This has been a wonderful car! Hardly ever in for repairs - it is the most reliable car I have ever owned. Acceleration is great with the 5-speed and it holds turns well. However, the turning radius is bigger than I would prefer. Seats are comfortable and it has fit my family of four in reasonable comfort over the years. We just keep it as a spare car now for when my two newer cars (another Nissan and a Honda) go in the shop. I wanted to pass it on to my daughter who is off to college, but she doesn't want to learn a stick. Guess I'll save it for my son who will get his license in about a year. This car now has 185,000 and still runnning strong
Acceleration and handling. Good interior room for a sporty car. Dependability!
cupholders are useless, but hey it was '93, what do you expect. The body has always dented easily and has gotten quite rusty now.
Even though I just bought this car fairly recently i havent found any inkling of a problem. Previous owners kept with scheduled maintenance and I myself look forward to driving proudly to the dealer within the year for the 200000 mile tune up. Overall reliable car, lots of comforts, fuel economy is good if you drive properly, and a trooper when it comes to beatings.
With over 105,000 miles, this car is
still going strong. Only standard
repairs have been done: breaks, struts,
hoses, belts and regular scheduled
Nissan maintenance. I love the
altima's original style and
performance, good thing Nissan brought
the fun back to the Altima in 2002. I
bought a new maxima for the wife, but
kept the 1993 Altima for me.
With 86,000 miles on my SE it still
looks good, the only problems I've had
with it are: throw-out bearing in the
clutch needs replaced (big problem!),
fan/heater/AC only works when it's on
full-blast and the dash lights will
only work when on the brightest
setting. Other than those few problems,
the car has great pick-up (except when
the AC is on) and I love the way it
looks with the spoiler, moonroof and
All around disc breaks (easy to
change!), the chrome trim inside and
out looks classy, standard fog lights,
leg room and pick-up.
Gas mileage sucks, (but maybe it's the
way I drive.) The AC/heater problem
definently needs to be fixed. Other
than that- it's a good car. We'll see
what happens in the next 100,000 miles!