Best X Year and Model?? New or Used??
I have been close to purchasing a used X several times over the past couple months. Have either missed out to another buyer or not been able to come to a deal with the seller. I have also been talking with multiple Nissan dealers about new X's and have found exactly what I would want: 2010 Offroad night armor with manual transmission at invoice less $2k incentive less $1k Toyota owner incentive. I also found what my wife would prefer which is the same 2010 Offroad night armor with auto transmission - same price at invoice less the $3k incentives.
So I guess the first question I am trying to answer is should I go with the new at $26-27k (depending on transmission) or go the used route. As you all know it is not that easy to find a low mileage offroad in good condiiton without having to travel across the country. It would seem you could save $6-9k going the used route. The trade off is no warranty, not knowing the history of the X, traveling to pick it up, 25-50k miles, etc. So what do you guys think - new or used??
I have also recently been considering an S model as opposed to an offroad. It seems from reading the forums that you can do everything in the aftermarket to an S that you would get on an offroad. Granted it would cost more, but the product might be better (ARB locker, Shrockworks skids, etc.). What are your thoughts on this route?
If looking used what year would you look for or avoid? Seems like 07-08 would be a good balance of having taken the depreciation hit, but not having too many miles. Might even have a little factory warranty left.
Thanks as always for everyone's thoughts and help on this. I really want to join the group, but I need an X to do that!