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Nissan Armada, SUV
#137 of 347 Re: Armada experiance [autoboy16]
Apr 16, 2006 (9:14 pm)
If they had 50,000 miles on them, I don't see how they could be original. I bought my 2004 new and replaced one tire at around 12 or 13k miles. I got a nail in it and it was worn out anyway. We even swapped the other front tire with the spare so I would have 2 new tires on the front. The tires were rotated every oil change at 3,000 miles and still wore out. I ended up buying the other 2 at I think around 20,000 miles. I can't remember exactly as I have done so much. I had Sears do an alignement and they said it was off on all 4 wheels. Well it still would wear tires. Then finally I got Nissan to do the aligment and had to pay for it which irked me to no end since the problem was always there. It seems to have stopped the wear now but my 2nd set of tires already have pretty good wear on the backs (that were on the front) I am not sure how many more miles I will get out of them. My Armada has only 38,500 miles on it and I got it in Novemeber of 2003. (end of November) It seems there was such a bad problem with alignment that they even came out with a bulletin on it. When I asked about the bulletin and asked them why they didn't say anything when they rotated my tires for me, the only answer I received was oh, your warranty is out and you can't get the bulletin. I asked why when they knew I had a problem when I took it in each time and asked why my tires were wearing?? They said, sorry, you can pay for an aligment so I said, forget you and took it to Sears. I think it was something like 12,700 miles I had and they told me it ran out at 12,000 miles. I asked about the bulletin. They said, that is only good during the normal warranty period. Talk about ripoff! I will never buy another Nissan and especially an Armada. If it is a 2004, run for the hills!!! They are buggy, buggy. Check back on my old posts and you can see what problems I had out of mine. I finally seem to have most resolved except the exhaust leak sound when stopping at a stop sign or light etc. It will start up and get loud. There was a bulletin on it but of course, they told me they never heard it so couldn't check it. My last trip in they found my body bolts on one side were missing, 3 of them!! I had taken it in for the bumps and asked why the thing would shake so bad over dips in the road, etc. They told me time after time it was normal. I should have sued them for neglect as I had documented proof that I had taken it in for the same problem time and time again. It probably never had the body bolts. He said my body was twisting when I hit bumps and said it was unsafe to drive. Anyway, it is my fault that I didn't pursue the lemon law. It was in the shop for so much, I lost count. So anyway, sorry for the long post, but run from the 2004. I am not sure about a 2006 but they are probably much better. I know the 2005 had some problems. Oh, my drivers door dropped down again and the bolt is about to fall out for the 2nd time so I will just fix it myself. Try to put some lock tight on it. These things are really poor quality but even with all the problems, I love the vehicle. That might sound stupid but it runs strong and now I am down to the one problem that I will just live with. The trade-in is so bad on them you don't dare trade it in or take a beating so I will drive it a couple more years if it holds up.
#138 of 347 Used 2005 Armada
May 08, 2006 (6:14 am)
Can anyone give me some feedback on the 2005 Armada generally, and the price of one specifically? A dealer I trust has a 2005 LE 4x4, loaded (DVD, sunroof, etc.) with 18000 miles on it with $35,800 listed on the window. I think I can negotiate downward or negotiate my trade upward. I'm looking for a vehicle that can comfortably hold 3 carseats and has 4 wheel drive (we have a 2001 Pathfinder LE with allmode and it is probably going to be too small). I've had nothing but good luck with Nissans (2001 pathfinder LE and 2005 frontier LE), but am concerned about the Armada's quality. So:
1. would you recommend it?
2. is this a good price?
3. does it run on regular (not premium) gas?
4. any other thoughts on vehicles?
p.s. the new pathfinder also seems a little tight on leg room
#139 of 347 Re: Used 2005 Armada [millar]
May 08, 2006 (6:40 am)
I've been shopping for a *NEW* 06 Armada. Found LE 4x4 with DVD for $36K. I'd buy a brand new.... Shop around.
#140 of 347 Re: Used 2005 Armada [gvr4wd]
May 08, 2006 (6:53 am)
Just started shopping, but thanks for the information. A dealer is willing to sell you a new Armada for $10k below MSRP? I hope I find a deal as good as that one.
#141 of 347 Re: Used 2005 Armada [millar]
May 08, 2006 (9:33 am)
Well, not quite $10K, I was little off. MSRP $45515, QUOTE $37160 including freight with the $2500 factory rebate. Remember, there is a $2500 rebate from Nissan.
#142 of 347 Re: Used 2005 Armada [millar]
May 09, 2006 (3:03 pm)
To answer your questions...
3. Regular (the QX56 requires premium for some reason)
4. I'd also recommend the 06. You get the split 3rd row seats, the power folding mirrors with signal lights and they've probably worked out a few more of the interior noises, rattles, etc.
That price seems very high and it may not have the brake fix either. Depending on your area, you should be able to get an 06 with the options you want for around 36k.
Also 3 car seats and leg room will be no issue in any Armada you choose. The third row is nothing to speak of but the first two are almost limo like.
May 10, 2006 (4:54 am)
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#144 of 347 Residual and Money Factor
May 23, 2006 (1:19 pm)
would you happen to know the current money factor and residual for a 36m 15k miler per year lease on an Armada? thx...
#145 of 347 New 2005 SE off road price
May 30, 2006 (10:48 am)
I am looking at a new 2005 Armada SE off road package that is loaded with everything but the navigation system. The dealer is non pressure but sticking to a firm 35K price. I offered 33.5K and am wondering if I am trying to get an unrealistic price. It is the truck that has been in the showroom.
#146 of 347 Re: New 2005 SE off road price [koz54]
Jun 08, 2006 (12:09 pm)
What is the MSRP of the Armada SE off road that you are looking at? It seems resonable now to get $8000-$9000 off, which would include the $3000 rebate. Times are rough for dealerships selling large SUV's. There are a lot of different ones out there, and not as many buyers as there used to be. Sales are down 20%.