2009 Nissan Altima Coupe - Consumer Reviews

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Great value and performance
By dkeehn2 on 07/19/11 21:41 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2009 Nissan Altima Coupe 3.5 SE 2dr Coupe (3.5L 6cyl 6M)

Review

If you love the G35 but not the price, this is your car. Other than badging and the grill, it is nearly identical. Same 3.5 liter engine that's in the G35 or 350Z. A little less bling than the G cars, but I spent THOUSANDS less for more or less the same car. It is front wheel drive instead of rear wheel drive, as the G is. OK, so "real" sports cars are rear wheel drive. Fine. I prefer the front wheel drive for bad weather situations and this car is still a rocket. Absolutely no problems with it. Good build quality.
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Great purchase
By swfl on 11/15/10 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2009 Nissan Altima Coupe 2.5 S 2dr Coupe (2.5L 4cyl CVT)

Review

I have owned this car for 15 months and have been extremely please with it. I have not had to take it in for a single issue yet (have just been doing oil changes and rotations). This is a great looking car and the exterior has held up perfectly with no paint issues (live in SW FL so no salt/sand on the roads). My question to those who don't like the power or CVT: did you even bother to test drive before purchase? This (at least the coupe) has been a get-what-you-see experience. I liked what I saw and 15 months (16,000 miles) of trouble-free and fun driving has been rewarding. If you want fast, buy a Vette. If you like the look of the coupe and the features, this car is a winner.
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Lemon
By OCeansurfer on 09/28/10 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2009 Nissan Altima Coupe 3.5 SE 2dr Coupe (3.5L 6cyl CVT)

Review

Within 2 months of ownership of this new car, battery replaced and died 4 times, brakes and rotors replaced AND went out 6 times, paint on trim is peeling, multiple electrical issues. A real lemon and a dangerous vehicle to drive. I know 3 other people who purchased their 2009 Nissan Altima 2 dr Coupes in the 2.5 and 3.5 versions who have been having similar issues.
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Blindspots
By Alexandria, VA on 08/12/10 08:40 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2009 Nissan Altima Coupe 2.5 S 2dr Coupe (2.5L 4cyl CVT)

Review

I've had my car for almost 1 year. It's a good looking car. Drives well. I have not had any mechanical problems. The blind spots are bad - especially when turning.
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Battery Failure
By Joe on 06/24/10 22:03 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2009 Nissan Altima Coupe 3.5 SE 2dr Coupe (3.5L 6cyl CVT)

Review

Be aware that something is draining the battery on high end Nissans faster than the charging system can recharge unless you drive it on a regular basis for at least 15-30 minutes. Suggest staying away from Nissans if retired or you do little driving. Know of three new Nissans two 2009 Altima and one 2010 Maxima where battery has failed within 30 days after purchase. My uncle's has failed three times even after a new battery was installed. Mine has failed twice. Would get rid of it but don't want to take the financial hit. Joined AAA.
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Great Commuter
By MFD on 05/13/10 12:37 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2009 Nissan Altima Coupe 2.5 S 2dr Coupe (2.5L 4cyl CVT)

Review

Bottom line is this is a great commuter car. It is comfortable, gets great gas mileage (28-32), has plenty of power compared to its competition, pleasure to drive (i didn't mean fun, you might fall asleep). I think it out performs the competition all away around. I drove them all. Some small issues I have are: the engine noise in the cabin(its a screamer if you like to drive on the harder side). The CVT can be annoying. It truly does sound like a motor boat. You'll have to use autostick to calm her down. Also the brakes are extremely grabby, be prepared, you'll get used to it though. Handles great in the rain with contiprotrac tires. Overall great car for the money!
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4 of 4 people found this review helpful
Everyone's Right..To a Point
By PettisFettis on 03/12/10 00:23 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2009 Nissan Altima Coupe 3.5 SE 2dr Coupe (3.5L 6cyl CVT)

Review

I researched this car for two years (and the Accord Coupe) before I got this one. The blindspots, the jerkiness, the "average" stereo, the A/C plug-ins behind doors, the hub caps, the small trunk, all of this stuff is true, but none of it is excessive, or low-grade. So for the price of this vehicle, I'm very impressed with what I got. And the acceleration, handling, fun factor, and sturdiness are unmatched in this price range. Read all the Honda reviews (I've owned three accords), and you'll see that they will let you down too if you're expecting perfection out of a car under 20K. I can definitely live with any of this vehicle's shortcomings, kinda like I can deal with my own.
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Former Camry Owner
By afret on 01/24/10 10:58 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2009 Nissan Altima Coupe 2.5 S 2dr Coupe (2.5L 4cyl CVT)

Review

Owned two Toyota Camrys and due to their age, decided time was right to purchase new. Couldn't beat the Nissan price deals. Since all reviews show Nissan comparable, decided to give it a try. Initial Altima impression, nice car; nice ride; but, dislike don't like the blindspots. I'm also concerned that the engine makes a slight pinging sound at idle (i.e. sounds like a diesel). Haven't had the chance to have the dealer look at it yet. All in all, haven't had the car long enough to decide if it's as high quality as Toyota.
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Love it
By Tina on 01/11/10 00:50 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2009 Nissan Altima Coupe 2.5 S 2dr Coupe (2.5L 4cyl CVT)

Review

Love this car inside and out. Loaded with heated leather, bose stereo, bluetooth,push button start, sunroof etc....Was worried about having a 4 cylinder engine, but was amazed at the pick up it has. Has the CVT engine that runs very smoothly. Getting 29 mpg. I don't miss being at the gas station
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Disappointed
By dj speed on 12/29/09 08:08 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2009 Nissan Altima Coupe 2.5 S 2dr Coupe (2.5L 4cyl 6M)

Review

Having owned 2 older Altimas I'm disappointed with my new 09 Altima 2.5S 6 speed manual. The engine sounds horrible when cold. Acceleration is not good when trying to merge onto the highway but its ok around town. The cheap plastic door panels vibrate way too much when playing the music loud (very annoying). There is too much wind noise. The drivers seat is not comfortable. I hate the handling. The cheap tires and soft suspension makes the car floaty and unstable. On the highway the car is all over the place especially on windy days. Ironically it corners fairly well. On the good side, the ride is nice, it has plenty of room, it looks good and it gets great fuel economy.
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