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3 out of 5 stars

Electronic Steering Column Lock

Jeff Long, 09/30/2015
2009 Nissan Altima 3.5 SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6M)
11 of 11 people found this review helpful

Got stranded when the ESCL failed. One month out of extended warranty with very low miles, only 5000 miles a year on average, and they denied warranty. So $975 bill for me. Wouldn't buy one again. Had other issues with the car as well.

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2 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3.63 out of 5 stars

Push Button Ignition System

Nissan Altima, 09/12/2009
2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT)
43 of 48 people found this review helpful

I have owned a new 2009 Nissan Altima for a little less than 5 months. And I find the push-button ignition very unreliable. On three different occasions now, I just could not start the car. I took it into the dealer. I was told that they changed the codes.It doesn't happen often, but when it does, it is most aggravating. Tonight, I waited in the dark for the Auto Club after trying more than a half hour to start it. Finally, the push button ignition connected and I called the Auto Club to cancel service. I know that you have to push on the brake pedal to get it started and I have done this repeatedly without success. Is there a sure-fire way to start this car? Please tell me.

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5 out of 5 stars

I can't believe the responses on here.

kgordo26, 06/29/2012
2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT)
39 of 44 people found this review helpful

After reading several of the reviews, I'm pretty surprised. I've had mine for 2 yrs. I have 60k miles on it & have put nothing into it but oil changes & a set of snow tires. I agree with the review about poor handling in winter, but have not had a single problem since buying 2 front snow tires. Before badmouthing the car, check your tread. I also love the CVT. It is designed to be smoother & it is. As for engine noise, its a 4 cyl people, they're all louder. Also, I'm still on my first set of brakes all around with about 25% left. A lot of the complaints are differing preferences, not quality issues. Do research before you buy! Don't badmouth the quality bc you made a poor personal choice!

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5 out of 5 stars

It is what it is.

Mr. Ed, 06/18/2016
2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT)
29 of 33 people found this review helpful

I have had mine six years. It has 160K on it. Other than what you would expect - a set of brakes and a serpentine belt. Not a single repair, just routine maintenance. It is a basic model, cheap interior, not overly comfortable but I knew that when I bought it. It is extremely reliable and it was not expensive. It has been paid off for years. I plan to drive it until it drops - I think that is going to be a long time. ..--About 2/3 of them are highway miles.

Safety
4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

I love my 09 Nissan Altima

sgtkeebler, 01/19/2014
2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT)
32 of 37 people found this review helpful

very fun to drive around in, and my comfort level in this car is excellent!!! I added on 20% window tint and all the girls turn their heads to look at me. What can I say this car just feels right for me. My last car didn't feel right at all. The engine is very quiet, and it is a undercover powerhouse best 4cly engine I have ever had, even comes with dual exhaust. I don't understand all these bad reviews because I absolutely love the car and have had zero problems since I bought it (not to mention it was a rental before I got it). I got it at 33,668 miles for 14,147$$. I love this car if you are considering purchasing this car I would say this would be the most efficient car you can get.

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