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doctahjones



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 4:51 pm    Post subject: was at the dealer, and guess what i saw? Reply with quote

another white LE v8! not sure of the year, but i sure do like mine better! (sorry it's a crappy cell picture)

too bad i couldn't have re-positioned mine to be right next to, and done some real comparison shots....and if i had my slr with me...

larger version here: http://thelabphotography.com/lab/gallery/nissan/IMAG0277-2.jpg



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hard to find those V8s. Took me 6 months to find mine... in gray, LE 4x4. I still have a few of those Internet alerts active for any color V8 4x4 within a 300mile range, and I only get an alert maybe one a month.
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doctahjones



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah i hear ya. had to go to tyler to get mine (back when i lived in dallas). it was the closest one in autotrader that was v8 AND 4x4. i hated white, but the next closest was in Virginia and i wasn't going to drive that far...

and back in dallas i'd easily go 1-2 months without seeing another v8. but then i moved here to the denver area and there's 2 others in my neighborhood! really crazy.
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airlift 1000
bfg at 285/65/18
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BigEz



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is good to know.. for when i start looking for an 2012 in about 3 years. Smile I'm betting it was a much bigger seller in the Mountains than down here. Mine was a 3 owner that started as a lease vehicle in Ga.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 5:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i wish i could have found a v8 at a reasonable price and mileage. but as far as comparison shots go i have been trying to get better comparison shots for awhile
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 5:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One question for those that seek out the V8...why not an Armada? I specifically went for the PF because of the strong performance and fuel efficiency of the V6. I came out of a full-size prior to this and driving 25k miles a year wanted something a little better on fuel. However, if I wasn't looking for better mpg the Armada seems like a much better choice. Sometimes I regret going with the smaller vehicle and can't think of too many reasons it would be better than the full-size (maybe certain off-road trails). I thought of this yesterday when I went to lunch with a coworker who has an Armada. That thing is huge compared to the PF and he averages 15mpg which I doubt is much different than the V8 PF.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 6:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My son-in-law has a new 13 Armada and it is very nice. I was thinking the same thing, an Armada next? But I'm not sure they come in 4x4? Or if any lift kits are available? I think he is getting about the same mileage or better.

The bigger size is a plus & minus for me. My prior SUV was a Excursion "da Beast" and as much as I loved it over the road, day to day use was harder because of it's size. Ohh.. and price. I think he paid near $50k!! Maybe when I'm ready to change the 2013 Armada will be under $20K... with Platnum trim pkg, 4x4, & leather?

Here is our comparison from the outside: http://www.thenissanpath.com/viewtopic.php?p=58819#58819
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NmexMAX



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 6:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BigEz wrote:
Hard to find those V8s. Took me 6 months to find mine... in gray, LE 4x4. I still have a few of those Internet alerts active for any color V8 4x4 within a 300mile range, and I only get an alert maybe one a month.
Same here, took about 8 months, until I finally said, heck with it and paid the Carmax Fee to transfer it over from the east coast.

Doctah, that is an awesome pic, great comparo.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 6:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BigEz wrote:
My son-in-law has a new 13 Armada and it is very nice. I was thinking the same thing, an Armada next? But I'm not sure they come in 4x4? Or if any lift kits are available? I think he is getting about the same mileage or better.

The bigger size is a plus & minus for me. My prior SUV was a Excursion "da Beast" and as much as I loved it over the road, day to day use was harder because of it's size.

Here is our comparison from the outside: http://www.thenissanpath.com/viewtopic.php?p=58819#58819


Nice comparison. Yes the Armada comes in 4x4 and it actually sits about an inch higher than the 2wd. It doesn't drive ANYTHING like an Excursion though. We had a few Excursions in our fleet at work years ago so I have seat time. The diesel was the advantage at the time but now we've gone to all Suburbans. Diesel just isn't cost effective anymore. We tried a couple Expedition XL's but they didn't hold up. The air suspension went into fail mode every time we went off-road (which is daily).
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doctahjones



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

why not an armada? well i kinda would like to have one of those, especially when kids start to come along...

but for now i loved that you could get a v8 in a "smaller" (than aramada) package. i've always liked the mid-sized suv's, and it really did come down to this or the v8 4runner. however weight, interior room, and hp/tq ultimate won out so this is what i set out to get.

now had i know there were more parts for lifts/etc for the 4runner....i may have picked that, but i'm still extremely happy with my pathy and plan on driving (or at least owning) it until the wheels fall off.
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airraid quick fit "cold-ish" air intake
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airlift 1000
bfg at 285/65/18
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

as far as lifts for the armadas. i believe there are more options for them then there is for us. the reason i didnt go with an armada was price for a used one in good condition with the same mileage that i got on my pathy was double. plus it was hard to convince my wife that we need a full size suv with no kids.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Armada is exhausting to drive anywhere but in the country. The Pathfinder is big enough to feel like a truck and small enough to handle in the city.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

akley88 wrote:
the reason i didnt go with an armada was price for a used one in good condition with the same mileage that i got on my pathy was double.


Yes full-size anything is very pricey. We recently traded a 2009 Suburban LTZ with 145k miles. Dealer gave $23k towards a Yukon Denali XL which was $60k at invoice less rebates. They're obviously going to ask mid-high $20's for it on their lot. I just can't see spending that kind of money on something with that many miles. More than I paid for my PF with 15k miles on it.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 2:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

akley88 wrote:
as far as lifts for the armadas. i believe there are more options for them then there is for us.


Hmm... looks interesting... I guess in a few years a used one might be within my price point?

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 6:36 am    Post subject: armada Reply with quote

there are some really nice lifted and modded armadas over on clubarmada.com. when I first decided to get rid of the g35 and get another suv, I was looking at armadas and sequoias. I just didn't find anything I liked that I could afford, so I went pathfinder instead. no complaints though. not very many people really need a full sized suv
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