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Grasso’s Garage: 2022 Nissan Pathfinder is a re-invented masterpiece

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Grasso’s Garage: 2022 Nissan Pathfinder is a re-invented masterpiece

Calling all family adventurers!

As you are probably very familiar, I am a big guy and like a lot of space in my vehicles that I test. But not necessarily more seating or storage, just big comfort!

In this week’s test, we reviewed Nissan Motor Co. ‘s reinvented 2022 Pathfinder and you guessed it, big comfort is all the craze in Grasso’s Garage. Yes it has eight seats, yes it has four-wheel drive, yes it can tow 6,000 pounds and yes it is really comfortable. Cha-ching! All for a big price, right? Nope, with a base price of $33,680 for the S model, the Pathfinder is light on the wallet and a monster bang for the buck.

I cannot get over the interior of the Pathfinder, it has that robust, open design, where you sit nice and high in the SUV, but feel ultra low in the seat, just how I like it. Lots of headroom, a 12.3-inch digital driver dashboard with a 10.8-inch heads-up display create that spacious feel, but cockpit-like experience. On the 2022 Pathfinder, we also notice a center stack 9-inch color touchscreen infotainment system which is easily accessible by front row passengers and easy to use for all. SiriusXM comes standard with an excellent-sounding Bose Premium Audio System with dual subwoofers.

Wrapped in Two-Tone Boulder Gray Pearl, our Platinum four-wheel-drive tester was amazing. The exterior color was strong and stout while the black offsets really showed out in droves. LED lighting abounds on the Pathfinder as well as a Panoramic roof and roof rails that were standard.

A 3.5-liter dual overhead camshaft V6 direct injection engine came standard in the Pathfinder, producing 284 horsepower and 259 lb.-ft. of torque. This was more than sufficient on our test, and I am thrilled Nissan went with a six-cylinder and not a four-cylinder turbo. Paired with the V6 was a new nine-speed automatic transmission and not the ever-hated continuously variable transmission, we noticed no noise and smooth shifts from gear to gear in every mode.

Calling all consumers, not just the adventurous, family-oriented, people-moving, big-vehicle lover ones, but just about anyone and everyone can enjoy the Pathfinder and for years to come. Thirty-five years later, Nissan, I tip my hat to you!

Grasso’s Garage is here for you! Are you in the market for a new car? I would be happy to provide my honest input. All you have to do is email me: [email protected]

 

Nissan Pathfinder

MSRP: $48,090

As tested: $51,395

MPG: 20 city, 25 highway, 24.1 as tested

 

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UCF offers Daytona Beach Mainland 2024 safety Zay Mincey

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The last few players rom Daytona Beach Mainland High to play for UCF turned out to be quite productive. Knights coaches are hoping 2024 safety Zavier “Zay” Mincey is next.

Mincey was offered a scholarship by UCF on Tuesday, one of numerous offers the big defensive back — 6-foot-3, 190 pounds — has picked up recently. Mincey now has 13 offers from schools including Auburn, Notre Dame, Ole Miss and Texas A&M, so the Knights have their work cut out for them to win him over,

Mincey, a multi-sport standout, competed at the Florida Track and Field Championships in Gainesville this past week. He didn’t have his best performances, but finished 10th in the long jump (21 feet, 4¾ inches) and 11th in the high jump (5 feet, 11½ inches).

Last season for Mainland, Mincey averaged 3.2 tackles per game and had 1 tackle for loss. He also had 2 interceptions and 6 pass deflections.

The recent history of success for Mainland players at UCF was highlighted by the self-proclaimed fastest man in college football Adrian Killins, who finished his UCF career as the fifth-best rusher in UCF history with 2,459 career rushing yards and 25 touchdowns. Killins was last in the NFL as a roster player with the Denver Broncos. He is a free agent.

Offensive tackle Marcus Tatum also had a solid stay at UCF after transferring from Tennessee. Tatum earned all-AAC honors in each of his final two seasons as a Knight. Tatum recently signed a free-agent contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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The Staircase Episode 5: May 19 Release, Time And Plot Speculations

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An American crime drama mini-series, The Staircase, will release its 5th episode on May 19th. The episode titled “The Beating Heart” would air on HBO Max. The true-crime drama is created by Antonio Campos and stars Colin Firth and Toni Collette as the main protagonist. The drama is based on the famous Michel Peterson trial.

Produced by Annapurna Television, What’s up Films, and Emi pop, the mini-series is distributed by Warner Bros Discovery Global Streaming & Interactive Entertainment. Michael Stuhlbarg, Sophie Turner, Dane DeHaan, Olivia DdeJonge, Patrick Schwarzeneggar, and Rosemarie DeWitt assist Firth and Collette in their roles play important characters in the drama.

Here’s all you need to know before watching the episode.

Michael Peterson Trial

Based on a true crime story and the docuseries by Jean-Xavier de Lestrade with the same name; the Staircase premiered on HBO Max on May 5th; and received great, positive reception for the stellar cast performances (especially by Firth).

It is based on the Michael Peterson trial, which was a pretty deal as it remains one of the longest trials in the history of North Carolina. In 2001, Peterson’s wife, Kathleen, was reported by him to be found unconscious; at the bottom of the stairs in their home in Durham, North Carolina.

She was later declared dead, and her autopsy result showed that she died of several injuries that hint at homicide.

Peterson was bisexual; and that upon finding his sexuality and his adultery with another male, Kathleen had confronted him. And in a bid of rage, he had killed her. The American novelist was arrested on the charge of murdering his wife in 2001.

In 2003, he was guilty and was sentenced to life in prison, getting released in 2011.

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The Staircase Episode 5: What To Expect? Plot Speculation 

The eight-episode mini series following the trial and appeal period of Michael Peterson will be releasing its 5th episode coming May 19th.

The last episode saw the trial reaching its final verdict; with Elizabeth Ratliff’s autopsy result coming to the forefront, giving the whole case a new perspective. Ratliff have injuries similar to Kathleen; and it is proven that Peterson is the last person to be with her before she was found dead the next morning.

It leads to further doubts in Martha and Margaret, Elizabeth’s daughters and Michael’s adoptive daughters, who have started to turn against him.

The next episode (episode 5) will have the viewers see the consequences of the verdict that Peterson; and his family would be dealing with and the full aftermath of the jury’s decision.

On the other hand, the last episode also left viewers at a stump when it revealed during the 2017 documentary interview that Sophie Brunet has been with Peterson for the past 12 years.

When And Where To Watch Episode 5? 

Episode 5 of The Staircase will release and available to stream on HBO max on May 19th, Thursday at 3 AM ET.

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2 killed in Anoka crash that following police pursuit

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ANOKA, Minn. (AP) — Two men died after fleeing from an attempted traffic stop and later crashing into a pickup truck in Anoka County, sheriff’s officials said.

Police in Coon Rapids tried to make the traffic stop shortly before midnight Tuesday. The driver took off and police pursued the car, but broke off the chase once the vehicle crossed into Anoka.

Officials said the car and pickup collided about a mile away. The force of the crash took down at least three light poles, according to witnesses.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. His passenger died at a nearby hospital. The driver of the pickup was treated for minor injuries. The victims have not been identified.

The crash remains under investigation by the Anoka Police Department, Coon Rapids Police Department, Minnesota State Patrol, Anoka County Sheriff’s Office and the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office.

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