I bought the '97 altima in April of '02. After the 1st 6 months of ownership, it was one thing after another. While it only broke down twice, I never really enjoyed the car w/o some lingering minor problem. The car brakes and ride were noisy from day one. The antenna quit working properly after about a year and a half. I was so happy to be rid of that car this year. My comfort and leg room was not great but I'm 6'3" so I accept certain things in life. Overall, if I had to do it all over again, I don't think I would buy it again. There are worse cars to buy for sure, but there are better. Spent over $2000 in repairs in a 2 year span.
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I bought my Altima used in 2001 with
51,000 miles and I haven't had any
major problems with it since besides
normal upkeep and wear and tear. I'm
satisfied with this car for the most
part. My complaint is that the Altima
does shift a little hard. I took it to
the mechanic and he told me that the
transmission was okay though and that
this version of the Altima tends to do
that. The other thing I noticed is the
brakes squeel when the car hasn't ran
for a while, but as soon as the car
warms up the squeeling stops. I did
have this problem looked at as well
and I was told this was okay for now.
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