08-05-2003, 04:43 PM #1
Last car question....I promise (nissan murano)
Seriously, this'll be the last one I ask since I plan on buying within a few weeks. So, i went to take the Xterra for an extended test drive today and ended up being talked into taking the Murano for a test drive after getting back with the Xterra, and WOW! The Murano (for those who don't know, it's Nissan's new "city" SUV...something along the lines of the same styles of the VW Taureg, Lexus RX350 and the Porsche Cayenne) handled and rode better than most cars I've been in on top of having a number of very impressive features and luxuries. I know that it's relatively new, so not many people have much feedback, but I'm curious as to whether ANYONE either has one, or has a friend/neighbor with one and would care to rely their experiences. I would imagine there are at least a few who have taken it for a test drive.
08-05-2003, 08:05 PM #2
I know a few people that have them, but I would never buy one. It is either go for the SUV or stay with a car nothing inbetween. I personally would buy myself a Nissan 350z or the more upscale and luxurious Infiniti G35.
08-05-2003, 09:01 PM #3
Jeezus!!! You still have not purchased a car yet??? j/k-- A guy I know has one and he loves the car, I took a look at the car and I like the looks of the cockpit and exterior. good choice of a car if you into the new suv's but still nothing in compare to a bmw
08-05-2003, 09:09 PM #4
I've heard the the Murano does not have a conventional Transmition. It has something like a pulley system that does not even need to switch gears....How did that feel when you were driving? That is my question to you.
08-05-2003, 09:49 PM #5Originally Posted by BIG R
08-05-2003, 09:54 PM #6Originally Posted by SilverSiR
While the morano may not be the ideal choice for throwing on some kayaks and bikes (as I will do from time to time), yakama does make racks specifically for the murano specifically for those purposes. The Xterra is probably still my top choice (though the mitsubishi endeavor came into favor in a big way today), but the murano at least warrants further examination.
08-05-2003, 11:20 PM #7
It's called CVT (continual variable transmission), imagine 2 pylon cones one on top of each other with a belt driven between them. That's how in theory there's an unlimited set of gears.
Google it up to know more ...
08-05-2003, 11:37 PM #8LORDBLiTZ GuestOriginally Posted by SilverSiR
08-07-2003, 10:11 AM #9
Sorry for the late post, I think the Murano looks way better than the Xterra. Maybe because it's new, but I always do a double take when I see one.
08-07-2003, 10:27 AM #10
The infintely variable transmission rules.
The Murano is a nice ride, and I would highly recommend it. I didn't include it on any of the previous lists because it does not lie in the price range you initially told us you were looking for. Get the orange-ish color, it's awesome!
08-07-2003, 10:35 AM #11
I've passed by a few and it's always black guys driving them. Muranos are a nice looking automobile, no doubt. Actually, my sister just researched and bought a mini SUV, the Acura MDX. For the money, it's definitely a better deal than the X5 because it comes loaded, only 1 option...navigation. It even has a camera that shows what's behind you on your screen that you can use when backing up. I thought that was cool.
08-07-2003, 10:56 AM #12
The MDX is by no means a mini SUV, for the record. It's quite large, actually, and has a third-row seat if I recall correctly. The MDX is even more expensive than the Murano, though, I think.
08-07-2003, 05:39 PM #13Originally Posted by Strut99GT
08-07-2003, 05:50 PM #14
Sounds like a nice transmission but with all that crap just seems like it would need SERIOUS mantinance in 3 years.
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