I bought a Used Nissan Armada with 66000 miles on it from Honda of Casper in Wyoming. Was loaded and nice, decent price.
Within 700 miles the engine had a knock. Was told I needed a new engine for $8000 installed! The dealership said tough luck, I bought it as-is! I called Nissan Customer service, and they told me to take it to the nearest Nissan Dealership, (only 180 miles away!) So I drove the knocking car down there, after 31 days, they were able to diagnose that the engine needed replaced!
The customer service rep kept in contact, and said they would see how they could help me "financially" with the fix. So after 6 months of not having my $18,000 vehicle, they finally called to tell me that they were not going to do anything for me! So I traded the armada in at over $11,500 loss and got a Chevy suburban. So for 6 months and less than 1000 miles of vehicle ownership and over $12,000 (loss, + taxes + insurance) I got to be a pissed off Nissan Owner!
Never buy nissan! Especially don't let mileage and price affect your buying decision. Out of warranty is out of warranty. Being in Wyoming buying AS-IS leaves you no recourse.
So dealerships like Honda of Casper buys these auction vehicles and "Certifies" them and then you are screwed. Buyer Beware
Monetary Loss: $12000.