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2005 Nissan Armada

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By Tony C
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2005 Nissan Armada SE Rwd 4dr SUV (5.6L 8cyl 5A)


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Great Family Vehicle, everyone fits + more. Meets all of my needs, MPG is about 16-17mpg. But, it's a full size SUV


Best Features

Style, is good, headroom, leg room, drives great!


Worst Features

Better standard sound system, tow package should be standard, more trunk space. Nissan Chrome wheel option.


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Poor Quality
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By Kevin
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2005 Nissan Armada LE 4WD 4dr SUV (5.6L 8cyl 5A)


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A Nissan Failure. Very poor in quality, poor braking system. Rotors are too small and warp between 3k-4k. Sunroof leaks and rattles. Rattle sounds through out entire truck. Poor radio reception and navigation system will not work in cold weather until vehicle reaches warm temperatures. Also though your wheel alignment may be fine the steering wheel itself becomes off centered. My Armada has been in the shop for all of the above problems 16 times in the first full year. Not where a new vehicle $40K+ belongs unless it's a Lemon, the Armada is a lemon. The truck has already lost $20K in trade-in value. Thats a big hit just to get out of this and in to something more reliable.


Best Features

Power, Power, Power! Handles well and great Bose system. Navigation System is wonderful.


Worst Features

Brake fix are a must, Nissan should consider it a safety hazard. Quality of this truck needs to be better, especially for the price.


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Happy but some issues
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By HappyG
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2005 Nissan Armada LE 4WD 4dr SUV (5.6L 8cyl 5A)


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Had some problems with the brakes, had to take it for service 2 times. Fuel economy could be much much better but for a big V8 should be expected. Some noise in the back but once again SUV, should be expected. Overall I would say a good solid SUV. Ton of room for a large family. Navigation is great. Cargo room is very convinient. Power liftgate helps. SVT is a great feature to have, keeps the truck on the ground. Had the truck since February, goes through snow like knife through butter.


Best Features

Navigation, Sound System, ROOM, 4X4, Powe everything. Rear View Camera <-- Get this 100%.


Worst Features

Gas Economy caould be better. Some interior padding could be better for noice. Engene noice on high RPMs is a bit high. BRAKES, BRAKES, BRAKES.


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Not What I Expected
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By Tony
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2005 Nissan Armada LE 4WD 4dr SUV (5.6L 8cyl 5A)


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Just traded in my '04 Armada after two years of making payments on a Dodge Neon because my Aramda was always in for service. Too many problems to list - brakes were repaired two different times and still didn't work properly, radio crackles, sunroof leaks, brakes!!!, squeaks and rattles which drive me nuts. The interior always had something rattling. Residual value after two years was disappointing losing over $20000 of the purchase price. Nissan knows there are problems but doesn't take care of the poor souls that have '04s. Hopefully the 06 model will address some of the concerns. Very happy in my new Lexus!!!!!!!


Best Features

engine, size, power liftgate, power venting rear windows, access to thrid row


Worst Features

fit and finish, doesn't compare to vehicles of the same price from GM and Ford as far as interior quality of materials. mileage of 12 and 15 very disappointing


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So Far, So Good...
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By D. Jarrett
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2005 Nissan Armada LE 4WD 4dr SUV (5.6L 8cyl 5A)


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It's only been two months for us, but aside from the dismal gas mileage, this vehicle has been all we hoped it would be. There is an annoying click, or, slight hitch in the driver and passenger power windows as they go down. Not sure if that is common to other Armada's. A bi-fold thrid row seat would be prefferable to the current 'all-up' or 'all-down.' It would just give you more seating and cargo options. If I had to guess, I'd bet that Nissan corrects this for future models. But its eye-catching good looks and thoughful features like a power liftgate, rear sonar, mud lights, and fold-flat 2nd & 3rd row seats have made it very nice. Oh, did I mention the power? Wow...


Best Features

Room for the kids and more to spare! Rear sonar, folding 2nd & 3rd rows, auto everything.


Worst Features

Make the 3rd row a split bench for even more seating and cargo configurations.


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