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#26 of 36 Planning To Purchase A 2007 Murano Tomorrow - Should I?
Apr 06, 2008 (10:37 am)
After a lot of research, and some test drives, I had decided to go ahead and purchase a one year old, 2007 Nissan Murano, with 10k left on the warranty, tomorrow.
I need a solid, reliable all wheel drive small SUV for about 65% of my yearly driving. I have a summer vehicle, but need the SUV for all winter driving between say, November 15th, through April 15th, and for a couple of days a week of general use the rest of the year. I will probably average 10k mile per year. I live in a snowy, hilly area, so the SUV is very important for that reason.
My choice of the Murano was based on almost overwhelmingly positive road tests, making the Consumers Report list of recommended used cars, as well as the following link showing it to be rated number one, overall, among small/medium SUV's. This was "based on U.S. News editors' analysis of 35 leading automotive reviews and test drives"
After seeing all of the posts about transmission failures here, I am now wondering if going ahead with this purchase would be a mistake.
I have the option of purchasing an extended warranty from Nissan for $1500.00 when the current warranty runs out. Wouldnt that cover any transmission repairs should they occur?
I would apreciate your advice on whether your ecommend going ahead with the purchase of the 2007 Murano. Thanks.
#27 of 36 Re: Planning To Purchase A 2007 Murano Tomorrow - Should I? [johnclark]
Apr 06, 2008 (5:24 pm)
#28 of 36 Re: Planning To Purchase A 2007 Murano Tomorrow - Should I? [johnclark]
Apr 06, 2008 (7:12 pm)
Thank you for your help.
#29 of 36 Re: Planning To Purchase A 2007 Murano Tomorrow - Should I? [johnclark]
Apr 06, 2008 (7:14 pm)
As far as the warranty goes the basic one covers 3 years and 36k miles. The warranty on the powertrain is 5 years and 60k miles.
I've read the same things about the transmission failures. I would like to believe it's a very small percentage of Muranos that have this problem and that it has been rectified since the car debuted in 2003.
Go with your gut on this one.
#30 of 36 Re: Planning To Purchase A 2007 Murano Tomorrow - Should I? [george78]
Apr 06, 2008 (7:27 pm)
#31 of 36 Re: Planning To Purchase A 2007 Murano Tomorrow - Should I? [johnclark]
Apr 13, 2008 (1:34 pm)
Depends on the price. They should throw that extended warranty in with the deal.
#32 of 36 Test Drove Murano 07
Aug 29, 2010 (9:59 am)
Test Drove 07 Murano. First battery dead Second keyless entry dead. Finally got it started. The SUV felt like lead(dead weight). Gave it Gas and it was the heaviest Car to get started no pick up and go. When i lifted my foot off the gas it felt like i was applying the brakes ( I wasn't) It started to slow down as if i was braking. No The Emergency brake was off. I know better i looked. Check Engine lite was on too. Was told i have to get use to the car feel and the check engine was a matter of switch it off. Not buying that. Was it because the car is heavier? I have driven a hummer and it didn't have that drag. Was told the car was sitting in lot and the lights must been on. and that it needed to be worked in. It was 30,800 mi 1 owner and it looks good. Is it me? Any ideas Does it have something to do with fuel injection ?
#33 of 36 Re: Test Drove Murano 07 [euespinosa]
Aug 31, 2010 (4:09 pm)
there is a known issue than come up with a transmission valve in this car, both for model and year. it is somewhat rare but not unheard of by any means. it sounds like that problem exactly. its a warranty repair but i wouldn't buy a used one with that issue, when most used Muranos don't have this at all. My 2010 is a rocket ship.
#34 of 36 Re: Planning To Purchase A 2007 Murano Tomorrow - Should I? [johnclark]
Sep 01, 2010 (5:05 pm)
DON'T DO IT. THE CVT SUCKS!!!! The extended warranty is proof of that alone. I bought a 2010 rogue and the CVT crapped out on me on my way home from vacation. We got stuck overnight. They're replacing it at 3000 miles...but this was with hassle. I'm worried about getting it back to be honest. It is not safe when your vehicle loses acceleration on a highway after slowing down to pay a toll or when you pull off the highway to fill up and try to get back onto the highway only to not have any power.