Best for the money
By royboy41 on
2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT)
I have had my vehicle for 1000 miles now and I am very happy with it. I looked at a variety of cars: used Acura TL, new Acura TSX, Mazda 3 (2010) and a Ford Edge. The Altima SL CVT with Bose is very comparable to the TSX but has a better body style and was thousands cheaper. The voice activation blue-tooth phone is very very cool! Wish the 2.5 had a few more horses for when the car has 4 passengers, but it is sufficient. You can always step up to the 3.5 if needed for a couple grand. It also fits 5 passengers very comfortably.
Steering is very smooth and crisp. Love the CVT transmission. Large back 60/40 split seat and trunk. Dimming rearview mirror. Bluetooth voice activation phone. Leather seats. Bose stereo rocks!
More HP in the 2.5 engine. Lower profile tires. Blode (or grey) leather option for grey/silver colors. Thats it!