2009 Nissan Maxima Consumer Review: Good for the money...just good

2009 Nissan Maxima - Consumer Review

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3.5 S Sedan (3.5L V6 CVT Automatic)

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful
Good for the money...just good
By bigeandkenna on


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


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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