2009 Nissan Rogue SUV SL 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)
I bought a used Rogue. I zeroed in on it for a few reasons. First, I had a budget and a reliable used car is what I was looking for. The Rogue was a vehicle that I researched a few years ago. I like its versatility as an SUV. I like that it is not too big, not too small, cute looking, handles like a car, there are a few minor vibrations at higher speeds, but all in all a great deal for the vehicle. It was in terrific shape, brand new tires brand new front brakes and 7/10 on the rear brakes with the exception of some scratches that came off with your typical scratch remover and one ding with minor rust that I have a $500 quote to repair (needs body work) and I am planning on keeping it for its second 100K miles. My son uses it to go to work when home from college, but I'm finding that I'm using it when he's not home to do 70 mile round trip commutes, trips to the cape (250miles) and even weekend warrior errands. It has become my go to car when it is available and will be my husband's car during winter snow storms since his car is a RWD. We had a Nissan xterra that lasted us 200K miles so I'm feeling pretty good about its prospects for reliability. All in all a great car and a great deal. It took some getting used to the larger blind spot and the clock is an electronic clock that is starting to fade a bit, but this is a great car despite those two minor issue. I think I might need a muffler at some point in the future since the original has some rust, but again, I knew what I was getting into buying a car with 94K miles. So far, no issues at all.
2009 Nissan Rogue SUV S 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)
Bought this Rogue for my daughter 2 years ago. It was very well cared for with 95,000 miles. New brakes, tires, and all scheduled maintenance was done. We have had no problems (ex a torn axle boot) in 2 years and 22,000 miles. This is our favorite car (we have 4) as it has a great balance of economy, handling, comfort, and build quality. The interior is quieter and classier than the CRV or RAV 4. Plenty of room to move the kids in and out of college. When I drive the car I average around 27 mpg both city and highway, not bad for an AWD SUV. The handling/ride combination is good. The car is quite nimble compared to by 2003 Lexus RX 300. Ours has all options but for NAV so there is little lacking. We will consider another used Rogue when one of our other cars needs replaced. Living in New England the AWD is a must. I would personally prefer to drive a car over most SUV's but not this Rogue. I honestly like the car that much.