Ladies and gentlemen, it's me again, kiyosudo. As you may suspect, this is NOT one of the topics I indicated in my todo list. As usual, it just popped out of my head and boom, here we go.
Anyway, last month was one of the craziest in my life. We even bought a new car on New Year's Eve -- which was well over our budget. Oh boy, but it should be fine in the long run. Don't call it an avoidance from the reality we are facing...
Comparing to our CR-V (95 model), the body of this Murano is rather big. Hey, what did your mom feed you with anyway? I don't personally like it so much, but who cares? I'm not a primary driver anyway. Following the advise that I shouldn't go over 50mph for the first 1500 miles, I drive as slow as 軽自動車 on the highway every morning. Well, I'm sure people don't like it - guessing from the number of honks I get everyday.
I believed that the name came from THE NISSAN's GREATEST-EVER TECHNICIAN, Dr. Murano and spread the words over the ignorant American people. I just learned however, it actually came from the name of an Italian island, Murano (see the wikipedia).
Well, OK. I admit I was wrong.
Now, reading further, it goes
The island, Murano is a historical place where many Venetian glass craftsmen were ordered to move in in order to avoid the fire in the city of Venice(*). This vehicle is named after the island by the association with the fact that it has a silhouette of artistic beauty like glass arts with history and tradition.
Well, that means, there is no actual relationship between the island and the vehicle. It was simply named by the association.
Who cares anyway?
By the way, the reason we bought Murano is that it was extremely hard to get 2008 CR-V and we were able to get a good deal in APR because Murano still has 2007 model.
Vive la out-dated model!