2008 Rogue Owner Reviews (24)
Never buy from this company!!!! Nissan Rogue 2008
We have had so many problems with the car. First, the CVT is a terrible feature. Sometimes when I was in the left turning lane at a light and had to turn quickly once the light turned yellow/red the transmission would freeze. I would literally push the gas pedal to the floor of the car and it didn't budge. It's as though I was driving with a gear shift and it slipped out of gear. As you can imagine, this is very dangerous. Now we are dealing with another terrible problem. The A/C died and when we took it in to be fixed, we were told that it cannot be fixed. Apparently there's a piece of metal (or many pieces) floating around in the engine and if we replaced the compressor (about $2000 to do so), it the metal might destroy it in as early as a month. The mechanic also said that we should not take it on long trips because it might affect other parts as well (e.g. the alternator etc). So now we don't know what to do. It seems to be useable and unsaleable!!!
Review of 2008 Nissan Rogue
AOL user 2010-09-01 00:23:13
Bought in 2007, fun to drive, love being higher than a car, I love the key less entry and bluetooth and all the little extras, but before first 16,000 miles trouble w/the CVT. Took over a year to get Nissan to admit to a problem. They replaced engine at only 30,000 miles! But not finished yet. 3 recalls later (first came CVT (I would like to think I had something to do with that) #2 - sensors on airbags #3 - the steering mechanism) and now my transmission is slipping! The car only has 40,000 miles if it were the original engine, so w/new engine 10,000. I knew better than to buy a vehicle the first year it came out, but I REALLY WANTED the Rogue. The service person and I have bonded over my problems which should have never happened if Nissan would have not been so quick in getting this vehicle out. I would trade it in for a Toyota in a heart beat, but I have a feeling I am screwed because of having to get a new engine where I would have to disclose to the dealership. PLUS I don't want a vehicle payment since my Rogue is paid off. Never again will I buy a Nissan.
2 Years, Still Love It!
bpkane 2010-01-15 17:58:16
Bought my SL two years ago. Love it ! Recently drove it from Ft. Lauderdale to New Hampshire and back through snow and ice...considering its a 2wd it handled amazingly well. Started up immediately in 10 degree weather, handles ice and sleet well. Got 27.7 miles per gallon on hywy. The care seems indestructible.
bonell4 2009-06-25 17:26:56
this is a very nice vehicle the only thing that i did't get was that i have to have my roters turn befor i hit my one year anniversry. took to back to the dealer and they turn them at no cost to me. hope this not an on going problem with the dis brakes, these were the front breaks. but over all this is a nice riding vehicle. Bonell4
jvrlss 2009-04-15 23:26:05
I bought this car on November 2007, due to its excellent good looking exterior and interior. The CVT is cool but need more power to climb specially, it has some crack sounds on the front of passenger side on rough pavement, like suspension components or parts of the body are not tighten enough. Service replaced struts but continued with the same problem. It's good in gas, roomy but doesn't have the cargo net option as mostly all the cars. Better shape than RAV 4 and CRV but not the same quality. I found some extras only found on luxury vehicles.
Review of 2008 Nissan Rogue
AOL user 2009-03-24 18:16:52
Bought my Roque last spring - was tired of putting 60 dollars worth of gas in my Explorer each week. I miss a couple of the features of the Explorer - such as the half hatch in the back (so you don't have to lift up the gate), and I am still adjusting to the keyless entry (the Explorer had the touch pad which was so easy)...but the Rogue has taken me through some rough weather - heavy down pours, snow, ice, etc and never missed a beat...it just keeps going and provides a comfortable and secure feel. Love the wheels and the paint - it washes up beautifully. The blind spot is an issue - one must really rely on the mirrors...but overall I am very satisfied and I still smile when I walk up to it in the parking lot.
Bazoots69 2009-02-02 23:37:03
I bought a 2008 Rogue and I love it. The best car i have ever owned. It has the styling of a more expensive SUV and the driveability is excellent. The SUV actually handles like a passenger car. The interior styling is beautiful and functional. I especially like the optional lift up package carrier in the cargo area and the storage bins located at the sides of the area. I also like the smart key option and it has already saved my life during an attempted mugging. If I had waited until I got my keys out of my pocket to open the door he would have robbed me for sure.
RTJG1949 2008-12-13 09:09:19
I have owned my Rogue for a month now and I am very pleased with it. I had to return my daughter to Ithaca New York after thanksgiving in a snow and ice storm. The rogue performed excellant going and coming home on Route 17 which is going up and down mountains with the road conditions changing every minute. She go to school safe and I returned home without an incident. The gas only cost me $21.00 for a 500 mile trip. I thought that was great. I was comfortable in the car as well as outside with the road conditions.
One year with my Rogue -- we're happy together!
AOL user 2008-11-09 07:54:07
I bought my Rogue in November 2007, and I couldn't be happier. I gave my 2003 Honda Accord to my son and purposely looked for something "higher" that would enable me to see more traffic on the road. It's roomy, smooth, and reliable -- good on gas, too. We had a Pathfinder for a few years, and my husband owned a Sentra and a 210 many years ago, so we knew Nissan was a good bet. Perfect for zipping around town and blasting your tunes on your Bose stereo! Rock on, Rogue!
Love my Rogue
Savinbiller 2008-10-20 13:42:42
This car is awesome. It's got great gas mileage and good smooth pickup. Traded in my 99 Corolla with 153k to buy this car. Only 1 minor paint job related issue but the dealer is going to fix it for me.