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2004 Nissan Murano Ratings

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Nissan Murano 2004
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    2/18/2004 11:06:09 AM

    2004 Nissan Murano - SL FWD

    Pros: The Seats, very comfortable

    Cons: N/A

    Advice: The drive will sweep you off your feet

    The Comfort level is just like a Luxury Vehicle. Have to test drive.

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    1/23/2004 5:40:16 AM

    2004 Nissan Murano - SE AWD

    Pros: Getting one. Still don't know how.

    Cons: The dashboard appearce to be a bit to high-tec.

    Advice: It's the best car yet for an affordable price

    On my vacation at the Netherlands Antilles (Curaçao) my eye fell upon the the Nissan Murano. I was completely confused by the appearance of this vehicle. And fell in love at first sight. Making a test-drive made my feelings for this car even more intense. Driving this car is feeling as free as a bird in the sky. I dear to say sometimes even better than sex. If only I could afford one.

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    12/27/2003 11:30:21 PM

    2004 Nissan Murano - SL AWD

    Pros: Superb handling, speed, secure ride and very comfortable seats

    Cons: Quality control issues and questionable reliability

    Advice: The Murano was the most fun SUV to drive

    Before test driving the Murano, I completed a test on the following SUVs: Infiniti FX35 (brutal ride, very poor road view, tight interior, but killer exterior design), Lexus RX330 (beautiful interior, poor engine speed and bouncy ride on Parkway), BMW3x (contolled high speed ride, medicore power, cheap interior for its high price), Cadillac SRX V6 (felt like a large station wagon with a Chevy ride). I previously tested an '03 SL AWD Murano before the '04 came out and I found the ride to be as firm as the SE model but far better than the Infiniti FX. I will tell you that while I can't find it in any literature from Nissan, the '04 SL ride is a big improvement. It was a very pleasant, controlled car like ride. The '04 SE had the same stiff ride as the '03 and it felt more trucky. Getting in and out of the Murano is without effort. The driver's seat is the most comfortable I've ever experience and so are all the passengers' front & rear seats. Good road visability including the rear. The engine is very powerful with superb passing power on the Parkway. Very secure ride at high speeds and around ramps. The truck nearly stops on a dime if needed. The biggest problem for this vehicle has been the quality control issues due to its early production with a very unique design. Based on the internet forums, Nissan has been slowly addressing these issues. For me, my search is over. I've found the first SUV that fits my criteria but I'll wait until my purchase has to be made in order to get the latest production model to minimize the quality control issues.