I decided that it was time to reduce my greenhouse gases and spend also bit less on fuel. At the same time, I didn't want to have to give up my enthusiastic driving habits. To be sure, the Altima has delivered on all three fronts. In mixed driving, I get 33 mpg. I can do a little better on the highway, pushing 36 or so. But between the August heat (air conditioning required) and living in the Worcester foothills, I doubt I'd see anything over 33 mpg even if I babied it!
Bose audio system, interior layout, driver comfort (I'm 6'2"), performance and handling is very good given it gets 33+ mpg, keyless everything (once you have one of these, you don't want a conventional key ever again), back-up camera. Surprisingly, rivals a 2004 Audi A8L I leased for last 3 years.
Gas engine starts rough when converting from electric to gas operation. It seems to switch between electric and gas too often in local driving.