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I'd first like to thank everyone for providing such a great forum and opinions. I'm considering replacing my 2k Durango (POS) with an Armada but have been reading about all the issues (brakes, etc) that people see with the Armadas. I'll admit I'm a huge Nissan fan (3 Maximas and counting) but I want to make sure I make the right decision. Are things settled on the '05s enough to go ahead and purchase one now? I'm looking to nail a great deal since it's the end of the year etc but I wanted to get your opinions first.

Thanks again!
 

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brophy said:
I'd first like to thank everyone for providing such a great forum and opinions. I'm considering replacing my 2k Durango (POS) with an Armada but have been reading about all the issues (brakes, etc) that people see with the Armadas. I'll admit I'm a huge Nissan fan (3 Maximas and counting) but I want to make sure I make the right decision. Are things settled on the '05s enough to go ahead and purchase one now? I'm looking to nail a great deal since it's the end of the year etc but I wanted to get your opinions first.

Thanks again!
First of all welcome, second, this is a perfect timing to get a great deal on 05.
Brake issues, nissan took care of this problem fixed it and warranty it for 36k miles. no there is no etc., any car would have etc, but you need to compare what are the etc. on the Armada to other large SUV. again welcome to the Club :cool:
 

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brophy said:
I'd first like to thank everyone for providing such a great forum and opinions. I'm considering replacing my 2k Durango (POS) with an Armada but have been reading about all the issues (brakes, etc) that people see with the Armadas. I'll admit I'm a huge Nissan fan (3 Maximas and counting) but I want to make sure I make the right decision. Are things settled on the '05s enough to go ahead and purchase one now? I'm looking to nail a great deal since it's the end of the year etc but I wanted to get your opinions first.

Thanks again!
'05 is fine. I'd have the dealer install the new brake parts before you take delivery. Since they are under warranty, he can write them off anyway. Welcome!
 

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Thanks guys! Anything else I should be aware of or look for? What are your thoughts on captain chairs vs the 2nd row bench seat. We were thinking of going w/ captain chairs vs the bench seat to allow easier access to the 3rd row for our kids.
 

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Thanks guys! Anything else I should be aware of or look for? What are your thoughts on captain chairs vs the 2nd row bench seat. We were thinking of going w/ captain chairs vs the bench seat to allow easier access to the 3rd row for our kids.
either way its a matter pf preference and convenience for you and the family, good luck
 

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brophy said:
I'd first like to thank everyone for providing such a great forum and opinions. I'm considering replacing my 2k Durango (POS) with an Armada but have been reading about all the issues (brakes, etc) that people see with the Armadas. I'll admit I'm a huge Nissan fan (3 Maximas and counting) but I want to make sure I make the right decision. Are things settled on the '05s enough to go ahead and purchase one now? I'm looking to nail a great deal since it's the end of the year etc but I wanted to get your opinions first.

Thanks again!
You won't regret it. We traded a 99 Durango for our Armada, there is no comparison.

Keith
 

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Along with the dealer brake fix, check the AC. There is a free fix for that too if it's not cold. On my '05 4x4 there are no real issues after that.

Otherwise, the backup camera is a necessity - so get the tech package if you can.

I actually upgraded from the '98 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.9 & was going the '05 Durango HEMI route. But I felt it was time to go with the roomy fullsize & glad I did.

I love the thing. I can tow a boat & haul 2 families of 4 with the 'reclining' split bench (I think it's a waste to have just 2 capt seats). Plus the 2nd row seat legroom is the biggest out there. The seat just easily snaps up to get in the 3rd row.

Especially if you're already a Nissan owner, the Armada is it. It actually doesn't have the tinny feel most of the Nissan vehicles have. And compared to all the boring suv's out there it's the most stylish & best for towing.
 

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brophy said:
I'd first like to thank everyone for providing such a great forum and opinions. I'm considering replacing my 2k Durango (POS) with an Armada but have been reading about all the issues (brakes, etc) that people see with the Armadas. I'll admit I'm a huge Nissan fan (3 Maximas and counting) but I want to make sure I make the right decision. Are things settled on the '05s enough to go ahead and purchase one now? I'm looking to nail a great deal since it's the end of the year etc but I wanted to get your opinions first.

Thanks again!
Armada's after May '05 should have the new brakes. Check the manufacturing date. Even if it doesn't they will fix them free under warranty. Get a smokin' deal and don't look back. It's a great truck.

I've got the captain's chairs with my two 3 year olds and a Nana always close by. Two cars seats in captains chairs, and Nana can slide into the back seat without having to move the car seats. For me captains chairs are a must have.
 

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Thanks guys! Anything else I should be aware of or look for? What are your thoughts on captain chairs vs the 2nd row bench seat. We were thinking of going w/ captain chairs vs the bench seat to allow easier access to the 3rd row for our kids.
If the kids are still young enough to be in car seats, then I would say definitely go with the captains chairs. You can't tilt the seats foward with car seats strapped in. That way you can remove the center console for easier access to the rear seats.
 

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Look, dont worry about the Nissan problems. I have a 2004 Maxima that I bought in March of 2003 and it now has 66k miles. I have a 2004 Armada LE with 22k miles that I am getting ready to drive 1500 miles to Michigan one way and I can tell you nissan may have problems like every other manufacturer but the service has been superb and you will not regret it. Over all Nissan has a premium product that will last you 10+ years, but you already know that. Try selling a 10 year old dodge or ford and see what you get.
 
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