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#3674 of 3836 Armada going E85
Jul 20, 2006 (10:37 am)
Nissan Announces New FFV Model at NEVC Meeting
Jefferson City , MO – During the just concluded Summer Meeting of the National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition (NEVC), Harland Reid, Senior Director of Government Affairs of Nissan North America, Inc., announced that the Nissan Armada will be produced as an E85 compatible vehicle in 2007. The vehicle will be manufactured at Nissan’s Canton, Mississippi plant.
“Yes, the Armada will be the newest of Nissan’s E85 compatible line for 2007,” stated Reid.
Nissan began offering the 5.6 liter Titan truck as a flexible fuel vehicle (FFV) in 2005. The company plans on producing approximately 55,000 flexible fuel Titans this year and plans to produce about 20,000 FFV Armadas in model year 2007. The 2007 E85 full-size SUV Armada will have a 5.6 liter V8 engine, offer three-row, eight-passenger seating and up to 9,100-pound maximum towing capacity. Both the Titan and Armada will be available in North Central, South Central, South East, and Mid-Atlantic regions where there are the highest concentrations of E85 stations.
Nissan is also the newest automaker to join the NEVC and Reid was named as a member of the NEVC’s Board of Directors at the recent meeting. General Motors, Ford Motor Company, and DaimlerChrysler are also members of the NEVC and serve on its Board of Directors.
“We are excited to see Nissan add the Armada to the growing list of automobiles and light trucks that are being manufactured to operate on 85 percent ethanol,” stated Phil Lampert, Executive Director of the NEVC. “The NEVC has been the nation’s leading advocate of the production of FFVs and development of E85 fueling infrastructure and we believe that the market incentives provided to automakers to produce such vehicles are working. The recent announcement by GM, Ford, and DaimlerChrysler committing to double production of FFVs clearly demonstrates the commitment and investments that automakers have made in regard to production of E85 capable vehicles. We applaud Nissan for this announcement and look forward to working with their management and staff to promote this exceptional vehicle.”
Reid also praised U.S. Senator Thad Cochran for his leadership as Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee in the Senate’s approval of $213 million in new federal funding for research and development of renewable fuels. “Nissan shares Senator Cochran’s commitment to achieving the tremendous environmental and energy security benefits that result from increased use of renewable fuel in flexible fuel vehicles,“ Reid added.
Senator Cochran was pleased to learn of Nissan’s plans to produce the E85 capable Armada at its Canton, Mississippi plant. “We have been working hard in the Senate to provide funding and incentives for clean, renewable transportation fuels that lessen our dependence on foreign oil. I appreciate Nissan’s decision to expand its production of flexible fuel vehicles in Canton, Mississippi through the introduction of the FFV Armada,“ said Cochran. The E85 capable Nissan Titan is also produced at the Canton plant.
A complete listing of all E85 compatible vehicles and E85 fueling stations can be found at www.E85Fuel.com.
#3675 of 3836 Any issues on the 06?
Jul 21, 2006 (12:01 am)
I would like to know reading about all these brake issues if any body buying the new 06's are having these same problems.
#3676 of 3836 Re: Armada going E85 [rshe]
Jul 21, 2006 (5:57 am)
I'm shocked that you didn't mention the armadas 317 hp and 395lb gt of torque (same as titan) for 2007! I read that last week but the link was removed so i can't post it. I think E85 is a waste. Nissan should introduce a diesel Armada and Titan. Add ULSD to the mix and it'll be great.
For the Acronymicly challenged like myself, Ulsd is
and only has 5-15% sulfer. Thats great when told the old diesel had 95% sulfer. Now you'll see waaaay less black smoke coming from it. I think a diesel version of the Armada/Qx56, Titan, Fx 35/45, Q45, Pathfinder and M35/45 would be a great idea seeing its only 4 engines(5.6v8, 4.5v8, 4.0v6, and 3.5 v6).
#3677 of 3836 Warranty Purchase
Aug 03, 2006 (4:46 pm)
I am looking to get the extended warranty on my 04 before the factory warranty expires.. Does anyone have any recommendations?
Aug 03, 2006 (5:17 pm)
I called Nissan Consumer Affairs to complain about the brakes. My brake warranty expires in October so I told them that I'm tired of taking my '04 Armada in for a "band aid" fix. They are going to call me next week to let me know what they are going to do. I'm going on my 5th brake job and I only have 27,000 miles on it.....
Call them at 800-647-7261. See what they can do!!!
Aug 15, 2006 (5:47 pm)
I took my 05 LE out on the beach at Assateague Island MD this week. It performed well (i.e. I didn't get stuck ). There were a few Titans out and one other Armada. Also lots of Chevys. My question for you off-roaders. I kept mine in 4 wheel drive high, which the manual says is fine for sand. Anyone with experience have other recommendations? I'll certainly be going back before my yearly pass expires.
#3681 of 3836 Re: Beach Driving [aggiedog]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Aug 15, 2006 (6:12 pm)
Did you air down your tires at all? That helps on some (most?) beaches.
#3682 of 3836 Re: Beach Driving [steve_]
Aug 15, 2006 (6:47 pm)
Yes. Park Rangers recommended 15 psi but the regulars said anything between 15 and 20 would be ok which is where I had mine, 17 to be specific.