Review: Nissan Murano (2008 – 2011)

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Comfortable SUV, reasonable performance, pleasant and easy to drive, 2.5-litre diesel finally introduced in 2010.

Petrol model is bulky and thirsty, big triangular blindspot at base of nearside pillar, diesel expensive at £37,950.

Nissan Murano (2008 – 2011): At A Glance

Nissan claims its Murano to be the first full-size crossover. It's good looking and luxurious, but bulk and difficult to judge due to big triangular blindspot opposite the driver. Diesel from September 2010 partly solves the thirst and emissions problems and is decently refined, but the more compact Infiniti EX 3.0d with V6 235PS diesel makes more sense.

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What does a Nissan Murano (2008 – 2011) cost?

Real MPG average for a Nissan Murano (2008 – 2011)

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Average performance


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19–29 mpg

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Nissan Murano with various problems - what should I do?

I unfortunately bought a Nissan Murano 2009 model done 100K. Many problems have started to develop in just one month. 1) knocking sound when driving above 40-50 mph which do not have any pattern to it. feels under the feet under drivers compartment and when foot is on accelerator paddle. been to a garage and main dealer and they can't find the source! 2) very poor acceleration. have tested 0-60mph. doing in 14-15 sec. it should do 0-60 in 8 seconds. 3) now the steering wheel started making whining noise when turned. 4) Been to a garage to get spark plugs changed and CVT fluid flushed. Garage reports the bolts are badly corroded and risks breaking them which could cost me alot. and CVT tank cap is also corroded and so tight that they risk it breaking while try to drain it. Any solutions to these problems ?
Clean it up as best you can, polishing the body and glass and vacuuming the interior, then put the thing in an auction and get rid of it. Take the loss because it is likely to be a lot less than the cost of trying to fix it.
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