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Nissan Maxima, Sedan
#265 of 684 Re: Buyers Remorse 2009 Maxima [out4cat]
Aug 29, 2008 (10:38 am)
I had a 1990 Max for 14 years and a 2000 Max for 9 years. Loved them both, but never had a sport edition model. I think Nissan quality has gone downhill since hooking up with Renault. My 2009 Max, in addition to my issues with the ride quality, has a dark area on top of left fender that needs to be re-painted. This is on a $35,000 car! But Nissan does make a great engine and transmission.
#266 of 684 Re: 09 Maxima Riddle [cyberpunk]
Aug 29, 2008 (2:40 pm)
Don't quite understand the point of your comment, what comparison are you talking about, the 07 and 08 are the same, actually the 04 through the 08 are the same Maxima, which one do you drive? don;t know where the altima reference came from in your message. II never said the car was a POS, those were your words, I do however realize after an 04 and an 07 model, that there are annoyances with the vehicle that should not be in a 37,000 car. Perhaps taking your user name into consideration should have explained why you wrote what you did, but I will give even you the benefit of the doubt.
#267 of 684 Re: Buyers Remorse 2009 Maxima [bigdad3]
Aug 29, 2008 (2:46 pm)
I could not agree with you more, Carlos Goshn from Renault has sacrificed quality for profit and it showed with the 04-08 models. There is a reason why Renault does not sell cars in the U.S. My 04 always had a shimmy in the ride, wide pane gaps, squeaks and rattles, and a whole bunch of other annoyances. My 07 has uneven interior panels and the same exterior panel gaps plus the metal strip that decorates the roof are already fading, oh and it sucks up gas like crazy, that CVT has to have something to do with it, the engine on the other hand is a dream. My 2001, which is the same model as your 2000, was flawless except for the speaker tray could not handle the power of the Bose system, other than that it was a perfect car. Every time I see an 00-03 Maxima SE I miss that car. The 09 is simply less distinctive and has styling cues from way too many other cars and even trucks, the design is way too busy.
Aug 29, 2008 (7:15 pm)
For those of you that purchased the 09 Nissan Maxima, how many smart keys were you provided with and how much would it cost to obtain additional keys???
#269 of 684 Re: Smart Keys [user421229]
Aug 30, 2008 (5:48 am)
Two smart keys are provided. I don't know the cost of additional ones.
#270 of 684 Re: Smart Keys [user421229]
Aug 30, 2008 (6:00 am)
The price of te Smart Keys aren't that bad, whenI bought my 08 Altima coupe, it was used wtih 400 miles on it. The lady had it for one week, and only provided the dealership with one key. I bought a second one for $35 dollars. But the cost to get programed was $60 and it took the dealership 45 minutes to do it.
Aug 30, 2008 (4:02 pm)
that I got as a used first car.. --when she finally went down she had 150k hard miles as every day I took her up to redline and many trips into triple digit speed.. The car had the stock radio with the built in graphic equilizer that used to dance as the music pumped from the weak speakers.. sorry about that trip down memory lane as I miss that car. back to the future-- the 09 max has the looks as they have dipped into infinitis styling bin --the interior is as nice (better?) then my 09 G35x -- the power is there -- but where is the manual transmission.. come on --and it tops out as much as my infiniti did.. unless your getting a huge deal I would rather get the infiniti (i paid 36k for a g35x 2007, nav, prem sticker was 39.8) .. I am happy they fixed the looks as the previous MAX was pretty ugly .. .4DSC is back.
#272 of 684 2009 Maxima problem
Aug 30, 2008 (5:18 pm)
Five days ago the "check engine soon" light came on. The gas cap was tight with 'three clicks'. I took it to dealer and everything checked out normal. Their computer re-set the light to off. Today the light is on again. Obviously I can't contact dealer again until Tuesday due to Labor Day. Any thoughts?
#273 of 684 Re: Smart Keys [user421229]
Aug 31, 2008 (11:42 pm)
2 keys provided..I was told by the dealer that they are $300 to replace. In other words, DON'T LOSE THEM!
#274 of 684 Be careful with interior bottons!!
Aug 31, 2008 (11:50 pm)
Just made a service appointment for my 09 Maxima. Was cleaning the interior of the car and went to lower the rear power shade to clean the window. Pressed the botton on the center console to lower the shade and not only did the shade stay up, but the entire button went into the console!! i was heated to say the least. it felt really cheap. not sure if mines was faulty or they're all susceptible to the same. Use caution when pressing this button and the heated seat button.