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2009 - 2010 Nissan Murano

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  • emjay1emjay1 Posts: 22
    I drive a 2005 Murano and I love it - but it's time for something newer. I'm shopping around for a new car lease deal, and I've looked at the 2009 Murano, and frankly I don't like the interior detailing (or exterior colors) as well as my 2005! Is there anyone who is absolutely in LOVE with the new model - and can you tell me what the selling features are?
  • derbydudederbydude Posts: 2
    Get the LE in a light color like beige. Looks fantastic with the large wheels and silver top rack. Drives and rides unbelievably smooth. Great performance. Have had for two months and get tons of compliments from lookers and riders.
  • pbj3pbj3 Posts: 5
    I would like to say that I love my 2009 Murano S. a few months ago a posted a great safety concern (life and death) about the Start/Stop button for the engine and have not heard anyone else make this complaint. If you pull the key fob out and forget to push the Start/Stop button to turn the engine off, it continues to run very quietly.. therefore if you parked in your garage, your house will fill with carbon monoxide and you will die. I have been in touch with Nissan; their advice: "don't forget to push the button." Funny. If you leave your headlights on, there is a reminder noise. if you don't close a door, the remote will not lock the car... if you leave the engine on, you will die.... so be aware...
  • emjay1emjay1 Posts: 22
    WOW! I'd call that a major safety issue - as automated as they have everything else, you'd think Nissan would come up with a way to prevent this happening - like automatic shutoff after 30 seconds or something...

    Thank you for sharing.
  • tspaventatspaventa Posts: 18
    I loved loved LOVED my 2006 Murano, but my lease was up. I painfully shopped for a new car for almost 3 months before deciding on the 2009 Murano LE. Nothing I test drove came close enough to the luxury and safety I feel in the Murano. That said, I still can't say I'm completely in love with the 09 like I was with my 06, but for wierd reasons--- mostly from my own doing. My 06 was white with beige interior. I decided to spice things up a bit with black/black this time around. Its a lot more work, especially when you have kids, but its one mean looking ride! I believe the interior of the 09 is more luxurious and feels more pulled together, like I'm even more protected than I was in the 06. I was in an accident in the 06, so safety is a BIG selling point for me. I used to tell people the only thing I didn't like about my 06 was that it didn't have one of those cool sunglass holders that pop down out of the ceiling. Well, the 09 has one! there are a few things they changed which boggle my mind, like the door pockets don't pop out now and the little compartment where I used to keep my spare change has now been moved to the other side of the shifter which makes it totally useless to the driver. But seriously, I could (and have) picked apart a lot of other cars for this kind of stuff. I drove several different models from Infiniti, Lexus, Ford, Mazda and Hyundai. When it comes right down to it, the safety and luxury of the Murano, as well as things like the continuously variable transmission, the dual sunroof, rear heated seats, the hard drive that lets you download CD's just blow away the other cars in its class and make it easy for me to overlook the little things that I wish hadn't changed. Hope this helps!
  • emjay1emjay1 Posts: 22
    It is funny how the little things make a difference - like the adjustable gas/brake pedal array in the '05 - which allows me (5'-2") and my husband (6'-2") to drive only adjusting the pedals in between trips, leaving the seat and steering wheel exactly the same. When I test drove the new 2009, it's gone! I also much prefer the radio and A/C array in the '05 to the almost-too-sterile array in the '09. And where did the Sunlit Copper exterior color go!? It's almost like you have to choose from primaries or beige. Hmph...

    Oh - and the one complaint about the car is the silly sun visor issue - they get loose and hang down in the driver's way. Have you noticed anything different about the '09 sun visor design? Plastic on plastic is never good for the long haul.

    I appreciate your comments - thank you!
  • jayriderjayrider Posts: 3,194
    How do you like the black seats after a few hours parked in the summer sun? Toasty!!!
  • kjsmittykjsmitty Posts: 25
    I'll have to admit the first time I read your prior post complaining of this "great safety concern" I laughed. This reaffirm had me wanting to question it - nothing personal.

    First off, I have no experience with an "S" model yet if you get out of my wife's 09 Mo with the fob and the engine running it starts beeping at you like crazy. Yours does not??

    Second, the Nissan V6 is "relatively" quiet, yet if you can get out in a/your garage and walk next to and around the front of your car and not hear that it's still running,,, I would worry more about my hearing.. Then I would go out and purchase a CO2 detector that was "really" loud. :P

    I too have never read or heard of any one else having this issue.

    Seriously, I'm messing with ya but am curious if yours really doesn't make any beeping/warning noises if you walk off with the fob and the engine running?

    Cheers
  • tspaventatspaventa Posts: 18
    how ridiculous is this.... I try not to park "facing" the sun : P. The leather on the black interior is just in my opinion nicer looking than the tan leather. something about the perforation on the tan leather just wasn't very appealing to me. Also, the monochrome color scheme on the dash & door trim wasnt as attractive on the tan. they had this tan vs. taupe that just didn't look good. Black on black is really just tight! and definitely hot : )
  • tspaventatspaventa Posts: 18
    OMG, seriously, I don't know how anyone can miss the beeping. the car is practically screaming at you if walk away from it. My 09 LE does it and my 06 SL did it too
  • pbj3pbj3 Posts: 5
    okay, i appreciate everyones good laugh/mocking over this, so let me answer your questions.. my model is a Murano S. I am not sure but i believe the LE and other models DO MAKE A WARNING NOISE ABOUT LEAVING THE ENGINE ON/ or have an engine cut off after five minutes. But, I repeat, THE MODEL S DOES NOT.
    Secondly, sounds like someone has the most spacious garage available... we do not. we cannot walk around the front of our car... we barely have room to get the car into the garage. the engine is wonderfully quiet... and having been driving for 40 years, the new technology of the Start/stop button would be perfect if one also did not have to use the fob at the same time... it actually adds an additional step to turning the engine on and off... so when we "old timers" pull the fob out, it feels like we have turned the engine off with a key... which explains why my husband left the engine running for 3 hours after he parked at the train station... Nissan told me there is no repair possible, no upgrading the ignition to the LE model type, no warning signal to be installed. they suggested i put a note on my dashboard to remind me...hope i have corrected your information
  • tspaventatspaventa Posts: 18
    I know with my 09 LE, I don't even need to put the key in that little hole in the dashboard of the car. Funny thing--- that's probably the one true reason I bought my first Murano (SL) back in December 2005. For me, the mere fact that I no longer had to fumble around looking for a key ring was the next best thing since maybe the discovery of electricity!!!! Truly stinks that they don't have a fix or a work-around for that problem. The quietness of this car is beautiful, but also a bit of a curse. I bought my 09 in March and it wasn't until late in April when we could finally open the windows up here in the cold northeast that I finally heard this awful whisle sound coming from the car when I accelerate. It took 3 trips to the service department and them telling me I'm crazy and me hunting around on line to finally find out there's actually a problem going on that needs to be fixed. I'm now waiting for the part to come in and just counting the days to when I no longer need to hear this horrible whistle!
  • tspaventatspaventa Posts: 18
    I have an 09 LE with the awesome 20" wheels. I had a vibration problem, but they found something wrong with the brakes and fixed it quickly.
  • jayriderjayrider Posts: 3,194
    Today I pulled the key on my 09 sl in park with the engine running and 3 things occurred. 1. the engine kept running 2. there was one faint beep and 3. the message board in the dash lit up -NO KEY when I opened the door. It is what it is.
  • pbj3pbj3 Posts: 5
    to jayrider..
    a faint beep...not on mine. shouldn't the dashboard message say ENGINE ON or TURN ENGINE OFF? Do you know if your engine would have turned itself off after five minutes or would it stay on?
    i'm usually half way out of the car when i take the key out so i'm not really looking at the dash.... seems Nissan is much more concerned about telling you your door is open or your headlites are still on then reminding you that you might be asphixated ....
  • jayriderjayrider Posts: 3,194
    No doubt about it -- it's a crappy set-up with dangerous possible consequences. Now that I know I'll stay vigilant.
  • nyernyer Posts: 32
    I purchased a 2009 SL AWD in May of 2008 and have about 9k miles. So far very satisfied and no problems. However, I am hearing a lot lately a rattling sound while driving as if it is coming from the windshield. Has anyone else been experiencing this? Also, is there a way to play an IPOD other than the adaptor that goes into the 12v outlet and plays through a radio station?
  • kjsmittykjsmitty Posts: 25
    The rattle near the windshield is most likely the black plastic trim piece that is located under the windshield wipers (on the exterior, lower area of the windshield. Many have found this piece to rattle/tap against the window causing an annoying rattle.

    As for the IPOD.... Hopefully an aftermarket or factory IPOD adapter like found in the LE will surface... Many an owner looking for the answer to that question.

    Cheers
  • jayriderjayrider Posts: 3,194
    There are lots of posts on this problem. go into search mode or get old like me with audiology issues and a LOUD radio.
  • nyernyer Posts: 32
    Thanks for the response to the rattling question. I will check it out. As for playing an IPOD, I picked up an auxiliary cable from Radio Shack for about $32 that plugs into the auxiliary outlets located behind the center console and the headphone jack on the IPOD. You hit the AUX button on your radio 2x, put the volume on the IPOD to its max, and play your songs. However, the IPOD does not charge while playing, since not integrated into the stereo system, and the playlists/songs are not displayed on your screen, but the sound quality is perfect like a CD!!! This will be great for my upcoming road trip :)
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