i am super happy with my car because i pay 3400 in 2003 in california. I have travel a lot of miles and i am really happy because i trust it and i haven't spend much money i mean it is really cheap. i am really happy. I can not explain it with words. i haven't broken down. i have spend money only on service, tires and gas, in two years and i have travel to san antonio, amarillo, el paso, alburquerque new mexico ,las vegas etc.
powerfull engine for a 4 cillinder and a also economic.
I do like my car! I find it comfortable and generally a reliable car. There was an oil leak (O-Ring) which required removing the engine, I had a problem with it stalling which turned out to be the ignition module and distributor rotor, CV Boots/Axle's needed replaced at about 110,000 miles, the alternator and radiator both needed replacing at about 130000 miles and most recently the timing chain started rattling around and the motor mounts broke. I think I'm actually going to get the timing chain replaced and fix the motor mounts too. Repairs cost about what the car is worth but like I said I like the car and I do feel like it will run a good bit longer with these repairs.
I bought this car because of the Nissan name plate and I was not disappointed at all. It starts without hesitation everyday, even in cold weather. It now has 148000 miles on the odometer and the performance is still great for a automobile this old. Loved it so much that I bought a 2003 Altima. Gas mileage is a little low, only 245 miles per tank. The only problems that I've had have been sqeaky brakes that never seem to be quiet with any repair,a check engine light that pops on when nothing is wrong with the car, and recently a very bad oil leak that I have gotten repaired twice($500 each repair!)that seems to come back every couple of months.But I would still recommend this car to anyone!
Engine performs consistently, sunroof, and the reliability that comes with the Nissan nameplate.
Everything has definately been addressed in the 03 Altima.
my wife bought this car when it was
two years old with 45K miles on it,
and it's been our family car and now
it's my commuter car. It now has
almost 120K and still runs great. The
engine is one of the best mixes of
power, fuel economy and reliability.
No major unexpected repairs, only had
to Jerry-Rig the power antenna to be
permanently in the up position
(plastic gears in the antenna motor
started to wear and chatter, extremely
loud, over $300 for a new motor).
Don't go cheap with replacement tires
on this car, good tires improve ride
Great performance/mpg balance,
reliability, styling doesn't look 10
years old, good speakers (I put in cd
player, HUGE sound improvement).
Larger cup holders, some transmission
lag on take-off from rolling stops,
Headlights could be a little brighter
on low beam.
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