First of all we need to find out the basic characteristics of such a car. It is a four door mid size crossover SUV manufactured in Japan. The production began in 2002. Three generations of the model changed one another. (z50, z51, z52).
Speaking of advantages of the model, I must admit that it is very maneuverable (size does not bother at all). Very comfortable interior also adds some points to the idea of buying it. Does not consume much fuel. The size of the trunk is one of the important reasons to purchase such vehicle.
To disadvantages, we may carry the fact that it will be breaking and the maintenance will cost a bit. One of the main reasons of pain in neck is progressive transmission.
Anyway, it is your choice to buy or not the given model. However, of course there are some things to consider before you choose the most suitable one.
First do not hurry
The choice is wide enough to fulfill needs of any client. Find out if you need a used vehicle or a brand new one. Buying new car will definitely cost a lot but it will be with a zero on odometer and will have no history of accidents or anything like that.
On the other hand purchasing a secondhand car could be an option as some of them may be in close to a perfect condition (if they are properly used and taken care of) but may cost a lot less than new one. The car drops in value as soon as it is driven for even a few mounts.
Nevertheless, if choose that variant you had better tighten your belt and get ready for a lot of homework and hassle.
Buying a used vehicle is always a bit of nervous activity
In addition, another option is to purchase the Murano from an individual. It is definitely will be easier to negotiate the value ( but not in 100 percent of the cases of course). Find out if the vehicle belongs to the person that intends to make a deal with you. Use the car id number or a license plate number and visit the crème bureau website or local DMV to make sure the car is not stolen.
Check the condition (ask a mechanic if you feel it necessary):
- The vehicle should be clean as from the inside and outside,
- Find out the cars history (accidents, repairs),
- Possibly ask far bills from those procedures,
- Do not think that test drive is a silly activity. Try the car in town and on the highway (find out about the consumption),
- Make sure that maintenance would not be a rip off.
If you feel that the value offered to you is far from truth try to negotiate it. But to do that you might prepare some proofs ( prices of the same year, mileage, condition cars in dealerships or other individuals) The Kelley Blue book or Nada Guides websites may help you with figuring out the real value of the vehicle you are about to buy.