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Got a new daily driver (actually been a few months). Need to retire the Spec to canyon carving and autox duty, only.

Pretty rare machine. Got it from an owner who left it bone stock and always garaged.

2009 Altima 2.5 Sedan Manual! I wanted a 3.5, but they were next to impossible to find in this condition and mileage. But I'm liking the mpg on the 2.5 and 87 fuel. Also, was really surprised they made the manual up until 2009, I even bought the brochure from Nissan and couldn't find it listed as an option.

And, not as slow as you think...Already wasted a new Accord 1.5T Sports and kept up with a modded FRS lol. The handling however leaves a lot to be desired, comfy tho.

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B17 Nismo Wheels w/ Michelin PS
Genuine Nismo front lip, rear corner, spoiler
Kenwood Android Auto
Corsa Exhaust tips
AEM drop-in dryflow filter
OEM Foglights


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I am stupid beyond Jealous....

I got my wife a 2012, auto (CVT) in silver. Basically the same model with an updated face and the spoiler option (which it desperately needs.) I absolutely love it as a daily. Comfy, and mostly reliable if you don't fuck with it too much, lol. The mounts just went on mine, but are easy to replace, and stupid cheap for a full set ($100)

What you did with this is absolutely amazing, seriously, everything I would do if it wasn't my wife's car.

I even looked at adding a sunroof, which this model also desperately needs.

Also needs Stillen Strut bar ant battery tie down, lol

https://www.octanemotorsports.com/2007-2012-nissan-altima-stillen-front-strut-bar-217295.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI8Z2j9_iF5AIVAcRkCh2gBQuvEAQYASABEgIWaPD_BwE
 

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3.5SR manual is freaking awesome.

3.5 manual Altimas are in general are hard to find.

Clean car. Glad you like it. Probably a great daily. I like my friends 2011 3.5 CVT. The year they stopped the manual option :(. He would have gotten manual
 

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3.5SR manual is freaking awesome.

3.5 manual Altimas are in general are hard to find.

Clean car. Glad you like it. Probably a great daily. I like my friends 2011 3.5 CVT. The year they stopped the manual option :(. He would have gotten manual
My first choice was an Altima coupe MT, 3.5. I thought they made them manual until 2012 (I remember seeing a few)? But this one kind of fell into my lap, and couldn't resist the price and condition. When I first saw it for sale, I assumed it was a mistake since I've only seen Altima sedans MT from 07-08.

Honestly, I like driving the Spec way more due to handling and power delivery, but it's mpg and rough ride can take a toll. So in a way they both compliment each other pretty well.

I found a few Altima 3.5s MT for sale but they had high miles and/or beat up. I found this one with 51k miles, currently has 67k.

I actually want to get another beater, just to avoid racking up miles on this one. LMAO A B16 Spec V sounds nice. Just looking for the right one.
 

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2011 is the weird in between generations year. It's like the Gen 4.5 or some nonsense lol.

2011 may be the last year. Definitely no 3.5SR coupe in 2012.

I'd love to have one. But...they are so rare. Probably not much as far as parts for them.
 

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Looks good. Nice find

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I got a 2012 3.5SR a couple of years ago. It was hard to find out here. Nice wheels, what's the dimensions????
They are 18x7.5 currently wrapped with OEM Michelin 215/45/18 Pilot Sports, manufactured by Enkei. Plan on going 225/40/18 when the time comes.
 
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