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#32 of 61 Re: 2010 Altima 2.5 has speakers installed? [mhtn]
Jan 02, 2010 (4:58 pm)
Just bought the 3.5 V6 and the dealer says "premium" is recommended but not required. Says fill up about every 3rd tank with "premium" but regular is ok. I decided I loved the car so much, better than the Honda Accord I would have bought it even it it required premium.
Jan 12, 2010 (3:57 pm)
I just got my 3rd Altima a week ago and am surprised at the hardness of the drivers seat. This is the first time I did not get a power seat - the dealership said that would not make a difference. Does anyone else agree that the seats are like cardboard or is it just mine?
The windshield wipers are also so loud because they hit the bottom of the window with each swipe. Do yours too?
#34 of 61 Re: seat comfort [jknaccents]
Jan 12, 2010 (4:39 pm)
I just traded in my '07 for the '10 and I didn't notice those 2 issues but I'm kind of not happy w/ the cranking sound that activate the ABS system after a long stop.
#35 of 61 Re: seat comfort [jknaccents]
Jan 22, 2010 (12:42 pm)
I have the power seat so I can't say about the hardness of the regular but our seats are fine. The windshield wipers don't hit anything on mine, maybe they need to be adjusted?
#36 of 61 Re: seat comfort [jknaccents]
Mar 15, 2010 (4:48 pm)
I just took delivery of a 2010 Altima 3.5 with the pricey upgrade packages, leather, and yes, the seats are very hard!
I just came from a 2002 Maxima, and as much as the Altima is trying to be like Maxi, she just can't fill her shoes!
The seats are so hard, I am going to have to use a cushion.
On the plus side, performance rocks!
#37 of 61 Re: seat comfort [vgvg]
Mar 18, 2010 (7:46 am)
I hear exactly what you are saying! test drove a 2010 Altima 2.5SL and 2010 Maxima SV with tech last year and while the Altima had a little bit more interior room to it, I went with the Maxima; they are both different vehicles with very different feel to them and the Maxima's seats, especially the fronts were so much more comfortable then the Altima's, plus I have a back problem and needed the front power passenger seat! something Nissan needs to seriously add to the SL and SR trim levels to the Altima!
#38 of 61 2010 Altima - Cranking sound?
Apr 14, 2010 (10:04 am)
I just purchased a 2010 3.5SR coupe on Saturday. When I first accelerate, I hear a one-time "thunk" sound coming from the front of the car - it's not the auto locks - definitely coming from the wheel or other front area. Is this something you have heard, or might be like the cranking sound of the ABS system that you mentioned?
#39 of 61 Re: 2010 Altima - Cranking sound? [shellb]
Apr 14, 2010 (4:53 pm)
Yes, I think that's the same sound. When I tried to ask the the service people at the dealer in late Jan., they told me it's the ABS sound even before I told them the whole thing.
#40 of 61 radio question
May 02, 2010 (9:33 am)
First of all, I'd like to say thanks to those who have mentioned the cranking sound...the service dept told me it was the ABS but I had a hard time believing it until I read here that people experience the same thing=)
We have the 2.5SL and love it! We got the premium radio system however we are wondering if there was any way we could change the presets so we could get more than 12 XM channels (we don't need as many FM/AM presets as we don't listen to them as often). Our salesman said he thought we could reprogram it but wasn't quite sure how to go about getting it done. Anyone have success in trying this? (I've looked in the manual but it doesn't seem as though it's as helpful as it is for the nav system radio=( ).
#41 of 61 dashboard noise
Jul 12, 2010 (6:46 pm)
I have had a 2.5SL with navigation for over a month. Every time the car goes over an imperfection on the pavement I hear a cracking plastic noise coming from the dashboard around the screen. Does anyone has experience this? Is annoying. Otherwise, the car is very quiet. Thank you.