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#645 of 684 Re: Maxima wins JD Power "Best Loved" Large Car [go_mdx1]
Jul 17, 2009 (7:35 am)
Volkswagon's won at least 5 of the car segment. Since I'm not a huge VW fan, I gotta wonder about these selections!!
We VW owners love our cars because of the driving dyanmics, dash stroker interiors, ergonomics and Euro panache.
We VW owners don't always like our cars because of the random CEL's, bad coil packs, sludging turbo engines and various electrical gremlins.
But they have soul!!
Jul 20, 2009 (11:01 am)
Hi, I was hoping someone could clarify something for me; do the 09 max's steering wheel controls illuminate at night? because I asked the salesman when I went for a test drive last week and he said they didn't yet in the brochure it says steering wheel illuminated gauges? Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
#647 of 684 Re: 2009 Maxima [smarty666]
Jul 20, 2009 (11:15 am)
I have a 09 Max SV with the Premium and tech package and my controls are illuminated in the red light like it is on the dashboard. I assume that all models are the same. It is hard to read what they say at night because the type is small and you have to watch the road but they are illuminated and it make them easy to find. Besides a few things I would do differently, the car is AWESOME. I am getting a lot of compliments, everyone loves it. And as much as everyone complains about the CVT and front real drive I don't mind it at all. It is nice to go from 20 to 90 in seconds without feeling the jerky shifts and as far as torque steer, I find it very non-existent and I have no problem controlling the car which handles great!
#648 of 684 Re: 2009 Maxima [strehlow]
Jul 20, 2009 (2:33 pm)
Thanks strehlow for the information; I thought they were lit up at night; I think the salesman I had was new to the dealership because he didn't even have a business card to give me; I just finished up a Acura TL lease the buttons lit up which was really helpful at night and I figured the maxima would do that to
#649 of 684 Re: 2009 Maxima [strehlow]
Jul 20, 2009 (3:05 pm)
I have a 08 Atlima Coupe and am looking to move up, when I drove the MAX at night I too found the controls hard to read, my streering wheel controls are VERY easy to read at night, I found that to a problem for me, it seems that Nissan didnt think this through very well...
#650 of 684 Re: 2009 Maxima [flightnurse]
Jul 20, 2009 (3:34 pm)
I think the reason why the maxima's steering gauges are harder to read at night are a two-fold problem, one is that the red-orange lighting Nissan uses is extremely dim and difficult to see compared to makers like Infiniti, Acura, and Lexus who uses blue or white illumination which are brighter to see at night; the second reason is that the maxima's controls/lettering on these gauges seems to be smaller than that on the altima's steering wheel; so both the dim color illumination and smaller lettering contribute to the problem; at least they are illuminated compared to my 05 FX35 which has no illumination and I have to feel around for the buttons which stinks!!!
#651 of 684 Dual-Panel Moonroof
Jul 21, 2009 (6:33 am)
Do either of the dual-panel moonroofs on the Premium Package open? I can't believe they would sacrifice the ability to open the roof in order to provide the second panel. My back seats are used like 5 times a year, and so I could care less about the second panel, I just want a roof that opens!
#652 of 684 Re: Dual-Panel Moonroof [poodog13]
Jul 21, 2009 (6:50 am)
Yes the sun roofs does open on the Premium Package plue it comes with a shade for the rear window. I've had my car for two weeks now and I love the Premium Package. I hope this helps
Jul 21, 2009 (6:52 am)
I would like to change my 2009 Maxima grill. What are a some web sites i should check out?
#654 of 684 Re: 2009 Maxima [smarty666]
Jul 21, 2009 (7:42 am)
I am sure it was the salesman. I knew more about the car than the 4 salespeople that I went through at my dealership. I don't think they train the salespeople at all. Nissan needs to step up on their customer service levels. Love the car, not real excited about the company from a customer service standpoint.