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After browsing this forum for a while now and after my endless search for a second car and wanting a dependable and spacious family truck, I finally settled for the Nissan Armada. I am not new to the Nissan family, as I currently drive a 2008 Nissan Maxima SE. So, this is my second car because I wanted a spacious SUV for adventure.

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Here is what I have settled for, but I have not closed the deal yet. The dealership is located 4 hours away from my city. I had to drive with a buddy of mine today and the dealership had to send someone out today to show me the car and let me test drive it. After doing all that, I decided I liked it and will like to buy it. Then, I had to take another 4 hours drive back home.

Here it is. Just wanted to introduce myself and say hello.

2010 Nissan Armada SE with 63,700 miles. I am hoping this car last me till over 250K miles and hopefully does not give me a lot of trouble as I plan to take good care of it.

Date of purchase: 5/11/2013

Bought with 63,700 miles on odometer.

CURRENT ODOMETER: 82,000






 

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Nice, welcome to the forum
 

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Congratulations and welcome to the forum. Is that limo tint on your windows? The color matched paint on your rims look great! :D


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Congratulations and welcome to the forum. Is that limo tint on your windows? The color matched paint on your rims look great! :D


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Thanks for the welcome, guys.

The tint is the same dealership tint that is on all Armada's that leave the dealership.

I too think the color match with the rims is interesting. For me, the truck's color kind of have a miliatry look to it. I don't know if others see it like that. But it appears to me somehow like that. The only thing is I like leather and this does not have leather. So, I am already looking at how much it can cost me to install katzkin leather in it. I wish I knew a reputable shop that could do it and for what price.
 

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Very Nice. Welcome to the club.
 

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So, I made the 4 hours drive each way finally to go pick up my Mada. Wow!!! That girl is BIG, but she is no slacker. She can get up and go. Who says BIG girls can't run? I had a friend of mine drive my Maxima, as I drove my Mada. And yes, he had to keep up, as I tried to see how agile this BIG girl could be. And yes, she can definitely sprint. I love this car.

Here are a few pics of my Maxima and Mada at dealership when I picked her up yesteday.

I will use this thread as my thread to keep up with maintaining, modding and keeping up with my maintenance.

Date of purchase: 5/11/2013

Mileage on odometer @ purchase : 63,700

Will keep on updating thread as I maintain and take care of my car. So this will be like a "carfax" for any buyer if or when I ever choose to sell my Mada.
 

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Nice Nice.. :D
 

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Installed OEM wheel lock. Bought Discount Tires lifetime balance and rotation. Went in for them to install my wheel looks and at same time balanced and rotated my tires for the first time. Tires are brand new. So, we will see how many miles they give me before I need new tires.


 

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I stopped by a shop today to inquire about installing front grille guard and 4 fog lamps. Which foglamp is best? Hella, Piaa or KC?

I got a quote of $1,200 for grill guard and 4 fog lamps. Ouch!!! Is that what I should expect to pay? I saw this nice looking jeep and just took a pic of it. The shop claims that jeep is supercharged and has s 86,000 miles on odometer and they are selling it for $80,000. Wow, I wonder if they can truly find a buyer at that cost for such a jeep. Or was he just messing with me?


 

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Today, I received and installed my weathertech digital floorliner. Looks and feels great!!! I like it, as I like it in my Maxima.






 

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In my search for a roof basket, I have gone to ebay and found that sellers on ebay give a better price than buying from the manufacturers. Like the price of a Yakima Road warrior is a bit cheaper than buying directly from Yakima. I wonder why.

I looked around and I found a universal roof basket that measures in size almost like the yakima road warrior, but the price is half of yakima. Anybody know about this roof basket? If it is sturdy, I might just buy it instead of the Yakima. Any input? If you have used this other basket shown here. Or know anything about it?

YAKIMA MEGAWARRIOR ROOF CARGO BASKET
http://www.ebay.com/itm/YAKIMA-MEGAWARRIOR-ROOF-CARGO-BASKET-CARRIER-RACK-52-x-48-x-6-5-/161024323059?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item257dcc2df3&vxp=mtr


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Black Aluminum Universal Roof Basket Cargo Carrier Rack
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Black-Aluminum-Universal-Roof-Basket-Cargo-Carrier-Rack-Car-SUV-Top-Luggage-New-/380628713939?pt=Motors_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item589f3d41d3&vxp=mtr
 

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Bought and installed my Roof Crossbars today, since my Armada did not come with roof crossbars. Updating my build thread with pics.



 

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Went a little offroading today at a state park, Huntsville State Park. It was a nice and relaxing day and I enjoyed the 1 hour drive to the park and back home. Sharing some pics.

I made a mistake of backing up my Marda into the water and sadly unto a slippery surface. So, after taking my pic, yes, I had a scare getting that Marda out of that spot.

Well, let's just say I had to burn rubber to get out. My rear tires on some slippery sea algae was just spinning, and instead of going forward, my car was rolling backwards. But gladly the 5.6 proved tough and I quickly got traction to get out.

Lesson learned!
 

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the universal roof rack looks sturdy. i would replace the plastic hardware with metal tho. it didnt say what is the weight capacity is either.

i found it on amazon.. i guess you can read the review and decide.
 

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I stopped by a shop today to inquire about installing front grille guard and 4 fog lamps. Which foglamp is best? Hella, Piaa or KC?

I got a quote of $1,200 for grill guard and 4 fog lamps. Ouch!!! Is that what I should expect to pay? I saw this nice looking jeep and just took a pic of it. The shop claims that jeep is supercharged and has s 86,000 miles on odometer and they are selling it for $80,000. Wow, I wonder if they can truly find a buyer at that cost for such a jeep. Or was he just messing with me?


are they gonna fabricate you a entire grill guard? and grill guard as in brush guard correct? pricey as heck. u can get a brush guard like this for 300 http://www.carid.com/2005-nissan-armada-grill-guards/steelcraft-grille-guard-866888.html?CAWELAID=1764740458&nid=PLA&cagpspn=pla&gclid=CKXVwumP7bcCFZB7Qgod_A0Aag

I wouldnt go with fog lights. LED light bars are the way to go. but they are a bit pricey.

Jeep is nice looking but i wouldnt pay 80K for it. crazy. lol..tell him modification to a car devalue it. :D
 
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