by leehighgrad on Feb 27, 2014 Vehicle: 1999 Nissan Altima GLE 4dr Sedan
I bought my car with about 162k miles and naw about to reach 200k and have thought about getting another car but never about getting rid of my Altima it is reliability fun to drive stylishly and it seem to have kept its value since every time I see one on a lot ist about the same price I paid for it i plane an having it for years to come
by schmidy6 on Feb 17, 2013 Vehicle: 1999 Nissan Altima GXE 4dr Sedan
Bought the car in 2010 with 133,000 miles on it. Now at 173,000 and have only put brakes, tires, and new headlights on it. Engine and transmission are rock solid, never had an issue with either. My dear friend is getting old, however. Her rocker panel on the passenger side is almost completely eaten away, she has a rust hole in the floor board behind the passenger seat. It kills me to see my car rust out because despite the rust, she's never quit on me, and she won't hesitate to blow by someone on a two-lane or cruise comfortably at 80 on country roads. I could probably change the oil every 7,000 the way this car sips oil. Probably won't even get rid of her when I get a new car.
by adeelb06 on Aug 17, 2012 Vehicle: 1999 Nissan Altima GLE 4dr Sedan
I actually drive an SE with a Auto trans. I got the car at 202000 Km. I used it for 4 years and now it has 310000 km on it. Until 280000 this car was running great. Only got regular repairs like brakes and etc. I didn't change the battery or did an alignment or a tune up and this baby runs awesome.
5/5 for both Engine and transmission. The body tends to rust out but who can complain past 250,000 km. All in all, this is the car if you're a new buyer and need something a bit comfy and still reliable.
Comfort level is extraordinary for cars in its class and age.
by altimatelover on Mar 27, 2012 Vehicle: 1999 Nissan Altima GLE 4dr Sedan
I have 223K miles and still going.
I love this car.
I bought it at 12K miles in 2001. It's had very few problems.
The only time I had a serious problem was the alternator went at around 170K. The interior plastic is rather cheap though and my visor attachments had problems.
Pretty minor stuff.
My husband believes in maintenance so we've changed out parts such as tie rods, spark plugs, radiator (was leaking), CV boot and brakes.
Very little maintenance in 11 years.
4 hours in mechanic shop is longest time (alternator). Paint fading, 1 leather seat cracked.
At this point the shocks could use replacement, but, even the shocks are better than most cars.
26-29 MPG. Love the Altima!
by carfun1 on Nov 16, 2011 Vehicle: 1999 Nissan Altima GXE 4dr Sedan
I bought mine with 50,000 miles on it. It is now turning 200,000 miles on it. I had to put in a rebuilt trans at 178,000 miles and new tie rods at 180,000. As far as things need to be done it seems that it doe's not start till after 112,000 miles. At least every 10,000 miles added to the car is when things need to be done, I mean things that should get done i.e. shocks, starter, front-end. My mechanic said it will last another 100,000 as long as I do my oil changes and small routine maintenance. Funny thing is when I first bought the car I was getting 27 to the highway now I am getting 31 hwy and 26 to the city. Go figure.
All 1999 models get two new exterior colors, improved speakers and a new head unit for the three-in-one stereo combo. The GLE trim level gets alloy wheels added to its standard equipment list, and all alloy wheels now have a bright finish instead of a painted finish. All SE trim levels are now called SE Limited (SE-L) models and come with additional equipment.