I don't normally write reviews, but after driving many CUVs including the new Ford Edge, i bought an 03 Murano. It has been a great pleasure to drive, is classy, comfortable and smart on the inside without being snotty, holds cargo roads like a truck but drives like a car (good clearance and AWD for mountain roads, but it's no 4Runner). I can't comment on reliability yet, but it had 70k when I got it and was/is running great. if you're looking for a CUV type vehicle, at the very least you should test drive one of these - and don't worry, the initially weird CVT goes unnoticed after getting used to it.
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