2008 Nissan Armada User Reviews
LE 4X4 shown
- $15,969 - $20,170
- No trim specified for this review
- Power to spare. Roomy inside.
- Fuel economy 11.3 MPG. Reliability. Depreciation Rates. Cheaply made interior. Turns like a brick.
First off let me give everyone considering this SUV a word of advice- this is a large SUV and unless you are pulling a boat or something else very heavy, this is not the vehicle for you.
That being said I expected fuel economy to hover in the low teens since this is a large and heavy SUV, but this SUV barely gets 11 miles to a gallon, and that is without towing! When I tow my 15'er I get 6-7 MPG city and 9-10 MPG highway. I know that a 18 Wheeler tractortrailer which pulls 40,000 LBS gets about the same MPG! That is just plain sad. I am definitely calling Green Peace on Nissan for offering sich a PIG. My 2003 Chevy Suburban with over 110k miles still gets 17-18 MPG average and 14-15 when I pull a trailer.
Reliability. Nissan has really let me down. They have let their quality slip and I have contacted Nissan NA and also a consumer affairs complaint office. This vehicle is unacceptable. However, despite all of the problems I have had, IT IS NOT A LEMON! Why? Because for it to be a "Lemon" it must have the same unresolved problem 3 times. So far it has been something else- electrical, tranmission, shifter controls, rear suspension mounts, brakes rotors, A/C compressor, serpentine belt, fuel tank (replaced due to leak and faulty sensor), ABS control unit, power windows, spark sensor/anti knock sensor, powersteering leak/noise. There is just one thing after another. I am sorry but I thought Nissan made good cars as I have owned a 1996 Nissan Maxima and it had over 200k miles with no problems and this is my second Nissan product and a total disastor. The interior plastics are very cheap. When or if you test drive this beast, take a look at the interior plastics and then test drive a Chevy Tahoe or Ford Expedition or Toyota Sequoia. The leather is worn. The center console is loose and worn. Buttons are loose. The plastic is so cheap. This must be made in China...
Also, I am already looking to sell it but resale is very poor for this model. I have lost 40% of its value in just over 1 years time. Its almost like a Hyundai!
In the end I give this SUV an F for failure. If it did not have so many problems I would give it a C-. This is the worst SUV on the market. Good luck and do your research! Buyer Beware!
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