• Aug 11, 2011
Is there an automobile roaming our nation's roads that you love to hate? Certainly, those with a love for high-octane gasoline and low quarter mile times tend to bitch and moan about the proliferation of hybrids like the Toyota Prius. On the flipside, those with a mind toward fuel efficiency (ie, Prius drivers...) direct their ire toward fuel-sucking supercars and needlessly large SUVs.

According to Fortune, though, there's one vehicle in 2011 that's universally hated more than all others: the Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet. The money-centric source cites numerous reviews from well-known journalists to prove its point... such as this gem from Dan Neil: "The Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet is like a sorbet of mouse scat."

Ick. We sampled the CrossCab ourselves out in the sunny climes of California, and you can read all about our own experiences with the $47,000 convertible crossover right here. In a nutshell, we don't hate the CrossCab with the apparent fervor of some reviewers, but we do question whether it was wise for Nissan to invest so much into a vehicle that couldn't possibly sell in large numbers. Plus, it's certainly a bit of an ugly duckling, no?

That said, we're interested in your view. Is the Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet your most disliked car of 2011?



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      Justin Campanale
      • 3 Years Ago
      Am I the only one who LIKES it?
      benzaholic
      • 3 Years Ago
      Although it's probably the CrossTour, I might say the whole Accord line is my most disliked for what it could have been and what it has instead become. But the pointless X6 has to be near the top. At least this Nissan is a convertible. Even a Sebring gets some minimal props if it's a convertible.
      jonnybimmer
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm gonna be honest, I want to see one of these on the road. I'll probably laugh when I see it, but I can't hate something like that. It's not obnoxious or a pathetic waste of resources and money like some other cars I can think of... *cough*Nitro*cough*. Nissan decided to try something different, and while the results are laughably quirky, they aren't offensively ugly like the Aztek was.
        Frank
        • 3 Years Ago
        @jonnybimmer
        In the same vein as Jonny I could think of other cars *cough*Juke*cough* that make want to do the proverbial small upchuck in the mouth.
      chicagovet
      • 3 Years Ago
      I disagree with Autoblog's premise--that the Murano is the "flipside" of the Prius. That being said, the Murano--in this or any form--is one, ugly vehicle. My dislike for the Murano is that it doesn't seem to be trying to look good. In fact, its design, like that of he Juke, for example, seems purposely, in-your-face, f-u bad. Just my opinion!
      Andre Neves
      • 3 Years Ago
      What I want to know is how BMW didn't try this first on the X6, lol. Morons to think this was a good idea. What, do we have 13 year-olds as execs working for these companies!?
      SnoopyManiac
      • 3 Years Ago
      Looking at this thing, it really doesn't veer too far off from the overal look of a regular Murano. While I'm not really a fan of the current gen Murano, Nissan does manage to sell quite the handful of them, so someone out there likes them. Next I think about the market for this car and realize my mother is the perfect target and when I'm my mother's age... this is also something I could possibly consider. I've owned a number of convertibles in my relatively short driving career and I'll often drive with the top down in the winter (I'm a fanatic). So when I'm 50/60+ Looking for a car that can handle the winter and drive without a roof, this would certainly be a contender. I'd probabably lean more towards a Jeep, but my mother would likely pick this thing.
      SFGiantsFan35
      • 3 Years Ago
      An Xterra convertible or removable top (a la Wrangler) would have been better and probably cheaper.
      Allen Aventador
      • 3 Years Ago
      i kind of like it actually, better looking than the 4 door. i don't see anything wrong with it.
      NY EVO X MR GUY
      • 3 Years Ago
      Maybe if it were a hardtop it wouldnt be so bad.
      j3oomerang
      • 3 Years Ago
      First time I've seen this car and I read autoblog everyday. Perhaps it's the least known car as well.
      CheetahDC
      • 3 Years Ago
      Most disliked car of 2011? ...people forget the Dodge Caliber still exists?
      Jake S
      • 3 Years Ago
      The Chevy Volt gets my vote, simply for the fact that so many taxpayer dollars were wasted on what amounted to a cavalcade of empty promises and that so few of them were actually sold because people saw right through GM's bull$h!t machine.
        Stacey
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Jake S
        This is a poll on looks, not politics.
        imoore
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Jake S
        Have you stopped long enough to notice that the Volt was available in selected markets only, and that it won't become available nationwide until year's end. It wasn't like everybody in Los Angeles, New York and Washington was going to buy one.
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