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 |  Apr 17 2014, 11:14 AM

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The crossover segment continues to grow each year, with automakers searching for ways to stay on top of the market.

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 |  Apr 16 2014, 3:36 PM

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Remaining recognizably a Murano, Nissan’s style-conscious crossover just debuted at the 2014 New York Auto Show.

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 |  Apr 14 2014, 11:00 AM

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The 2014 New York Auto Show kicks off this week, and the all-new vehicle reveals have begun. 

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 |  Feb 22 2014, 8:45 AM

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Originally believed to be debuting at the 2014 New York Auto Show, Nissan has announced that “the arrival of another next-generation model in Geneva.”

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 |  Feb 14 2014, 9:06 AM

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Nissan will unveil the next generation 2015 Murano at the upcoming 2014 New York Auto Show, alongside an unknown concept car. 

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 |  Jul 24 2013, 9:02 AM

Which Crossovers and SUVs are the Most Reliable?


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The crossover and SUV segment is one of industry’s fastest growing, and if you’re in the market for one, chances are you’ll want to know which ones are the most reliable out there. J.D. Power has compiled data collected from surveying thousands of vehicle owners to determine this year’s list of most reliable new crossovers and SUVs not in the luxury segment. Here they are listed in alphabetical order.

 |  Nov 19 2012, 9:26 AM

Nissan has announced some mild updates for the 2013 Murano, which will start at $30,785, and top out $41,575 for the LE AWD model. 

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 |  Sep 27 2012, 11:15 AM

Off-roading usually conjures images of a gas-hungry monster with big tires but a concept Nissan brought to Paris this week aims to change that.

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 |  Mar 21 2012, 10:31 AM

There’s always two sides to a story, and earlier we reported about how a Nissan dealership sold a $62,130 Murano Crosscabriolet to a man suffering from dementia. Now North Bay Nissan, the dealership in question, has agreed to take back the vehicle while explaining their side of the story.

Ed Dowdall suffers from Lewy Body Dementia and currently lives in a care facility in San Francisco, California. According to his doctor, Dowdall suffers from “markedly impaired judgment, lack of impulse control, aggressive and compulsive behavior, and an almost total lack of insight into his condition.”

Greg Dexter on the other hand, owner of North Bay Nissan, claims that Dowdall gave every indication of having a sound mind when he purchased the vehicle back in December. Of course we wouldn’t expect the owner of the dealership to say otherwise, but whether it’s an admission of guilt or just wanting all the negative press to go away, Dexter has agreed to take back the Murano, relinquishing the $923 a month car payment. Dexter however did not make a firm statement on whether or not the down payment would be fully refunded.

Dowdall’s attorney, Michael Baddeley has said that both parties reached a mutual agreement on the fiasco and confirmed that the sale has been rescinded. The dealership’s story however is that Dowdall was a returning customer, having purchased his Altima Hybrid there back in 2008. He originally visited the dealership in November inquiring about the Murano before purchasing it the following month.

Two phone messages were played that Dowdall had left the salesman after purchasing the car, sounding coherent and happy about the purchase. There were also notes during the sale that Dowdall was on the phone with family members during the sales process including Amy Dowdall – his separated wife – and her brother-in-law Mike Dowdall. Both Amy and Mike claim that they were at the Petaluma Police Department during the purchase to report that Ed attempted to kill Amy the night before.

“I knew the car should have gone back that day, but Mike talked me into keeping it until (my husband) went to the home because it would have been upsetting for him,” Amy Dowdall said.

Clearly this is a case of he-said, she-said, but we’re glad the matter has been resolved. We personally think Mr. Ed Dowdall really wanted the Murano CrossCabriolet and of course the dealership had no gripes selling it to him. But whether or not he was ethically taken advantage of, well that’s up to you.

[Source: Press Democrat]