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#359 of 687 Re: Dont Buy any Nissan Armada [brad701]
Oct 13, 2006 (11:44 am)
I vote for Brad too I sense what has gone on here is that only people with problems have tended to post, seems perfectly normal given the title of the thread. We have an '05 and I noticed there were several other Armadas and Qx56's in our club community. I'm on the Board of Directors and know a lot of people so I started asking around. Turns out we have a total of 13 trucks, 10 Armadas and 3 QX 56's. I spoke to each one of the owners, and here's the data I compiled. Three of the Armadas and one of the QX56's are 2004's. Each one of them had the brake problems, and each one of them had to take their trucks back several times before they were correctly repaired. But each one of them said they were finally repaired correctly and have had no brake problems in a long time. Of the '04's, one of the Armadas and one of the QX's has the roof problem, but told me it was fixed when the trucks were new 3 years ago. Both of them were early '04's. There are 6 '05's (one of which is ours) and 3 '06's. None of them have had any brake issues and I specifically asked them if they had any brake problems. I asked all 13 owners to list any problems they had experieced besides the brakes. 2 of the 3 QX's reported no problems at all, but only 3 of the 10 Armada owners reported no issues. There didn't seem to be any pattern to the other problems, the most frequent problem was 4 owners that reported "check engine light" repairs. Of course almost everyone commented on the poor gas mileage.
#360 of 687 Re: Dont Buy any Nissan Armada [walinares]
Oct 13, 2006 (12:13 pm)
Walinares, I DON'T WORK FOR NISSAN and we have had our 2005 Armada for almost 2 years (38,100 miles) and are very happy with it. We did have to have the front brake pads replaced at 33,400 miles, but that's because they were just worn out, seems relatively normal to me. There was never any vibration. The dealer had to replace one of the components in the navigation system when the truck was a month old, and one of the rear axle seals has to be replaced last year (we didn't even know there was a problem, the dealer noticed it), but we have experienced no other issues at all. You need to accept that most people that have Armadas are happy with them and don't regret their purchase. We know three other families that have Armadas and each of them are very satidfied and have experienced minimal if any problems.
#361 of 687 Re: Dont Buy any Nissan Armada [walinares]
Oct 13, 2006 (12:19 pm)
Walinares: I DON'T WORK FOR NISSAN EITHER, and while they are far from perfect, in additon to my current truck I've had two Nissans in the past and they have been pretty decent. Build quality not quite as good as Honda or Toyota, but Honda and Toyota did not offer a truck I liked. Obviously you don't want to hear this, but I have no regrets about my Armada. Well, except I would never have a white car or truck again, too hard to keep clean
#362 of 687 Re: Dont Buy any Nissan Armada [walinares]
Oct 13, 2006 (12:24 pm)
Wally, so you think everyone who likes their Armada works for Nissan? Give me a break! You were doing a lot more than merely sharing your experience. And I DON'T WORK FOR NISSAN
#363 of 687 Re: Dont Buy any Nissan Armada [walinares]
Oct 13, 2006 (12:27 pm)
Hey Walinares, I DON'T WORK WORK FOR NISSAN either...
#364 of 687 Re: Dont Buy any Nissan Armada [walinares]
Oct 13, 2006 (12:30 pm)
Guess what Walinares? I DON'T WORK FOR NISSAN!
#365 of 687 Re: Dont Buy any Nissan Armada [walinares]
Oct 13, 2006 (12:37 pm)
You are "pretty sure I work for Nissan"? You should do a little more homework before you accuse people of things you have no idea idea about No, I DON'T WORK FOR NISSAN!!!
#366 of 687 Re: Dont Buy any Nissan Armada [walinares]
Oct 13, 2006 (12:40 pm)
In case the situation is not already crystal clear to everyone, I DON'T WORK FOR NISSAN either!
#367 of 687 Re: Dont Buy any Nissan Armada [shark715]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Oct 13, 2006 (1:09 pm)
I don't either (although I drive a Nissan minivan). Let's move on shall we?
#368 of 687 Re: Dont Buy any Nissan Armada [walinares]
Oct 13, 2006 (1:22 pm)
One comment I will make. Look on the left border of this page. Nissan does have a lot of guts posting an Armada advertisement here given the nature of what is being discussed in this thread I'll bet Walinares would take great delight in "hijacking" the ad...I can imagine some changes he might make to it