Nissan Murano vs. Mercedes ML

sham_ipsham_ip Member Posts: 4
edited May 2014 in Nissan
Hi guys,

I'm looking for buying SUV.
What do you recommend between these three in terms of quality, less maintenance cost and troubles, gas consumption and nice ride:

Nissan Murano 2004 has 105000- $16000
ML320-2002 has 115000KM. $16000
ML430-2001 has 95000KM. $15000

Your advice please.


  • jayriderjayrider Member Posts: 3,602
    I wouldn't pay more than 8k for the murano. You can buy an 07 with half the miles for 16k. The ml's are way overpriced and will cost a bunch to keep maintained not to mention repairs.
  • gooddeal2gooddeal2 Member Posts: 750
    I wouldn't pay more than 8k for the murano.

    8K for a '04 Murano; especially in Canada? Are your sure? 105000KM (= ~62k miles) is not that high for a 6 years old car.
  • cutco760cutco760 Member Posts: 63
    Hayrider & gooddeal2,

    Interesting, as you guys know from my previous posting, I have been looking for a new Murano and the dealer offered me $16,500 on my AWD 2007 Murano S with Power seat and only 17,000 miles. Hard to believe that they want that much on a 2004. I would definitely not go with the Murano at that price. I am not sure about the Mercedes either since repair cost for German cars are higher. In any case I have decided to expand my search outside of my zip in places like PA & NY and it seems like I have a better shot of getting the 10' on my terms I will be heading to Exton Nissan in PA tomorrow if the weather permits. Do you guys think I should await until 12/24 or 12/31 to aggressively buy at that time? In any case I would not get the 04' Murano at that price since my was worth about as much with less miles and a warranty good until 13' ( I will sell mine at $18.5K, but no less lol based on these dealers outrageous prices). Lastly why is it that a dealer that I went to last week can have a 07' Murano S FWD with 21K miles being sold for $19,999 and turn around and offer me $16.5. He must be high on company ties.
  • gooddeal2gooddeal2 Member Posts: 750

    I think the market in Canada is about 20% higher than here in the US. If that '04 Murano is in the US, the price shouldn't be more than 13-14K. Remember that is the selling price, so, the trade in price might be around 11K, IMO.

    Actually, I'm looking to trade in my 2 years old '07 Altima w/ only 18k miles for a 2010 Altima as well... ;)
  • sham_ipsham_ip Member Posts: 4
    Thanks for your reply guys.
    Actually the prices here in Canada is higher than the state. And especially here in Alberta, it's also 10% higher than the rest of Canada. The listed price was 18,999 and after negotiation it ended to $16000. Dealers make money by buying cheap cars from people and selling them with high prices. I sold my Mazda tribute 03 to someone(not a dealer) last month with 11500. The dealer paid only 7000 for it !!!

    I also found Murano 2003 with 70KM today. What is the difference between 2003 2004, and 2005.

  • sham_ipsham_ip Member Posts: 4
    I contacted the Nissan dealer and he offered Murano 2003, 102000km $15000 plus Tx. I will try to negotiate more. he mentioned that the Murano has 150 point inspection and it’s backed by a 3 month or 5000 km power train warranty as well it comes with a 7 day money back guarantee...
    is this 150 point good? what is it?
  • jayriderjayrider Member Posts: 3,602
    Just a reminder that 03 was the first year of production for the Murano. Enough said.
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