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You are in the Prices Paid - Buying & Leasing Experiences
What is this discussion about?
Nissan Murano, SUV
Did you get a good deal on your Murano?
Share your experience here!
#2683 of 2921 Re: 2010 Murano SL AWD Deal [ceemovie]
Feb 22, 2010 (12:57 pm)
I have owned many different types of cars and trucks. My 2003 Murano SE has turned out to be for me one of the most unreliable and repair intensive cars I have ever owned.
The short list:
Recurring brake and strut problems.
Had CVT repaired twice.
Engine oil leaks (valve covers; seals; gaskets; etc.).
The engine now is burning oil (I have changed it every ~3K miles).
Catalytic converter system and O2 sensors replaced.
Failed power door lock solenoids (2).
Cup holder ears broke with little pressure.
Bose CD changer problems (disc player skips; speakers cut out).
Gas cover door sticks preventing access to fill tank with gas.
AC system coolant leaks repaired and system re-charged.
These issues have made the experience of owning this car very sour. I have spoke to other owners who have expressed the same dissatisfaction. See my posts in the CVT issues section.
By anything else. Don't buy a Nissan Murano!
#2684 of 2921 Re: Shopping tips??? [whitall]
Feb 22, 2010 (12:58 pm)
See my post #2683.
For the $$$ you're better off getting an Acura or a Lexus!
#2685 of 2921 Re: 2010 Murano SL AWD Deal [mikesmurano]
Feb 22, 2010 (3:28 pm)
Silly me - I thought this was the "prices paid" thread.
Feb 23, 2010 (6:38 am)
Sorry to bother you with my note. However, I feel compelled to warn people about what to expect while considering purchasing a Murano.
Hope you have better luck.
#2687 of 2921 Re: Prices Paid [mikesmurano]
Feb 25, 2010 (5:26 pm)
Mike, too bad about your 1st generation Murano, but this thread is about new Muranos which were redesigned for the 2009 model year. (Plus your 2003 was the first year of a completely new design - always a risk. Shouldn't be, but that is the reality of any new design from any manufacturer).
We've had our 2009 for 14 months and put 28,000 miles on it, including long highway trips, city driving, and winter mountain trips. The car has been absolutely perfect, no defects or repairs of any kind required. Its clearly the best midsize SUV/CUV out there, as indicated by Consumer Reports surveys and Edmund's editors.
And, to bring this back to the purpose of this thread, a great value compared to the Lexus RX350, and the Infinity FX35 we cross shopped for.
#2688 of 2921 Re: Prices Paid [jayhawk70]
Feb 25, 2010 (5:54 pm)
My 09 SL has just under 12k miles and not a single issue. Buying the first model year of anything and keeping it beyond the warranty is usually risky.
#2691 of 2921 2010 Murano SL 2WD Pricing
Feb 28, 2010 (11:21 pm)
Today, I bought Murano from Nissan Buena Park. I paid $32K for SL 2WD that included the premium and Technology packages. The price I paid was after getting $1250 cashback from Nissan.
Other options that were included in the deal are: duel moonroof , roofrack cross bars, mats and rear cargo cover.
I had to pay extra for tax and license which is more than $3K. My deal included trade in my previous 2006 SL 2WD Murano that had 73000 miles for $13,500.
I spent 6 hours at the dealership where I had to do negotation with 3 persons but the entire experience was pleasant. I did research the used car and new car information and tips from Edmunds site and that really helped me . I am sharing this for shoppers looking into buying Murano. I love the car and I hope my new car will work as good as my previous one.
#2692 of 2921 Re: 2010 Murano SL AWD Deal [loach]
Mar 01, 2010 (11:31 am)
To be correct, this is the "prices paid and buying experience" thread.
The buying experience for me was "all" bad since the car turned out to be such money pit.
For the record to all readers: In 2004, I paid $23,995 for a fully loaded, "dealer certified" 2003 SE Murano. The car was owned by a salesman from the dealership. It had 39k miles. Over the next five years I spent a total of $11,000 in repair bills for failing parts and systems. I can honestly say the buying and owning experience is rather negative.
I would caution purchasing 2009 models since it is the first year in a new platform. The 2011's will have a revision in trim packages and TCB updates. It might be better to wait until later this year.
Also, be aware that the new Murano's, 2009 and forward, share technology with the Rogue. The Rogue is riddled with problems.
Just sticking to the thread "loach".