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1997 Nissan Altima Sedan - Consumer Reviews

1997 Nissan Altima Sedan

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Terrible car
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By xie004
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1997 Nissan Altima Sedan GLE 4dr Sedan


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Bought this car at 60k. Repaired this car every year since then for average more than $1k a year. Replaced a lot of parts. Made a big mistake trying to keep this car. At only 131k milage, engine died. Terrible car. Avoid Nissan at any cost.


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Life Saver
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By ReporterOKC
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1997 Nissan Altima Sedan GLE 4dr Sedan


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After having relatively good luck with
my Nissan, a 17 year old in a Saturn
put a hault to it's life. She pulled
directly into my path and I broadsided
her going 40mph...her Saturn was
obliterated but my Altima held up quite
well. The airbag deployed, and there
was a signifigant amount of damage, but
nothing that injured me...I truely
believe that this car saved my life.


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Altimax
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By John Buller
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1997 Nissan Altima Sedan GLE 4dr Sedan


Review

Bought Champagne GLE on a whim after
Honda dealer jerked me around buying my
3rd Honda. Never drove a Nissan before,
and Altima seemed like a big step up
from Civic EX. Mfg was paying Mass
excise tax for life of lease, that was
swaying factor. Car itself, while
comfy, wasn't much fun to drive, and
economy was dreadful. Too small an
engine dragging around a porker. Dealer
brochure showed a 97 with auto climate
control and CD, ended up with a
decontented 97.5 with manual A/C and no
CD.


Best Features

Solid, decent leather, comfortable seats, trunk room. Champagne ext with palomino leather int looked sharp, ez to keep clean. Others like it more than I did. Marlboro Nissan great dealer; added a ten changer CD at no cost when car came through without one.


Worst Features

Lose weight, bigger engine, handling, even for GLE could use less novocain in the shocks. Base radio awful, seats need more support.


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