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  • Hey guys, I'm looking for a new car and am stuck between the Nissan Murano and the Toyota FJ Cruiser. I know they are in totally different classes. One side of me likes the luxurious Murano. It's not too big and is easy to handle. On the other hand, the FJ Cruiser is an awesome looking fun car to drive. I guess the only thing I see as a downfall with it is the MPG, which is 17/20. Any advice from owners??

    Thanks!!
  • faroutfarout Posts: 1,609
    alexz81: Don't buy either one. Nissan is highly over rated, the CVT trans. is not what you would call "great". This is the first year for the Toyota FJ. Let others pay in shop time to work out all the first year bugs.
    My suggestion For tough great driving the Jeep Liberty. (super savings on prices now too) As much as 25% off sticker! If you want a smaller car the Jeep Compass is a great little Jeep. Or wait for the Jeep Patriot, it's "Trail Rated" and it even better than the Compass.
    I will also add that all the Jeep's keep real AMERICANS working. I don't know where the FJ or Murano are made, but they do have more parts from other countries other than the USA.

    Farout
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,016
    Hi Alexz81, welcome to Edmunds.

    You are welcome to create a comparison discussion; otherwise take a look at these for starters:

    Toyota FJ Cruiser

    and

    Nissan Murano 2006+

    Hey Farout, did you forget that Jeep is a German company now? :blush:

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  • faroutfarout Posts: 1,609
    Steve: Haven't you seen Dr. Z drive that 330M into that cement wall? Dr. Z just gets out without even a speck of air bag dust, or a hair out of place. Now that's German engineering for ya!
    It's a shame when our daughter was involved in a collision with our 2004 Dodge Neon, she looked a mess and could hardly walk, and that was at 35mph!
    Well soon GM will be headquarted in Japan, is that better?

    Farout
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,110
    Haven't you seen Dr. Z drive that 330M into that cement wall?

    It's been a while - they retired him. :(

    tidester, host
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,016
    I killed my TV a few years back so I only get to see commercials on the net now.

    Amazingly few people razz me for driving a French car (Nissan Quest) ;)

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  • Every time I try and set a destination in my in-dash navigation system, I get an error message saying that my destination is more than 3,000 miles away. It started suddenly and without explanation and now my nav system is nothing more than a map. What causes this and how does it get fixed?
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,016
    Welcome to the forum - try asking in the GMC Yukon and Yukon Denali Problems discussion.

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  • I also am a new member, and have been "lurking" the past few months, reading the messages on the forum, and have also learned a lot. I own a 1998 Ford Explorer EB and although it still runs, it's about time for a new SUV.

    This is what I want:
    V6; Cargo space, with 2nd row up, of at least 43 cu. ft (that is what I have now, and need at least that much, if not more, to shuttle my two golden retrievers to various dog shows). Your typical safety features (air curtains, stability trac, etc.)Dual a/c; 6 CD changer; Leather seats

    I test drove the 2007 Ford EB, Honda Pilot & GMC Acadia but wasn't 100% sold on any of them.

    Any other suggestions?
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,110
    Welcoma aboard!

    Here are a couple of general discussions to get you started:

    What is the Best SUV For me?

    What's the best vehicle for my needs?

    Good luck!

    tidester, host
  • dkthomdkthom Posts: 5
    I am here because I am a desperate woman! Yep, that pretty much sums it up. Need help with a problem with my 2002 CR-V and the educated and trained professionals at my dealership can't figure it out. I figure there's power in numbers and thought someone here might have experienced the same thing!

    I am married, have three cats, four granddaughters and live in Texas. I think I was actually in love with my CR-V until my husband wrecked it in March and now there's something wrong that apparently can't be "duplicated or diagnosed." Oh, how I have come to hate those words! :sick: :mad: :cry:
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,016
    Sounds like a puzzler. Hopefully some folks will have some good suggestions for you.

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  • Hey all, I'm new to the forum and just wanted to greet everyone and maybe get started asking some questions and hopefully answering twice as many. I'm Brandon and I'm 21 from Virginia and have a 1995.5 Honda Passport that I'm having problems with recently. If someone could just point me in the right direction then I'd greatly appreciate it. Thanks!

    Brandon™

    And yet...my mistakes often turn out better than my intentions.
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,110
    Welcome aboard, Brandon!

    Be sure to check out the topics in Isuzu Rodeo.

    tidester, host
    SUVs and Smart Shopper
  • Hi. I've lived inside city limits my whole life and am moving out to the country and am looking for a cheaper but reliable vehicle that will get thru snow. I've heard good things about this site and thought I'd give it a try. I'm on a tight budget of <$6k for a new car. does anyone have suggestions?

    Ryu
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,016
    Welcome Ryu!

    The Next Used Compact SUV; RAV4/Subaru Forester/Mazda Tribute? discussion may help you narrow down the field.

    The Purchasing Used Vehicles discussion over in Smart Shopper has good buying info and you may find Used Vehicles: Best Values useful too.

    Have fun shopping!

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  • Greetings, I like hiking and dogs. I dislike rude people and low cars - I'm getting older and have to think about maintaining my hip for hiking.

    I welcome and look forward to your feedback; these posts have been great fun to read and soooo informative!

    I've owned the Honda Accord and Honda Civic, both got over 200,000 miles. Now I'm thinking about either the Honda Accord with height adjustable seat, Toyota Rav4 or Subaru Forester. I nixed the CRV because of poor rear visibility. I don't especially like the Rav4's excess cabin roominess so am leaning toward the 2008 (no 2007s left) Forester No Frills with stick shift.

    From my limited understanding the manual is not only $800 less but also less expensive to maintain because it does not rely on a computer. Is this correct?

    I want something that not only has a higher hip entry point but will be cost effective to maintain with good resale value. Tell me, do you think I should go with a new model and if so what or perhaps an older model (hate to think about purchasing someone else's problems) like the 2006 RAV4 which was smaller?

    Lastly, I read that someone had paid $20,900 out the door price for a 2008 Forester w/premium package. What would be a good price for the 2008 Basic Forester stick shift?

    Whew, that was a lot!
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,110
    Welcome aboard!

    Be sure to check out the topics in these groups:

    Honda Accord

    Toyota RAV4

    Subaru Forester

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  • Hello All.

    I am new to this and do not know the ins and outs. I posted a new thread but it did not display "NEW" next to the thread and I have not had any replies. Please help.

    Thank you.
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,110
    Hi, Ditka!

    You should always look to see whether a suitable discussion already exists before posting a message to avoid duplication of topics. I have moved your message to ditka, "Jeep Cherokee Grand Cherokee Engine and Performance Issues" #167, 20 Sep 2007 7:44 pm

    The new location should make it more likely that you will get a reply so keep an eye on it!

    Also, creating multiple discussions for the same message is counterproductive so I've removed those newly created topics.

    Good luck!

    -Tom aka Tidester
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