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

  • Yes

    Votes: 82 75.2%
  • No

    Votes: 27 24.8%

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FFW 2 years to ~125,000 miles I'd say no

CD Player malfunction
Liftgate struts
Bubbling chrome on grill
Front control arms
Cam sensor
Exhaust manifold crack
Door lock solenoid
Motor mounts
Cracked vinyl on seat
Vinyl on center console separating
Trim around doors coming undone
 

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I''ll say Yes, been able to experience the service from (6) Nissan vehicles (other models) for the pass 22 years, to me personally is evident the reputation earned from this automaker, & the Murano isn't the exception.
Never none of those cars left me on the side of the road,
From many years ago, always been considering to have one, & finally the last Christmas I got it. every day enyoing the ride, & trying to learn how to use all these technological ammenities from my Murano.
 

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Oh Yeah! Below are the major surprise problems I've encountered with my 04' purchased in 06'
Broken Alternator belt.
Both front bearing hubs
Both rear calibers (one done this morning)
Fuel tank door lock stuck
CD Player skips and one speaker goes out. Don't care because I didn't use it often. and radio works fine.

In 2014 I think that's pretty good service. I've had a few scares that didn't turn out to be true. My advice! Get multiple opinions before having work done on your vehicle. Double check all work done by another person or mechanic. I once had an oil change at an tire specialist center and they put 6 full quarts of oil in the Murano. Luckily I checked the oil level the next morning before leaving home. There has been few other double checks I've done where I caught other mistakes.
 

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I would absolutely not buy another Murano. A $35K plus vehicle should not be as problematic as the 1st and 2nd generation Muranos. Major premature problems with CVT, transfer case, head gaskets, steering column motors, suspension control arms, seat brackets, sunvisors, quirky interior cabin noises, fuel filler door actuators, and intermittent operating radio controls are some of the issues that come to mind. I myself along with a few friends and associates that own Muranos have experienced these issues. Just not long ago, in a recent dealer visit, I was informed that they were experiencing many 2009-2013 Muranos brought in for these related repairs. One of the service writers I spoke with, actually works at two different Nissan dealerships, and they were both booked up with repairs and backordered parts. I will also say, some of the owners of Muranos that had undergone the CVT repair and replacement, were coming back again with the same issue within 20,000 miles later! Unbelievable!
Did you ever notice Nissan has not pushed to nationally advertise the Murano in the last few years, whether on TV or newspaper circulation?
 

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Yes - I owned 2 MOs, both bought when 4 years old. 1st Gen got me to 190,000 km, with minimal issues - rusted muffler, oil pan and oil coolant line. All due to harsh, salty Canadian winters. No rust on the body at all though. Rear caliper, set of rotors, that's all it took. Ran like a champ. I sold it, and still get praises from the current owners how great it is. 2nd Gen, now at 110,000 km, not a single thing yet ( since 50,000). A lot of people are complaining about big MO problems, but I noticed that it is a big percentage on this forum, but a small percentage of ALL MUranos. Yes, there are some CVT and Transfer Case issues, but considering it's been used for 10 years in millions of vehicles sold it is proven good design.
 

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A lot of people are complaining about big MO problems, but I noticed that it is a big percentage on this forum, but a small percentage of ALL MUranos. Yes, there are some CVT and Transfer Case issues, but considering it's been used for 10 years in millions of vehicles sold it is proven good design.
You're exactly right, Bambus. My 04 SE is going on 10 years old (I bought it 10/04) and 110K miles. To date, it has been the best car I've ever owned.
 

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I have owned my 05 for approximately 5 months and so far so god it has been a great car. Its the smoothest I've driven and far more reliable a Range Rover I had a few years ago.
 

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The poll said, Knowing What You Know, Would You Still Buy A Mo?

Ahem, I knew a bunch and bought it again.
 

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I'll preface this with the fact we bought our MO with 80,000 on it.
For me owning a MO has been bitter sweet. I have never loved and hated a vehicle so much at the same time. Great styling and a nice ride when everything is clicking. I do as much of my own work as possible and I have never been so pissed as when I work on my Murano and I used to be a VW guy.... I feel the murano is maybe a good example of over-engineering. Love it but would be ok to drive it off a cliff to start all over again.
 

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+1 on buying again. Started with an 04' and picked up a 14' before the new model hits. It's not perfect but perfect enough for me to go for it again. :)
 

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How many double Mo owners do we have on the site?
Myself, Darkmeth, ekaxel, Bambus at the top of this page.

Who am I missing?
 

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Posting as I'm a year and 3 months owner of mine, I'd say yes. Eariler would be too short to determine I guess but I've always been happy with it.


I will try to post again next year!
 

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I’m on my second and briefly owned two after I bought the new one and was selling the old one... sad to see my old gen 2 friend go , but loving the new ride for sure. 😁
 
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