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Knowing what you know now, would you still have bought a Murano?

  • Yes

    Votes: 82 75.9%
  • No

    Votes: 26 24.1%

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Having owned a Murano and maintained it throughout your ownership of the vehicle, sharing your experiences with others here on the forum, would you still have bought a Murano if you could go back and do it all over again?
 

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:29: Excellent poll!

I predict 95% in favor of the MO.

-njjoe
 

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Of course I would. It's a nice car, and I take all the problems on the Forum with a grain of salt. I don't think it's any more problematic than any other car out there, and probably a lot better than most.
 

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I've only owned mine for less than a week, but my answer was YES! :)
 

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Yes. Absolutely. I don't have any complaints at all and I love the vehicle. It is exactly what I hoped it would be.
 

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Don't know man...this is a tough one...:8:

I have had my doubts at times because I never felt comfortable with its new "high tech" stuff that could break down and cost arm and a leg to fix. But I have to admit it has been a great car so I guess I would have to say "yes"...:29:
 

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Don't know man...this is a tough one...:8:

I have had my doubts at times because I never felt comfortable with its new "high tech" stuff that could break down and cost arm and a leg to fix. But I have to admit it has been a great car so I guess I would have to say "yes"...:29:

Kind of scares that a mod of the forum had doubts... would think they would have all drank the koolaid and been "true believers"....
 

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No.

Keep in mind I was one of the pioneers of this fleet.

For the first 6 months I owned it, I was questioned all the time about the car. There were very few Muranos on the road! Just about every time I parked people would inquire. Back then, I loved it. She was fast, sleek, different and really fun to drive.

Then the "little things" started.....

alternator, seat track, power steering hose, door locks, squeaks, rattles, tailpipe cracking, fuel door refusing to open.

Except for the alternator, my overqualified Nissan dealer took ownership of nothing.

Then as she aged, I had some power issues that nobody could seem to resolve. Whenever she got hot, in stop and go traffic, the was a delay from accelerator-to the car actually moving. I was scared to get stuck in traffic!

Tune her up, fix the throttle body, replace plugs, injectors, pcv valve, etc.

All this in addition to religiously changing the fluids, filters tires, brakes, etc.

Throw in a 4 sets of tires, some rotors, couple of hubs, Platinum plugs, etc.

etc. etc. etc.

etc. etc. etc.

etc. etc. etc.

Then my exhaust started making noise. I took her to my exhaust guy, he examined her and said it would be a $800-900 fix. Then he said, my CVT was leaking. He noted that the exhaust cost was so high due to the labor involved. If they had to pull the CVT, they should do the exhaust while they were in there to save the labor.

Now, *supposedly* my CVT was warranted to 120,000 miles (I was at 112). Guess what Nissan said......

Long story short (yeah that's possible) There was no way I was sinking $4,000 into a $6,000 car.

My Murano is gone.

I'm not trying to rain on anyone's parade. I was this cars biggest cheerleader for a long, long time. If you look through my years of posting here, you'll find very few complaints.

It wasn't total misery, just expensive fun.

The question on the table was: "Having owned a Murano and maintained it throughout your ownership of the vehicle, sharing your experiences with others here on the forum, would you still have bought a Murano if you could go back and do it all over again?"

Honesty, not on a bet.

Like most things in life though: YMMV
 

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I got caught buying the first of a new model an automaker brought out twice in my life. The first was a Jeep Cherokee with the then new "Quarda-Trac" the other was a Dodge Intrepid the first year Chrysler introduced that model. Both were the most dreadful vehicles I have ever owned. You think 3Putt's story is bad, mine would curl your hair.

I never bought another Jeep, but I did go back 5 years later and buy another Intrepid. The 2nd generation was so much better than the first, it was a very trouble free vehicle and I owned it for 6 years. I would have bought another, but they discontinued it. I then bought a Maxima.

Point being, I think any new vehicle introduction is going to be fraught with problems until that vehicle has some real world use and the buggy components can be re-engineered. For that reason I have decided if a manufacture introduces a new vehicle I like, I wouldn't even consider it until it was on the market for 3 years.

So, since I was into the 2nd generation of the MO and 9 years after it's introduction, I wasn't real afraid of the problems I was hearing from the early years. Was this a good decision? Time will tell.
 

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I appreciate the candid responses. Speaking of first series models, my A4 has been fantastic, nevermind that it was the first year of a new generation. It was everything I was looking for in a sedan.

Interestingly, the Murano scores pretty well in most new car reviews over the years. In other words, when new, it appears to be a very nice balance between style, cost, features, performance and usability. I guess long-term ownership might be a different tune.
 

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Hell no! Bought it with 75K and now it has 125K. 2 motor mounts failed pretsoon after purchase, cv joint on passenger side failed, strut as well. Wheel bearings/hubs are in need of replacement, crank angle sensor failed, etc. We had a Pathfinder before that NEVER had any issues. Drove it until 210K and all I ever did to it was front rotors and an oil cooler o-ring. Loved it. Hate the Murano. I do all of my own maintenace and take good care of my cars. This one has been a huge dissapointment.
 

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Kinda hard to buy a car with 75k miles on it....and blame the car.The problem with this type of vehicle when purchased used is worrying about how it was used. Did the dope use it for offroading because it says AWD? Or even if 2WD, the ride height and SUV name means, to some, that it can be driven anywhere. I doubt a properly cared for Murano should have such issues at 75k miles.
 

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hell yes! this car has been nothing but good to me! of course i have done nothing short of babying it :) it has 70 k and purrs like a kitten


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Knowing what I do 7 1/2 years and 98K miles after buying my 04 SE back on 10/04, I'd do it again in a heartbeat! This has been the best car I've ever owned. That said, this is likely the last Murano I'll own since I prefer buying new, and SE's (the only Nissans I buy) aren't offered any more.
 

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About a year and a half and I have no issue with the Murano. I like the way it looks, the way it rides, the way it handles. I do have lingering doubts about whether I should have bought the Subaru Outback, though. I really liked that car, too.
 

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I would have to say yes...

Haven't had to do anything to this car other than typical stuff that fails on any other. Love the room and how it serves my family.
 

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We drove the RX and liked the Murano better. I actually found the Muranos interior much nicer and thought it rode better. I could never get used to those ugly clear taillights. Bothered the heII outta me.
 
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