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2008 Nissan Rogue



  • paltimapaltima Posts: 2
    Take the train (or drive) to Ardmore, PA (Philadelphia suburb). Lots of Rogues and Murano's in stock and their internet sales guy will do prices at invoice.

    And no, I'm not an employee doing an advertisment! My wife and I picked up her Rogue last night. I'm like you - all the dealers around where I live (Lancaster, PA) had very little inventory and were not interested in making me a deal. So I drove 70 miles toward Philadelphia. Pleasant guys to work with.

    My wife's Rogue:
    Gotham Gray Rogue SL AWD

    Splash Guards
    Moon Roof
    Premium AWD Package
    Leather Package
    Floor Mats
    Rear Bumper Guard

    Drove it home last night - about 27mpg between philly area and Lancaster, PA. Too bad the rain got it dirty!

    Here it is parked next to my 4 year old Altima:
  • jd10013jd10013 Posts: 779
    I doubt the altima, sentra, versa or murano are more secure. I'm pretty sure a screwdriver will pry the gass door open or off pretty easily.
  • mlmcgaheemlmcgahee Posts: 102
    Three words: Locking Gas Cap.
  • steverstever Posts: 52,572
    Followed by these three words:

    Check Engine Light.


    One of the online Nissan dealers stocks a locking gas cap for my Quest so I assume they are out there (or will be), but if the fit isn't quite right, the CEL will go off.
  • bobalbe1bobalbe1 Posts: 14
    It is possible that since the Rogue was introduced after the European version, the omission of breachable gas cap was a last minute design issue or perhaps parts not evailable from their suppliers. Who Knows!
  • ettengerettenger Posts: 1
    A recent review in a major new york newspaper spoke at length about a marked and very disconcerting amount of vibration that could be felt through the steering column. Was this just a fluke or do a significant percentage of Rogues have this problem?
  • ticmxmanticmxman Posts: 48
    This is the only person/review to comment on any vibration. My Rogue is very smooth at all times, the CVT is different during aceleration but I find it to be an improvement over the standard automatics. Particularly if you drive conservatively.
  • adnipsadnips Posts: 36
    Just purchased a new Rogue for my wife Smooth as silk. No vibration at all in the steering column or anywhere else.

  • nina_gnina_g Posts: 1
    First, the Rogue does start under 20K. I purchased the SL AWL for a little over 24K. I like it for the most part. I had a Maxima for 12 years & the power in the Rogue is lacking for me (going to a 4-cylinder from a 6). But, on the other side of that, the gas mileage is better than my Maxima. The ride is comfortable & I like the handling of it. The storage space is good too. Also, I really like the LATCH system for my child's carseat. Overall, it was well worth the money.
  • pathtomaxpathtomax Posts: 215
    I noticed one thing in your picture. It looks as though the entire front is now in Chrome? On either side of the Nissan emblem, there is usually body colored metal, but yours seems to be chrome there???
  • ohiobuckohiobuck Posts: 6
    Chrome grill is a dealer installed option. Cost is $250, I think.
  • mlmcgaheemlmcgahee Posts: 102
    The chrome grille inserts are available from the Nissan dealership parts department for $150.00 and can be self installed.

  • pathtomaxpathtomax Posts: 215
    Great, thanks for the info. I like the look.
  • mlmcgaheemlmcgahee Posts: 102
    I have also added the body side molding, rear spoiler and the rear bumper guard... :shades:


  • Very Nice!

    I'm looking at a white one now, are the body side moldings and spoiler dealer installed or after market?

  • mlmcgaheemlmcgahee Posts: 102
    The spoiler was a dealer installed option and the body side molding is 3rd party after market.

    Here is the link for the body side molding:
  • Thanks, I'll check it out.

    I called my local dealership, earlier today, to ask about the spoiler, they have no clue!

    They've never seen a Rogue with a spoiler.

    I'll call them back and let them know it's available and I want it!

    Thanks for the quick reply. Hope to get mine in the next week or so.
  • pathtomaxpathtomax Posts: 215
    I have seen the rear spoiler and like the look. I think the rear bumer guard "finishes" the rear end! :blush:
  • jaxs1jaxs1 Posts: 2,697
    Anyone hear of any changes such as being able to get factory bluetooth without all wheel drive?
    It's bad enough to need to upgrade the SL trim, but requiring AWD is ridiculous.
  • flightnurseflightnurse 35K feetPosts: 2,061
    No, that what the reason why I didn't get the Rogue for myself, my partner got it because he could careless about the Bluetooth. I thought it was stupid to lump it with the AWD also. I have a 08 Altima Coupe and love the bluetooth in the car, my feeling is, that should be a standard feature in all cars.. I'm hoping nissan bring it the redesign of the Rogue...
  • captain2captain2 Posts: 3,971
    just became an owner of a 08 SL AWD loaded to the gills - MSRP $28070.00, paid $25500 plus TTL but not incl $500.00 rebate using the internet for 'bids' - don't know if that is good other than it is a bunch lower than Edmunds TMV - Comments?

    Agree with you about things like leather, bluetooth, and the xenons being tied to the AWD SL only - I live in Texas and would not have gotten the AWD otherwise although I do like the fact that both it and the VSC are easily user switchable. At this point obviously a bit early to tell too much about this vehicle as this is replacing an Altima but I especially like the perforated and heated leather seats as well as the XM/Bose upgrade. Heading on a long trip in it (about 1800 total miles) this week and am expecting FE something in the high 20s - guess we'll see.
  • renogeorgerenogeorge Posts: 9
    Where can I buy a locking gas cap for my 2008 Nissan Rogue? Would I have any problems with a locking gas cap? Will it make any of the engine lights light up? Any suggestions? Thank you.

    PS I just love this car. I bought it last Friday from Pohanka Nissan in Frederickburg, VA and they gave me a great deal and we ver y nice and professional. I first dealt with them by email and they honored the figures promised on the email exactly.
  • mlmcgaheemlmcgahee Posts: 102
    Part no. for the Rogue (and many late model Nissans) is #10508
  • renogeorgerenogeorge Posts: 9
    I went to Advanced Auto Parts and they looked up the Stant Locking Gas Cap and after I gave them the part #10508 they said this was the wrong #. They said the correct number is 11508 and that the gas cap does not lock and they do not have any locking gas cap for the Rogue.

    Any suggestions to find a locking gas cap?
  • psfod3psfod3 Posts: 63
    I am trying to decide between a 09 Forester premium and a Rogue sl awd premium.
    If they both have around the same horsepower why can the Forester tow 2400 pounds and the Roguen only 1000 pounds? Is this a weakness in the cvt tranny under stress?
  • mlmcgaheemlmcgahee Posts: 102
    This is from the Stant web site:

    Fuel Cap
    Regular Fuel Cap: 10838
    Regular Locking Fuel Cap: 10508

    Look it up.....

    Stant Part Locator
  • renogeorgerenogeorge Posts: 9
    I went to another Advanced Auto Parts store and they had the locking gas cap for the Rogue. Strange that one had it, and another did not. I bought it and it fits exactly like the one that came with my Rogue.">
  • tamoshantertamoshanter Posts: 33
    got my rogue SL AWD in 12/07 and already have 18,000 miles on it - i commute almost 3 hours/day. the CVT is very smooooth - took an adjustment to get used to the sound and acceleration (feels like my clutch slipping), but for a 4 banger, the acceleration is very good. not as much space in the back - but again, i had a 2001 grand caravan sport, so was spoiled on that. but after totaling it on a deer here in VA, didn't need such a big vehicle to commute in (kids grown now) and wanted better mileage. on a straight, even highway, i can get up to 30 mpg. Bose sound system is great and so is having the bluetooth! before when i had the stereo blazing, i couldn't hear the phone ring. now it rings up on the radio, so i don' thave the excuse to my wife that i didn't hear her call me. Sunroof is great, ride is verrrry smooth and i have plenty of space for myself (am almost 6' and big) very comfortably. absolutely no complaints, other than they put a Class II hitch on it instead of the Class III (2") by mistake. don't need it for towing, but for a bike rack - which aftermarket from etrailers works great. plenty of comfort and room for myself and my wife - and even for the two adult kids riding in the back; just can't take as much junk as we used to in the van.
  • just came back from a 2100 mile round-trip from VA to FL with 4 adults, 5 suitcases and 2 duffle bags ( we were driving down to Port Canaveral for a 5 day cruise - definitely the way to go, given airlines are now penalizing you for carrying more than one suitcase!!!). used a samsonite soft-top on the roof-rack. a little tight, but comfortable enough for th 13+ hour drive down and 15+ hour drive back (coming back, took two days) absolutely no problems with acceleration loaded down - for a 4 cyl. - and loaded down, averaged about 22 mpg (with poor wind resistance because of the soft top). in 100 degree+ weather in FL, A/C worked great and didn't seem to tax the engine at all; lots of positive comments from people thinking it was a Murano (i tell them it's the Murano's younger brother, that takes REGULAR gas, not PREMIUM!, and better mileage). absolutely NO mechanical problems at all during the whole trip.

    Pluses: very good mileage; very good performance for a 4 cylinder loaded down (remember, this is NOT a Honda Accord V6 with 6Manual!), CVT worked wonderfully - with not a hitch and smooth acceleration, fair comfort for 4 adults (of course, previously we were spoiled with a Grand Caravan Sport, so not fair to compare), XM radio and bluetooth were great.
    Minuses: a little cramped, and difficult to pack (what do you expect for the size), bottomed out a couple of times (we were probably maxed out on the GVWR), but no damage other than a scraped bottom of trailer hitch, wished the back seat would recline, wished for extra power plug in the back,

    rogue now has over 22,000 miles since 12/07, and no problems. took it to oil change after trip and all they recommneded was replacing the air filter (which looked fine to me, so i told them i'd replace it later)
  • I have a new Rogue with about 360 miles. I was just wondering if anyone has a feeling for how accurate the MPG indicator is on the trip computer. It seems to move around without much consistency. It has been as high as 27.2 and as low as 21 when going on an expressway without the AC on.
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