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Pros: car like ride
Cons: mpg is not so great
Advice: I was able to take $4800 off the sticker on a SEGreat acceleration and handling. Truck is well built and great to drive. I have had a grand cherokee and a 4runner before this truck and the pathfinder is a better SUV. Also reasonably priced.
Pros: CVT Transmition
Cons: Gap space under radio
Advice: Buy it......dealers want 2-4k over sticker...shop around, buy for no more then stickera great ride
Pros: The heated seats, dual heating system, the deep console that can be locked
Cons: That I can't stop driving the Murano, an errand that normally takes 1 hr turns into 2
Advice: Enjoy the ride !!!I purchased the first Murano delivered 2 weeks ago, 'IM IN LOVE AGAIN'. It drives like a car, but is a SUV. The seats are comfortable, the bose stereo system is awesome. It is easy to get in and out of. The colors were great to choose from. I am still learning all of the neat features that comes with my Murano. This has a new look I love and is truly a head turner. People point, double-takes, walk around my car. People ask 'WHAT IS IT'. I say a COOL SUV from Nissan.
Pros: Quality of the manual gearbox
Cons: Stupid roofrack - all looks, no function.
Advice: Excellent off-road vehicleI take my Xterra off-road quite a bit, so off-road performance was one of my chief considerations. It is certainly gutsy enough to handle some of our exciting mountain roads here in BC, although I would like better engine braking when in 2nd gear in low range. Limited slip diff is great. Only off-road complaint is clearance - I have bottomed out in a couple of places that a Toyota 4Runner had no problem with. Love the manual gearbox, the gearing is great except that pesky low range 2nd. It handles very well and is reasonably comfortable on a long road trip. The removable rear seats are a bit chintzy; I wonder how durable they will be over the long run. The switch for the rear wiper is hard to find at night. Lots of storage space for firewood and hiking boots and so on, and I like the fact that the rear door keeps you dry when you're loading the vehicle in the rain. The pull-down for the rear door is great, too. I took off my gear basket - a silly feature, and lots of dirt collects under it. It's very difficult to load 2 kayaks on the roof rack, and the vehicle is right at 7 feet with kayaks loaded. Overall - highly recommended, solid off-road performer.
Pros: I got the 'Shock Blue' color they no longer make and I love it!
Cons: Rear windshield wipers have only 1 speed.
Advice: Test drive it!!!I love the way it drives. I found myself 'wanting' to go on short store runs just to drive the X. It handles very well in rain, snow, dirt, mud, you name it.
Pros: Power outlets
Cons: Seats - don't feel they are very durable
Advice: I don't know that I would recommend due to all of the problems I've had.Love driving the X-Terra and love the look...but wish I would have gone with Supercharged. Unfortunately, I have had several problems with the window regulator motors. Each window motor has gone out, rendering my power windows useless. Sometimes, even stuck completely down. No recall, I've just had it into the service department SEVERAL times for replacement. Not too convenient.
Pros: Its hard to choose just one but the power and cargo space are at the top of my list.
Cons: Gas mileage... but what can you expect from a V6 SUV.
Advice: If you want an SUV with power which drives like a car this one's for you.I spent almost 2 years researching a new vehicle before purchasing a 2002 Pathfinder SE 4WD. For the money you can't beat the power and comfort. They had exactly what I wanted on the lot and I got it for $3000 under MSRP.