2009 Nissan Maxima Consumer Reviews

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2009 Nissan Maxima
4.7
Average based on 28 reviews
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Got it all

by from Middletown, OH on December 19, 2011

I've owned this vehicle about 2 1/2 months. Glad I didn't settle for a lesser vehicle. Luxury, power, ride & beauty. Gas mileage not so great but knew that going in. Uses premium gas but only 20 cents...
I've owned this vehicle about 2 1/2 months. Glad I didn't settle for a lesser vehicle. Luxury, power, ride & beauty. Gas mileage not so great but knew that going in. Uses premium gas but only 20 cents difference at the pump per gallon. Just had remote start added which was a challenge to find someone capable but works great. If you're looking for a car that meets all of the above, this could be in the running.
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Uses car for Just getting around

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More than I expected

by from Atlanta, GA on January 18, 2012

I purchased my third Maxima in 15 years, and I got more than I bargained for. I knew it would be reliable but had no idea that the performance and luxury would be so great. I got the panoramic package...
I purchased my third Maxima in 15 years, and I got more than I bargained for. I knew it would be reliable but had no idea that the performance and luxury would be so great. I got the panoramic package and love the view. A must have! I rode in my friend's LS 460, and I think I got an incredible car compared to his $55k model. The CVT works out beautifully, and it has plenty of power, but the style inside and out is what I like the best.
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great

by from coopersburg on November 8, 2012

Wonderful Experience! I can't believe I need to say anything else..There really is nothing to say. It was wonderful! Love my car!
Wonderful Experience! I can't believe I need to say anything else..There really is nothing to say. It was wonderful! Love my car!
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Great Buy!

by from DC on May 29, 2012

In my personal opinion the 2009 Nissan Maxima is the best buy out of the series (10, 11 and 12) due to the minimal changes in the body and interior design. Considerable diffrence in the 2008 Body and ...
In my personal opinion the 2009 Nissan Maxima is the best buy out of the series (10, 11 and 12) due to the minimal changes in the body and interior design. Considerable diffrence in the 2008 Body and performance. Nissan's hold value very well! 290 HP places this car in the TOP of it's class. It also compares to the BMW, Audi and Lexus body styles but not their performance, so no racing those :). There's a reason this car has such a high rating and its because it's right! simply right on the money!
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Ist Maxima Owner

by from Housotn, TX. on October 1, 2012

Great car overall. I am pleased with everything about this car! I would definately recommend the Maxima to anyone thinking about purchasing one.
Great car overall. I am pleased with everything about this car! I would definately recommend the Maxima to anyone thinking about purchasing one.
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The Best Max Yet

by from Atlanta, GA on October 2, 2008

PROS: Loads of GO and loads of toys at an affordable price. Rides well, great fit, fuinsh, visability, love the tech package, great graphics, lighting inside and out, great looking wheels, runs on any...
PROS: Loads of GO and loads of toys at an affordable price. Rides well, great fit, fuinsh, visability, love the tech package, great graphics, lighting inside and out, great looking wheels, runs on any gas and getting hi teens mileage (only 1000 miles so far and mostly stop/go driving, so I expect it will improve after break-in and more interstate mileage). I am a real estate agent, so need passenger room and this has it. Had 3 other Maximas ('87, '90, '93) and am SO happy for the reintroduction of the 4-Door Sports Car. Beats the pants off the V6 Altima for not much more money. Loved the Acrura TL, but too small and more money, so '09 Maxima is both a logical and emotional fine decision. Cons: Turning radius was better in my huge Lexus LS 430 I traded for this car. Would like to see power seat/steering retraction at exit, heated seats, 2-person seat memory and dimming side view mirrors without having to buy the Sport or Premium packages. Those should come standard on the SV over the S model. Minor annoyances for an otherwise outstanding car! Overall Review: Nissan is back on track with this car as well as the new Altima and Morano. Hard to downsize from the luxury boat, an '04 Lexus LS 430, but am having a great time with this car. Have had 3 average sized people and one larger guy in the car and no complaints about room which is big with me as this is my second office and my pathway to a paycheck as a Realtor. I do remember the other Maximas I owned and this one is hands down the best built of any of them. Fit/finish nearly as good as the Premium carmakers and well worth the price tag. Love the CVT transmission and lack of transmission "jerk". Put it into Ds mode and it really flies down the road. Navigation graphics are cool, Bluetooth works well, but hate Microsoft prevents my Windows Mobile device from being able to download the whole phonebook of my mobile phone into the car's Bluetooth memory. Overall, it has turned out to be a great decision and I look forward to the stares. "Yep, it's the new Maxima, go get one!!"
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POSSIBLY MY BEST USED CAR PURCHASE EVER!

by from verona, pa on December 23, 2013

In my almost 40 years of car buying this may be my most satisfying purchase. I love all the toys and this baby has EVERY available option. I purchased it with 46,000miles and it hasn't disappointed. T...
In my almost 40 years of car buying this may be my most satisfying purchase. I love all the toys and this baby has EVERY available option. I purchased it with 46,000miles and it hasn't disappointed. The ride and performance are top notch as are the craftsmanship and styling. While fighting off car fever for about a year or so, I had narrowed my choices down to a 2014 Mazda 6 or a 2014 Toyota Avalon. After stopping on a used car lot and taking a Maxima for a test ride I was sold. I've always been a more bang for the buck person and I'm not disappointed. In addition the dealership and service dept deserve a pat on the back!
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You Just Can't Beat A Nissian Maxima

by from Glasgow, KY on April 4, 2013

We absolutely love our newly purchased 2009 Maxima! Our car has lots of really nice options offered like navigation, back up camera, sunroof, blue tooth capability connection, voice activation feature...
We absolutely love our newly purchased 2009 Maxima! Our car has lots of really nice options offered like navigation, back up camera, sunroof, blue tooth capability connection, voice activation features, leather seats, and even to our surprise it records your CD's and places them on the hard drive of the car for you to listen to even when you don't have the CD's in the car with you. The only other option that we would have wanted was heated seats and better wheels as ours came with dull alloy wheels and would have wanted the shiny chrome like finish, but all in all we are very pleased. We can't say enough about this car! It rides and drives great with excellent steering and handling! We love the power of the V-6 engine! We test drove the 2009 Maxima's and 2009-2010 Altima's and we would have to say the better ride is the 2009 Maxima as it rode much smoother on a bumpy road and seems to have a better suspension and shock absorbency than the Altima's do. The only other thing we really didn't like was some of the interiors we've seen had the top of the dash being a dark slate type grey and the bottom being camel colored and we didn't really see how these colors went together. We love the dark grey on light grey interior of the one we purchased. This is the ultimate sports car and family car all in one and comfortably fits 4 people. This is by far the best value for our money and are very excited about taking it on vacation as the gas mileage we've been getting is really good for the V-6 engine.
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EXCELLENT LEASE VEHICLE

by from Round Rock, TX on July 13, 2009

I only lease my cars - 36-39mos max. My last 4 cars have all been Maxima's and although I would recommend the 2009 SV, I am a little disappointed about a few features that were omitted - though might ...
I only lease my cars - 36-39mos max. My last 4 cars have all been Maxima's and although I would recommend the 2009 SV, I am a little disappointed about a few features that were omitted - though might seem minor, were included in my '06 model and are certainly missed. 1) Powered/Retractable side-view mirrors are NOT included in SV - very nice feature when parking in a tight garage. 2) Pop-down sunglass holder above the rear mirror is NOT included. Again, had it and now miss it. 3) Passenger side AC adaptor on the side of the control panel near feet, again - why did Nissan eliminate when it was very convenient. Overall, I am very satisfied with the performance and value, just disappointed with missing features.
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Almost Perfect

by from CT on April 19, 2011

Bought the loaded 09 Maxima with 10,000 miles. The Performance, handling is superb. The Electronics, Navigation and Bose Hard Drive and dashboard is the best. The Engine is quiet and powerful. The CVT...
Bought the loaded 09 Maxima with 10,000 miles. The Performance, handling is superb. The Electronics, Navigation and Bose Hard Drive and dashboard is the best. The Engine is quiet and powerful. The CVT transmission performs well, BUT it is noisy and with 27,000 miles I am to the point where it is seems overwhelmingly noisy and now I feel vibration through the gas pedal. I am getting worried ! The first 20,000 miles were a pleasure BUT the Premium Gas and Poor mileage is killing me
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