Nissan Armada LE 4X4
By Fish on
2005 Nissan Armada LE 4WD 4dr SUV (5.6L 8cyl 5A)
So far this has been an outstanding vehicle. My wife and I chose it to replace our Ford Expedition and have not been disappointed. The only thing you have to realize is that performance (7.0 sec. 0-60 mph acceleration and a 9,000 lb. towing capacity with the 4X4) comes at a price, in this case fuel economy. Do not expect to actually achieve greater than 11-12 in town. Haven't sone an extended trip on the highway so I can't comment on the highway fuel economy, but realize this is one of the few full-size SUVs built that offers a five-speed automatic vs. the standard four.
Did I mention a 0-60 time that will leave all other SUVs in the dust and hold off most sedans as well. Don't recommend taking on any Vettes or 350 Z's, however. 9,000 lb towing capacity means I could buy an even larger boat. This truck will tow almost any boat that is legally trailerable.
Dashboard and center console material is not as scratch-resistant as it should be in an SUV. Armadas and Titan are experiencing problems with warped brake rotors in the front. Nissan is working to solve this problem, but most likely made them either too small (in diameter or rotor thickness).