I owned a Second Generation Nissan Pathfinder (last face-lifted model of 2005) and have had it for several years. It was a very good car without a doubt, even cops around here used them. It was good off road, had decent performance on and off road (with manual off road gearbox range selection) while being comfortable, practical and with a decent ride height and driving position. The third generation changed nearly entirely, it had a little less off-road abilities, gained weight and got more practical. I heard there was a new Pathfinder and the moment I saw one I was utterly surprised! I just had to get one for review, so I got in touch with Nissan in Dubai, and they were happy to lend me one for a few days.