by GB on May 20, 2007 Vehicle: 1997 Nissan Altima GXE 4dr Sedan (1997.5)
I just handed my 1997.5 Altima down to the kids with 158000 miles on it and expect many more good miles from it. The car has been very comfortable and reliable over the years. I did all the scheduled maintenance and the car has been great. I upgraded to the 2007 Altima and the kids are happy to have my old faithful. It should get another 100k miles easy.
by nickia reid on May 15, 2003 Vehicle: 1997 Nissan Altima GXE 4dr Sedan (1997.5)
i brought the altima in 2000.. i love
it very very much and i will always
stick with the altimas.. i love the way
the the inside is built.. i love the
way it drives.. The car is very sexy
and it fits me completey..in 3 years im
planning to buy me another altima
by Marylander975 on Dec 29, 2002 Vehicle: 1997 Nissan Altima GXE 4dr Sedan (1997.5)
I don't have any major complaints with
this Altima, though I can't say I love
the car. It has been dependable, but
doesn't have enough cargo room for me.
I would have preferred a car with rear
seats that go down to extend cargo
room. One thing - the paint job is the
worst. It didn't take long for the
paint to start peeling and chipping
and for it to become oxidized. I have
had to replace the alternator,
windshielf wiper motor and have had a
problem with the rear brakes.
by E Vining on Sep 10, 2002 Vehicle: 1997 Nissan Altima GXE 4dr Sedan (1997.5)
I agree that the mileage is poor with
this vehicle. But really bothers me is
that I need to put in a new
transmission at only 56,0000 miles.
There are two recalls on this vehicle 1)
transmission part 2) seatbelt
Will not buy another one, will go back
to Honda Accord.
by Rams on Aug 19, 2002 Vehicle: 1997 Nissan Altima GXE 4dr Sedan (1997.5)
I have this car for 6 years 98
K miles, no major problem but always
some minor problems. Alternator died at
72 K, front brakes at 75, muffler at
84, rear break at 92. Car is very
reliable so far. What i dont
like about this car is its noisy, gear
shif is not smooth, pick up is not
smooth, power steering is not firm and
there is a lot of vibration
at high speeds (these are not just my
car, i have some friends who have the
same complaints). I would
rather pay an extra 2000 and buy an
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