First year model car (Nissan Rogue)

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  1. Jnetty99

    Jnetty99 Diamond Member

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    Do guys think is safe getting a first year new model car?

    I'm Interested on the 2008 Nissan Rogue, hitting the dealers mid-september.

    We could stick to the 2007 Nissan Altima, but we want a car with the ability to fit big items in the trunk like a TV etc etc. The Nissan Murano is too much money for us.

    Nissan Rogue
     
  2. RKS

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    made in TN. avoid the 1st year model. I have a 1st year Armada and while there are no major issues, the minor one were addressed during the second year of production.
     
  3. ognabor

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    what is this, WoW?

    it's spelled r-o-g-u-e. :p

    any particular reason youre stuck on Nissan? there are plenty of great wagons/crossovers/small SUVs out there that aren't first-year models...
     
  4. Jnetty99

    Jnetty99 Diamond Member

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    This would be our 4th Nissan, very good and reliable cars.
     
  5. mb

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    I would stay away from it for now.

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  6. Aimster

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    that edmunds article:
    MSRP of Test Vehicle: $28,500

    I would pay 3k more and buy an all option RDX used.

    New is I believe 35k with 1.9% financing all options

    worth the extra $ IMO
     
  7. MDE

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    They lost me right there.

    All kidding aside, I'd hold off on a first-year model regardless of who is making it, they're bound to make a lot of minor improvements in the second year, and any major problems should start cropping up.
     
  8. zerocool84

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    with anything, they always find quirks and add stuff after the first model "test" year
     
  9. Capt Caveman

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    Avoid first year models.
     
  10. jagec

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    How often do you really need to put TVs in a car that won't fit in an Altima with the back seats folded down?

    Assuming that the answer is "a lot"...have you checked out hatches?
     
  11. Aikouka

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    Plasma and DLP TVs cannot be laid down and therefore must be "standing up" while in transit, which isn't easy in a smaller car like an Altima. My brother and I bought my mom a Samsung Plasma and tried to bring it home in his car... man that was fun :p.
     
  12. Capt Caveman

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    For the one or two times a year that might needed, just rent a van/pick-up for $20.
     
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    Jnetty99 Diamond Member

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    Recently in the past three weeks I had two issues with the size of the Nissan Altima. I got a 42" HDTV. I though it was going to fit, but the store where i got it from said no way, not going to fit in the Altima (they were correct no way it would have fit). I had to bother a friend, who then asked his sister in another town if he could borrow her Jeep to help me out. The new TV replaces a 32" CRT old bulky TV. That barely got in the back passenger seat of the car (i gave the TV to my uncle for free).

    Obviously buying TV's is not an every weekly thing. But we do a few Ikea runs a year and always have trouble fitting the boxes. So thats why we are thinking on a SUV with more space in the back and also the folding seats to make more room. The 2007 Nissan Altima starts at $21,000, the Rogue apparently will start at $20,000. So that's why we are considering it. Some Nissan forums say the car has been out in Europe for a while now with very minimal complains. I'll consider the Murano and Xterra also from Nissan, but all depends on the offers i get at the dealer.

     
  15. R Nilla

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    That's odd, I had no problem putting a 42" plasma in the backseat of my old '98 Maxima, and I am under the impression that it is no bigger than the newer Altimas.

    Of course, it had to be taken out of the box (so maybe that's what you're talking about) - no way that was going to fit :).
     
  16. Kelvrick

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    You suckers and your sedans. I moved a two bedroom apartment with my legacy wagon and the only thing I couldn't fit was the queen mattress and the couch, which wouldn't fit into anything but the largest of SUV's. Just took a couple of trips. :D

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    Did you take the TV out of the box? You can fit a pretty big flat panel on the floor of the back seat... 50 inches in a normal sedan at least.
     
  18. sniperruff

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    but i get to pick up more chicks with my slick altima SE =P
     
  19. mb

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    bwahaha, nice.

     
  21. Jnetty99

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    No, I didn't take it out of the box. I didn't want to take a chance and the Sears guy didn't want to help with that either. I did hear in the avsforum that several people did do that also.

     
  22. AdamK47

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    I haven't even heard of the vehicle until reading this thread and the edmunds link. I now know why. It's an SUV version of a Sentra that's styled like a Murano. That doesn't sound very appealing.