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Pros: The intelligent key
Cons: Obnoxious brake squeal when slowly in reverse
Advice: Investigate any brake noise and compare to Toyota before buyingExcellent look and feel. Fun to drive. Traded in an X-Terra and the Murano is quite a step up.
Pros: Beautiful styling makes this a unique road statement
Cons: Somewhat jittery on poor. pock marked roads (but very smooth on good highways).
Advice: My choice was to buy a five year old design with minimal problems. The rumors are a redesign in 2008 if you want to wait for the latest.After the first 3,000 miles, this vehicle confirms what I thought about it after the test drive: an outstanding performer. It's about 4,000 pounds and appears to be constructed like a battle tank, well, at least it's closer than most to the solid cars of the forties and fifties. With all the safety features, much better than those golden oldies. Great V6 engine. I wasn't looking for a sports car but this crossover performs like it thinks it is. Lot's of room, comfortable, quiet. With this, who needs a 'luxury' car.
Pros: Back up camera and Intellegent key
Cons: At rear view mirror, needs buttons to be lighted to see garage and gate control.
Advice: Give thought to your options. I should have selected the AWD and would do it next time. I travel from Florida to Georgia a lot and on second thought, I wish I had included the AWD although I do not yet have need for it.Traded 2005 lexus RX330 for 2007 Nissan Murano. Murano is a totally superior vehicle in all aspects. Comfort, interior cabin space, window space for viewing, smoothe ride and very quiet. I am thrilled with the Murano. It has great standard features and options if desired. I didn't think much about the intelligent key feature but after using it for only a day, I can't imagine being without it. Never have to worry about loosing or misplacing your keys. What a great feature. The back up camera is a must. These two features are top with me. Handling and ride are exceptional. Buy one-You'll love it!