By NEW DAD on
2005 Nissan Armada LE 4WD 4dr SUV (5.6L 8cyl 5A)
I recently purchased an Armada, my son was born 3 months back and it was time to buy a minivan!No way, so test drove the Armada, had instant attraction to the styling, the power and the cool interior. The honeymoon however was short lived. The truck seats 7 (I have captain's seats) but once the third row is up, there is very little cargo room,so either you take your friends or their luggage. The truck doesnot have a split third row, so it's either seating for 4 or 7. i went to get a cargo (ski) box, neither thule nor yakima make a box that will fit the armada, the crossbars are too far apart! The center roof console willnot fit any dvd system other then the factory installed system.
The look, the powerful engine, aux input for the Bose audio system (good for ipod). Heated seats, Rear sonars, adjustable paddles, towing capacity. The look on my neighbor (with the suburban)
Move those darn crossbars, or have a roof rack system like the one on the Pathfinder. Quality needs to improve, this truck is certainly not a Honda or Toyota. The rear door was squaking, the front door wouldn't open (cable snapped).Now it's showing a service engine soon light,this is all in 1 month