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#533 of 786 Re: Infiniti No More [dedoman]
Oct 03, 2005 (2:21 am)
Unless they have significantly improved the quality, I would not recommend buying the QX56. Maybe they have improved quality for the 2005 model year. I bought mine in December 2004 (built 9/2004).
The current problem I am having is not related to the rotors. That was fixed (hopefully). It is a brake cylinder issue. The SUV has been at the dealer for over a week now. The reason they give me is that Nissan doesn't have parts.... What ever that means.
#534 of 786 Brake me again, Charlie....
Oct 10, 2005 (10:03 am)
I have owned my 2004 QX56 since May '04. It is a beautiful car, plenty of room, nice amenities, etc. Our first problem was the heated seats a few days after we got it, which needed 4 times to get it right. The backup sensor still isn't right but they finally figured out the problem this month (from a factory memo finally) and ordered a part (here it is October 2005) which should fix it. Our Navigation system has gone out twice (parts on order). This shouldn't be happening with a $58,000 vehicle, should it? As they say, stuff happens.
But worst of all has been the BRAKE problem, which started at 3,300 miles, and now at 22,000 is going in for the 5th time for brakes. The "judder" is a bit unsettling. Infiniti has told me they will take care of the brakes as long as I have the car, but the security and scariness drives my wife crazy (she is the main driver of the QX). I have had enough and am going to contact the Bureau of Automotive repair and find out about the Lemon Law in my state (CA). I spoke to an anonymous source at my dealer who told me Infiniti has had to buy back at least 5 or 6 QX's from this dealership alone, some with less, and some with more problems as we've had, so you can only imagine how many have been bought back nationwide. The dealer service has been great, and hopefully the 2006 model QX lives up to supposedly having cured the brake problem. I've looked around and the closest I've come to finding something is the Navigator Special Edition, but it doesn't have the ride or pep that our QX has, so I will probably gamble and get a 2006 QX56...or will I? I know this is a heck of a way to solve a brake problem.
My suggestion to anyone interested in buying a used QX 56 is STAY AWAY from the 2004 model as they have not been able to solve this problem. Check the repair record on the 2005 model and be warned if it has had brake problems. It would seem like it should be easy enough to retrofit these vehicles with the right stuff, but Nissan/Infiniti is dragging their feet, even though they know there is a problem, which will probably cost them more money in the long run, and loss of repeat business.
Does anyone out there have advice for the Lemon Law so I can get this over with?
#535 of 786 Re: Brake me again, Charlie.... [kjoe]
Oct 10, 2005 (11:37 am)
Go to the Armada forum. Lot's of discussion there about lemon laws and recommended lawyers.
Oct 28, 2005 (3:28 am)
where does the factory installed antennae get mounted? the dealer installed version is a small disk that gets mounted on upper front passengerside windshield. any thoughts? appreciate any input.
#537 of 786 Blind Spot QX56
Nov 04, 2005 (9:15 am)
I have had my truck since 3/05. In general I like the car. However:
The frame on the front widow is very thick or wide. (thicker at the bottom and gets thinner towards the top of the windshield)
At my height -5 feet I also have to deal with the mirrors which are really wide. So if you add the frame + mirrors that is about 8 inches possibly more where things (people, cars, etc.) disappear from my line of view.
I drove the GMC Yukon for years and I never had this trouble in that truck.
Other points: The QX56 is supposed to be lux - however:
Loud or "throaty" when I give it gas.
I feel the steering wheel could have a better power steering feel.
Steering wheel vibrations at high speeds (had tires balanced work for a little while).
Feels top heavy going over highway bumps at highway speeds especially while in a turn.
#538 of 786 Re: wsag [carpeople]
Nov 04, 2005 (11:31 pm)
First Off The Navigotor may share its platform with the Expedition, but is differs in interior and some exterior things.. n the navigator deserves its "luxury status" 1. because its a Lincoln
2. Navigotor is a better performer that Expedtion.
3. and the is a LINCOLN hahaha.
The QX56 is the same as the Armada, except that it gets that ulgy ass front end.. and some wood n leather as standard.. thats basically it.
#539 of 786 Re: wsag [bigo]
Nov 05, 2005 (5:59 am)
If anyone is trying to determine the difference b/n 2006 Armada and QX (as opposed to debating the luxury status of Ford/Lincoln) consider: when you fully equip an armada, the list price moves to about $49k compared to about $57k for qx, but qx would include intel cruise ($800), bluetooth phone ($500?), extra year/12k mile warranty ($1200?), heated rear seat ($500?), premium leather, carpeting, and paint ($2,500?),and 315hp vs 305hp for armada ($?).
#540 of 786 Re: wsag [jikam]
Nov 05, 2005 (3:03 pm)
I should have also added: xenon vs halogen headlights,wood/aluminum dash vs plastics, add'l frontseat power adjustments and larger taillights. Bottomline is that there is some premium for the infinity badge but it is not the full sticker price difference.
Nov 11, 2005 (12:56 pm)
hi iam trying to decide which one do i want qx 56 or armada. did u see the new 2007 caddy iam saving up for 1 of them,can u help me. i really cant decide.
#542 of 786 Re: wsag [twittytwat]
Nov 11, 2005 (7:03 pm)
I don't think that I can add much more to the qx56/armada issue beyond what I've already noted. Do you want the extra features? Are you willing to pay for them? Are you okay with the Armada interior? I did mistate the
qx56 warranty..its 4 yrs/60,000 miles so its actually one year and 24,000 (not 12,000) better than the Armada.I haven't seen the 07' escalade, only the 06'. The regular 06' escalade (not the esv)had too small of a third row. I considered the esv which clearly has the most room of anything short of a bus but the qx56 satisfied me on room and I liked it more.qx and armada are the only ones that have air curtains in all three rows. On luxury, I was fine with the caddy, preferred the qx but was not okay with the armada...sitting in it felt like being in a black and white movie, everything was monotone gray, and the paint,carpeting and other plastic finishes were just not that nice. The Armada, though, is not intended to be, and is not marketed as, a luxury truck.Its a big, powerful, roomy hauler.If the luxury aspect of this is not important than Armada makes more sense than qx.