2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT)
I really wanted to like this car. Even though it wasn't originally sold in the Midwest where I live, I had a dealer get one for me back in 2010.
Over the weekend, my car stranded me with the infamous steering column issue. I couldn't get it started in the Mall parking lot...no prior warning lights, etc. Upon trying to start it, the red "key" light came on.
Today they fixed it under the "extended warranty" which should've been a recall.
The dealer did tell me the parts aren't always in stock, and some customers had to wait a month for a part and repair.
Bad job, Nissan. The romance is over, and I'm kicking you to the curb.
Push button start
Hybrid system (borrowed from Toyota Prius)
Dual heating controls
Better recall policy and correspondence with owners
Better tires--this car handled poorly in snow with OEM tires
Better trim options on Hybrids