2009 NISSAN ALTIMA SEDAN

Total Reviews: 2
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Purchased two new Altimas
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Perkins from Florida
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Date: 09/18/09
Pros:

Feel of vehicle, Acceleration, handling, CVT, perceived quality, achievable fuel economy, performance and comfort

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Some issues with quality control on both vehicles. However, I have experienced issues such as this with most other foreign and domestic automotive products purchased new too. It is discouraging but may just be a part of modern manufacturing. A lot of good product out there but when mass produced by man and machine there is always room for defects.

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We purchased two new 2009 Altima sedans, the wifes a 2.5 S and mine a 3.5 SE. Both have the CVT and cloth interiors. We liked the black interiors as they seem to wear the best and since not in leather are not too hot in the Florida summer. We had a 2003 2.5 S Altima that we also purchased new and she put over 120,000 miles on it in 5 years. It served her well and had good performance and mileage. We test drove the 2009 and 2010 Camry and 2010 Fusion. The wife still prefered the Altima overall. The interior of the Altima is much nicer than the Camry especially the colors. Most of the Camrys had light color interiors and even on the door panels. Just did not like the feel inside of the Camry and all but the SE Camry felt too mushy in handling. Prefer the looks of the Altima also.

My 3.5 SE Altima really impressed me. I had never driven an Altima with the V-6. Drove a Maxima several years ago and remembered it felt pretty good but this 270 horse version with the CVT feels like it has a factory turbocharger and the torque and power peek is spot on. Both the 2.5 and 3.5 Altimas feel faster than they probably are. Steering and response is very light and snappy. I traded in a 2008 Mustang GT with 5 speed and 3.73 gear in the deal. I thought I would be taking a real drop in driving performance and enjoyment. I still miss the looks and sound of the Mustang (Best looking Mustang since the sixties)plus rear wheel drive, but the Altima with the SE suspension, CVT, and 3.5 V-6 is truly a lot of fun and also alot more comfortable. I have also added a Sirius Sportster 5 satellite radio that works excellent in the Altima. Nissan was good enough to place a AUX in jack conveniently on the front of the factory stereo and the Sirius unit docks nicely in the center stack compartment of the Altima. Sounds really good but will probably add a powered sub woofer later.

Lincolnite.purchases.2009.Altima
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Redball from Lincoln, NE
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Date: 10/22/08
Pros:

Engine, mileage,CVT transmission, styling, gauges, wheel covers, power steering at low speeds, final drive ratio (engine 1,800 rpm at 60 mph).

Cons:

0-160 mph speedometer, seat comfort, rear seat legroom, no user transmission dipstick

Review:

Our 2009 Altima has been all we hoped for. It drives well, the CVT has been all we expected, the touch start button seems to work fine, we did not care for the charcoal interiors so we got a red exterior and a blonde interior. We like the radio with 18 pre-sets, remote trunk unlatching, large glove box, controls, Tilt/telescope steering wheel. We looked at the Accord and Camry, before we decided on the Altima 4 door sedan.

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