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2008 Nissan Rogue

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Fun Car, Love It, but Not Perfect
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By daytrippr
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2008 Nissan Rogue SL 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)


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I have to admit, the Rogue is probably one of the funniest cars to drive on the road today. It handles well around turns, in snow, and with crosswinds. With it's great stability, I don't worry about tipping over. I cannot emphasize how well it does on gas mileage in this day of high gas prices. The Bose system (premium pkg) is well worth the extra price. It is comfortable on long drives and a joy to have and own. I can't wait to drive it every day.


Best Features

Gotta be the Bose stereo system and steering wheel console for the radio and bluetooth hands-free. It's easy to hook up, you can change the presets, volume, answer a call without taking your eyes from the road. A MUST HAVE for those looking to purchase.


Worst Features

Poor visibility from the rear when backing up. Also, my AWD SL is experiencing a rattle from the front end discovered by Nissan to be from the CVT. Noise developed after 1500 mi, and at 6,000 mi, it's still not resolved. Annoying, because it's new; frustrating waiting on a "fix" from Nissan.


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Great mid-life transition car!
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By CD
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2008 Nissan Rogue SL 4dr SUV (2.5L 4cyl CVT)


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I have owned 4 mini-vans over the past 17 years which I liked a lot. They served the family well for trips, hauling stuff, etc. I wanted a sporty, fun-to-drive car that handled well, had some zip, was sharp looking, but could also carry a load if need be. My Rogue is it! The 4-cylinder engine has plenty of power and is surprisingly quiet. The ride is a tad stiff, but the steering is tight and seats very comfortable. Took it on a 1200 mile trip and didn't get sore bottoms. With the back seats folded down, it can hold a lot. It lets you sit up (like a van), but drives like a sports car. Love the CVT - avoids constant downshifting. Takes getting used to. Been getting 26-27 mpg. Fun.


Best Features

CVT, tight steering, comfy seats, great-looking, quiet engine, good gas mileage, fun to drive.


Worst Features

Suspension a tad stiff.


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Major Rogue Transmission problem
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By DJ
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2008 Nissan Rogue SL 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)


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I want to get the message out to all those considering buying a Rogue..DON'T DO IT!! There are countless people out there myself included who after 3000 miles are having major transmission problems. Nissan is aware of the issue but cannot fix it. They know its in the transmission but they don't know what it is. They've replaced transmissions just to have the car come back. If you have one, what you will hear is a rattling noise when slowing down < 10 MPH. After a while it will start doing it at all speeds as mine is.


Best Features

Fun to drive


Worst Features

Fix the major transmission flaw before someone is killed when it fails.


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Happy with my choice
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By LCB
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2008 Nissan Rogue SL 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)


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One month into the purchase and I am very satisfied. Ride is good, view through rear window is limited, but workable given the other windows in the back of vehicle. Seats are comfortable for longer rides and there is enough room to pack my family of four for a week at the beach. Have not experienced the transmission "shifting" mentioned on hwys. Use the cruise control and all is well. For the money I am very satisfied with the performance, comfort and look of the vehicle.


Best Features

Comfortable ride. Easy fold down seats for going to hardware store. Keyless entry and start.


Worst Features

Improve speaker sound on Bose equipped models. Front center speaker dominates without moving balance to rear.


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Rogue - great small SUV choice
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By srauhala
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2008 Nissan Rogue SL 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)


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I have owned a '08 Rogue AWD SL w/ premium,leather, & moonroof for about 3 weeks now and I love it. Traded my '03 Ed B. Explorer to get something with better mpg. I have been getting around 27-29 mpg in mixed driving. My Explorer I was getting 19 mpg max. Love the "solid" feel, smooth CVT, smart key, Xenon headlights, Bose stereo, trunk organizer, interior quality is better than my Ford It can be hard to see out the back but it isn't too bad once you get used to it. I tilt the large side mirrors out a little further than I would have in the Explorer and it seems to work well. Reverse sensors would be nice though. Overall, very pleased. Great value for what you get


Best Features

decent mpg/smaller gas tank, Xenons, Bose radio, trunk organizer, solid "feel", Blue Tooth, leather seats, wheel radio/bluetooth controls, smooth CVT, "infinite" fan speed dial, options u find in more expensive cars, interior quality


Worst Features

telescopic wheel, larger center console armrest, 2 tier center console instead of bin design, add lining to the center console, reverse sensors, different hatch design = more cubic ft, larger moonroof, more interior trim bet. dash and interior color


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