car is being repaired. Ridiculous! 20 MPG and every time I step on the brakes or the gas it rocks back and forth like a rocking chair. It seats about as many people as a sedan and can carry only slightly more junk than a sedan. Why do people want to drive these things? They aren't attractive, they don't stop/go fast, they can't carry much stuff. I don't get it.
I don't understand why so many people want to drive pickups either. In a pickup you can only haul stuff you care about in decent weather. I get it if you're a farmer or ranch hand and need to haul messy stuff year round, but why would anyone else want to drive a truck? And why is it that the bigger the pickup, the greater the odds that they will back into parking spaces?
I don't know about a Pathfinder, but I drive a 2001 Infiniti QX4 that is based on the Pathfinder. Mine does not handle like that, it pretty much drives like a luxury car, very smooth and predictable and pretty fast. It sounds like yours needs new struts badly and maybe a tune-up. Mine ran much better after a new MAF was installed.
I don't know what you were trying to fit in yours, but I can fit a stack of full 4x8 sheets of plywood or a 60" plasma TV in box and other big bulky items in it without trouble.
I drove a 1994 Acura Integra for almost 20 years. I finally needed something I could haul/tow with since my new home has several acres of wooded land.
P.S. It is my spare bad weather beater and utility vehicle, not my daily driver. Some people NEED a vehicle like this (I hate trucks/SUV's)