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Great value and performance
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By dkeehn2
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2009 Nissan Altima Coupe 3.5 SE 2dr Coupe (3.5L 6cyl 6M)


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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.


Best Features

Looks, performance, reliability.


Worst Features

The stick shift is a little balky, but I'm used to it.


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Great purchase
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By swfl
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2009 Nissan Altima Coupe 2.5 S 2dr Coupe (2.5L 4cyl CVT)


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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.


Best Features

Exterior appearance, Keyless ignition, CVT, leather


Worst Features

Fix the issue of the passenger seat belt rattling against pillar. That is it.


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


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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.


Best Features

Exterior design and power of the engine = very attractive.


Worst Features

A reliable electrical system, better battery, exterior pain that doesn't peel within 6 months.


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Blindspots
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By Alexandria, VA
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2009 Nissan Altima Coupe 2.5 S 2dr Coupe (2.5L 4cyl CVT)


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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.


Best Features

Bluetooth, heated seats, overall design


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Battery Failure
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By Joe
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2009 Nissan Altima Coupe 3.5 SE 2dr Coupe (3.5L 6cyl CVT)


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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.


Best Features

Style and handling.


Worst Features

Determine the cause of battery failures.


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