2003 Nissan Murano SL 3.8L from North America
We Love this SUV, but not the seats
Drivers seat easily got stained.
Me and my wife love this car. But the problem we have is the fabric that Nissan used on Murano SL seat is not good. It easily got stained with jeans and other colored fabrics that we wear. We have a similar color "GOLD" with our GM made car, that we don't have any problem. Hope that Nissan realized this problems and choose better quality seat fabric in their new models.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 9th February, 2004
21st Jun 2004, 12:07
We bought our 2003 Nissan Murano used. It had 34,000 miles on it when we bought it. Luckily we bought the extra insurance offered. We bought the vehicle in March 2004 and in June 2004, while traveling on the highway, the transmission went out. We had 38,000 miles on the vehicle. We heard an awful clunking noise and slowed down to pull over. Luckily we heard it before it froze up and caused us to crash. Lucky we had bought the extra insurance as the charge to tow us to the nearest Nissan dealer was $280. So far, our Nissan dealership has been very helpful and trying hard to please us. Luckily the vehicle is still under warranty so it is not costing us to replace the transmission. Be careful Murano drivers. I love the car, but am now very leery that we may have gotten a lemon.
7th Sep 2004, 08:32
I have an 03 SE AWD. I had the same problem as most with the alternator at about 12000 miles. I now have 25000 and the transmission went out after a 1200 mile trip to Arizona. I love the CVT, but I was concerned about the reliability. Have the car at the dealership in Pheonix. I absolutely love this car, but I hope transmissions don't start falling out of these cars.