2003 Nissan Murano SL from North America
FAR MORE than I'd hoped for, but only the great dealer service kept me from dumping it in 2004
2500 Miles: Replaced visor clip. Didn't work permanently. Replaced visor and clip at 35000 miles.
5000 Miles: Alternator failed. Towed off NJ Tpke at midnight under warranty.
8000 Miles: Transmission noise led to replacement of transmission under warranty.
25000 miles: Chattering brakes led to replacement of brake rotors under warranty.
35000 miles after multiple dealer visits they fixed a rumble noise by replacing the fuel pump located in the fuel tank. Parts took five weeks to arrive.
35000 miles dealer diagnosed a whine as a failing transfer case. repair/replacement is scheduled for when parts arrive.
I love the Murano. It fits our needs perfectly! We made several trips in winter weather from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh via the PA Turnpike. It handled it great.
The second row seating is the most comfortable of all the SUV's I tested,
However, IF I keep it I'll be buying some kind of extended warranty. It reminds me of an old Jag. Very pretty and great fun to drive, but you better have a Honda as a backup.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 14th January, 2006