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Love My Murano
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Champagne Taste
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2003 Nissan Murano SE AWD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl CVT)


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A JEWEL OF AN SUV
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Harry Cartwright
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2003 Nissan Murano SE AWD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl CVT)


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Make sure a mechanic you trust will inspect this vehicle. Yes, it was 12 years old but something about that SUV I just loved. In the beginning, much work had to
be done at the expense of the dealership that sold me a powertrain warranty. It was a great move because after all the work done, the engine went out and
guess what? The had to pay out $3,700.00, for a replacement engine. Other than that, I LOVE THIS SUV. Drives great, comfortable, bose stereo. I really hope to have some restorative work done but in a couple years when paid off, the temptation may be to buy something else. Oh, yeah, the 2003 up to, I believe, 2007, have a cabin design that does not feel as confining as the later models (my opinion).


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CVT Transmission/Transfercase/Gaspump
20 of 22 people found this review helpful
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By bgarcia78
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2003 Nissan Murano SL AWD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl CVT)


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I have a 2003 Murano
140,000 miles I have replaced my transfer case three years ago called Nissan for help and got no where with them I had to pay out of pocket $3ooo.
Two months after that I have to replace the catalitc converter another big job.
Now a month ago I had to replace the gas pump again another big expensive job.
But my real problem is my transmission the problem started last summer where after driving the car for about 20 to 30 min and then get into traffic the car starts to hesitate when pressing on the gas I took the car to the dealer w/ no help they told me I had to bring the car when it was happening and this problem doesn't happen all the time. So finally I take it aga


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Renault is tarnishing Nissan's reliability
30 of 33 people found this review helpful
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By mkh142
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2003 Nissan Murano SE Fwd 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl CVT)


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These Nissans in many respects are Renaults in disguise.
Renault has consistently produced unreliable cars for decades and now that they own Nissan, many of Nissans products are suffering.
The Nissan Murano looks nice, and has nice features, but it is a reliability disaster as with every other "Renault".
They are not designed to last, but instead designed to be "profitable" to the company.
I'd reccomended not buying and going for a more reliable brand.


Worst Features

Reliability, reliability reliability!


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Decent car with bad build quality
7 of 10 people found this review helpful
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By umichioe
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2003 Nissan Murano SL AWD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl CVT)


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I owned this car from 2003 (new) to 2012 (traded)

It is comfortable and have good performance.

But build quality is bad!!!!

40K:
CVT failed.
Replace underwarranty.
80K: Power seat failure.
Replaced under extended warranty
120K: Transfer case failed.
$3200
145K: CVT failed: $4300
150K: Aircon failed.
Didn't fix.
150K: Catalytic converter failed.
Didn't fix.

Traded at 150K


Best Features

Good power. Good suspension. Quiet.


Worst Features

Build Quality.


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