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#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?
#660 of 684 Re: 09 Maxima - Missing Cruise Control "engaged" light [smarty666]
Jul 23, 2009 (9:01 am)
Yepper...2009. I also agree the lack of a fog light indicator is also a problem.
By the way, 2009 JD Power "New Vehicle Launch" success index has the Maxima as the 4th best launch out of the 27 "new" vehicles launched in 2009. Hyundai Genesis took the top spot. Acura TL was 23rd. Overall, a decent showing for the Maxima.
#661 of 684 2010 Maxima - some changes
Jul 31, 2009 (7:40 am)
"Rumor" is the following will be changed with the 2010 Maxima.
- alloy wheel finish will be different
- two new color choices
- diesel engine option from Renault (due out mid-2010)
- iPod changed to be a USB port
- NAV system to include Weather data
- packaging changes
- rearview camera a separate stand-alone option (don't need NAV nor Premium)
- satelite radio a separate stand-alone option
#662 of 684 2009 Maxima SV vs 2009 Altima 3.5SL
Aug 06, 2009 (5:16 pm)
I'm interested in getting either a 2009 Maxima SV with tech but without sport or premium or a fully loaded 3.5SL altima; both are really nice cars and what ever one I get will be determined which one nissan is giving a better deal on at the time I go; I'm curious to know if anyone has test driven both these vehicles and if one vehicle has a better ride quality than the other in regards to control, bumpiness, etc? I know both have independent suspensions without a sports tuned suspension but I wanted to know if the max with its wider and bigger wheels would give a more bumpy ride than the 3.5SL altima?
#663 of 684 Re: 2009 Maxima SV vs 2009 Altima 3.5SL [smarty666]
Aug 07, 2009 (4:15 am)
It's no match,,,,,,go with the 09 Maxima with the premium package. It's a very smooth ride. I didn't like to "sports" suspensions.
#664 of 684 Re: 2009 Maxima SV vs 2009 Altima 3.5SL [dmccallum]
Aug 09, 2009 (5:46 pm)
I agree....Altima is also about to have some minor re-styling. If you decide to go with Altima, it may be worth waiting for 2010 models.