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2009 Nissan Altima

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Former Camry Owner
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By afret
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2009 Nissan Altima 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.


Favorite Features

Gas mileage is great; ride is very good; exterior noise is comparable to other cars in this class. Only downside thus far--rattle in the overhead compartment (@2000 miles). Dealer fixed it.


Suggested Improvements

Offer other interior leather color choices (besides black).


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Love it
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By Tina
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2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 S 2dr Coupe (2.5L 4cyl CVT)


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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


Favorite Features

gas mileage and smooth ride. It's also beautiful. Got a great price for a lot of car.


Suggested Improvements

none


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Best made sedan built in Mississippi
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By Rusty Wolsleger
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2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT)


Review

No issues at all, great on MPG, Nashville to Jackson on a tank of gas! Comfort is great, compared to a old mans Camry, this is the car with style and reliability!


Favorite Features

This is the basic model which is all that I need as a single dad, fits 5 comfortable!


Suggested Improvements

Better stereo indeed!


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Disappointed
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By dj speed
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2009 Nissan Altima 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.


Favorite Features

push button start, looks, gas mileage, space


Suggested Improvements

Handling, fit and finish.


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Fun, stylish, but a few issues
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By GM
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2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT)


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Car looks good and is fun to drive around. Had to get a recall taken care of before first oil change! Manual shifting can be fun. CVT seems smoother after first oil change. CVT seemed to be revving high sometimes. Heater takes too much time to shoot hot air out. Blows cold air and the auto feature stays on lowest fan setting until the heat kicks in. Also it always blows at your feet when on auto and the A/C is always on with auto. There is a leak with back tail light. Nissan ordered the part and it took a while to come in.


Favorite Features

Car looks great. Comfortable. Pricing isn't bad. key fob is cool and convenient. downshifting when going downhill is nice. Bose radio is decent. Instrument panel is designed nicely and easy to use.


Suggested Improvements

Steering could be improved. Pulls on slight long turns. CVT trans should be smoother and not rev so high at times. CAr has loud wind noise with windows down. superloud. Water drips into car when windows are down and driving up hill if water on roof. Heater takes too much time to kick in!


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