Last post on Mar 16, 2012 at 2:35 PM
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Nissan Altima, Sedan
#15 of 24 Re: Winter Driving [greengoddess]
Mar 03, 2009 (7:57 am)
"Personally I like how the car handles in the snow when using the downshift to manage speeds (I have 2.5 CVT) -- however -- one word of caution - the ABS system handles poorly. Lots of crunching noises and I'd don't have confidence that the system is actually helping when it is engaged. ABS is a disappointment. "
I did not think that the 2.5 has the CVT. I thought CVT was only available on the 3.5 (v6). Anyone know if this is correct?
#16 of 24 Re: Winter Driving [gregd1]
Dec 06, 2009 (6:33 am)
I have the 2.5SL with CVT.
#17 of 24 2010 has different stock tires
Dec 20, 2009 (7:26 pm)
2010 Altima with AL wheels now come with Michelin Primacy tires. MUCH better tire than past years. Check out TireRack.com rating of this tire vs previous Continental. With decent AS tires the Altima is a good car in winter driving.
#18 of 24 Re: 2010 has different stock tires [jona57]
Dec 23, 2009 (7:25 pm)
not sure about 2007 or 2008 but the 2009 2.5SL and 3.5SL came with Michelin Primacy's so it is not a new feature for 2010
It is surprising that Nissan would put a top of the line tire on a car since typically all car manufactures put average/mediocre tires as OEM!
#19 of 24 Re: 2010 has different stock tires [smarty666]
Jan 02, 2010 (2:44 pm)
Dealer may have switched 'em, but when I got my 2010 I saw at least 2 new 2009 Altima 2.5's on dealer's lot with Conti's rather than Michelins.
#20 of 24 Re: 2010 has different stock tires [jona57]
Jan 02, 2010 (4:53 pm)
The base 2.5S doesn't come w/ Michelin.
#21 of 24 Re: Winter Driving [scabpicker101]
Jan 05, 2010 (1:59 pm)
Like some of you, I have driven for years on ice and this Altima is the worst car I have ever driven on ice. I thought maybe something was wrong with my car. If you see ice ahead and make no corrections or change in acceleration it tries to swing sidways instantly? Kansas driver. I love the car otherwise. Someone is going to have a bad accident because of this.
#22 of 24 Is this normal automatic temperature control?
Jan 05, 2010 (8:22 pm)
I have a 09 Altima 2.5SL. I suspect, the automatic temperature control in my car is not working as it should. Here is what happens.
The car is parked in the cold outside for hours. So its interior is as cold as the outside, if not more. The outside temperature is showing to be in the upper 30s. I start the engine and then set the temperature to 90 degree with "dual" turned off and "auto" turned on. The air blows towards the leg and the fan speed is lowest. It stays like that forever even after the engine warms up.
In such situation, I expect the air to blow towards the face (or face and leg) and the fan speed to be maximum. But that is not what happens in my car. Is this normal? Or, do I have a problem with some sensor related to the automatic temperature control?
Mar 16, 2012 (1:56 pm)
My 2009 Altima is unstable in winter but it is not the tires. We have law to use snow tires and the stock tires have been changed (2x). With weight, cold, and wintery conditions this car has been very unstable to point of being dangerous in my opinion. Nisssan said it was front to rear alignment but we had same problem re-occur. I am frightened now to drive this car in winter under those conditions.
#24 of 24 Re: Winter Driving [ddd5]
Mar 16, 2012 (2:35 pm)
My own 2009 Altima has shown to be highly unstable in cold winter conditions even with snow tires. In my case, the problem seems to be combination of weight, cold, and wintery conditions. The care basically becomes unstable and I have am literally scared to drive under those conditions.