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2009 Nissan Altima

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Great value and performance
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By dkeehn2
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2009 Nissan Altima 3.5 SE 2dr Coupe (3.5L 6cyl 6M)


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If you love the G35 but not the price, this is your car. Other than badging and the grill, it is nearly identical. Same 3.5 liter engine that's in the G35 or 350Z. A little less bling than the G cars, but I spent THOUSANDS less for more or less the same car. It is front wheel drive instead of rear wheel drive, as the G is. OK, so "real" sports cars are rear wheel drive. Fine. I prefer the front wheel drive for bad weather situations and this car is still a rocket. Absolutely no problems with it. Good build quality.


Best Features

Looks, performance, reliability.


Worst Features

The stick shift is a little balky, but I'm used to it.


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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 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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It's the Ultima
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By alainalane
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2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT)


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Just got this car and it is wonderful. Has a lot of get up and go, very spacious, tons of leg room, comfy seats, great interior. I could go on and on. The glove box is very deep, and theres tons of little compartments around the car to store your things. It's a fun car to drive.


Best Features

The start/stop button, storage compartments, a big trunk, great leg room.


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CRAPPIEST Car I ever owned
3 of 10 people found this review helpful
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By giorgos2
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2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT)


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I bought the 2009 Altima in March 2009. It is by far the CRAPPIEST car I ever owned (among 10+ cars). Extremely noisy cabin, gas-alcoholic, rides uncomfortably, issues with transmission, touchy brakes, cheaply-made interior, seals already weathered, very noisy while accelerating, etc, etc. ... and not to mention the much higher insurance-premiums Nissan owners have to pay for such a piece of crap. CVT is totally worthless - it truly subtracts any little value this vehicle has. The only positive attribute I can talk about is the style of the car, and outside shape/contours, which were quite a big factor in choosing it - I still think it has a great look (as most Nissans do).


Best Features

Outside shape/contour Interior style (but not quality)


Worst Features

Will have to write a book. This car is so bad that there are no places to start making improvements.


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Worst car ever owned
2 of 8 people found this review helpful
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By hrl227
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2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT)


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Bought 2009 Altima brand new in Nov 2009. Engine extemly loud, the rear brakes are so loud. I only have 11,000 miles on it. The engine sounds like it is going to drop to the ground at any moment. The passenger chair makes a virbrating sound. Just an awful new car. I regret buying this piece of crap. I can't wait to go back to Honda.


Best Features

dark inside interior.


Worst Features

Engine needs to be quieter.


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