by awesomealtima on Oct 11, 2011 Vehicle: 1993 Nissan Altima XE 4dr Sedan
I bought my Altima in February 2011, after spending months searching for an affordable 5 speed car.
For an 18 year old with $1000 to spend, it was the best money could buy.
It had all manual amenities (windows, locks, seats) but everything worked on it.
The A/C only needed a recharge, and while not the strongest or coldest, it was fine for a small car.
It had 170,000 miles yet the engine ran fine.
I thought for a car of it's class it had good performance.
Even though my mom had a new durango, we'd often take my car for trips due to the much better gas mileage.
I NEVER had to fix anything with the car, but sadly I had to sell it for tuition. Otherwise, I would run it into the ground.
by AmyBeth4 on May 24, 2009 Vehicle: 1993 Nissan Altima GXE 4dr Sedan
I drove my '93 car off the showroom floor in August of '93. It has 157,000 miles on it and still runs great. (Had to replace both axels, a couple of fuel injectors and the starter over the years.) Still on the ORIGINAL clutch. I've never seen a more reliable car in my life. Lots of stupid minor breakdowns, like the center console latch, the driver's sun visor and the FM portion of the radio barely works anymore. I'd take a working, reliable engine over all of that any day.
The Infiniti-inspired Altima replaces the aging Stanza. Swooping sheet metal, a longer wheelbase and increased cabin size distinguish the Altima from its lackluster predecessor. The Altima is powered by a twin-cam four-cylinder that produces 150 horsepower. A driver airbag is standard on the Altima, as are motorized seatbelts.