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Nissan Murano, SUV
Did you get a good deal on your Murano?
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Mar 21, 2010 (12:50 pm)
I will try to help out if I can,I was the owner of 88 different cars since I was 18,I am now 42.I just bought my 3rd murano on friday.....
Had a used 2003 that I bought in 2004
Bought a used 2009 S AWD last year with 18k on it.
Traded the 2009 for a brand new 2010 SL AWD MSRP $32,500
Just as a little background I also sold cars for a short time and even have bought cars wholesale at manheim dealer auctions through my many contacts.I THINK I am on my 10th nissan so I can tell you alot.
Bottom line?They were desparate to sell cars this week at one of my local dealers...
Got a check back from the dealer for my 2009 murano for nearly $20,000 (it was paid for)
Financed the new car at 0% for 3 years....total price,tax,fees,everything OTD $27,740.I guess If I back out all the crap I ended up paying in the mid 26's?I did not do the math yet.
I hope this will help some,it was even below the best truecar.com price.But 2 other dealers I went to were minimum 3 to 4k higher .I also looked briefly at a 2010 CX-7 AWD and the car stickered for 4k less,but mazda's bottom line was actually $600 more in the end!Plus it was not as nice......
If I could help with any questions,I would love to.My 2009 served me well for the time I had it.The only issues I had was a broken cup holder door,and a broken power window motor,both fixed under warrantee.
Also,for the record the 2009 was driven in major snowstorms (2 feet or more) in the california mountains through steep dangerous roads and performed flawlessly.I really love the Vehicle.Having the low gear is a must for me which excluded most other SUV's.
#2734 of 2921 Re: My third murano [vegasmurano]
Mar 21, 2010 (12:31 pm)
So 32,500 - 26, 500 = about $6,000 below MSRP. Mine was a little over $5200 below MSRP so folks can get a gauge on the deals for now until the end of the month ( at least). I didn't finance the car as an FYI, but IMMV. Financing at 0% will help a credit score out for sure if paid on schedule. Probably a good idea.
Just so everyone knows, financing is an income center for car dealers in general, depending on loan terms they have. Of course 0% doesn't leave much for them .
#2735 of 2921 Re: My third murano [whitestar16]
Mar 21, 2010 (1:33 pm)
If I did not take the zero %.It would have even knocked off another $500.....All my numbers are not exact,but pretty close.
It's well worth the purchase for any deal 4k or more off of MSRP,as long as there are no extra fees shoved in at the end.ALL dealers in Vegas charge a MINIMUM of $399 for doc fee,some as much as $599.Plus registation here is the highest in the country and is not included in the numbers since we have to go to DMV and do it ourselves here.
Just make sure you get an OTD price and then keep negotiating.Even when they give you a price you are willing to accept,hammer them for another 4 or 5 hundred or start to walk.
No matter what you pay,it's one of the best vehicles on the road today,so ultimately if you like the car...buy it.
#2736 of 2921 Re: My third murano [vegasmurano]
Mar 21, 2010 (2:29 pm)
Since you are experienced with more than 88 vehicles, what'r your thoughts on buying new vs CPO less than 2 years vehicles? Any suggestion on a good discounted crossover/suv ? Thanks
#2737 of 2921 Re: My third murano [crucial]
Mar 21, 2010 (3:02 pm)
CPO is OK if you know will keep it a long time.From what i experienced,you are paying at least an extra $1,000 for a CPO (some cars alot more).On my '09 murano it was origially a CPO car,but I negotiated my best deal AND then told then I did not need it,So they knocked off another $1,000 and I just kept the factory warrantee.I don't keep cars long so it made sense for me.......
Right now An '09 CPO probably would not make sense,in the case of the murano it would probably be the same price for a new one.If you need to spend alot less an '08 might make sense depending on the brand.
My other car is a 2007 VW Passat CPO,I bought it with 45k miles so CPO made alot of sense in that situation.My girlfriend drives it and I did not want to worry about it,we already used the roadside assistance twice.The tires turned to crap shortly after purchase and the CPO did not cover it,I had to lay out $600 for new tires even with the warrantee.
Some others I liked were
Subaru Tribeca,and most other Subaru's are great cars...Harder to get deals because there are not alot around.Subaru's are top notch,had 5 of them.
Mazda CX-7 or CX-9 are ok if you like a car like drive,build quality seemed better on the nissan.If you don't mind the basic model,The CX-7 can be had new for the low 20's with 2 wheel drive.Never had one,so I could not tell you how great they are.
BMW X-3 I had was really nice,if you don't mind going in the 2006-2008 years to save some coin.Pretty firm BMW ride,I liked the one I had.A new one comes out soon,so the current ones should take a nice price hit soon.
I would stay away from Murano's before 2009,the CVT kinda sucks(I hated that tranny!) and the interior is not very impressive.
I would stay away from most american cars,absolutely avoid any crysler/jeep products.
Newer Hyundai's are ok,VW tiguan also...but the VW is pricey and The murano offers alot more.
Probably alot more I am forgetting,so let me know If I am missing some you like.
#2738 of 2921 Re: My third murano [vegasmurano]
Mar 21, 2010 (6:21 pm)
Thanks for the quick response.
We tested drive
X3: small, expensive, even with leather interior still has a lot of vinyl and plastic.
Pilot: very roomy inside ( may be too large for my need) good ride, again with leather there are still lot of plastic all around, good discount on 2010 models.
CRV EX: noticeable road and wind noise,don't like interior plastic/fabric, don't like the way 2nd row fold (not flat floor,lot of hooks and uneven indentations)
Highlander & RAV4 & Venza: ex-contender due to the whole recall things.
Now I'm back in square one. Thus,we're now considering Murano, Terrain and SRX, even Huyndai CUV...
#2739 of 2921 Re: My third murano [crucial]
Mar 21, 2010 (8:34 pm)
Pilot...I had a 2007 AWD EX,had electrical problems that Honda would not acknowledge,got stranded 3 times in the desert heat.New body since,which looks ok,but I like the old body better.It was a little big for me as well.Drove really smooth....Loved it till it started giving me problems,would still buy another honda.
All toyota's...just too vanilla,nothing that sparks my interest.In the old days I had four runners and land cruisers which were fun,now they are just family vans.
CRV...I just think it's a car really...Nothing much "SUV" about it.
Terrain looks kind of interesting,but it's not cheap and the dash is hideous looking IMO.Good gas milage......
Caddy SRX.....I drove a 2007 (I think) while I was having a car worked on for 2 days.I don't know about the new ones,but the 07 was a total piece of crap,fit and finish was just horrible.Especially on the interior.
The new hyundai is nice,but only available in a 4 cyl engine......They have a turbo coming out next year.
There are plenty of nice "luxury" crossovers,but way more value in a new murano I think.I would not pay 40k for ANY vehicle no matter what the nameplate is.I still cannot find any better value than what I just purchased,at least based on the deals out there at the moment.
#2740 of 2921 Re: My third murano [vegasmurano]
Mar 21, 2010 (9:21 pm)
It's good to find some knowledge here. Anything i should know about CVT for Murano 09-10? Thanks for the input.
#2741 of 2921 Re: My third murano [crucial]
Mar 21, 2010 (10:10 pm)
The only "negative" about it is that when you shift into gear it takes a few seconds to engage.Sometimes if I am in a rush it can be a slight annoyance....
My 2009 and 2010 are the same and it is normal.The new CVT is no comparison to the older muranos where the CVT was downright annoying.You can't even feel the new CVT changing gears,or at least I have not noticed it.
The new CVT is seamless,smooth and refined in every respect.The low gear and the ability to turn off the overdrive is a great help in the mountains and in snow.Probably one of the best automatic transmissions I have had in any car.
My 2010 only has 35 miles on it so I will let you know of any changes,But with driving my 2009 over 10k miles I know the car pretty well I guess.
#2742 of 2921 Re: My third murano [vegasmurano]
Mar 21, 2010 (9:51 pm)
Do you notice the ride different for LE vs SL?