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Nissan Murano, SUV
Did you get a good deal on your Murano?
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#2737 of 2921 Re: My third murano [crucial]
Mar 21, 2010 (2:02 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 (5:21 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 (7:34 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 (8:21 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 (9:10 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 (8:51 pm)
Do you notice the ride different for LE vs SL?
#2744 of 2921 Re: My third murano [crucial]
Mar 21, 2010 (9:44 pm)
I did not drive the LE since I knew I was not going to spend that much,I also prefer a higher profile tire for a softer ride.After years of owning performance cars,I just want comfort now.Handling and cornering seems pretty good on th 18's to me.
I guess you better drive both,everyone will have a different opinion.......
#2745 of 2921 Re: My third murano [crucial]
Mar 22, 2010 (6:25 am)
Nissan has extended the warranty on the cvt to 10 years 120k miles from original buy date. I have the same delay issues with my 09 that vegas describes. After 12k miles I'm becoming disenchanted with the ride quality a bit. It seems a bit bouncy and seems ride rougher than I expected. Feels like the suspension needs a bit more dampening capability. Not a big issue -- will be turned in in 18 months.
Fezo -- really enjoy your posts -- when I'm ready to buy may come to Jersey [Ocean City] for a few days -- we can go on a shopping trip. The cheese steaks are on me.
#2746 of 2921 2010 Nissan Murano 2WD Pricing
Mar 22, 2010 (10:02 am)
Color: Glacier Pearl/ Beige Interior
MSRP --- 34,745
Invoice --- 31,791
Paid ---- $29,537 ( includes destination charge and assigning of $1250 rebate dollars over to dealer)
3. Dual Moonroof
4. Carpeted Floor Mats and Cargo Mat
5. Accessory Value Package
6. Splash Guards
7. Bumper Protector
8. Bug Protector ( Black Plastic Shield across front of hood)
This was a good deal, but not a great one. After dealer hold back their cost was about 28,800 as a guess, but I believe in leaving meat on the bone too. Its the end of the year and just go straight to a manager and help him or her with end of year sales numbers and help yourself out to a bit of a deal as well. Mileage at time of purchase was 15 miles on the car. Manufacture date was 12/09. Car must have been sitting for 2 months. Saw the same at other dealership too.
This is Houston, Texas, land of a gazillion Nissan Dealers. After TTL and Document fee total OTD was $31,780.