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Nissan Armada or Acadia Reviews

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anyone have any history, thoughts, experience with either Nissan Armada or Acadia? manufacterer issues? likes? dislikes?

been doing a ton of research across the board with priority being interior space particularly leg room and must have 3rd row.

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No worries on either then. The acadia was prone to head gaskets with one of the engines. Personally i am not a huge fan of nissans in general or the acadia specifically.

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I can't really say much about the Acadia as I have limited experience with them. I guess I have seen a few go through the shop and they had some odd electrical issues and one had head gaskets on the way out.

Armadas are actually pretty solid. Fuel mileage isn't the best but its got plenty of power and little really goes wrong with them. Occasionally we see the exhaust manifold/catalytic converter crack and leak but other than that they are really pretty decent. Not many trouble spots I can think of. They also hold their value really well (if you ever wanted to trade it in that is good to know). Guess I might be biased working for Nissan but I can say there is plenty of their stuff I wouldn't drive too. The Armada is one I would drive though.

If was between the two I would go with the Armada for sure.

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Isn't it the acadia that is built on more of a car/van frame vs a truck frame? Is towing going to be in your future?

As for the Armada, they can fly I hear. laugh

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I have a 2011 GMC acadia fwd I have pulled my lund 1600 pro sport with it and it did just fine. I don't drive it much (wifes hot rod) put the little I drive it I like it. It could be better on mpg. We got the fwd for the better mpg she averages 19 to 20 every day driving. She drives 30 miles to work that would be all highway miles. WE took it on a trip to Colorado this summer and averaged 21 mpg. the kids love the seating and it is very comfortable to drive.

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v6 3.6L acadias have internal engine issues. Gets sludge. Oil passages clog and the timing jump then you need a motor. Nissan is way better never had one come in at the shop except for fluid changes.

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well after walking away from a couple of deals cause dealerships seemed more interested in their pockets than our great value the wife pulled the trigger on a 2012 Durango over the weekend. dealership was ready to deal as soon as we walked on lot, got twice trade in value from wifes 03 escape over what anyone else offered, and they managed 2 points lower on loan than other dealerships, also got them to go in half on aftermarket luggage rack since it did not come with one. not loaded by any means but achieved our 5 main objects of third row, plenty o leg room, AWD, tow package, & cargo carrier. pretty tough to find decent 3rd row vehicles with decent leg room under $30,000.

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