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


Review

I recently traded in a 2009 Honda Accord EXL-4ycl because I was not satisfied with the braking and acceleration. After about 9k miles I started having problems with the rear brakes. I test the drove the Altima and was pleasantly suprised with the performance as compared to the Accord. The Altima has a silky smooth powertrain thanks to the CVT transmission. I prefer a more sporty type vehicle and did not have alot of money to spend. I purchased a used 09 that was in almost showroom condition for 16k. This is the vehicle to purchase if you are seeking performance in a 4 cyl.


Best Features

Push Start Ignition and CVT Transmission.


Worst Features

I would like to see alloy wheels as a standard option which I believes is the case for 2011. Vanity mirror and Auto headlights


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Thin paint
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By n25ks
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Vehicle

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


Review

I very much enjoy driving this car. It rides smoothly and has punch when you hit the accelerator.


Best Features

Keyless entry and ignition, power at take off because of the CVT, roomy interior, orange on black dashboard display, slopped rear, big windows.


Worst Features

Thicker/higher quality paint (it chips and scratches easily). I'm scared to drive it on a long road trip fearing that the front bumper, hood and side fenders will look like someone took numerous shots at it with a BB gun and never missed. Yeh I could get a bra, but bras go on breasts, not cars.


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Lemon
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By OCeansurfer
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2009 Nissan Altima 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.


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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Dissatisfied Customer
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By Dissatisfied Custome
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2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT)


Review

Purchased 09 Altima last December. We haven't owned the car one yr and the engine began to knock like a diesel. Took car in for servicing by dealer and informed it needed a new engine. After much scrutiny by NISSAN, warranty covered the engine replacement. Had the car back for 2 days, engine wouldn't turn over. Radio, lights, windows would work, but car would not start. Replaced battery at my own expense, still happening. Just wishing we had the Chevy Trailblazer back, and rid of this nightmare.


Best Features

None at this point.


Worst Features

A warranty is a warranty....please do not scrutinize consumers when the manufacturer has sold them a lemon!


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Best of all the rest!
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By Nissan Altima 2.5s
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Vehicle

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


Review

Have been driving it for 17 months. I love the comfort. I get 31 miles per gallon combined city, highway. Best car I have ever owned and no problems with it so far.


Best Features

heated seats, blue tooth lumbar support,and gas mileage.


Worst Features

Can't think of any.


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