2.5SL is a great Maxima Replacement
By Mike on
2007 Nissan Altima 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT)
After 9 years in my 97 Maxima GLE, I thought I wanted an Acura TL or TSX, but the premium fuel requirement and stiff ride put me off. My dealer had a 2 yr. old red 2.5SL with blonde interior and I was sold. So far I really like it - lots of nice features - dual climate control, rear A/C vent, compass/autodimming/Homelink rear view mirror, manual shift mode, steering wheel audio controls. The on-center feel/highway tracking doesn't seem to be as good as the Maxima, but it drives very well. I miss the quality of the Bose stereo and the lateral support in the driver's seat during corners. Mileage is quite good so far and it pulls very strongly. Quite a chg from my wife's 2001 Altima GXE!!
Solid feel including closing the doors. Strong 4 banger. Sonoma Sunset Metallic is pretty! Lots of air bags. Lots of room including the trunk.
I'd rather have traction and stability control rather than the push button start (but I like the push button start so far).