2013 Nissan Pathfinder
A new unibody design, 500-pound weight reduction, and 3.5L V-6 hooked to a new Xtronic CVT trans are among the biggest changes to Nissan’s SUV. The Pathfinder makes 260hp and 240 lb-ft of torque, and the 4x4 model comes in at 4,290 pounds, which also has fuel economy numbers, if you care, of 19 mpg city and 25 highway. The interior is all-new and also features more interior space than the previous editions, and its All-Mode 4x4-i system has selectable two-wheel and four-wheel drive, as well as auto. Towing capacity is 5,000 pounds. The Pathfinder lineup is S, SV, SL, and Platinum.
Your Government At Work
Hey, what’s this approximately $54 million collecting dust in California? Oh, nothing much, just surplus cash that’s been building for 12 years under the State Parks team’s watch. What? Upon discovery, State Parks Director Ruth Coleman resigned and her second-in-command was fired, according to the Sacramento Bee. The moola breaks down to around $20.3 mil in Parks and Rec funding and $33.5 for the Off Highway Vehicle Fund. To deal with state budget cuts, 70 parks were closed in the past year. Imagine what that money could have done to prevent that.
Did You Know This About GMC Pickups?
In 1912, the truck builders Randolph, Reliance, and Rapid grouped-up to become GMC.
But, GMC has been making trucks since 1902.
When 1500, 2500, and 3500 were intro’d in 1967 to signify its three truck models, GMC was basing the “names” on the first part of the VIN, or payload, capacity.
Sierra went full time in 1989. Prior to that, it was just a trim package.
Our Doomsday Plan
It’s real and it’s coming, people! Doomsday! (Or, it’s fake and it’s Y2K all over again, people.) What’s the one thing/product/tool you have or want in your doomsday emergency kit? Come on over to Four Wheeler’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/fourwheelermag) and tell us! These are ours:
Brubaker: I want a solar-powered M1 Abrams battle tank towing an armored, solar-panel-equipped, 34-foot Airstream PanAmerica toy hauler with an armored, solar-powered S-10 ZR2 in the Airstream’s garage. And lots of sunny days. But if I can’t have that, I’d like a crossbow and fishing pole so I can at least eat well.
Cappa: I’d only need a couple of guns. Maybe a good, solid .45 ACP pistol, either an SKS or an AK47, and probably an eight-round 12-gauge shotgun (pump or automatic). I can find ammo for all three of these just about anywhere, and carrying only two of them wouldn’t be all that big a deal. So, why no food, water, or clothing? Those are hard to haul and I live in California where there will be plenty of unarmed liberal wieners carrying that stuff for me. All I have to do is collect it!
Holman: I want a good cigar, a bottle of Dr. Pepper, and a lawn chair. I figure, if it’s my day, there isn’t much I can do but watch the world go down around me. But just in case, I’ll have my 12-gauge at my side. And Twinkies. Lots of Twinkies.
Mansour: I’m going to drive my Jeep to the beach, play some Jimmy Buffet, and hang out by the water. I’ll bring along an AR-15, set it to zombie-kill, and probably eat a delicious chicken burrito. Ultimately, I hope to cash-in from the “I survived the end of the world and all I got was this stupid T-shirt” clothing line, but since I know nothing about fashion, I’ll probably still be sitting at the beach.