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2013 and earlier Nissan Murano Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • Now, we only have 2k miles on the car but we love it.

    Our dealer experience was superior. We settled on a dealer in northeastern NJ. The price was negotiated over the phone, the deal was settled in person that afternoon and the finance office did not try and gauge me on delivery. My salesman was outstanding. If anyone is interested they could be PM me for his cell phone #.

    After the fact I had 2 issues arise (not related to the physical car itself) and the management team there addressed them.

    I hope I don't have a tale to tell like Mike in a few years. I hope it is more in line with the last new car I bought - a 95 Accord which I am still driving.
  • loachloach Posts: 246
    I have had replies that were positive wanting to know what went wrong and others, like "loach" and "flightnurse", who think sharing a negative experience is wrong (i.e. shoving it down throats).

    Nope. Never said it was wrong - simply that you put it in the wrong thread - which is of course what happens when you post the same diatribe in 15 different threads.
  • jayriderjayrider Posts: 3,602
    Mike said he was getting on with his life-- good advice for lots of folks with issues. :)
  • mikesmuranomikesmurano Posts: 118
    You guys gave me an inspiration!

    I started a new thread so as not to bother you. I find it odd though, that if you already bought a Murano, and are happy with it, you still return to this discussion.

    Anyway, your comments are all welcome in the new thread. It will also help potential car buyers get a glimpse at some real world experiences.

    Just make sure "flightnurse" gets her grammar and spelling correct.

    I disagree with your last remark "loach". ;)
  • lrosalrosa Posts: 2
    Hi Dennyregazzo,

    Glad to see that your happy with your purchase.

    I'm in western Monmouth Cty, I'd appreciate if you could send me the salesmans cell number.

  • Hi lrosa. I just realized this forum has no IM capability. Send me an email to and I will provide details.
  • jr343jr343 Posts: 8
    Just a reminder,

    the end of March ( correct me if Im wrong ) is the end of nissans fiscal year. You can make hotter deals towards the end of this month!
    3G below invoice is not unheard of. Check this forum going around the end of March last year!

    Happy Haggling!
    I cant get mine yet.
  • gatorclawsgatorclaws Posts: 1
    edited March 2010
    I'm looking to purchase a loaded except navigatio 2010 SL AWD with an MSRP of just under $38,000.

    I've sent out emails to local dealers (midwest) asking for their best offer. What should I be expecting? I believe the invoice falls around $34,500 + TTL and that's what I'm being offered by those that have responded right now, so about $3000 to $3500 below MSRP.

    Even though I asked for their best offer, will they (and are they expecting me to) still negotiate further?

    I was thinking if I can get around $5000 off MSRP it would be great, but the post above indicates it's possible to get $3000 below invoice so I'm not too sure what to aim for.
  • check out this site. It gives you EXACT sales figures for what others have paid in your zip code and its up to date. You can get the car for under dealer invoice. the site tells you a breakdown between good price, great price, etc.
  • I am in the market for 2010 model. Anyone has a recent quote for 2010 SL AWD (with tech, leather) and 2010 LE AWD in New England (Boston) area?

    Another questions I had was on the SL trim...does it allow you to connect your iphone/ipod?
  • This is one of the few failures of Nissan here. No ipod jack/usb plug at all anywhere in the car unless you get the LE.

    The SL only allows ipod connection via a basic composite (y/r/w) input jack on the back of the storage console in between the front seats. This is played through the stereo by setting to AUX. You will have no control over the ipod via the car stereo.
  • mikesmuranomikesmurano Posts: 118
    Nissan leaves a lot to be desired in their overall engineering thought process.

    The lease of which in their tech package. I would look at other cars that are similar in design. You will be spending a lot of money and you should find what you know you will be happy with in the long run.

    I had the premium sound system in my Murano and had a lot of problems with speaker channels skipping out and the CD player malfunctioning. Also, the FM/AM antenna seamed to be underpowered; I had difficulty maintaining a signal in certain areas. I have not noticed this with my new Acura to compare.

    The standard Acura MDX allows full control through the car's audio controls including through the steering.

    Just a thought.........
  • Mike, if we all were going to spend $15,000 more than I believe we'd expect to get every bell and whistle. The Acura of which you speak ranges from MSRP base of $42,230 to $53,755.

    The Murano is a wonderful car for those who cannot or choose not to spend more than $35k out the door.
  • mikesmuranomikesmurano Posts: 118
    Denny, thanks for the info. on the MSRP. I had already knew that though.

    The Murano LE exceeds $40k when you add in the options being discussed above and that are standard on a Acura MDX. At that point, you are not far from an apple-to-apple comparison.

    I don't know what "ambercrombe's" budget is, I was simply offering information on their question posted above. You would also agree, I'm sure, that all the mfgrs. and dealers are offering deals to move vehicles.

    I am glad you like your car, but maybe "ambercrombe" hadn't considered other alternatives and I was just trying to help.
  • jr343jr343 Posts: 8
    I too was looking at the acura 2009 MDX.

    oddly enough though, the stereo system ( top model ) was so terrible I didnt pull the trigger on the vehicle. yes stereo is very important to me and for a 40 thousand dollar vehicle the equipment was horrible horrible horrible on sattelite as well as radio.

    Still seemed overpriced for the quality of the dashboard and little plastic dashboard stuff.

    Back seats where way uncomfortable and didnt seem to provide the same adjustments that the Murano does.

    Also harder to find an Acura dealer willing to "negotiate" a lower price as much as many Nissan dealers do.

    uyou cant compare sticker price to sticker price. Nissan will "let go" of inventory alot easier than Acura.

    A 40 thousand dollar acura is a 40 thousand doallr acura minus some trivial rebates occasionally. Nissan can go 3000-5000 below invoice on alot of models.
  • jr343jr343 Posts: 8
    murano gets heated rear seats/ mdx doesnt.. cool feature if you have more than 2 people
  • mikesmuranomikesmurano Posts: 118
    The Murano has a nice dashboard interface. Like I said I had a lot of trouble with the Bose CD changer; but, you are right the sound fidelity was high quality.

    Acura should use Bose systems in lieu of their standard.
  • darkwarriordarkwarrior Posts: 1
    edited March 2010
    Nice forum. This is my first post.

    I've test driven RAV4, CRV, Ford Escape and Murano LE AWD, Subaru Forester. Murano just beats everyone in this category. The first car I drove was a LE AWD - and I couldn't help but use that as a benchmark when I drove the others. In my opinion, nothing comes close to a Murano experience.

    The lowest quote I have till now is 34000 + ttl. What's a realistic out the door price for Virginia ? I'm actually aiming for 34K. Is that possible ? I also noticed that dealerships have many Muranos on their lots. The don't seem to be selling. I can't figure out why.

    I've spent a month researching SUV/crossovers. It's getting a little tiring now. I would have bought one but $650 a month feels heavy. Now I wish I hadn't driven a Murano the first place ! For anyone who's looking to buy one - here are some things I observed :
    1. Unless you drive the car, you'll never know what suits you
    2. Many online reviews aren't that accurate.
    3. Stickers are marked up high.
    4. Check out / to get realistic numbers. But use these as trump cards in the negotiation process...bring them up only in the end !
    5. Meet as many dealerships as possible - each have different incentives.
    6. Comparison parameters break down when you look closely - eg RAV V6 Ltd are not pleasing, and you end up comparing that with CRV EXL which is greatly underpowered. This is where things get fuzzy.
    7. Just because you have a powerful engine, doesn't mean its priced higher. eg RAV4 Ltd is actually cheaper than CRV.
    8 CVT transmission matter a lot ! It's awsome and totally worth the money. Escape Hybrid and Murano have it.
    9. If you're looking to keep price low, not worried about interiors, and get a great car, Forester might be a great option. It's large sun roof is very attractive and is on the whole, a smart looking CUV.
    10. Manufacturers are pricing their cars on simple and cheap technologies like USB, bluetooth, etc. Its ridiculous. More so if you consider that these have existed for many years now.
  • jr343jr343 Posts: 8
    edited March 2010
    Hi darkWarrior.
    I think you will find owners of Muranos in this little section of the internet as well as potential owners! tells you alot about the car when owners come back in to guide and help future murano owners.

    If you can get below invoice on any murano you are getting a great deal in my opinion. Even if you pay sticker price minus a little BS 500 dollar rebate you still walk away with a Great vehicle! there is no price to high for satisfaction!

    The Murano is crafted so thouightfully and with some nice feeling materials compared to some competitors.

    You sit in this vehicle and you are instantly at home.

    The Murano however is cut and dry above the examples you give. Im not sure the RAV 4 or CRV is even in the same category. If it is then the competition is way outclassed. I sat in a few Rav4 at a few dealers and they all where horrible IMO only. The CRV is uber uncomfortable ( I presently have an Element. ( mistake) )..

    Keep in mind you can get way below Invoice on the vehicle. 2-3000 below invoive is obtainable.

    I suggest not even going into any dealers to make a deal. Sit in the vehicle a few times, test drive it if possible, then decide which model you would like and send emails to every internet manager you can in your area. tell them what your willing to pay. If they accept great, your in, if they decline, you havent wasted your time going to the dealership to try to make a deal. Most salesman are not looking to give you any "deals". Grab A murano below invoice! you wont be sorry.

    Look at posts 2662 and 2663 on page 134. Typical deals you can get. reach out to the guy in 2663 he will give you a contact who is in the position to make the deal quickly and not give you the runaround.

    Good Luck!
  • Hi Mike,

    I hope you will stay on the thread. Your information is valuable, and the 2009 Murano's show some serious early problems, which is concerning. I bought a 2010 yesterday despite knowing about them. I think its a totally cool vehicle. The main problem the 09s are having is with head gaskets and coolant leaks. The major part of this to me is not the occurrence of the problem but the fact that the engine has to be removed for the fix, and big American hands are not the same as factory trained do it every day small ones and robotic arms. That's the real problem. My salesperson, upon direct questioning, knew about the problem. But is he gonna do? He didn't design and build the car. Its a fun second vehicle to me and I doubt I'll put a lot of miles on it. Anyway, I hope you won't let folks chase you away.
  • mikesmuranomikesmurano Posts: 118
    No I intend to stick around until Nissan steps up and faces the music.

    I am very wary of all Nissan products. Many of the auto makers are putting products out on the market that are "politically correct" but not well engineered and tested. They are also not proving to be very robust.

    I think you see this with several mfgrs. because they are implementing a lot component systems of hybrid/green energy cars into their broad product lines. Some of these systems just don't fit the application.

    Besides, climate change is a big farce.

    Drive on.
  • flightnurseflightnurse 35K feetPosts: 2,071
    Mike, grow up. Writing on this blog will not get Nissan to change. All you are doing is showing the world how much of pain in the but you really are. This could be the reason why Nissan might have ignored you in the first place. This is all about buying experience not how I got screwed by nissan.So go post on the correct boards.
  • whitestar16whitestar16 Posts: 53
    edited March 2010
    Color: Glacier Pearl/ Beige Interior

    MSRP --- 34,745
    Invoice --- 31,791
    Paid ---- $29,537 ( includes destination charge and assigning of $1250 rebate dollars over to dealer)


    1. Leather
    2. Premium
    3. Dual Moonroof
    4. Carpeted Floor Mats and Cargo Mat
    5. Accessory Value Package
    6. Splash Guards
    7. Bumper Protector
    8. Bug Protector ( Black Plastic Shield across front of hood)

    This was a good deal, but not a great one. After dealer hold back their cost was about 28,800 as a guess, but I believe in leaving meat on the bone too. Its the end of the year and just go straight to a manager and help him or her with end of year sales numbers and help yourself out to a bit of a deal as well. Mileage at time of purchase was 15 miles on the car. Manufacture date was 12/09. Car must have been sitting for 2 months. Saw the same at other dealership too.

    This is Houston, Texas, land of a gazillion Nissan Dealers. After TTL and Document fee total OTD was $31,780.
  • whitestar.....

    I am in Houston also and just got a quote for a SL.


    2.Dual Moonroof
    5.Bumper Prot
    6.Assy Pkg
    8.Wheel locks and Nitrogen {{{ whatever that mean}}}

    MSRP $362445

    My price $31882 after $1250 rebate

    What do u think?

    I think I will wait until March 31 to pull trigger.
  • What was the manufacture date of your vehicle? I am curious. I also I'm not sure what the Nitrogen does, except that it may mean I can't mix it with regular air? I have no clue.
  • Oh also, One thing that is VERY cool is that you can go on Nissan's website and check inventory of Murano SLs at any dealer. How many miles does the one you are mentioning have on it? That might be helpful to you on March 31st!! Good Luck!
  • jayriderjayrider Posts: 3,602
    The nitrogen is a new way to separate you from your money. It is used in race car tires to minimize air loss during races. All the dealers and tire stores are touting it for all cars because the profit margin is better than anything except undercoating.
  • I do not know how many miles or mfg date. All info was given via email. I might go by the dealer and take a look at it.
  • flightnurseflightnurse 35K feetPosts: 2,071
    Jayrider this isn't correct, the nitrogen helps with airloss. I have owned 3 new nissans since 2006. I bought a new Versa and would be back at the dealership every 3 months to get the TMPS reset. Once the dealership placed nitrogen in my tires, the TMPS wouldn't light up. My Altima 2008 and Murano 2010 both have nitrogen and no problems. The Altima has 60K miles and not once has the TMPS lght come on.
  • jayriderjayrider Posts: 3,602
    My 09 murano has plain air and no problems. How much do they charge you for the nitrogen? If it's complimentary that would be nice. To each his/her own. If it works for you it has value. Reviews I've read don't recommend it but what do they know. I like the versa but the trunk is a bit too deep and the seat doesn't fold flat. Too old to be lugging the golf bags out. Nice drivers seat and very roomy. They just need to change the trunk . May write Nissan and see if they will build one with my personal needs in mind. If they made the altima with a liftback like the crosstour I'd be all over that one.
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