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Murano Ripoff
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By murano_ripoff
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2004 Nissan Murano SL AWD 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl CVT)


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I purchased a 2004 Murano SL AWD in 2008 with 34K miles. I purchased an extended warranty for 7/100000. All service was peformed aty Nissan dealership.

The following items were fixed under warranty:
1) Driver seat - known problem
2) 2 engine mounts
3) oil gasket
4) tire rod

Recently at 102K miles I replaced an engine seal for $300. A fuel consumption test detected that engine is burning 1 qt of oil every 1K miles.

Last week, I had to tow Murano to dealership. The rear differential disintegrated. The cost to fix $2300. When delear replaced rear differential they noticed transfer case was ruined. The cost of repair $3500.

Needless to say I would not recommend this car.


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worst car i ever had
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By angietornado
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2004 Nissan Murano 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 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.


Best Features

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


Worst Features

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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Great car, watch our for shortcomings
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By Improver
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2004 Nissan Murano SE Fwd 4dr SUV (3.5L 6cyl CVT)


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First thing I want to say is that this SUV handles better than a vehicle this large and high should. The interior space is good. This car is wider than most of the competition so that translates into passenger comfort. I am disappointed in the gas mileage department; in the city I am lucky to get over 14 mpg. On the highway I get about 19. The suspension is too stiff, a bad compromise between controlled ride and comfort. Good power. I loved the design of this car wind/road noise needs to improve, a softer suspension and the space between the front seats and console is a trap for dropped papers, coins and cell phones.


Best Features

Exterior looks, acceleration, comfortable driving position, wheel size, tinted windows, great Bose sound.


Worst Features

Better fuel efficiency, wind/road noise needs to improve, a softer suspension and the space between the front seats and console is a trap for dropped papers, coins and cell phones. Speakers fail every now and then.


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Could be a Great Vehicle, if.....
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By onei
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2004 Nissan Murano 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.


Best 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.


Worst Features

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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