What's the life span for a 1990 Nissan Pathfinder 4x4 6 cylinder pickup truck?

It's got 182000 miles . Starts and runs pretty good for a 29-year old vehicle. It sat basically unused except once or twice a month for the past few years then started using it as a daily driver 2 months ago just for local trips, about 5-10 miles a day with little to no freeway driving, and keeping it well-maintained. How long do these rigs last?

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  • JetDoc
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    It will last as long as you are willing to cover the expense to maintain it and repair or replace parts that break or wear out. At some point, you will decide that the car isn't worth spending money on any more, and THAT is the end of it's useful life.

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  • Ron
    Lv 7
    7 months ago

    How long is a piece of string?

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  • 7 months ago

    Patho will keep going as long as you give it some love. Mechanically these things are monsters. They have three moving parts, none of which ever go wrong and are easy to fix when they do. They are old skool. Get them muddy, hose them out. Unlike modern trucks the only electrics on the things are the lights/indicators, horn, wipers and heater motor. If you're lucky you have a radio. In short there is nothing to go wrong that will leave you stranded in the middle of the desert without IT support to diagnose the ECU, and if it does you can fix it with a rock and some roadkill entrails. BUT.. bear in mind it is an older vehicle. Depending how it's ben used and serviced, it will have wear. If you address it, you'll get much more life out of it. Also, these are small trucks not big cars. Parts are heavy duty and can be expensive. But this is offset by being relatively easy to work on so you save some labour time.

    • fredgarvin7 months agoReport

      Thanks, that's some good info. The truck was offered to me as a gift and I was trying to get an idea of how long it will last with basic upkeep. I had a 92 Tracer that made it to 450000 before basically becoming un-repairable so maybe I'll get lucky again.

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