EX model high mileage issues?

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EX model high mileage issues?

Postby biggie » Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:02 pm

Hi y’all.

Starting to look for daughters first car and it may be down to Rogue or EX. Thinking of EX to avoid CVT.
Any issues higher mileage EX models have? I know timing chains were a big job at one point on the 3.5L in other cars.

Thanks in advance.


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Re: EX model high mileage issues?

Postby AWGD8 » Thu Apr 22, 2021 6:07 pm

I’ll avoid high mileage luxury cars.
I own my 2008 EX35 sine 2008. Currently, it has 107k miles.

Parts and labor are expensive.

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Postby biggie » Thu Apr 22, 2021 6:33 pm

I mean I know about parts and labor. I can handle doing most things. Wife’s QX56 has 123k right now with no major issues. Just haven’t had a 3.5L with over 100k yet as I traded my G35 for more room before it got over 80k.

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Postby AWGD8 » Thu Apr 22, 2021 6:39 pm

Gallery gasket is the killer for this car. I had mine changed back in 2015 under warranty $3500, I paid $50 deductible.

Currently, just replaced one camshaft sensor. Easy fix, but this old car most electrical connectors are hard to remove.
Just my experience on one camshaft sensor connector removal is a PITA!

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Re: EX model high mileage issues?

Postby biggie » Thu Apr 22, 2021 6:48 pm

Later models have the same issues or they change anything if I’m looking for newer model with higher mileage?

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Postby PalmerWMD » Fri Apr 23, 2021 11:03 am

I admit I do not own an EX but I did own a G35 Coupe , which has the same powertrain as an EX and shares many other parts too.
When I sold it with 172,000 miles on it , it still ran like a Champ, like a brand new vehicle off a dealers lot.
Of course it always had very good maintance

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Re: EX model high mileage issues?

Postby etsuHoopsFan » Thu May 06, 2021 7:08 pm

We got our 2008 EX35 used with around 30,000 miles and it is now approaching 100K. Only major cost has been a new radiator. It runs perfect, but we have faithfully had all the recommended maintenance done as scheduled though. There have been the standard frustrating issues like rear hatch not opening, memory seats sometimes not remembering, etc. Nothing major...knock on wood. But I'm not sure if you want to put your young daughter in a 297hp vehicle!

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Re: EX model high mileage issues?

Postby biggie » Thu May 06, 2021 7:15 pm

Thanks. The V6 is the only part I wouldn’t like. I would be sure to get AWD, wouldn’t trust her recovery skills in bad weather with a RWD.

Rogue and Kicks are high on our list. Maybe even Leaf. Have a few months to figure it out.

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Postby VStar650CL » Thu May 06, 2021 7:51 pm

The Kicks is a great starter car for a youngster, fun but safe and not overpowered.

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Re: EX model high mileage issues?

Postby biggie » Thu May 06, 2021 7:58 pm

Yeah I like the kicks. I had a manual versa hatch with the 1.8L as a commuter car and enjoyed it. The only issue with the kicks is there price, all are too new.


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