Nissan Murano

My assistant Kimberly traveled in my spot to an event last week.  So I could do things like get caught up on laundry and pick my kids up from school.  Read on about her experience test driving a new fabulous car

Last week I attended the Nissan Murano Cross Cabriolet event, in Allison’s stead. One of us got the better half of that deal. The one that went to Dallas, met up with cool bloggers from across the country, and drove a sweet convertible all day long in the 75 degree sunshine. Yeah, it was a good time. Feeling like a big shot good. 24 hours all to myself good. In a hotel room with a fluffy bed and positive affirmation pillows good.

The Nissan reps were very gracious and made sure we got really up close and personal with the Murano Cross Cabriolet.  I have to confess I’ve never really been into cars much, sticking with the reliable and practical, but a few hours with this car has me singing a different tune.
nissan murano
So this Murano Cross Cabriolet is something new: the world’s first all-wheel drive crossover convertible.  Roomier than a car, but sleeker than an SUV. A 2-door like a sports car, but more muscle like an SUV.  And it’s a convertible.  During our weekend in Dallas, we heard all kinds of terms like “tortional” and “J-motion” and I don’t know what they mean, but I do know ladies, that it’s no compromise of our pride or modesty to climb in and out of it.
I can also say that it’s roomy enough for car seats and run to Costco, it’s a totally smooth ride, and it comes in turquoise. “Caribbean” if you want to get technical. Car people like to get technical. Me, well, I just want to be first in line to drive the turquoise one.   Because hey, if you’re gonna go topless, you might as well make a splash.
Something else I know: I look pretty foxy behind the wheel.   Sort of.   A handful of cowboys driving past us on the freeway were totally checking us out.  Except they were probably checking out the car.
Nissan provided airfare and accommodations for this event, and the cars of course, and they were nice about everything.  So, you know. Plus, I happen to love Dallas and I’ve owned 3 Nissans in the last several years. So, I might be a little partial. A little.
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Hello there! I'm Allison Czarnecki, founder + editor of Petit Elefant, a blog all about style on a budget for every part of your life: style / home / travel / family. I do a lot of how-to beauty + style tutorials, travel posts, easy recipes, home remodel projects, and cool DIY crafts you totally want to try. I'm super happily married (to a hot Polish immigrant) and am the mother of two kids, a daughter and son, all of whom are featured here on the regular. We live in the country but we're a little bit rock + roll. Welcome!


  1. JourneyBeyondSurvival :

    N-i-iiice. I don’t know what would be more beguiling for this mom. Leaving behind the tater tots for that bed, or leaving behind my car seats.

    • Allison :

      Both, always both.

  2. Michelle :

    If that Kimberly of yours doesn’t work out, I’m happy to go on trips like this for you! ;)

    • Allison :

      Michelle, duly noted, thanks for offering!

  3. Katrina :

    Car shopping for two months now! Urgh… wish I could afford this, it would be one stop shopping. I am looking more so into the Sentra price point tho :D

  4. KJ :

    Katrina, I’ve owned 2 sentras and have only good things to say about them. For real. Plus they are pretty cute these days.

    • Katrina :

      thanks for the comment.. the only hesitation I have is I have two carseats now-a-days and I am worried about the roomy-ness-es hahah is that even a Word?

  5. Aimee :

    Wow I love that turquoise version! With spring right around the corner, and home improvement projects in the works, a convertible would be amazing right now. What luck you had!

  6. Nicole :

    OMG…want want want!

    I’ve been car shopping and almost got a Murano or Rogue last month, and ended up getting a Scion. Had the Cross Cabriolet been on the sales lot, I’m sure I would have snatched it up.