Honda has become what Volvo used to be.
A solid dependable, long lasting car.
The Edmunds review is totally off base when it says that the Altima is more fun to drive.
I had a 2008 prior to this and it handled awefully. The dash board looked like a used tire, and it felt like you were sitting in the bottom of an aluminum boat.
There was nothing sporty about the way the car performed other than acceleration (just don't try to drive it in the rain, no traction due to the CVT transaxle)
This car might not be stocked with options like the Hyundai's and Kia's, but what it lacks in options, it makes up in a ride and driving experience that the knock-off Kia and Hyundai cars will never know.
Lumbar supported seats, good acceleration and steering, easy to use controls, good i-pod control, roomy interior (I am 6'4 and fit very well in driver's seat), and of course Honda reliability.
I agree 100% with you, it may not have few not so needed options like KIA may, but it is a solid car for the price. And how can you pass on the name and reliability track record.
I have an SE and love it.
Our third Honda in the past 8 years.
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