Pros: What do you like about your 2009 Nissan Altima? Push button start. Big trunk. Gas mileage. Cloth seats are pretty comfortable. My stereo is good (although I have seen some negative comments about this).
Cons: How would you improve your 2009 Nissan Altima? VERY NOISY! Especially in cold weather. It seems like each winter it gets worse. I have had my 2009 Altima since October 2008. It's embarrassing when I have other people in the car and I can't turn my radio up high enough to cover the noise of the engine. Wondering if it really is getting worse or if the dealer will just blow it off.
Also have noticed that their "warning lights" can't always be trusted. Can't tell if something is an emergency or if they are just trying to get you in to spend money. Oil light went off in my car, wasn't due for an oil change (they want you to go every 3k, I usually wait longer than that). Took the car in and they said "oh, that's just a reminder that you are at 3k miles and you need an oil change". NO thank you! I will bring my car in when I want to! Now I can't trust the dealer or the car if a light comes on.
I probably won't ever buy a 4 cylinder again. Not enough pick up and too noisy. My next car will be a 6.
2009 Nissan Altima Review: If the noise issue could be fixed, I would be much happier with this car. I had a 2003 Maxima before this and I miss the quietness, pick up and other amenities of that car.