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2004 Nissan Murano SUV

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Cannibal Car
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By jshores
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2004 Nissan Murano SUV SL Fwd 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl CVT)


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At 45,000 miles the Check engine light came on due to a bad Catalytic Convertor, not diagnosed correctly by dealer. Honeycomb in converter powered and was sucked into engine. Diagnosed correctly after the factory warranty ran out. At 68K miles it has scored the pistons which causes the engine to burn about 1 quart of oil every 500 miles. Would cost more to fix than car is worth. Driver side seat panels cracked and peeled apart. Car could not be aligned adequately.


Favorite Features

It is a quiet comfortable vehicle. Easy to use and liked by all who entered it.


Suggested Improvements

Check your local dealerships reputation carefully before purchasing.


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Should have a mechanic as an option
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By celejao
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2004 Nissan Murano SUV SL Fwd 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl CVT)


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Bought my 2004 new. Have put on at least 3 to 4 brakes, and 3 sets of tires. Currently has 170,000 miles and is stuck at the dealership, was towed there. Right now needs motor mounts, catalylic convertor, front brakes, burns oil, a trans leak (so the dealer says, I do not have any leak spots on the ground), four tires, a belt: $6,000. in parts and labor! Really? I just replaced the CV joint on the drivers side. 350.00, an independent friend replaced it, probably double price at a service station. Nissan dealership is basically telling me to junk the car, so I will buy a new one. They tell me the engine may be bad, the transmission may need to be replaced. Dealership is scary.


Favorite Features

Can fit a lot in the trunk area. Used to love the pick up it had. Comfortable. Liked highway driving. Bose is good.


Suggested Improvements

Gas cap was stuck and I had to break it open. Nothing like being stuck at a gas pump, and unable to open the gas cover! Now does not lock, need a credit card to open it. CD changer does not work well in cold weather. Front visor either stays down or up, no in-between. Very difficult to make minor repairs. Took half a day to change out the back wiper. Take it to the dealer to replace, really? My front seat is getting loose. Read others have to have it fixed. Disappointed in Nissan. Too costly to maintain and costly repairs. I would not recommend buying a used Murano.


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worst car i ever had
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By angietornado
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2004 Nissan Murano SUV SL Fwd 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl CVT)


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the quality of this car is horrible... evrything detaches, everything is glued even the piece over ur entry lock on the door, the visor on the passager goes bad, rusted by window area,the gas tank door like every other reviews goes bad so broke the lock because it will leave me stock at the gas station not knowing what to do to open it, now am facing major expeses to fix the whole front wheels breaking sistem including rotors and probably already damage the calipers.... again like many other reviews my motor mounts had to be replaced and cost me about 1000 dollars to fix, am just so ready to trade it but i feel really bad for the next person that would buy this thing called suv.


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Getting disappointed
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By Disappointed Ed
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2004 Nissan Murano SUV SL Fwd 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl CVT)


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Was great from the start, great seat comfort, great handling, decent mileage, only problem was rattles all over. Nissan used cheap plastic materials. At 50,000 the front suspension began to have problems. First the right wheel bearings, axle,and tie rod had to be replaced. Now at 62,000 the same issues with the front left side. All issues with suspension are in the front. Murano rides hard, maybe this causes excessive wear on front suspension, still no excuse for this. Also front and rear motor mounts, dealer says need to be replaced, private mechanic says no. They cost $1000 to replace! No excuse for these problems on car with only 62,000 miles. Dealer uses hard sell to push service.


Favorite Features

CVT transmission smooth, decent mileage for SUV, great seat comfort, great looks, and handling.


Suggested Improvements

Better interior materials, better quality front suspension parts,ride is very stiff, a bit softer ride would make it so much more pleasant to drive, especially in the city on bumpy roads.


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Could be a Great Vehicle, if.....
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By onei
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2004 Nissan Murano SUV SL Fwd 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl CVT)


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My wife and I wanted to get out of the minivan era. This Murano clearly stood out as the top contender for us. It handles very well in all conditions. Has good pickup including climbing hills. The seating is comfortable with the leather seats and touring package. We average about 10k per year and mileage has been acceptable with about 20-21 mpg avg. This car is an eye catcher when its all polished up. Trouble is we can't get more than 30K out of a set of tires. Bose cd is great if it works. Sun visors are a real problem, replaced 4 of them so far. Engine mount cracked. Has been costly to maintain. CVT has performed well but high in maintenance.


Favorite Features

Body style, comfortable seating, handling is good, touring package allows for adjustments to brake/gas pedals to keep the driver comfortable on long trips. Good leg room in rear. Wife loves it.


Suggested Improvements

Separate the radio/cd player from the HVAC instruments. Fix the sun visor problem, expect some drivers to actually use these. Add features to reduce customer maintenance costs. Add better rear air flow. Expensive replacement parts, hard to find after market parts. Still wife loves it. Go figure.


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