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Battery Failure
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By Joe
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2009 Nissan Altima 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.


Best Features

Style and handling.


Worst Features

Determine the cause of battery failures.


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Great Commuter
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By MFD
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2009 Nissan Altima 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!


Best Features

push button start, low maintenance, comfortable ride, great gas mileage


Worst Features

a bit more sound proofing up front,


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Fun but Laggy
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By K Douglas
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2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT)


Review

Bought the Car Aug. 2009. noticed the CVT did not accelerate when making turns. It lags and can be scary if you need the power and it's not there. I've read the other reviews and noticed that Nissan says it's designed that way. When you step on the gas pedal you expect it to go, not with the Nissan Altima.


Best Features

Push button start, Bose system, 6 disk cd changer, key fob, gas mileage. Drove to Montreal and back to Toronto on one tank of gas


Worst Features

Driver seat is uncomfortable, driver seat should lift back further. Rain enters cabin when window is slightly open.


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I felt it is for Older people 45+
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By Sam Hourani
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2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT)


Review

When i first bought it i was thrilled with the looks of the car especially the black (the best color on an Altima) and loved the Bluetooth system, start button and the intel. key system and so on. but thinking i got a sporty car every-time i see this car on the street i see a 45+ person driving it(with all due respect). now i reached 10,500 km and want to sell it for this reason mostly. i thought it was a sporty car but i was wrong.


Best Features

intel. key system, start button, Bluetooth, Bose 6CD and sound....


Worst Features

stop the vibration noises in the car from the base of the stereo. and when i shut the car off, the radio shuts off also which is so annoying especially when i am listening to my favorite song.make it more sporty.


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Noisy below 50 degree
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By nickwu
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2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT)


Review

It is the worst car I ever bought!. If below 50 degree, start the car and it will sound like motorcycle and no power. I have to drive it for 3-4 minutes than it quite down. Nissan says it designed like that and meet the specification. My 2004 150K mile Toyota is better than this car. Service is absolute the worst too, they told me to install a remote starter to warm the car so it would be less noisy. But Nissan USA told me it was wrong, and won't fix the noise issue, you need to drive it to make the lube "go through every places" . I lost $400 right their! They stated all Altima car like that. Battery died 4 month later. Already did three warranty services and two recalls. Last Nissan!


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Looking


Worst Features

Design and manufacture quality


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