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Nissan Armada

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  • Did you ever have the braking system completely fail? or the brake pedal go to the floor as I have been reading? Also what do you think about your Armada? How does it tow? even 9000lbs worth?? I will be towing 7200 lbs of travel trailer regularly so just curious if the Armada is up to the task?

    Thanks
    Koop
  • Since our last fix...our SUV has worked like a charm. This is after taking it in 3 times and being told it was fixed. I think Nissan finally realized that they would not be selling another SUV of any sort if they didn't get to the root of the problem. We had the first model so I feel very comfortable recommending later models now that the brake problems is finally fixed. We love our Armada...very roomy, very comfortable, nice ride. When we go on trips with our friends they always want us to drive for the comfort and room. Buy with confidence that this issue is I feel finally over :)
  • You wouldn't happen to have any vibrations in your Armada? When i road tested an 07 loaded navi and all all i could feel is a vibration from 20mph and up in the seat of my pants, even in the second and third rows seats? Not sure if it is just this model we road tested, so were going back to road test another one once they PDI another for us to try. If no vibrations felt i will be buying one that's for sure. I went tonight to road test an 07 Suburban for the same size vehicle well almost a bit bigger but still,. This thing really needs and engine like the Armada. It felt heavy and sluggish even when floored. So that road test sold me alone on the Armada. Way nicer vehicle and a lot more power to have on tap especially when towing.

    Thanks for every one's helps and advice.
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    On the vibration, have them check the pressure, often times dealers over-inflate the tires so they don't flat spot while sitting on the lots. This can lead to vibrations.

    I have no vibrations on mine after 36k miles and some heavy duty offroad excursions.

    As for room, they are awsome, we regularly load up the race team which is 4 hefty guys and all our gear plus a 6,000lb race car trailer and head out. We do 75-85mph with the cruise control set up and down the mountain interstates, no issues. I also regularly tow a 6,000lb boat trailer up to the Adirondacks and no issues there either. At race events we usually put 6 hefty guys in there to run back to the hotel Fri/Sat night and everyone loves to ride in it and we aren't small folks.

    Recently I did a 1000 mile treck with 25 subarus and was the support vehicle and the only guys who were able to keep up were the STis and Legacy GTs. :)

    I towed my buddy's 9000+lb cigarette boat (Triple Axle) without issue a few times and am about to sell my boat and buy his 33ft cig boat with the tri-axle and will be towing that regularly this summer.

    I'll put it this way, if I won the lottery tomorrow, I'd go get an 07 Armada loaded.

    -Mike
  • We've never pulled anything with our Armada but in normal driving we have not felt any vibration. Good Luck on your purchase. :shades:
  • aggiedogaggiedog Posts: 238
    We bought our 05 in Dec 04 and had brake problems at about 7K and then about 13K. After 2 new sets of rotors they finally got the right rotors on the 3rd try. They did actually tell me that it may or may not work after the first 2 services. Got about 45K miles on it now with no problems. Except for the occasional overhead rattle.
  • I can't believe there's no talk about the 2008 Armada. Pictures & comments were released during Chicago Auto Show a couple weeks back. Interior looks MUCH better (IMO) than before... And unless pics are deceiving, it appears that the leather texture/quality may have increased closer to that of the Infinity version. And outside is a bit different (no more heavy chrome) and rear reminds me of Infinity version.

    If it weren't for gas mileage, with these interior changes (my biggest complaint before), this would definitely be my next vehicle.

    What are some opinions on the new designs?
  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,661
    Here ya go Mike. Maybe this will get something started here.

    http://blogs.edmunds.com/Straightline/2249

    Bob
  • petro33petro33 Posts: 192
    OK.... I am in the market for a new suv. I have a '01 sequoia (133,000 miles Limited) and love it but I will be buying a new trailer and need to upgrade to a higher tow rating. I know the seq will have a new engine in it in '08 that will tow 9,000 + but I want to reconsider all vehicles. When you read consumer reports about the Armada they still give it lousy report on reliability. I always thought that was due to the brake problem that has now been fixed, so why the low rating?

    The new seq will also be bigger than my '01 so I need to compare it to vehicles the same size?

    My biggest criteria on purchasing a new vehicle is reliability. I'll pay for one that holds together rather than buy one at a lower price with a longer warrenty only to be going back to the dealer for constant repairs.

    Any thoughts about the Armada that make it the best suv? I like leather, heated seats, power seats, navagition system, moon roof, and easy access to last row of seats ( I have a disabled son who likes to ride in the back all the time).
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    45k miles on my truck. Pretty much flawless. I regularly tow 10,000lb cigarette boat trailer and a 6,000lb race car trailer. I push mine HARD and it's still working well.

    I'm not sure what the new sequoia will have in terms of towing my guess is it will be low again around 7500. Toyota will likely be more reliable though than even my quite reliable 04 Armada.

    -mike
  • haropharop Posts: 59
    Just wanted to post my observations during last several full tanks. Basically I did not see big difference between heavy foot driving vs. light foot driving. May be 10-15 miles difference for a full tank. But my "heavy foot" was not really "lead foot" and my light was not feather like. Averaging 14-15 MPG for 12 miles each way ride mostly on slow, stop and go type traffic highway. If anybody knows 75 in Dallas, from Plano to 635 and back.
    This is for 2006 LE 4x4.

    -haro
  • I PURCHASED A 2007 ARMADA WITH 17,000 MILES ON IT. I COULD HAVE GOTTEN IT CHEAPER, BUT I WANTED IT IN BLACK WITH SILVER TRIM. IT REALLY LOOKS IMPOSING, LIKE A BIG POWERFUL BRUTE. IT HAS POWER TO SPARE TO GET YOU OUT OF TROUBLE OR INTO TROUBLE DEPENDING ON HOW YOU DRIVE. PICKUP FOR A HEAVY VEHICLE IS EXCEPTIONAL. IT IS JIGGLY ON CITY STREETS FILLED WITH POTHOLES AND UNEVEN PAVEMENT, BUT YOU MUST EXPECT THAT FROM A TRUCK. ON THE HIGHWAY IT IS SMOOTH AS SILK AND A JOY TO JUST SET YOUR CRUISE CONTROL AT 80 AND ENJOY THE SOUND SYSTEM AND VIEW. THE SEATS ARE FIRM AND SUPPORTIVE. THE ONLY DRAWBACK BESIDES GAS MILAGE IS THAT IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT YOU ADJUST ALL OF YOUR MIRRORS. THERE APPEARS TO BE SEVERAL BLIND SPOTS WHEN LOOKING OUT FOR OTHER VEHICLES ON THE ROAD.
  • pchera01pchera01 Posts: 8
    you post is pretty old, I just jpoined today
    when I test drove my Armada in 2005 Aug, it had a vibration and sales person told me to check with service dept next day. I bought it that night and went home and never seen dealer since then, I just adjusted the air in the tire and that was the problem. Because most sit in the lot for long time and doesn't work work well when you test drive it. back in 2004 when we test drove the Acura MDX, it had the same problems too
  • dpuma8dpuma8 Posts: 1
    I see that the invoice price for an 07 Armada is around $32k. I was offered a $6000 rebate making the final price almost $30k. So I am thinking that this sounds like a great deal but I am not so sure. Should I be taking the $6000 rebate and try for $26000? Or is the wrong logic?
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    I take it that's a base Armada? Try to get as low as possible :)

    -mike
  • mbuntingmbunting Posts: 158
    Anyone happen to have traded in their 06' Armada recently? I have an 2006 Armada SE (2WD) w/ only 13,000 miles on it. I'm in the military and we currently have two vehicles...I have a new assignment where I can only bring one and I don't want to leave 1 car just sitting for 2-3 years while I'm gone.

    Considering trading in or selling the Mada but I have to do something pretty quick, so it looks like I may trade both our vehicles (07 Honda Fit Sport) and the Mada towards one new car (08/07?)...

    Any suggestions... wonder what Carmax will give me for my Aramda :)
  • Petro, my wife and I started looking at all full size SUVs in 2004. I wanted to get a new truck and it was going to be my 10 year truck. We looked at everyone, even Ford. Sorry, not a fan. I wanted something that would hold together, would tow anything I could throw at it, comfort in the front seats were and obvious must, but my father has trouble getting into the back seats of vehicles. My wife and I would drive a truck and find everything that we HATE about it. Too many times people get caught up with that "new car" feeling, and love everything until they own it. We had decided on a Suburban. We had looked at the Titan/Armada at the Tx State fair in 04, it sucked, it just seemed flimsy, but that was a 5-minute look. I got married inn October 06 and we had an Armada as a rental. We bought an 07 Armada because we loved it so much in Feb. In January, I was diagnosed with MS, and I wouldn't think about any other truck. Here's what I liked about the truck:

    Helper handles make ingress/egress in the front and back easy; standard running boards; wheelbase is longer than Tahoe, Exped, Seq, but shorter than Suburban; space between the back of the front seat, and the front of the back seat is superior to all; the turning radius is great; the power lift and close tailgate is smooth and quiet.

    I could go on for a long time. Just drive it, even rent one for a week, you'll love it.
    As far as the consumer reports reliability rating, they will tell you that their data is based off the 2004/2005 model years. They have not updated their data, visit www.clubarmada.com and talk to the people that own it, that's what helped me make my choice.
    :shades:
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,065
    I'm currently in the market for a new SUV. I currently own a '02 Denali and a '05 Titan. My short list consists of '08 Yukon Denali, '08 QX56, and a '08 Nissan Armada. I've somewhat ruled out the Armada and leaning towards the QX56. I probably could get a better deal on the Armada than the Q and was wondering if you had compared the two before purchasing the Armada?
  • Obyone, I've been looking at both the Armada and Q and you can get huge discounts on both (and just about any other full size SUV) right now as sales of full size SUV's have gone off the cliff. Drive them back to back...I think you will notice that the Q is MUCH quieter, seems to have much more soundproofing. One other thing I noticed which I think is really odd, and that you may be interested in if you plan to do any heavy towing...the Q brochure and website says the Q had a trans temp gauge, but it doesn't. But yet the Armada does...makes no sense. I sent an email to Infiniti weeks ago asking about the apparent error in the brochure and on their website, and they never even responded (other than to acknowledge the email).
  • I PURCHASED A BLACK METALLIC ARMADA IN JUNE. IT IS A BEAST AND ALWAYS TURNS HEADS. FIRST OFF, IT IS ROOMY IN THE DRIVERS SEAT AS WELL AS THE SECOND ROW OF SEATS. WHEN I NEED POWER TO GET IN AND OUT OF TRAFFIC IT RESPONDS IMMEDIATELY. I DON'T REALLY CARE ABOUT THE GAS MILEAGE. BECAUSE THE OTHER SUVS ARE ABOUT THE SAME. NISSAN MAKES A DAMN GOOD VEHICLE WITH DISTINCTIVE LOOKS AND A LION UNDER THE HOOD!!! R. TAYLOR
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