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Nissan Maxima, Sedan
#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.
#655 of 684 Re: 2009 Maxima [strehlow]
Jul 21, 2009 (9:42 am)
Thats the way it is at all dealerships; I've had salesman at Nissan, Toyota, Acura, Infiniti, and Lexus over the years who know absolutely nothing about the vehicles I've test drived and my questions have never been really complicated like about package options, gas required, what kinds of technology it has and things of that nature. The problem now is they don't just say they don't know they make a guess and give the wrong information. I would be better selling the vehicles much like yourself cause me know more information then the salesman do. It just fustrates me to go buy $30 and $40k vehicles and the salesman act like they don't care or don't know anything about the cars. If your a car salesman you should be taking all the brochures home and learning them front to back. I'm also sick of salesman giving crappy 5 minute test drive and then when you ask to take a slightly longer one to get a better feel they give some bullshit reasons like insurance or we can't do that, etc - oh well
#656 of 684 09 Maxima - Missing Cruise Control "engaged" light
Jul 22, 2009 (5:43 am)
Recent discussion on the steering buttons being lit got me thinking of one of my rare dislikes on the Maxima....
When you enable (turn on) the cruise control, there is a green light that turns on in the dashboard. However, when you actually engage the cruise control, there is no additional light to indicate the cruise control is active - you just need a "seat of the pants" feel to know the cruise control has kicked in. I keep thinking my Cruise light must be burned out but owners manual seems to imply there is no such light.
One other "design flaw" is that the trunk open button is not visible nor lighted. It also in a terrible location right under the steering column. It needs to be moved further over to the left.
There...I've said my peace. I still love the Maxima but these issues could be easily improved.
#657 of 684 Re: 09 Maxima - Missing Cruise Control "engaged" light [go_mdx1]
Jul 22, 2009 (6:43 am)
how interesting, when I turn on my cruise control in my Altima where the computer read out is the word "Cruise" lites up, then when I set the cruise, the work "On" lites up... I find it odd that the Max wouldn't do this too.
#658 of 684 Re: 09 Maxima - Missing Cruise Control "engaged" light [go_mdx1]
Jul 22, 2009 (2:42 pm)
Thanks for saving me a trip to the service department, I thought the car came with a burnt out indicator. I find it interesting though that Nissan thought it was more important to have a little green indicator that the lights are on, which no other car I have had included, but no cruise-on light. And since trading in my 01, no fog light on indicator either. The new location for the trip info is awkward, I have not driven the car long enough to just get used to it but I did prefer the information off to the side where the radio display was.
I think all the misfires on regarding indicators can be overlooked considering the addictive exhaust note (WOW), and in my case the improved (though not perfect) CVT; just my opinion.
#659 of 684 Re: 09 Maxima - Missing Cruise Control "engaged" light [go_mdx1]
Jul 22, 2009 (3:15 pm)
go mdx1, is this a 2009 maxima you are talking about with the cruise control issue?