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Great Looking car-good in snow
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By Jersey Driver
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2009 Nissan Altima Sedan 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT)


Review

I currently have about 2k miles on the car. The Car handles excellent on the highway and in the city. It took a little while to get used to the brakes and the acceleration of the CVT. I recently drove in the snow storm of 2009. I had no problem keeping up with the snow plows. Handles great in rain, snow and icy roads.


Favorite Features

Gas mileage, CVT engine, Keyless remote. Push button start. Fun to drive and great looking. Great pickup for a 4cyl.


Suggested Improvements

Improve Interior squeaks and rattles, Improve sound reduction. Seats need more thigh/lumbar support.Traction control should be standard. Replacement key should be less than $300. Work on highway wind noise reduction.


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By phillygm
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2009 Nissan Altima Sedan 3.5 SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)


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I've got about 10000 on the clock now. Car still drives like a champ. Mileage pretty much the same as when purchased, @ 20-22mpg combined 20 miles roundtrip daily depending on foot. Noise in engine compartment is ABS automatic and occurs on all Lexus and Nissan V6's, some more audible than others. Sadly, the rattle in the back was never solved after repeated trips. Strangely, it goes away when a passenger sits on side of the back seat, may try and lcoate rattle myself at some point. No major disappointments yet.


Favorite Features

Power and handling are exceptional. Still brings a smile to my face and a frown to the wife's.


Suggested Improvements

After reading other reviews, build quality should still be addressed and techs better trained to identify loose or ill-installed equipment.


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By suhail
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2009 Nissan Altima Sedan 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT)


Review

2009 Nissan Altima is a fun ride You get a lot for the price


Favorite Features

In Dash music system pretty good And the sound quality is excellent


Suggested Improvements

I don't really have any negative feedback for this car the interior is silent don't hear much sounds from outside.


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By kurtski
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2009 Nissan Altima Sedan 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT)


Review

CVT not as expected as it downshifts too often. Windshield is always fogging up. Electrical issues as airbag and tire pressure light go on and off.


Favorite Features

Push button start


Suggested Improvements

fogging issues and more driver friendly CVT


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ALTIMA 3.5 SE SEDAN
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By Brandon
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2009 Nissan Altima Sedan 3.5 SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)


Review

Car is a blast to drive. The 3.5 mated to the CVT tranny is fantastic. The combination gives immediate throttle response and will push you back in the drivers seat. The handling is great also. Very sure- footed around corners and on the freeway. Steering is tight and responsive. Quality touch and feel to the interior. Well built and stylish. Alternator had a problem (important to note that the car still started and drove fine) and was grounding out on the frame somehow only six weeks after purchase (This is my fourth Nissan and all have been very reliable). Dealer fixed without question and back on the road enjoying car the next day. Drives and feels like a $45K car


Favorite Features

The VQ V6 engine. Has great response and power yet it is well controlled with the CVT.


Suggested Improvements

None really other than maybe a lower gear ratio of the CVT to get better mileage. Getting about 21 MPG in mixed highway/city driving doing about 20 miles roundtrip daily with moderate acceleration.


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