2008 Nissan Rogue Consumer Review: If you live in the Mountains R

2008 Nissan Rogue - Consumer Review

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SL 4dr SUV (2.5L 4-cyl. AWD CVT Automatic)

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If you live in the Mountains READ THIS
By Bob on


2008 Nissan Rogue SL 4dr SUV AWD (2.5L 4cyl CVT)


So far not too many issues with this car. The car was a great price for what you get. The mileage is a bit less than expected. We live in a place some would call "off the beaten path" so I do have one major issue. The CVT is NOT designed for mud, snow or mountain driving. This is the first car I've owned with the CVT and will be the last. A belt drive should be left for flatlanders, ATVs and snowmobiles. When you try to back over a small snowbank or rut you must gun it or you will burn the belt. This type of transmission requires some momentum to properly engage and that is not always an option.

Best Features

Bose sound system.

Worst Features

Offer this car with a true, "swashplate" automatic trans, and for those of us living in the high country, maybe a 6 spd. manual.
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