ll sure be on here sharing our journey with you all.! Happy Trails
 

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New PF owner...2019 SV AWD. The 4x4/AWD kicks out around 25 mph. 4x4 lock is good for gravel/dirt roads.
I am going to "stealership" for brake shudder...he already said I may have hot spots on the rotors...At 600 miles?
 

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The 4x4 setting is only temporary, so that is normal. The brake shutter on a brand new car is not. At least you can have it fixed under warranty.
 

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4x4 Dropout is normal only for the Pathfinder. Ask any Mistubishi or Subaru owner about full time 4WD
 

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I just bought a 19' SV Rock creek edition and we love it. I've been a GM man all my life (Tahoe, suburban, silverado) and we love it. While i will admit the stereo on this thing is VERY lack luster, mainly the display, the nissan connected apps are a hot mess. I'm a little annoyed that a 37k+ stickered truck doesn't come with LED or HID headlights? seriously? regular halogen bulbs? Gas mileage seems great i'm actually doing better than the average around town for a 2wd. The cargo space with all seats up is meh, but i knew that going in, towing is great we have a large pop up (3100lbs) and it's a breeze. Other than that i've had no problems, and i'm rather critical of my vehicles, but time will tell, i'm only sitting at 1100 miles.
 

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I just bought a 19' SV Rock creek edition and we love it. I've been a GM man all my life (Tahoe, suburban, silverado) and we love it. While i will admit the stereo on this thing is VERY lack luster, mainly the display, the nissan connected apps are a hot mess. I'm a little annoyed that a 37k+ stickered truck doesn't come with LED or HID headlights? seriously? regular halogen bulbs? Gas mileage seems great i'm actually doing better than the average around town for a 2wd. The cargo space with all seats up is meh, but i knew that going in, towing is great we have a large pop up (3100lbs) and it's a breeze. Other than that i've had no problems, and i'm rather critical of my vehicles, but time will tell, i'm only sitting at 1100 miles.
We have the 2019 PF SL Rock Creek edition it comes with the 13 speaker Bose system.
Let me tell you ...You think your in a Concert hall that Stereo kicks Butt.
I'm shore you could up grade yours. Also I'm sure the wiring is there. I highly recommend it.
 

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Most suvs are like the PF. FWD most of the time, until AWD is needed.
Very true and this includes today's Subarus with exception to the 5 and 6spd manual equipped ones with a fluid/mechanical coupling as opposed to electronics. I've owned late model CVT equipped and 5MT Soobies.

In regards the OP's question, PFs are only getting better as the years tick on since they've carried on with the same basic drivetrain and chassis for so long. My opinion anyway. I live in one of the rustiest places around (Buffalo area) and have never seen a rusty 2013+ which also says a lot.

Like any Nissan, they don't hold their value well, so unfortunately we've got that going for us.
 

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Just an update on my end, took it to San Francisco, ticked 6k miles and let me tell you, 9 hrs (We drove up the PCH) with 5 people plus luggage, and we are IMPRESSED. we averaged 27mpg @ 72mph and we are very happy. The seats in the "Pleather" rock creak edition are amazing, easily the most comfortable seats i have ever been in. very impressed, i'll keep updating as the miles tick on for shiz and giggles.
 

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Just an update on my end, took it to San Francisco, ticked 6k miles and let me tell you, 9 hrs (We drove up the PCH) with 5 people plus luggage, and we are IMPRESSED. we averaged 27mpg @ 72mph and we are very happy. The seats in the "Pleather" rock creak edition are amazing, easily the most comfortable seats i have ever been in. very impressed, i'll keep updating as the miles tick on for shiz and giggles.
That's one thing with the majority of the Nissan lineup has. Incredibly comfortable and supportive seating. Highway fuel economy with the 3.5L and CVT combo has got to be class leading as well. I know our 2016 Nissan Quest with the same basic powertrain as the 2013+ Pathy would do mid-high 20mpg average tank/tank on long road trips with 6 people and a week's worth of gear weighing it down. Did a trip from Buffalo to south Florida in it and was never uncomfortable seating wise. I did want to jump out at 75mph a bunch of times because of chirping kids and darling bride, but that's beside the point. LOL
 

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That's one thing with the majority of the Nissan lineup has. Incredibly comfortable and supportive seating. Highway fuel economy with the 3.5L and CVT combo has got to be class leading as well. I know our 2016 Nissan Quest with the same basic powertrain as the 2013+ Pathy would do mid-high 20mpg average tank/tank on long road trips with 6 people and a week's worth of gear weighing it down. Did a trip from Buffalo to south Florida in it and was never uncomfortable seating wise. I did want to jump out at 75mph a bunch of times because of chirping kids and darling bride, but that's beside the point. LOL

I can relate to that last part more than you will ever know lol. And these aren't even my kids.. hahaha
 

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I picked up my 2019 SL RockCreek at the end of October trading in from a 2009 Murano SL. Love the PF comfort and power, but annoyed by a pretty consistent creaking/tapping noise from under the car anytime I'm over 50mph. Never hear it under that speed but anytime over, I can hear it every 30 seconds or so. Sounds like tapping against a thick metal wire under tension or a loose rattle inside a soda can. Dealership says they can't "reproduce it" but that's a crap excuse. It's happened every day...every drive...for the past 2 months. They can't see anything wrong under a visual inspection during it's first service. The radio is not on. The A/C is not on. Windows are up. Any ideas?
 

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...annoyed by a pretty consistent creaking/tapping noise from under the car anytime I'm over 50mph. Never hear it under that speed but anytime over, I can hear it every 30 seconds or so. Sounds like tapping against a thick metal wire under tension or a loose rattle inside a soda can. Dealership says they can't "reproduce it" but that's a crap excuse. It's happened every day...every drive...for the past 2 months. Any ideas?
Yeah, if it's happened every day...every drive...for the past 2 months, go with them for the test drive and point it out.
 

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I picked up my 2019 SL RockCreek at the end of October trading in from a 2009 Murano SL. Love the PF comfort and power, but annoyed by a pretty consistent creaking/tapping noise from under the car anytime I'm over 50mph. Never hear it under that speed but anytime over, I can hear it every 30 seconds or so. Sounds like tapping against a thick metal wire under tension or a loose rattle inside a soda can. Dealership says they can't "reproduce it" but that's a crap excuse. It's happened every day...every drive...for the past 2 months. They can't see anything wrong under a visual inspection during it's first service. The radio is not on. The A/C is not on. Windows are up. Any ideas?
Should probably have started your own thread on this..

If this noise is indeed coming from underneath the vehicle, audible at over 50mph, it's got to be something pretty substantial flapping or moving around. Noises can be tricky beasts as you've found. Can you limit it to a certain area?
 

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I have a 2019 rock creek edition SV I have had nothing BUT issues I’ve had a bad mass air flow sensor. I had unbalanced tires. I had excessive road force on the drivers front tire. Oh and did I mention I’m only sitting at 2,000 miles? The EPS on this car is super heavy compared to any other Nissan so that’s annoying. It’s missing quite a few features that you’d think would be included. But overall the 2019 PF has been nothing but a headache for me so far.
 
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