Pros: "Gas economy, stylish, functional, AWD."
Cons: "Few storage areas, elegance is not an option."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"Before buying this SUV, I owned a Volkswagen Passat 3.6 litter engine, front wheel drive.
I must say that it was a fast car, that performed well.
But, high gas cost, required super, or anything over 91 octane,high parts cost, and general electrical system issues made me dump it.
Putting $50 of gas in it, lasted between 7-9 days.
Enter the Nissan Rogue.
With $50 of gas the first time I filled it, lasted 16 days.
It may last less next time around but twice as long as the VW? That's real savings.
It is a 2.5 litter 170 HP engine.
But my first point is that it's great on gas.
Here is the rest of it.
It is stylish, it rides beautifully, it's AWD, VW bad on snow, it's comfortable, the VW gave me a back ache, not everybody will get a backache in a VW, but I did.
The VW was loaded, it had every available option, and had a $37,000 sticker price.
I bought it used, and I had paid a 1/3 of that sticker, but I must say it was very nice inside.
My Rogue is not as ....elegant, that's the right word here, but is not bad.
First I love the red, just a touch of red, accented leather seating. It looks kind of cool.
I love the GPS/radio system. It's touch screen, it's functional, and it works well.
It pairs beautifully with my cell phone, and the calls come through nice and clear.
It has a huge glove compartment, you can easily fit a....Hobbit in it, and a huge storage area at the center console, but there is no other storage compartments.
That's one of the things I am not happy about.
But I will survive.
It has a feature by which you can adjust the height of the headlights. In case you have heavy cargo, and you are blinding the people in front of you.
It has an on board computer for, miles traveled, gas consumption, temperature, and such, separate from the navigation/radio system.
It has available XM radio, you got to pay the subscription though.
There is a USB connection for your portable music player.
It has ample room in the back, and enough cargo space.
It's not a big SUV, so the space in the bag is relative to the size. It comes with a cargo cover.
Power drivers seat, and both driver and passenger seat warmers are in it.
It comes with a spoiler, and a roof rack.
It looks pretty sharp.
There is also a back up camera. Just in case
Mine comes with 18" wheels, it must be part of the package. Don't forget the mud guards, front and back.
Also it does come with a rear window wiper. Nice feature for the snowy Massachusetts weather.
Did I mention the power moon roof? There is one.
I feel safe in it, I feel good in it, I feel warm and cozy in it.
I sound like a girl, but I kind of love this car, and it does not happen to me often.
In other words I am impressed.
It has almost 32,000 miles in it, and it drives like a brand new car.
That is beyond me.
It has this solid feel about it.
Things might break in the future but for now, it's awesome.
I wholeheartedly recommend this car.
I think I will definitely look at a Nissan Rogue again in the future.
Nissan has won my loyalty in three short weeks.
It must be because of the gas savings.
P.S. We had a snow storm a few days ago. With my VW i tried to always go on less hilly roads, but not always possible. I got stuck several times in that VW, moving an inch a minute. frustrating i must say.
This time around i took the steepest roads, stops dead center on the hill, in the middle of the storm, and drove off like there was no snow on the ground. I love the AWD in my Nissan Rogue.
Let it snow I say, as I don't mind it any longer"
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