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Older Pre-2013 Nissan Rogue Overview
And How To Pay The Lowest Price

In today's very high-priced used car market, many shoppers are now looking for "older" models that have aged well as a way to save significant dollars. The Nissan Rogue is certainly one of those models and can definitely be a viable and more economical option at this time. And well below average annual mileage candidates can still be found out there.

The Rogue immediately carved out a niche for itself in the highly competitive crossover SUV market by emphasizing its sporty design and handling agility, while still providing the fuel economy of a typical sedan.

Used Nissan Rogue (2008)

For those interested in exploring the purchase of an older first-generation Rogue, here's some general backgound information to help choose a model, as well as different ways to buy one at a substantial savings:

The first-generation Rogue was introduced for the 2008 model year and produced through 2012. It was available in two trims: S and SL. Both models are equipped with pretty much the same standard features, which include full power accessories, cruise control, air conditioning, keyless entry, stability contol, antilock brakes (ABS) and side curtain airbags. And both models are also available in either front or all-wheel drive forms.

Older Rogue shoppers should be aware that while the Rogue SL adds features such as 17 inch alloy wheels, roof rails, a trip computer, and a dual-level center console tray, most optional features can only be found on the SL. And this is important for those who'd like the Rogue's very good Bose audio system or who value such features as leather upholstery or a moonroof.

This Rogue has the Nissan Sentra to thank when it comes to its nice ride quality, as it's based on the same platform. It handles the bumps and rough spots very well and remains quiet when maintaining speed. The steering is also nicely responsive and the sporty feel is reinforced by its small steering wheel and integrated shifter (and even moreso on models with the manual shift paddles).

Powering both Rogue models is a 2.5 liter four-cylinder engine that produces 170 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque. It's mated with an efficiency-biased continuously variable transmission (CVT) that helps the Rogue come in with some of the best fuel economy numbers in its class. The EPA-estimated gas mileage for a front-wheel drive Rogue is 22 mpg city and 27 mpg highway. And the all-wheel drive drops only slightly to 21 mpg city and 26 mpg on the highway.

Used 2008 Nissan Rogue

The Rogue also scores solidly in terms of safety as well, having been awarded perfect five-out-of-five-star ratings for both front and rear side-impact protection in government crash testing. It also received five stars for driver protection in front impacts and four for the front passenger. Standard safety features include antilock disc brakes, brake assist, traction control, stability control, front-seat side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags and active front head restraints.

Overall, the Nissan Rogue is an attractive, well-built and solid performer in the small crossover segment. Top rivals you may also want to consider include the family-friendly Honda CR-V and Toyota Rav4, both of which have more storage space and a few more features. Another good rival that's similar to the Rogue is the Ford Escape.

How To Get The Best Price

There are actually several different ways to buy a used Rogue at the lowest price, and even at wholesale. You can click on the links to each of the following methods to get the specific instructions.

Used Nissan Rogue interior (2008)

First of all, here's a Lowest Price Used Car Buying Guide that details a super effective method, one that often beats down prices even to wholesale levels. And somewhat related to this, here's another excellent method that identifies Price-Distressed Cars Right On Dealer Lots. These are vehicles they are so desperate to unload they would welcome your wholesale offer.

In addition, you can also try the Public Auto Auctions in your own geographic area. While there can be a lot of junk vehicles at these auctions, there are often absolute gems sprinkled in as well. This article reviews what to expect at open-to-the-public car auctions and how to locate them in your own area.

Also ... for those of you who might be interested in a
brand new Nissan Rogue, if the price was crazy good, here's info on exactly How To Get The Best Price On A New Rogue. This works just phenomenally well.

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