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Best Car Ever Owned
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By ksp2trader
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2009 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SV 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)


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Without a doubt, the best car I have ever owned, and I have owned plenty. Hottest looking car on the road with its sexy lines, accelerates like it has a supercharged V8 with endless power (thanks CVT) and handles like a RWD sports car yet is still a awesome family car if need be. I own a White on Black with the Sport/Tech package SV (awesome Navi system), have 115k on the odometer and never had any major problems with the car. Looks, performance, reliability, I think I summed up the perfect car.


Best Features

Acceleration, handling and looks. It is also nice that it does not break down, ever.


Worst Features

Nissan needs a Maxima that will compete with the Ford Taurus SHO. Its about time for a AWD 400+HP Twin-Turbo V6!! However, for the SV model, a avaiable AWD will be nice, convert all the lighting to LED, combine the Premium & Sport packages.


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The Problem Car
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By momadukes
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2009 Nissan Maxima 3.5 S 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)


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My car was making a roaring noise so I took it to the dealer. The just about replaced the whole front it. The problems with the air condition was exhausting they had to replace the compressor, condenser and found out it was the intake sensor. Now the car is making a squeaking in the back which now it means it need shocks. This car has to many kinks in it that wasn't worked out.


Best Features

The car drives and accelerates well . I like the body style it looks very sheek


Worst Features

This car needs to have more research done on it. There are to many small problem which is nerve racking . Then when you deal with Nissan or dealership they are lost and don't really help unless you push the issues. This car needs some recalls on it. These issues are expensive. If you don't have a warranty or an extended one your lost.


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Good for the money...just good
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By bigeandkenna
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2009 Nissan Maxima 3.5 S 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)


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I have a base model with cloth seats. Basically a rental car. But you would never know it from 10 feet away. Same good looks, same wheels, same growl from the exhaust. This car has great power and handling for $31G. Average 19MPG of premium. 27 on long trips. This car has long legs and you find yourself driving too fast. Interior quality has been disappointing. Rocking drivers seat- replaced once and still rocks and at 28K miles the interior rattles. The CVT drops the RPM's to early on slow driving and it groans. Steering column locked up and needed replacement. Back seat is hard to get in and out of for taller persons but ok once inside.


Best Features

Power, Handling, brakes, steering, styling


Worst Features

Interior needs more attention to quality, too many squeaks and rattles, premium fuel requirement gets expensive on fill ups. And a car of this type and price should come with fog lights, even the base model.


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2 years not a problem
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By texdave
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2009 Nissan Maxima 3.5 S 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)


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I leased the car new with a fantastic lease deal. It is fast and fun to drive. 21 mpg average city and highway driving and I drive fast. 45,000 miles and have had no problems with the car at all. I would highly recommend this car. Try to find a good deal on a used one.


Best Features

Performance, mileage, style


Worst Features

Radio not that great on the base model


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Lots of problems with memory seats
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By jeayrs
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2009 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SV 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)


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This car has a rough ride and lots of road noise when driving over about 30mph. Have taken mine into the shop 3 times because the memory seats will not hold what is programed into them. Also had a problem with the steering wheel falling and locking into the down position after turning off the car and then it would not come back up when ignition was started. Again, another trip back to the shop.


Worst Features

Could use more interior small storage compartments. Could redesign the middle compartment. Very difficult to open, especially while driving. Lexis has a much better design. So does BMW.


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