Have you ever noticed that when you become even mildly obsessed with a vehicle, you begin to see them all over the place? That very thing happened to me the other day on my way to work in our 2009 Nissan Rogue tester. Traveling along the highway, it occurred to me that I had just noticed 5 Rogues within as many minutes. On the way home that day, I saw another 4. I had taken a different route, so no they weren’t the same ones I saw in the morning. Since that day, it feels like I’ve spotted at least a half dozen a day. I’m not going out of my way trying to find them, they just keep popping up all over the place. The funny thing is that prior to picking up our tester, I had the feeling that I hadn’t seen too many on the roads around Toronto.
The most common comment made by folks who saw me driving the Rogue was some variation of ” Hey, you’re driving a mini Murano!”. Now that’s a pretty big compliment, seeing as just about everyone loves the shape of the Rogue’s big brother. The comparison isn’t all that far off visually, as the shape is reminiscent of the Murano. Perhaps a fun ad campaign could be “Honey, I shrunk the Murano.” I must admit that I prefer the smaller Rogue’s shape more than the larger sibling.