By Disappointed Ed on
2004 Nissan Murano SL Fwd 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
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.
CVT transmission smooth, decent mileage for SUV, great seat comfort, great looks, and handling.
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.