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2008 Nissan Rogue

2008 Nissan Rogue

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4.3
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Fun to Drive - Not Reliable

by from Easton PA on February 15, 2010

I really love the interior, exterior and handling of the Rogue. However, at 22,000 miles I had to have the engine replaced and now I have a nasty sound coming during accelerations. I had both recalls ...
I really love the interior, exterior and handling of the Rogue. However, at 22,000 miles I had to have the engine replaced and now I have a nasty sound coming during accelerations. I had both recalls performed including the CVT reprogramming and the steering problem. The dealer would not look at the noise unless I paid another $90 because it was over the 36,000 mile warranty by less than 500 miles so I decided to wait for the CVT to go and have them replace it since I still have my drive train warranty. So while a nice ride, it spends a lot of time in the dealer's service center. By the way I don't drive my cars very hard. Almost all highway mileage back and forth to work with only two small hills.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does not recommend this car

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Nissan is the best

by from on July 21, 2011

This is a great outstanding vehicle. I bought it used. The ride is very quiet. The cvt has a great feeling. mpg is just as good my old Toyota Rav4 which was a very small suv and was very noisy. The Ro...
This is a great outstanding vehicle. I bought it used. The ride is very quiet. The cvt has a great feeling. mpg is just as good my old Toyota Rav4 which was a very small suv and was very noisy. The Rogue is bigger, roomier and a much better ride. Awd works very well in the snow. I average 20mpg mostly, but I have got up to 28mpg on road trips.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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CVT problems

by from Nevada on October 9, 2012

The car has MAJOR CVT problems, we are curently on our 3rd replaced transmision in only 40K miles, dealer was always problem free and replaced under warranty but still, last replacement went bad after...
The car has MAJOR CVT problems, we are curently on our 3rd replaced transmision in only 40K miles, dealer was always problem free and replaced under warranty but still, last replacement went bad after 10K. Did a lot of research online and lots of owners have same complaint. Also the gas gage went bad, a lot of vibration while driving, when driving in reverse the CVT has a lag when pushing the pedal making it hard to back up, speakers went bad, airbad sensor for passenger shuts off if you dont sit straight upright on the seat. Very poor quality car, never expected this out of Nissan, will be the last purchase from this brand. Had a 06 RAV4 and was trouble free for 5 years we owned before we replaced with this, BIG mistake
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does not recommend this car

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Great SUV

by from Cincinnati, OH on September 21, 2008

I had a 2003 Xterra, but I was hit and it was totalled so I had to get a new car. I test drove the Rogue, CRV, and Rav4, and I thought the Rogue had both beat. Not only did it crush the other two with...
I had a 2003 Xterra, but I was hit and it was totalled so I had to get a new car. I test drove the Rogue, CRV, and Rav4, and I thought the Rogue had both beat. Not only did it crush the other two with styling, the price is comparable. I got a Gotham Gray SL w/Black leather, premium package, and leather package. I love the way it drives and the way it looks. I've got about 1,000 miles on it so far and am averaging 25mpg with 80% city driving. You definitely will be happy with this car if you purchase.
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Purchased a used car

Does recommend this car

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Drive Carefully!

by from Rochester, NY on April 25, 2009

Love our new '08 Rogue except for one major design flaw.... rear visibility. Extremely difficult to see traffic out the rear window, and also traffic approaching from the blind-spot on either side. Ta...
Love our new '08 Rogue except for one major design flaw.... rear visibility. Extremely difficult to see traffic out the rear window, and also traffic approaching from the blind-spot on either side. Takes a while to get used to, and needs extra attention. Otherwise, great vehicle, goes in the snow, comfy, handling is superb. Pricing beats the CR-V and RAV-4.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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Meets all our needs.

by from Anthem, AZ on June 10, 2012

We are retired senior citizens and this vehicle seems to meet allour needs for safety, comfort, ecomony, and on and off roadability. We just bought this vehicle and it is really fun to drive. It feels...
We are retired senior citizens and this vehicle seems to meet allour needs for safety, comfort, ecomony, and on and off roadability. We just bought this vehicle and it is really fun to drive. It feels solid and responsive and it has enough gitty-up to get you in and out of tight spots when needed. We are planning a lot of long driving trips with it.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Nissan Rogue - BEST Small SUV Crossover!

by from Chalfont PA on August 10, 2008

I recently purchased a 2008 Orange Nissan Rogue. After driving a Forester, Patriot, Matrix, Compass, and Rav4. I discovered that the Rogue is more refined and fit and finish is excellent. The other ca...
I recently purchased a 2008 Orange Nissan Rogue. After driving a Forester, Patriot, Matrix, Compass, and Rav4. I discovered that the Rogue is more refined and fit and finish is excellent. The other cars cannot compare. The strengths of the rogue are - Driver's room, engine, safety features, convienience features, radio, bluetooth/car computer keyless system, comfortable seats. The weaknesses are no body side moldings, rear cargo space, no compass no heated mirrors without leather package and rear visibility is compromised. No car has everything but I must say the Rogue is great for the money. It is a refined car & with AWD I get over 30MPG highway. I feel I made the smartest choice out of all the cars offered.
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Purchased a used car

Does recommend this car

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Great Car to quench the SUV thirst

by from Keller TX on October 30, 2008

I own the 2008 Rogue for four months now. It is a great all round vehicle. You get great performance with no sacrifice of gas mileage. I get 24-26 MPG mostly city driving. It is very quiet (low wind n...
I own the 2008 Rogue for four months now. It is a great all round vehicle. You get great performance with no sacrifice of gas mileage. I get 24-26 MPG mostly city driving. It is very quiet (low wind noise) and gives a comfortable ride. I also own a Honda CRV so I can compare the ride and performance. Some cons are that the rear seat does not recline so rear passengers may not like it for long trips. The rear window is difficult to see out when backing up so you have to be careful and make good use of your side mirrors. It takes some time getting use to the CVT transmission as you keep waiting for the gears to change. All in all I Love the Rogue.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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Baby Rogue makes 3...Nissans!

by from Greater NW Chicago on April 27, 2014

You know you love a vehicle when in the process of buying an Xterra (to replace a recently totaled collision, :() you stumble across a pristine Rogue you absolutely cannot walk away from. My "new" gem...
You know you love a vehicle when in the process of buying an Xterra (to replace a recently totaled collision, :() you stumble across a pristine Rogue you absolutely cannot walk away from. My "new" gem is a 2008 Rogue SL, one-owner vehicle with 77K miles on her and loaded to the hilt with all kinds of little luxuries (the ONLY way to buy a used car in my opinion), like Bose Sound System, the crazy CVT transmission that lets you change from Automatic to paddle-on the wheel shifting, Bluetooth, Cruise Control, Sunroof, and let's not forget the 17" upgraded Alloy Wheels! I LOVE THIS CAR! In fact, if I'm not careful, I'm going to find myself holding some speeding papers she's got such a sneaky Get Up and GONE performance. You will not regret purchasing this vehicle. My only complaint is the 21 mpg but I'm willing to look the other way for everything else my "Fiona" offers. (Yeah, I did. I named her Fiona. What of it?) Drive one, and I dare you not to fall in love too.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Great Crossover SUV From Nissan

by from Honolulu, HI on June 16, 2008

I've owned my Rogue for almost 6 months now, and it's been great. I live on the island of Oahu, HI and took my Rogue with me on the superferry over to Maui for a short trip. We drove up the road to th...
I've owned my Rogue for almost 6 months now, and it's been great. I live on the island of Oahu, HI and took my Rogue with me on the superferry over to Maui for a short trip. We drove up the road to the island crater's peak, which was 10,023 ft elevation. The handling going to and from the summit was excellent. That's where the paddle shifters come in handy, I barley had to hit the brakes going downhill at all. The gas mileage has been 22-26 mpg, mostly all city driving and it's just a really great car to drive. It's a shame gas costs so much right now, I would love to do more recreational driving. It was well worth the cost, and I recommend it for anyone looking for something new.
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Purchased a used car

Does recommend this car

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