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#641 of 686 CR Murano Reliability
Mar 09, 2010 (2:35 pm)
I found this quite interesting, today I purchase my yearly CR Mag for new car ratings and reviews for each vehicle by an automaker and came away scratching my head on the Murano!
Between the 2009 and now the 2010 issue, the Murano was reduced from better than average reliability to just average reliability despite the fact that except for one category, the Murano got all perfect much better than average marks?? I don't understand how that works?
I also noticed that as a brand, Nissan lowered in overall reliability as a brand? that doesn't make sense to me except for the fact that all their SUVs and Pick-up all are only avg in reliablity and seem to have many black marks on their records!
#642 of 686 Re: CR Murano Reliability [smarty666]
Mar 10, 2010 (11:14 am)
It is confusing the way CR does their "dots". The "dots" for individual categories are not a rating in relation to average. So a red dot for "Engine major" doesn't mean "above average" - it just means "good". But then CR uses the same "dot" system when predicting the overall vehicle's reliability - in that case a red dot does mean "much better than average".
It's really just that new vehicles on average have less problems than older vehicles - so the average for a 2009 vehicle is pretty close to perfect, while the average for older model years will have more problems. Think of it this way - if a perfect reliability score is 100, the average score for 2009 cars might be 95, while the average for 2006 vehicles might be 80. So a score of 85 would be below average for a 2009 vehicle but above average for a 2006. So just because the 2009 Murano had good scores doesn't mean its scores were better than average - because the average 2009 vehicle is going to have a good score.
Mar 24, 2010 (7:01 pm)
Hi, I just got a brand new SL 2010 yesterday and really confused about the power seat. This SL is fully loaded with Nav. I have 2 buttons underneath the steering column that have seat with an arrow on them. I have no clue what they do! And I can't figure out how to set them to remember my and my husbands settings.
Haven't called the dealer yet, but I'm have a bad feeling that this car is not equipped with power seats, cause the SET button is not there Does anyone know what those 2 buttons are? Thanks!
#644 of 686 Re: Power seat in SL 2010 [clueless_girl]
Mar 24, 2010 (9:27 pm)
I believe the two buttons low on the dash left of the steering column are for raising each side of the split rear seats if the seat backs have been lowered.
The SL does have an 8 way power driver seat. (Controls are on the seat down on the left side). The front passenger seat is a 4 way power seat if the Leather package is on the car. (according to Nissan's specification chart at http://www.nissanusa.com/murano/specifications.html)
Are you looking for the Memory seat function? That is only on the LE trim level.
#645 of 686 New owner of SL almost fully loaded!
Mar 27, 2010 (5:24 am)
Just got a silver 2010 SL which has everything except Nav and DVD entertainment system. Love the comfortable seats!
I thought I read somewhere that there is an auxilary port for the IPOD Touch/iPhones?? The salesman and I can't find any and when I poured over the manual after we got the vehicle home, I can't find any mention of the iPOD port at all, except for the three for video/audio at the back of the center console??
A few other questions:
1) The biz manager offered us leather/interior protection for $40... that's a spray of "A-Glaze" which is what I think he said. It guarantees 5 year of stain free protection of all your interior vinyl and leather... I can't find it at Auto Zone, but found it online at http://www.aglaze.com/product.asp?productid=460&subcategoryid=112&categoryid=1
Has anyone used this and swears by this? It appears from England as the prices are in pounds. If not, what do you use to protect your Murano leather? I used Lexol in my other vehicle (TSX) and my wife rightly states that I haven't had to do anything to my leather seats since my first application in 2006 (when I purchased that vehicle) and thought it would be a waste... I disagree as my TSX was bought when I was single and was taking really good care of the car... the Murano will be the family car and hopefully with little pitter and patter of feet so I'd like to protect the leather early on before it's too late!
2) We bought the Gold preferred extended warranty for $1800 + sales tax... is this taxable or did we just got screwed? This warranty extends the bumper to bumper from 3yrs to 7yrs/100,000 miles. The biz manager was going to offer us $2000+ but we negotiated it down to $1800 (not sure what others are paying?)
3) i found it strange that the dealership would make you acknowledge by signing a form stating that they've offered their lifetime powertrain warranty to us for $499 and that we declined. we thought that it was redundant, especially when we were going to buy the bumper to bumper extended warranty... have any of you taken this?
#646 of 686 Re: New owner of SL almost fully loaded! [cestmoijay]
Mar 28, 2010 (6:35 pm)
A good leather cleaner will take care of the interior - buying protection for any amount is like throwing the $ away.
When we bought my wife's 09 LE they tried to sell us everything extra in the book - we had them down to less than $1K on the extended warranty but still wouldn't buy it - rained on the guys parade. Again, extended warranties are a waste of $ - check Consumer Reports - they always advise against them.
In all of our rejections, we initialled off on the form that they offered, and we declined - it's a CYA for them since all of the "extras" are pure profit for the dealership and the sales guy has to try to push them.
#647 of 686 Re: New owner of SL almost fully loaded! [cestmoijay]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Mar 28, 2010 (7:26 pm)
i found it strange that the dealership would make you acknowledge by signing a form stating that they've offered their lifetime powertrain warranty to us for $499 and that we declined.
Dealers will say they do that to protect themselves from someone claiming they weren't offered an opportunity to buy an extended warranty (especially when something expensive breaks just out of warranty).
I think that's mostly hokey though and is mainly part of the sales technique to get you buy stuff. But some dealers to install cameras to record transactions in the F&I room to record the deal signing. After all, dealers are stealers, but buyers are liars.
But if that theory held much water, dealers wouldn't be willing to deliver cars to people's homes and places of business, and they do that all the time.
#648 of 686 Which AUX Jack should I use
Apr 18, 2010 (2:48 pm)
Hi, i just got a 2010 Murano SL, the Auxiliary jacks are at the back of the console with two audio in(left and right) and one vedio in. but if i want to connect my mp3 player with the system i have only one AUX audio cable, so which audio in jack should i plug in? thx
#649 of 686 Re: New owner of SL almost fully loaded! [cestmoijay]
Apr 18, 2010 (7:57 pm)
cestmoijay, As I understand, only the LE trim level has the iPod control. (in 2009 Nissan briefly offered a "360" package of options on the SLs that included the iPod control, but that does not exist on the 2010 model year). You CAN attach an iPod at the AUX port at the back of the console to play through the Murano's speakers, but you cannot control the iPod from the audio controls in the car - you have to use the iPod controls. You do have to select the AUX input on the car's audio system.
--Bob (who also wanted iPod controls on his Murano SL, but was too cheap to pay for an LE)
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#650 of 686 what's the video input for
Apr 22, 2010 (10:49 am)
i have one more question, for the SL, what is the video input jack for? does that mean we can play video through the AUX jacks and shows up on the console screen?