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2009 Nissan Maxima - Consumer Reviews

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By Tim B
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2009 Nissan Maxima 3.5 S 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)


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Got 24,500 miles and one front end accident, and car is still kicking. When I bought the car it had the wrong speedometer in it. Got the speedometer swapped after complaining. The car is smoth handles great, and is fast. Still I think it is over priced but no one can tell that mine is not the fully loaded sv model. I got a good deal on it


Best Features

Stiptronic and push button start


Worst Features

option for navigation on Base Model


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2009 problem
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By Robert
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2009 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SV 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)


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Has anybody had a problem with the a/c not working while you are driving on a 2009 maxima. It works when the car is at idle but when you start driving it stops working. Had it in 5x to get it fixed and they can't fix it. I am now starting the process to have it come under the lemon law. Nissan said they would not do anything for me except take it back to the dealer to have them look at it again.


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Great Blend of Handling, Ride, Power!
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By hgwells
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2009 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SV 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)


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I found this car to be the best blend of looks, power, handling, ride, quality and fun-to-drive compared to Lexus 350, Infiniti G-37, BMW 328i and Hyundai Genesis. It is a great value and vastly under-rated in some professional car magazines. CVT transmission, HID headlights and audio system are among the best. (Somewhat taut suspension is fine on most roads but sensitive to poor ones.) I've had it 13 months and no problems at all. Service at two dealers has been fine.


Best Features

Handling, power, CVT transmission, HID headlights, Bose audio system (best of all cars tested), head-turning exterior/interior styling, Z-type steering wheel, comfort, quality. (Nissan extended the transmission warranty to 10 years.)


Worst Features

Gas tank cap is a bit quirky--sometimes difficult to seal.


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Always wanted one
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By fammaxima
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2009 Nissan Maxima 3.5 S 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)


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I purchased this car with 33,000 miles on it. My wife and I love it. And to boot, all three car seats fit in the back. The car seat fiasco was tough but it worked. The car drives very smoothly and for those speed freaks, this car can move. if you are looking for a car with some horse as well as room and comfort, then this car is for you.


Best Features

gas mileage, styling, stereo, interior room


Worst Features

The door handles are chrome but as you open them, they feel like they are coming unhinged. i had the dealer check it out and it appears that there are no issues. Nissan must of had to cut at least one corner in order to give consumers this type of car for the price.


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Nissan Security Flawed
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By MaximaT
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2009 Nissan Maxima 3.5 S 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)


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I am a big Nissan Enthusiast and was very excited to get my 2009 Maxima. Overall it has been a great car, however, these week I was targeted by car thieves because they knew that the car had a security flaw. They were able to roll down both front windows unlock the doors and get in without setting off the alarm. When the police arrived they informed my that Maxima, Altima and G35 have had this issue since 2004! Why Nissan has not addressed this in the new Maxima model is beyond me. The estimate fix the damaged caused to the door skin and lock is over $1000 and I would still be vulnerable to future break ins. I am very disappointed in this development and Nissan's lack of accountability.


Best Features

I like the body styling with the big shoulders.


Worst Features

Nissan. Please provide a recall on the flawed locking mechanism and replace it with a design that does what it is supposed to do. Provide confidence for potential buyers in your product and provide peace of mind to those who have already invested in your product.


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