36000 mile ownership experience
By rmf on
2006 Nissan Armada SE 4dr SUV 4WD (5.6L 8cyl 5A)
Interior room is excellent. Engine handles all loads, tows boat like it's not even there. Great comfort for trips. Design/functionality issues - seat belt retraction system barely works, constantly asking passengers to make sure belts/buckles are not slammed in doors. Steering wheel controls need lighting. Seat belt latch, front seats are way down between seat and console under armrests, difficult to buckle. Stereo is poor for a $38k vehicle! Quality issues - hatch window leaking, replaced. Power mirrors stopped working, replaced twice. Front seat came unstitched 6k mi., replaced. Front windows rattle, could not solve! Exhaust replaced 35k, rotted out. Air leaks front windows, new gaskets.
Engine, interior space, towing capabilities, comfort for long trips, exterior design, quiet ride, stable ride.
Redesign seat belt system so they retract. Add back lighting to steering wheel controls, install a higher end stereo in a vehicle of this purchase price, motorize rear windows, relocate front seat belt buckle or manufacture the console with a recess so you can get to the buckle.