I have 112,000 miles on this car I bought new. Front brakes made it safely to 75,000 backs to 100,000 OE clutch made it to 110,000 as well as the battery and alternator. That I blame on my 1000 watt aftermarket stereo. I did have to replace the power window unit at 96000. I'm scared to trade it because of how reliable it has been. It can even do light off roading when needed. It's not a truck so it does require some caution but it handles it well. Wish the new ones were closer to the same! We have an 06 too. It's really nice but not quite the same.
Two tone black and white gauges, huge trunk, power that the little 2.4 puts out high ground clearance for a small-mid size car. Easy to operate moonroof.
The car has taken a heavy beating, yet remains very reliable. Well-maintained, 31 mpg on the highway is possible, and given its performance (don't read this like it's a sports car), this is excellent. For my money, I can't find any significant drawback to the driving experience.
After alot of research for my next car I decided on the Altima. I have no regrets at all. I purchased the car with 79,000 miles and now have 90,000 miles on it and have only 3 things gone wrong on the car other than brakes and oil changes. The first thing that went were my CV boots and second my throttle linkage snapped which controls the acceleration of the car. Basically, when it snapped my gas pedal did nothing and left me stranded. My mechanic told me in his 25 years of working he had never seen that happen on a car. Lastly, the alternator had to replaced but other than that the car has been perfect and I highly reccommend this car. I added a K&N filter and it makes such a difference.
Power of engine, radio & A/C controls, exterior styling, visibility, RELIABILITY
ABS should have been standard (I don't have it), MPG can be erratic sometimes (sometimes extremely frugal and other times it burns quickly), maybe a height adjustor for the driver seat but that is just nitpicking
I bought my 1999 Nissan Altima SE brand new in 1998. It is now over 6 years later and I have never had any problems with this car. It is incredibly well engineered and very well built. It zips around quite nimbly around the city and drives very solid on the highway. In the 6 years I have owned it I've replaced the brake pads and tires once each. Oh and a turn signal burned out at one point. When I got married we had to choose 1 car since we live in the city and only own 1 parking space - we sold her Audi A4 and kept the Altima since we knew we would have much fewer problems with Altima. Great job Nissan. This car is so good we're now buying another Nissan.
The spoiler on the back makes the car look very sporty. The white-on-white analog dials for speed & tach look very classic. The alloy wheels make the wheels look bigger, giving it a solid, racy look. Fuel economy is good for as fast as I drive. The fog lights look great.
I like my car a lot. It's fast enough,
though I won't be winning many races.
A very nice looking car on the
outside, and average looking on the
inside. I drove a 2002 Camry mostly
though high school, and the Altima
can't campete with it's roomy interior
with leather. Of course the Camry has
been around much longer, and is more
equal to the Maxima. So if you need
something bigger and better than a
Sentra and you can't/won't get a
Maxima, then the Altima is a very good
My favorite feature is the handling.
The ride is fairly smooth. It turns
very well and responds very quicky to
moving the steering wheel. The car
looks very good from behind and in
Definately the main thing I dislike
about the Altima is the fuel economy.
With a 21/28, it has poor gas mileage
for a 4-cylinder engine.It is my
belief that the gear size is to blame