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Pros: Looking for a quiet SUV and this is it!
Cons: Impossible to operate the vehicle with only the rear windows down, very noisy.
Advice: If you sometimes prefer to operate your vehicle the rear windows down, skip the MuranoSurprising car-like handling and ride. CVT very responsive.
Pros: All the room in the front seat area.
Cons: Doesn't seem to handle curves as well as my previous SUV (Isuzu Trooper).
Advice: Test drive it - even if you don't think it's what you're looking for...Although the Murano is nothing like what I thought I wanted, it fills everything I need. I was looking at larger SUVs simply because I needed more leg room on the driver's side. But then I test drove the Murano and fell in love! I still have the convenience of the cargo area to haul plants and gardening supplies, but have the comfort, feel and styling of a really nice car.
Pros: exterior design
Cons: gas mileage consumption
Advice: buy it it is same quality like top names (BMW, Lexus) with thousands lessFun to drive and very smooth transmission. Powerful engine and strong road handling. sharp exterior design and spacious interior with lots of room in the trunk.
Pros: Styling and comfort inside
Cons: Can't think of anything.
Advice: If your short on cash, go for the base model, it is still an excellent car.Awesome vehicle. For me, it is the perfect car. Half sports car, half SUV.
Pros: The overall ride
Advice: it's a great car for the price and performs wellMy husband and I are expecting our first child and we needed a large car with more room. We have a '98' Maxima and were very pleased with nissan overall. However, with a new baby on the way we thought we would need a little more room. I have had my eye on the murano for the past 3 years and I must say it met all of my expectations and then some. I have an hour commute to work and it's great on gas, the interior is spacious and the ride is very comfortable. I am only 5 feet tall so and this SUV doesn't consume me it's perfect!!
Cons: Pods still a touch too modern.
Advice: Superb SUV that's fun to drive and look at.The 2006 updates refine an already superb vehicle. The standard color screen, standard color camera backup on the SL and SE, standard LED taillights, and chrome accents that are all new to the 2006 all improve the vehicle. In addition the subtle rework of the screen/radio/hvac pod and center armrest storage make a lot more sense than the 2005 clumsy lift-out bin. The AWD drive is just as good in our snowy climate as our Audi A4 Quattro.
Pros: the comfort & the smooth ride
Cons: the rounded back makes it a little hard to judge when backing up to something
Advice: don't knock it until you've driven or rode in one.I was kind of looking for a truck but was somewhat disappointed with the small space of the Frontier cab. I wouldn't have minded the Titan, but not a V-8 (too much gas). Once I test drove the Murano, I knew that I did not have to seek any further - I found what I wanted. The overall space for driver & passengers was a big plus for me, since I am a big person with a lot of big friends. The Murano rides like a champ and the 18-inch wheels provide a smooth & enjoyable commute to and from wherever I go. I would recommend the Murano very highly - I used to be a die hard Chevy person, but I jumped the fence. My wife has a Toyota Highlander, but the Murano is a much nicer ride.