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Nissan Murano, SUV
#17 of 35 Re: mmreno [09muranosales]
Feb 05, 2008 (3:57 pm)
Thanks for your expertise, but your linked article is inapplicable to mmreno as the vehicles discussed in the Australian have right-hand drive and mmreno's truck has left-hand drive.
Feb 11, 2008 (5:22 pm)
i was in central Queensland (Mackay) visiting daughter and Grand daughter Sept. and
Oct. 07. The local Nissan dealer had an "S" model on the floor listed (window price altho no sticker)
for $ 53,000 AU. Exact same as the U S version except rt. hand drive.
#19 of 35 Re: homeouner [homeouner]
Feb 11, 2008 (6:29 pm)
An Australian "S?" Do you mean the ST? I thought they went ST, Ti, and Ti-L.
But it comes with Xe headlighs and Bose stereo, Standard! which I didn't think the US 07 "S" came with. I think the Australian 07 base model is a little nicer the the US one...
#20 of 35 tow hitch wiring loom?
Feb 13, 2008 (12:08 pm)
Does anyone have details of the Nissan part number for the loom.
My local Dealer asks $800 to fit hitch and loom!
#21 of 35 Re: homeouner [fitc] Homeouner
Feb 14, 2008 (12:33 pm)
The MO in the showroom had cloth uphostery, no roof rack or sunroof and a"S" or what ever on the rear. My point was to show the much higher price in Aust. It cost me $1950.00 US to rent the Aust. version of a Toyoya compact hatch back for 47 days, with a 7000 KM limit where the same car at the Norfolk VA. airport rents for $1150.00 unlimited milage. Both all taxes included.
#22 of 35 Real off road ability of Murano
Mar 27, 2008 (6:25 pm)
It has been an "average" winter here in Northern Nevada, and after purchasing some very rural property, we have had to make some alterations to our '06 Murano. But first, our local Nissan dealer is so high class, they do not even stock the OEM driver side wiper blades, and as for knowledge, I am a service manager and master mechanic, their ability to know the product they sell is influnced by cash, not experience. The local Nissan dealer cannot find a single Murano owner that would DARE go off road. The Aussies, well, I have been on some of their roads, and I take their experiences as accurate. Now for the upgrades;
We have gone to Hakaplitta studded snow tires, $1300.00, which provide a far better control situation on poorly maintained roads, and a great improvement on the stock Goodyears. New Silverstar headlamp bulbs went in a month ago, some benefits, not great.
All fluids, except CVT are now 100% synthetic. CVT fluid is a Nissan special and I do not know the makeup. CVT at this time is still holding at 40K. Shocks/struts went to aftermarket, and offroad tossing has resulted in sticking seatbelts, fractured plastic bits, and howling brakes.
Other than that, possibly the most comfortable dirt road travel I have ever had. Just to compare, our E46 BMW M3 made the paved road trip faster, but until you have traveled 34 miles on a donkey, you just do not EVER want to take an M3 off road, for any reason. The Murano STILL rules.
Mar 29, 2008 (6:15 pm)
Have any of you MO owners suspected that the engine thermostat was sticking open a little. My normal driving is 45 mph for 3 to 5 miles at a time. At 53K miles and for some months I have noticed water dripping from the right end of the rear muffler and some rust forming. I wire brushed the rust to prepare the surface for a coat of restoration paint. About a quart of water dripped out.
I think a proper engine temp would boil out this water.
I feel the thermostat is not fully closed when cold causing a longer engine warm up. The Nissan service mngr. says the therms last forever? In south east Virginia the winters are mild, heat in 1 1/2 miles. With the rear muffler a long way from the engine there is apx. 12 feet of pipe tom cool the exhaust. An slightly open thermo. would make things worse to rust out the muffler.
#24 of 35 Can the step in height/driver's seat height on a 09 Murano AWD be lowered?
Mar 17, 2009 (3:49 pm)
Please save me from my own stupidity/overeagerness. About a year ago I started looking at crossovers with the Murano my clear favorite. After looking at a lot of other vehicles, I'd decided on the Murano in January when deals were being made. I have multiple sclerosis which affects my ability to lift my legs. Unfortunately, they have gotten much worse in the past year, and I didn't recheck the step in height on the Murano in January in my eagerness to buy the car. So I have a beautiful black SL AWD that I have great difficulty getting into and out of. I've now checked it against other vehicles that I can access and I think I'll be all right if I can lower the driver's seat by 2.5 inches. I've looked on the Internet for way to lower the suspension but really haven't found a viable solution. Does anyone have a solution? I'm in southeastern Wisconsin, so can get to Chicago or Milwaukee pretty easily. Thanks for your help.
#25 of 35 Nissan Murano - Hill-Holding Feature / Issue???
May 22, 2009 (8:02 pm)
Hi - I just leased a 2009 Nissan Murano S - AWD and stopped on a Stop sign while on a steep hill. As the light turned green and i started moved from the brake to the accelerator, the Car started to roll back the hill. I was suprised as i thought that the cars come with the Hill hold type of feature ? Does any one know if Murano dosnt / has it ?