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I am wondering if the 4WD is worth it? How good is it?

I have a 2009 Murano AWD and am thinking of getting a Crosstour. Just not sure if I should spring for the 4WD (or the nav for that matter). I live in Nebraska so we do get some snow, but been fine with FWD before.

I don't see myself using the NAV but do like the backup camera. Feels foolish to pay 2k extra just for the backup camera.
 

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Well both would make life easier and safer, but do you want to pay the $4k for them?
Sounds like you're convinced that you can do without them.
For me, I did without navi and got an aftermarket unit (Garmin) but bought the 4wd.
I'm in the north and we can get some severe winter conditions. It will benefit me -- Sounds like you bought 4wd for a reason b4 so you must decide if it's still worth it for you now.

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With the year end prices, the cost of the AWD is not much more , maybe 1k-1200 actual when you price them.

I like to have one vehicle capable of heavy winter driving. But I have a Ridgeline to take care of that. I still may have got an AWD model if one was available.

The Nav, I did not need it, but I didn't need leather either. I went for it just to have it, and the back up camera is sweet. I lamented in an earlier post that the mailboxes in the county have hailed me for providing their safety.

Like CCT said, , just personal decisions.

Good luck with whatever you choose, let us know what you decide.
 

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Yes the ubiquitous mailboxes and plethora of poles and much more in the rear.....:)... It could be argued that in this car, a backup camera would be standard equipment due to limited visibility, but alas......................

I'm sure 4wd availability in certain areas is determined by weather conditions, tho not exclusive to since I suppose off-roading could come into play....

My dealer orders nothing but 4wd models (to now) since that has the highest demand but FWD is available .

Your pricing down there in the states is a little more reasonable: Our 4wd option and navi are each about $2k..: a little steeper for us but to my mind well worth it if you have the need......

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The main reason I chose the Crosstour over my other considerations for purchase was that it had the AWD....I live on a mountain and although it's rare, we can get huge dumps of slippery snow that will stick around for days....so I wanted to be able to get in and out (which I couldn't with my old 2 wheel drive)
 

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I got the 4WD due the winters in Kansas. I have always lived in a part of the country that has Snow & Ice. I also got the NAV cause it was cool and had some neat toys to go along with it. Now that I have it I still think it's cool and fun to play with. That logic may not sit well with spending the extra bucks but who cares I can't take it with me I might as well enjoy it while I can. Bottom line if you afford it, why the fruck not.
 

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I am told, but do not know for a fact, that the CT without Nav comes with a backup camera, only displayed on the rear view mirror. If true, I'd skip the Nav, pay a little extra for the back up sensors (extra protection), and be done. Please correct me if I'm misinformed.

I opted for AWD because our '04 Honda had encountered a few modest hills it couldn't negotiate with snow on them (with decent tires), and hope to avoid that. I understand that except in eastern Kansas, hills have been eliminated so it may not be a problem.
 

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I am told, but do not know for a fact, that the CT without Nav comes with a backup camera, only displayed on the rear view mirror. If true, I'd skip the Nav, pay a little extra for the back up sensors (extra protection), and be done. Please correct me if I'm misinformed.

I opted for AWD because our '04 Honda had encountered a few modest hills it couldn't negotiate with snow on them (with decent tires), and hope to avoid that. I understand that except in eastern Kansas, hills have been eliminated so it may not be a problem.

You don't need Nav because you have the masked man riding with you. I've seen all of the episodes and he never gets lost. If I had a horse named Silver I would have fore gone theNav, but alas....
 

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" HI HO SILVER AWAY!" ......................clipity clop, clipity clop, clipity clop, and his trusty Tonto close behind.:D

Don't mind me: I'm feeling a little frazzled since installing my HID's, but a couple beers, and a quick swim should should work wonders.

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I am told, but do not know for a fact, that the CT without Nav comes with a backup camera, only displayed on the rear view mirror. If true, I'd skip the Nav, pay a little extra for the back up sensors (extra protection), and be done. Please correct me if I'm misinformed.

I opted for AWD because our '04 Honda had encountered a few modest hills it couldn't negotiate with snow on them (with decent tires), and hope to avoid that. I understand that except in eastern Kansas, hills have been eliminated so it may not be a problem.
Kemosabe,

I don't see that option listed anywhere on the Honda site or mentioned in the manual. Perhaps it is an aftermarket thing?

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I am wondering if the 4WD is worth it? How good is it?

I have a 2009 Murano AWD and am thinking of getting a Crosstour. Just not sure if I should spring for the 4WD (or the nav for that matter). I live in Nebraska so we do get some snow, but been fine with FWD before.

I don't see myself using the NAV but do like the backup camera. Feels foolish to pay 2k extra just for the backup camera.
I think a built in NAV is a less useful than a portable Nav.

With portable NAVs you can use them in any vehicle you happen to drive,
and upgrade/replace them quite easily. Garmin makes an awesome product.

Also, we decided to get the 4WD for the few snows that we do get here in NC as well as for our winter trips into the mountains of TN.
 
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