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2009 Nissan Altima Sedan

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Good car but unstable in winter
9 of 15 people found this review helpful
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By arilling1
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2009 Nissan Altima Sedan 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT)


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As posted in separate message, my 2009 Altima has stability problems in winter and weighted conditions.
Aside from this, it is rather decent car but the fear to drive in winter out-weighs any benefit.
I would recommend not to buy due to safety concern.


Worst Features

Make stable for winter conditions.


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disturbing horn/alarm
2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By george6464
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2009 Nissan Altima Sedan 2.5 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT)


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the altima 2009 is okay but one major pain: the remote key set. the horn button is awkwardly place that whenever the keys are in my pocket, the pad will often touch pocket contents or plain body and sound the alarm when I don't need it. I have to hold it all the time. can the next key pad be modified to ensure the alarm part is lower than other keys and cannot accidentally be triggered.


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crappy transmission
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By mykegee723
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2009 Nissan Altima Sedan 2.5 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT)


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when i got this car it was awesome. then all of a sudden going about 30 mph car would shake and my mileage decreased from combined city and highway 25 to 19 mph. i repeatedly took it in and nothing wrong was found. although dealership felt the shaking right away. they couldnt fix it. repeatedly took it in.
all of a sudden a service bulliten came out that this is the way the car is supposed to drive.
b s. i say. i contacted nissan usa and tried to reason with them. and they told me yea thats the way it is. i am a car audio installer for more than 8 yrs, and i have worked on many nissan altimas like mine. they all drove great.. obviously there is something wrong. i trade piece o crap in.


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Thee Worst Nissan ever owned!!!!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By medinamv
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2009 Nissan Altima Sedan 2.5 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT)


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I have owned about 9 brand new nissan 10 used ones. from 1979 till 2009
5/pick-ups /3-200sx 5-altimas (2 have 200k onthem) 3/240sx and yes even my toys 2001 Skyline/2001 silvia S15 bluetop (stationed in Japanand now in the states with daddy) plus 3 sentras. never any problems at all!BUT!
my 09 Altima 2.5s is the biggest dissappointment ever/ engine replaced at 30k for Knocking/ wears tires on rear evry 20k but alignment shows it is fine. now tranny at 59k and engine noise is back. real loud in mornings like oil is not getting up to top end. I am going to trade in ASAP on A Hyundai or VW Passat asap! I have owned my last Nissan.


Best Features

The handling of the car is very nice/the gas mileage is ok on the Hwy. it loses pwer with a/c on. shifting is sooo smooth (before I had tranny problem)


Worst Features

Find out WHY Engine sounds Like a Diesel when you step on Gas first thing in the morning AND WHY Tires are wearing on rear end ON THE insides. when you have 4 people onboard.


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Getting Closer to Luxury
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By mbro1
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2009 Nissan Altima Sedan 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT)


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I've owned a '98, '04, and now the '09. Every Altima has been an improvement over its former self, however, this Altima is surpassing every expectation that I had for it. The CVT is smooth and keeps the car in a superb power range, yet maximizing the fuel economy. The noise outside of the cabin is greatly reduced from the prior models and everything is just perfectly improved. Nissan has certainly pulled themselves into an area that is capable of competing with European and American Luxury brands. Think about it...do you want Luxury that'll cost you as much as a house, or car that is almost just as good for a supremely phenomenal deal!!!


Best Features

Smart Key System, Push-Button Start, CVT-Performance, and the remarkably smooth ride.


Worst Features

As of now...None!!!


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