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#745 of 786 Should I Buy a QX56?
Jul 14, 2009 (6:50 am)
There is a lot of talk about the problems people are having with their QX56s. Bottom lone; should I buy one? I am in the market for a larger SUV as our family has grown. I was looking at the GM larger SUVs when I came across the QX56. I have found a few 2005s and 2006s for sale.
Aside of all the problems (paint, brakes, rattles, etc.) should I buy one or stay away? I can check to see if the brakes have been replaced and hear for rattles, but what is the bottom line?
Thanks for your input.
#746 of 786 Re: Should I Buy a QX56? [cryptoidman]
Jul 14, 2009 (6:56 am)
Stay away. Especially from the 2004's. Look at all the big, black dots it got from Consumer Reports.
#747 of 786 Re: Should I Buy a QX56? [cryptoidman]
Jul 14, 2009 (7:03 am)
I had a 2005 and had a ton of problems with it. I have a 2008 now and have not had any problems with it.
#748 of 786 Re: Should I Buy a QX56? [cryptoidman]
Jul 14, 2009 (7:31 am)
Well I had a 2004 and Junk it was , we went to court and it was declared lemon by the judge and by back was order, I then waited and purchased a 2007 thinking they would have fixed the issues and again landed in court and judge ordered it a lemon and a Buy Back, Now I am looking for a larger SUV and I must say they are the biggest and nicest , I looked at the GL550 and they are small, So I am looking at the 2010 Infiniti but My test drive will be on a real bumpy road and I will put it through some tests and I hope they have finally changed. So Be carefully look at all seams , bumper and door seams check paint pealing there.
#749 of 786 Re: Should I Buy a QX56? [cryptoidman]
Jul 14, 2009 (1:00 pm)
The early model years (2004 and 2005) were horrible as Nissan had major quality control issues in their new Mississippi plant. The more recent model years have been much better, but they still are far away from having the best frequency of repair records. Just look at Consumer Reports. Have you considered a Sequoia? Not as upscale a name plate as an Infiniti, but if you look at the Platinum model you might be surprised at how well equipped it is...and how high the price is If it's not out of your price range, look at the LX470...quite a vehicle, but the Sequoia has more room in the back.
#750 of 786 Re: Should I Buy a QX56? [shark715]
Jul 14, 2009 (7:07 pm)
Thanks so much to all of you for your input! This would never have been possible years ago and I would have been stuck. I am going to test drive with eyes open. The guy is now at $30 for 34K miles for his 2005. I will also try the Sequoia. Prestige is not necessary, just looking for a nice ride.
#751 of 786 Re: Should I Buy a QX56? [cryptoidman]
Jul 14, 2009 (7:18 pm)
OK, I looked at the Platinum Sequoia, but it only comes in 2008 or newer which is out of my budget range of $30-35K.
My needs are third row, heated second row, 4WD, sunroof, DVD, and Nav. I know, "gee that all??" So like I said I was originally looking at Denalis, Tahoe LTZs, Yukons.
Anyone have a good suggestion?
Thanks, you guys are the best!
#752 of 786 Re: 4x4 [ubarragan]
Jul 14, 2009 (7:29 pm)
Always good to hear a happy ending. How are things going now? Any problems? What type of extended warranty did you buy?
#753 of 786 Re: Should I Buy a QX56? [shark715]
Jul 15, 2009 (7:11 pm)
Has anyone had a good experience with a 2005 QX56? I drove one today at a private party and the guy says he has not had any problems. He said that he brought in it in early 2006 for a recall, but other than that has not had any problems. Of course the guy could be lying, but he seemed to be telling the truth. The truck has less than 30K miles and the paint looked new. I checked for overspray, but it didn't seem like it was repainted.
#754 of 786 Re: Should I Buy a QX56? [cryptoidman]
Jul 16, 2009 (1:41 am)
Sorry, I didn't realize you are looking to buy used versus new. You are right, the pre-2008 Sequoias are a much smaller truck. I think the QX drives much nicer than any of the GM products (drive them all and see what you think), but in the end I would be afraid to buy one,especially a used one. IMO the GM products are "good enough", and there are LOTS of used ones out there...you should be able to make a great deal.