Five years and 75,000 miles the car continues to run well with fairly low maintenance cost. If not for the uncomfortable drivers seat, would tend to keep the car going for another 75K. Minor annoyance is road noise at interstate speeds. Gave up on the dealer long ago, their bottom line, not the customer, comes first. Attempted to contact new owner, with feedback on my experiences, but manager never returned my email. Overall though, a very satisfactory car.
We bought a 2012 Murano SL (FWD) 3 months ago and it delivers just about everything we wanted the vehicle for. It has great acceleration with 260 HP and pretty good handling. The interior is very nice and upscale. We both like the styling of the vehicle because it does not look like every other SUV on the road and we both pretty much have not found anything we don't like about the 2012 Murano. We got a great price as compared to how much it cost when new and we saved roughly $20,000 purchasing the vehicle for $17,000 as apposed to it's new $37,000 price!
I hate the drivers seat. 2 years now and still hate it. I have the Ieather seats and it cuts into the back of my right leg. Passengers complained about the back seats on a long road trip. Said they were like concrete blocks. Repairs have been ok until today. Control arm and tie rods are going at 70,000 miles. 1400.00 with some other regular maint. that needs to done. Will put towards a deposit on another vehicle. Done with a numb right leg.
Great handling car with plenty of engine power to get up steep hills without a sweat! However, stereo unit is starting to show glitches like the volume button turning up the volume when trying to turn it down sometimes and goes the opposite sometimes as well. Also the usb hook up sometimes gets fussy with the flashdrive and I've had to re- attach the flashdrive or even restart the engine to get it to work before a long trip. Worst of all, the dealer says aftermarket stereos won't work with this car since the A/C controls won't work without the original stereo which will cost around $2,000 to replace (price and labor). I didn't know I was buying a luxury car (like the Infiniti version)! Cargo space could also be improved as well as a defroster that doesn't allow air to recirculate inside while defrosting windshield so outside exhaust and other awful smells always comes in and the rear air ducts hardly work. This is a nice overall car with many features still offered for the money with cloth seats (like dual zone air, power driver/passenger seats, dual moonroof, and backup monitor) but expect to pay for some pricey repairs without a warranty (and those wonderful extended warranties that still don't cover everything)! And even though it has a sporty look, don't expect it to accelerate as well as it looks because on the highway it doesn't downshift good enough for instant passing power. I'm 5 foot 8 and this car feels right to me while driving but my mom who is shorter than me has a hard time behind the wheel while trying to reach the gas/brake pedals. Also miss cupholders in the doors (like my 2008 Hyundai Tuscon had) Definitely an average to tall persons car who are either single or a small family.
Looks great and handles great on twisty roads (at posted speeds) and the engine has enough power to go up steep hills without even halfway to redlining! The ride is average but you feel some bumps and road cracks so it's not harsh but it will keep you awake while driving at night. You get a lot of standard features for the money with the SV version (like a backup camera with a good rear side view (that's not available on the base model but it should be), dual zone A/C, pushbutton start, dual moonroof, power driver and power front passenger cloth seats, and a CD stereo with usb input! The reason for only four stars is the average cargo space that only 3 people can use on long trips, wind noise at highway speeds, difficulty seeing around large front side mirrors and pillars, rear air vents that barely work, the CVT trans. that doesn't shift low enough for instant passing power on the highway, the overly light steering in city driving, slightly touchy brakes, no heated mirrors or wiper deicer, and a windshield defroster that doesn't let you recirculate the air so you always bring in outside smoke or car exhaust until you switch it to face or feet (which sometimes gets to be a challenge in the winter), and is sometimes hard to park in a straight line because of slanted windows which are hard to use as a guide, headlights which were aimed way to low at the factory which I had to re-adjust later, and an A/C that took a little while to figure out! I also don't like the interior dome light factory settings because it only stays on for 8 seconds after you turn off the engine which isn't long enough for me so I always have to turn it on manually which is an extra inconvenience! If it was set for even a minute before turning itself off it would be a big improvement! I also found out that the stereo is a special unit that can't be replaced by an aftermarket stereo because it is also directly hooked up to the a/c controls so it will cost over $1,400 to replace it in a few years (yikes)!