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Pros: Space for size
Cons: Cup holder
Advice: Work the priceI thoroughly enjoyed the test drive. I drove a SL model and it went fast. Not as quick as the Maxima but clocked to 80 very quickly for its size. Took some curves at high speed and it handled well. This model did not have the AWD. The reclining rear seat and auto fold-down feature were nice. My buddy has the Nissan Nav system in his Pathfinder and they work very well. Probably not worth the $1900 option price so haggle on it. Sharp looking and nice interior.
Pros: The drive
Cons: that an american car company didn't produce it
Advice: Test any other SUV or sedan and the Murano will come out #1Excellent Drives like a 350z SUV I traded in my 350z on the Murano.
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.