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2009 - 2010 Nissan Murano



  • I drove two on the highway and didn't notice much. i knew about it and was listening for it . we decided to lease one and am picking it up saturday. i drove the all wheel drive LE if that makes any difference. but i doubt it .
  • I wouldn't expect the trim line to make a difference but I suppose it could. It's been a while since I did any test driving so I'm not really sure what to expect. Maybe what I heard was typical. I also drove a Highlander and it seemed to have less wind noise but it was a couple of days between the test drives and my memory isn't what it used to be.
  • I can't seem to find much on the tow package. All indications are that it is nothing more than a hitch and wiring. Is that correct? For the price, I'd expect the typical larger radiator and alternator, transmission oil cooler, etc.
  • greanpea68greanpea68 Posts: 1,996
    I can't seem to find much on the tow package. All indications are that it is nothing more than a hitch and wiring. Is that correct? For the price, I'd expect the typical larger radiator and alternator, transmission oil cooler, etc.

    Your not towing anything over 3500 lbs...

  • jaymkjaymk Posts: 86
    Can anyone who bought the 09 Muranos please let us know if the side mirrors dimm at night like the RX. Means does it have auto dimming side mirrors?
  • Your not towing anything over 3500 lbs...

    Yeah, so what's your point?
  • I have the 09 Murano,,,side mirrors do not dim... :(
  • greanpea68greanpea68 Posts: 1,996
    Yeah, so what's your point?

    Your not going to need a transmission coooler etc...

  • Your not going to need a transmission coooler etc...

    So this takes me back to my original question: What do you get for $600+ other than a hitch and some wiring?
  • jmpage2jmpage2 Posts: 268
    Well, that's about what all manufacturers charge for a "tow package" so what is your point other than being argumentative?
  • greanpea68greanpea68 Posts: 1,996
    Well, that's about what all manufacturers charge for a "tow package" so what is your point other than being argumentative? .... :surprise:

    Thank you....

  • Well, that's about what all manufacturers charge for a "tow package" so what is your point other than being argumentative?

    Not trying to be argumentative at all. I just want to understand what you get for the $600+.

    The tow prep package on a new 2008 Highlander costs $220 (much less) and includes an upgraded radiator, transmission oil cooler with water cooler, 150-amp alternator and trailer pre-wiring, engine oil cooler and 200-watt fan coupling. No hitch however (typical cost of $150 - $200).

    It just seemed to me that for $600+ there must be more to it than just a hitch and some wiring but, I guess not.
  • I'm trying to do some research regarding an extended warranty for the 2009 Murano. I am trying to determine if it's better to get one now, or wait until it's closer to the 'end date' of the regular warranty. Also, is it better to get one from Nissan or an outside company? We never got one for the Corolla, so this is kind of new territory.

    Any ideas on cost? I was told by a friend it's about 5% of the vehicle price.
  • leeroy44leeroy44 Posts: 5
    Since the hitch reciever that comes from the dealer is a class 2. I am going to buy one on ebay for $115.00, which is a class 3. That is what all my hitches are. I will be buying the wiring harness from the dealer, because it might install easier. I have noticed on other chat rooms that the after market units fit a little nicer than the factory.
  • Purchased a 2009 LE last week. I have noticed that when I remove my ipod after using the factory interface I have to reset the ipod in order for it to operate away from the vehicle. Just curious if I may be doing something incorrectly or if you have to reset each time?
  • I have a 2003 Murano. When you pull the interior door release handle, it automatically unlocks just like in all Chrysler, Ford, VW and Volvo products. Same thing for the passenger side. I like this feature. Even most Toyotas have this feature now.

    Well, anyway, I checked out the 2009 and noticed they did away with this feature and now it's like GM and Hondas, where you either have to press the power lock switch or manipulate the little lock switch with your fingers. I found that little switch to be difficult to push/pull to unlock. Annoying.

    I don't understand why they changed this?
    Other than that, the new interior is nice... not sure if I like the overdone exterior and Santa Fe taillights though. The vertical taillights were one thing that set this car apart from all the others and now the back is just like the rest.
  • Hello,

    Can anyone help me or offer me some advice on how much it would cost me to purchase a 2009 Nissan Murano LE AWD, in the states and bring it back to Canada, I started reading these posts a few days ago. And it seems you guys are very sharp and have great advice to give. Can someone help me with a breakdown of the prices it will cost me to bring it over the border ?

    thanks in advance
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,059
    While you're waiting for a reply here you may get some good tips in Importing Car into Canada from US.

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  • techdudetechdude Posts: 87
    Can anyone recommend the new 09 Murano LE or SL a as family vehicle? We're expecting our first and I've narrowed it down to the new Murano or the 08 Highlander. I like the interior quality of the Murano but the storage space of the Highlander is huge. I'm thinking as to lease as I'm not a fan of too much out there right now and I don't want to be stuck with a gas guzzler for too long. Any opinions and advice would be appreciated.
  • hemorsehemorse Posts: 34
    I've been negotiating on a fully loaded LE with an MSRP of $40, 865. I need a 24 month, 15k per year. My best negotiated price right now is $805/mo including tax. If anyone knows of any better deal, please contact me.
  • On an 2009 LE with Nav, list price of $40,200 I got 670.00 a month with $2000 total out of pocket, assuming 8.75% tax rate for 39 months. And $798 on a 24 month deal, same type of money down, tax rate. Chris the Internet Sales Manager at Mike Barney Nissan in Buffalo has the best Nissan deals I have ever seen. I personally like the SL with leather option better than the LE, because I do not need the 20" wheels and you shave a ton of money off price. :shades:
  • Towing packages, and Accessories in general purchased at the time of sale from the manufacturer is covered under the 3yr./36, 000 bumper to bumper warranty, and that's important to know . Most standard warranty of after market stuff is one year at best. Although the price may seem high $690, it was specially designed to fit perfectly and unobtrusively.
  • The Internet Sales Manager at Mike Barney Nissan in Buffalo has been helping Canadian buyers, check them out. They can also get any color, any options. Once across the border, canadians have to pay 6.1% duty (because the Murano is built entirely in Japan), 5% GST, 206.70 RIV fee, and 100.00 Excise tax. Canadian Tire can do the Daytime Running Lamps and after that - you own a significant vehicle that will last a long time.
  • fitcfitc Posts: 11
    Just wanted to clarify:
    The factory tow package for the 09 is Class II. That is, the hitch is rated for 3,500 lbs GTW. However, the receiver (the actual receptacle) itself is 2" square - like the ones you'd typically find on Class III tow hitches. So if your only purpose is to have a 2" square receptacle, you'll still be OK with the factory one. Although, you can always get an aftermarket hitch for a lot less.

  • dreggmandreggman Posts: 4
    Well after driving our 04 Murano around for the past 4 years - we decided to upgrade. Worked out perfect as our lease was up this past Feb. We wound up leasing a LOADED 2009 Murano LE AWD with EVERY option - moonroof, navigation, mats, cross rails, cargo protector, tire flaps, etc. We were really upset that you could not get a DVD player and the navigation system or moonroof. Tried to config online - but selecting overhead DVD greys out BOTH moon (makes sense) and navigation (does not make sense!). The dealer said it had something to do with the wiring. So we added the OEM DVD Players (INVISION) to the back of each headrest. Looks even BETTER to be honest than the factory option. So we literally have EVERYTHING in this car. (DVD NOTE: The DVD players were installed by the dealer and look amazing. Nissan considers INVISION DVD to be a NISSAN "dealer port" option. Only the dealer offers this option and they match the factory specs. INVISION items can ONLY be ordered and installed through the dealership. 3rd party companies and consumers CANNOT buy them and do it yourself. For this reason they are not considered aftermarket and convered under the NISSAN manufacturer warranty as well.)

    We got the LE with the Super Black Exterior with Beige Leather Interior. Looks great in this combination. Dark interior looked good in old model - but we thought beige interior looks better in 09s.

    Original Sticker was $40,511.00 and DVD Player was $1500.00. Cap Cost Came to $38,200.00. All this in a 42 Month Lease with 12K miles annually - $5,529 down - out of pocket (first payment - the 529-, taxes, titles, tags, etc.) and a Monthly payment of $529.00 I believe the buyout at the end of the lease is $19K and change. For a car with this many options - I believe we got a great deal. I know the DVD Players in the Headrest option was like $1500. I live in Virginia and shopped around at 6 dealers - the best we were offered in VA was $6200 down and $570 a month for the same lease - I took this deal back to the dealer where we originally leased our 04 Murano - Herb Gordon Nissan in MD and they beat it - no games and no hassle - did everything over the phone. I just showed up to pick up my car!! They gave me the model customer experience - twice! They have amazing customer service. I would obivously deal with them again in a hearbeat.

    By the way - I have also test driven the Acura, Lexus and Infiniti this year. Thought maybe it was time to leave Nissan. My parents have the lexus and i drove it in Florida for two solid weeks prior to test driving the 09 Murano. I can honestly say - money aside - I felt the 09 Murano drove and felt better than ALL OF THEM. Maybe a personal preference. But even if cost was not a factor - I felt the 09 Murano was the best one. It is a truly amazing car. Just did a road trip up to NYC last weekend and this car was perfect. The bluetooth was awesome for answering calls with no effort, ipod connecter was very cool for listening to our library of tunes and controlling it through the vehicle, the traffic navigation helped us avoid some major tie ups on the beltway, the dvd players were great for keeping the little happy with dora the explorer, the duel moonroofs were great for taking in the views in NYC and overall the roomy seats and great handling made for a wonderful trip!!

    I HIGHLY recommend this car.
  • endodocendodoc Posts: 15
    i leased the 40k murano because i wanted all the toys especially the nav ,power tailgate,bluetooth and keyless start. big features when holding little arms and bags in parking lots. the quality and handling was better than the highlander but smaller. i leased for two years. there no homeruns out there . maybe the new pilot-.old one didn't have alot of the features. it will also be 40k loaded.
  • hemorsehemorse Posts: 34
    What was the best lease deal you were able to negotiate? Was it a 2009 LE? How many months lease + miles/yr?
  • Hello,

    I have been told by Nissan Canada, that the 2009 Nissan Murano has to be registered and plated in the U.S for a period of 6 months. Before you can transfer the warranty to Canada. I guess they are doing this as a deterrent to stop Canadians from buying the car across the border. Does anyone provide me with more information on this subject. Is there a way around this issue ?
  • endodocendodoc Posts: 15
    41k car with winter mats and nissan service 15k miles 24mo.nothing down .$680.expensive but i like to have the current thing..
  • Someone want to talk me into or out of black leather on the Tinted Bronze LE? I thought beige would be the norm but most of the vehicles (black, bronze, platinum) on the lots here are the black leather. Maybe it's a Northeast thing with our seven-month winters? Maybe black is easier to maintain? I think they both look pretty sharp and the interior accents seem to lend themselves to either color.
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