Great car for the money. I purchased the base model - only option was the floor mats - and the only thing I miss from the Passat I traded in is the heated seats. Drives smoothly, accelerates well, stops are controlled and handles OK considreing the extra weight. I like the idea of having the tested Toyota hybrid system in the stylish Altima - best of both worlds.
Comes standard with stability, traction control and a dual zone automatic climate control. Really like the intelligent key system and being able to travel in the "stealth" mode for more than a mile sometimes. Don't forget the tax rebate either.
Really don't understand the Power Meter in the dash - maybe a better explanation of what it's actually good for.