2005 Nissan Murano
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Murray the Murano (2005 SL AWD

by from Richmond, VA on April 12, 2017

"Bought this vehicle with 112k in 2015 and just passed 133k today. I needed an SUV with 4WD because as a firefighter, you cant call out if there is inclement weather. Great acceleration and power, lov...
"Bought this vehicle with 112k in 2015 and just passed 133k today. I needed an SUV with 4WD because as a firefighter, you cant call out if there is inclement weather. Great acceleration and power, love the way the seats feel. Someone reviewed the leather as baseball-glove like and I have to agree! Supple leather and Ive stayed comfortable for 10 hour trips multiple times. Also I am 6 foot 3 and I have TONS of legroom and headroom in any seat; its a very rare thing for me to be comfortable in a back seat! I always get comments from people how stylish and luxurious the Murano still looks, and its 12 now! Great stereo system, navigation works fine (but obv I use my smart phone for more accurate results). I do wish that they had integrated Bluetooth in the stereo system but I found an aftermarket accessory that works amazing and was extremely easy to install. My transfer case blew the week I purchased and VERY luckily the dealer offered to pay for the work (1900 dollars!!). Regular maintenance plus some things expected from an older vehicle (power steering hoses, exhaust system, and an ignition coil pack) but nothing to deter me from giving up Murray!
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Does recommend this car!!

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05 Murano

by from Hattiesburg, MS on March 24, 2017

I purchased my Murano about a week ago from Hattiesburg Cars...and boy was that a great decision! I'm in love with it already, its very comfortable and sturdy! Great car
I purchased my Murano about a week ago from Hattiesburg Cars...and boy was that a great decision! I'm in love with it already, its very comfortable and sturdy! Great car
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Does recommend this car!!

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Loved it at first...

by from NC on October 3, 2012

We've had this Murano SE since new in 2005 and really enjoyed all but this last year. At 65K miles, it has required close to $5K in repairs: axle replacement, power steering pump hose, oil radiator an...
We've had this Murano SE since new in 2005 and really enjoyed all but this last year. At 65K miles, it has required close to $5K in repairs: axle replacement, power steering pump hose, oil radiator and pan gasket. We looking for a replacement family vehicle at this point and Nissan will not be in the running. It is unfortunate they are not built to last longer - we've greatly enjoyed the utility of the vehicle and sporty performance.
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Uses car for Transporting family

Does not recommend this car

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Very nice car except w/ AWD CVT issue.

by from Northwest Oregon on February 1, 2014

Purchased my loaded SL w/ a smidge over 100k miles. Has been great overall until transfer case seals broke down & apparently causing fluid to enter CVT trans. Total dealer cost for re-manufactured tr...
Purchased my loaded SL w/ a smidge over 100k miles. Has been great overall until transfer case seals broke down & apparently causing fluid to enter CVT trans. Total dealer cost for re-manufactured trans (12mo / 12k warranty), new exhaust manifold & transfer case seals was a bit shy of $4500 (dealer was very helpful w/ cost). Still a BIG OUCH!!! Don't recommend selling w/ bad tranny, no interest at all. Now at 155k I'm once again enjoying this SUV. My 2 cents worth... If you don't need an AWD, DON'T BUY ONE. Best thing is the 27-29 mpg highway, taking some of the pain away. Would I buy another one... only with low miles & probably an FWD.
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Does recommend this car!!

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So Far So Good!

by from Loudoun, Virginia on June 29, 2011

I just bought my 05 murano 77k miles, runs great. Never owned one before but i gotta say man does this car not only feels great but its fun to drive. you feel tall and cool. Its gonna take getting use...
I just bought my 05 murano 77k miles, runs great. Never owned one before but i gotta say man does this car not only feels great but its fun to drive. you feel tall and cool. Its gonna take getting used to using CVT tranny because it doesn't switch gears. Overall for 15k you get a luxury car and with alot of stares. Great Buy! Can't wait for what the future has in stores!
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Does recommend this car!!

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2005 Nissan Murano

by from Denver, CO on June 6, 2006

Very impressive car. What I like about it the most is that it is very comfortable for an SUV and gets very good gas mileage, up to 25 mpg. Handles like a regular car, you don't feel any leans or delay...
Very impressive car. What I like about it the most is that it is very comfortable for an SUV and gets very good gas mileage, up to 25 mpg. Handles like a regular car, you don't feel any leans or delay from drivers inputs. Very easy to go thru traffic. Good climate control, great sound system, really roomy with lots of storage space, even has a storage for notebook computer which can be locked with the key. CVT somewhat robs a little power on take off but it's worth the trade off when you think about 20-25 mpg, when you on the roll performance is very good. Car feels very solid on the highway, I keep using Cruise Control in order not to speed too much. Haven't got a chance to test AWD yet, but should be good enough to handle snow and rain just fine. Overall I like it very much, I would only wish for more power (can never have too much). This is my 5th Nissan so far and would recommend it to anyone.
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Does recommend this car!!

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Not so fast..............

by from Floyds Knobs, IN on June 30, 2007

After 5 recalls and seven trips to the dealership to correct these in an actual Japanese built vehicle, I'm very disappointed in Nissan and my local dealership. In fact, my dealership destroyed the fi...
After 5 recalls and seven trips to the dealership to correct these in an actual Japanese built vehicle, I'm very disappointed in Nissan and my local dealership. In fact, my dealership destroyed the finish on this car. This is why I dumped this otherwise great car. The handling, fuel mileage, execeloration & looks are impressive but it stops there.
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Does not recommend this car

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227k Miles and Counting!

by from OKC OK on September 23, 2015

The Murano is such an amazing family car! I love how much room is in it (especially that I have 3 kiddos) and lots of cargo space!! It's been a great car in the family for 10 years now and the new own...
The Murano is such an amazing family car! I love how much room is in it (especially that I have 3 kiddos) and lots of cargo space!! It's been a great car in the family for 10 years now and the new owner will enjoy it for many more years to come!! It is a nice, smooth, fast (espicially for a SUV with a v6!!) I used to drive 45 minutes to work every day and never had real major problems with it
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Does recommend this car!!

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Smooooooth Trany,er,Giant Rubber Band

by from Cincinnati,Ohio on May 9, 2011

Love the non-jerk,non-shift feel. The power just keeps on coming. The gas mileage is disapponting but over all a nice,powerful and smooooooth ride. As a musician i really like the fold down rear sets ...
Love the non-jerk,non-shift feel. The power just keeps on coming. The gas mileage is disapponting but over all a nice,powerful and smooooooth ride. As a musician i really like the fold down rear sets that lay totally flat. Great for carrying my equipment.
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Uses car for Work

Does recommend this car!!

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Rock solid

by from Indiana on February 16, 2011

I purchased the 05 Murano S not quite 3 years ago. Loved it from day one. The only issue I had with it was a transmission vibration. I took it in to Nissan they told me they needed to replace it. Didn...
I purchased the 05 Murano S not quite 3 years ago. Loved it from day one. The only issue I had with it was a transmission vibration. I took it in to Nissan they told me they needed to replace it. Didn't cost me anything. I live where there is a lot of snow the one thing I missed was the AWD feature. My wife was T-boned by a car going 35-40 mph and had minor bumps and bruises. The side impact airbags blew and the side post held no intrusion beyond the post. The insurance company paid me everything I paid for it and $200 more. didn't want a major car payment so I down sized to a Rogue with all options.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car!!

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