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Some of the senior members may remember me...I started out on this forum when I bought a 2005 Nissan Armada LE. I owned it for about 2 years then Nissan bought back under the Lemon Law due to a ton of issues I was having with it including 3 different front brake replacements. I then bought a 2008 Armada LE hoping for better results but after a year or so, again Nissan bought it back under the Lemon Law because they could not get the air bag light to stay off. I loved the 2008 but my wife just did not feel safe driving it knowing the air bag light was on.

I then bought a 2009 Honda Pilot Touring AWD and drove that for about 3 years. It was a nice SUV but just wasn't big enough for my growing family. About 2 months ago we again started looking at full size SUV's and again went back to a Nissan Armada. There is nothing else out there that compares with the Armada at the same price point with the features and creature comforts included.

Here she is...a 2013 Platinum Reserve 4x4 in Pearl White

Obviously some of these pics are not mine...I haven't had the time to take some good ones but it looks exactly like this.

Here's mine at the dealership just before driving it home. We drove 250 miles to get the last Pearl White Platinum Reserve in California (from what a few local dealerships told me). The dealership put a trade block on it because they were receiving so many inquiries for dealer trades.











The 2 tone interior makes a huge difference in the looks department. Also the quality of the chocolate brown leather feels of higher quality.
The light colored genuine wood is a nice touch too.















 

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that is a hot model! :) could you please find out what the part number is for those rims? I really love the dark chrome! :)
 

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that is a hot model! :) could you please find out what the part number is for those rims? I really love the dark chrome! :)
Sure, I'll look for a part # for these wheels.

This is actually one thing I dislike about the Platinum Reserve. I would rather have the chrome wheels as they would match the roof rack and even though the grille and side mirrors are dark chrome they are not as dark as the wheels. I was actually going to ask someone local that has the 20" chrome wheels in BRAND NEW condition to trade with me but my wife quickly shot me down because she likes them. Haha!
 

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that is a hot model! :) could you please find out what the part number is for those rims? I really love the dark chrome! :)
Bro, don't ship those wheels from anywhere. There is a local business here that gives good discounts and has a wide variety of wheels. You should hit them up and I can also help to take those 20" wheels off your hands. LOL.


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Congrats on your purchase. Nice car. And welcome back.
 

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Welcome back to the Club.
 

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Welcome back, from another 3 time owner!!!
 

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Is "reserved" a special edition kind of deal?
 

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Is "reserved" a special edition kind of deal?
Yes, it's a package they add to the Platinum model. MSRP is only $2090 for the package but I got VPP pricing so it only added about $1400 to the overall cost of the vehicle. Pretty good for what's included.

Features:
Dark Chrome Exterior Trim (Grille, Side Molding and Side View Mirrors)
Body Color Exterior Front Door Handles
20" Dark Chrome Aluminum-Alloy Wheels
2-tone Chocolate/Almond Leather Interior
Chocolate Colored Dash/Steering Wheel/Interior Door Handles
Light Angiere Genuine Wood Trim
Dark Chrome Interior Accents
Cup Holder Lid for Center Console
Chocolate Colored Carpeting and Floor/Cargo Mats
Platinum Reserve Badging on the Exterior and Interior

The interior alone is what did it for me. If I would have gotten the Pearl White in the Platinum edition only it would have just the plain all tan interior, fake wood trim and no cup holder lid. The leather feels of higher quality as well.

This package was first released in 2013 and I believe it's continuing into 2014.


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Yes, it's a package they add to the Platinum model. MSRP is only $2090 for the package but I got VPP pricing so it only added about $1400 to the overall cost of the vehicle. Pretty good for what's included.

Features:
Dark Chrome Exterior Trim (Grille, Side Molding and Side View Mirrors)
Body Color Exterior Front Door Handles
20" Dark Chrome Aluminum-Alloy Wheels
2-tone Chocolate/Almond Leather Interior
Chocolate Colored Dash/Steering Wheel/Interior Door Handles
Light Angiere Genuine Wood Trim
Dark Chrome Interior Accents
Cup Holder Lid for Center Console
Chocolate Colored Carpeting and Floor/Cargo Mats
Platinum Reserve Badging on the Exterior and Interior

The interior alone is what did it for me. If I would have gotten the Pearl White in the Platinum edition only it would have just the plain all tan interior, fake wood trim and no cup holder lid. The leather feels of higher quality as well.

This package was first released in 2013 and I believe it's continuing into 2014.


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Yes, it does look awesome. I agree with you, 100%.


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Wow! I love that interior!
 

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Got a couple things done...

* Weathertech liners for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd rows





* Had the windows tinted, 5% in the back and just had them put the UV clear up front (no pics yet).

* I contacted a local custom upholstery shop and had them make these slip covers for the front headrests to protect the DVD screens. They just slip on and off when needed and match the interior like they came from the factory and they only charged me $40...I searched online and really couldn't find anything like this but the upholsterer said it was his first time making something like this and thought it was a great idea!


 

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That looks really nice. :) you should take a photo and send it to Nissan, make them include it as part of their platinum package.


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congrats, I love the 2 tone, reserve is definitely worth it
 

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Very nice! We bought a '13 Galaxy Black Reserve this past July. Your pics from the dealer really show off the interior nicely. Great idea for the head rest covers.

The P R package is what sold us. Have wanted a Mada for years and we love it. 4500 miles so far and no issues...the A/C even works well in the Texas summer.

Welcome back to CA! Enjoy your new ride....
 
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