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Pros: SAFETY, AWD, auto lights, sporty ride, plush interior.
Cons: Gas mileage, no Ipod hookup.
Advice: Buy this one, for the price it is well worth it.Bought Feb 07. Wife test drove and loved it. Wrecked May 07. 45 MPH front end collision and WE WALKED AWAY!!!!! Only injury I sustained was when the airbag in the seat cut my arm (Ouchie) My wife was banged up pretty bad but just bruses. The Murano was front flattened. I just bought a replacement 07 (S AWD) and aside from the loss of the compass mirror and auto lights we couldnt be happier with the Nissan Murano. And yes it is worth it to get the AWD Will go on first cross country road trip this summer and will review the 07 after
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!
Pros: CVT Transmission
Cons: Can't think of anything
Advice: Just test drive itWe have driven Mini Vans for years and wanted something sportier so we test drove the Murano. At first my wife didn't like. We drove Honda Pilot, Subaru, Toyota, Buick, Cadillac and we kept coming back to the Murano and its features. I think it was the comfort that you feel from the transmission and the way it accelerates. After looking at over a dozen different cars we dove the Murano several times at different dealers. The only thing our model doesn't have is the navigation system. The sound system is great the rear camera makes backing in the dark very easy to do
Pros: Comfort, Ride, Performance and Quality
Cons: Really have nothing negative
Advice: Get the leather seating and if you are into music the Bose Audio system is awesome!The Murano SE AWD is everything that I expected it to be. I only have 800 miles on it, but it appears to be the best car that I have ever owned! Average fuel economy with a 50/50 mix of city and highway driving is 22 mpg. Quite impressive since I only have 800 miles on the engine.
Pros: Rear camera
Advice: Don't overlook it. The Murano is worth a test drive.This is my first venture into the world of SUV's/Cross-over vehicles. I am 6'6' and have always had a mid-sized car (Accord, Camry, Taurus etc.). I needed more room than these popular vehicles could provide but I didn't want a gas-guzzling behemoth. The Murano is a perfect fit for me and my 6'2' children. The rear seats recline...12 year old kids love that feature on long trips! If you want an all-purpose, well-rounded, reliable, roomy and quiet vehicle stop by your Nissan dealer and test drive a Murano. I believe that you'll like it as much as we do.
Pros: colored screen/ rearview camera
Cons: nothing, absolutely nothing
Advice: buy oneI got my first murano after having a mini-van. It was a 2004, and I just loved it. Recently I was looking for a new car, I just wanted to update and I couldn't get rid of my murano, so I got a new 2006 murano. I just love the way it rides and all the features.