by Sheri on Jul 9, 2009 Vehicle: 2000 Nissan Altima SE 4dr Sedan
I bought my Altima new and have loved it since day one! In 1999 I drove a rental on a business trip and fell in love--otherwise I never would have noticed this car. At 150,000 miles I spent some money to replace water pump and radiator, but other than that I have had almost no repair work done on this very reliable car. After 10 years, I'm still comfortable taking the car on long road trips and it looks great! The engine is great with 1 or 2 passengers, sluggish with the AC on or with a carload--what do you expect from a 2.0L engine?
by Smeg on May 1, 2006 Vehicle: 2000 Nissan Altima SE 4dr Sedan
Fun to drive and reliable. Not the quickest car on the road, but definitely not a slouch either. Comfortably seats 4 adults, with a suprisingly large trunk. I would have loved the manual instead of the auto. Comfortable over long drives, the car didn't get uncomfortable over a 10 hour stretch and back. Not easy on the gas around town unfortunately. Typical Japanese reliability and build quality. Interior is nothing amazing, but practical and easy to use.
by Shawn on Jan 29, 2005 Vehicle: 2000 Nissan Altima SE 4dr Sedan
I really appreciate the Altima's handling and the engine is tolerable. But I have had several problems. I bought the car used and it developed some very annoying rattles. The intake manifold gasket went after one year (Nissan covered the repair), and the instrument cluster died on the interstate, and came back to life about 30 miles later. I love the way the car looks and handles, but I am dissapointed with the mechanical problems I have an encountered. I am really having a hard time deciding whether to keep it. With gas prices on the rise it may have to go. I typically get less than 20 mpg. I have a 6 cylinder Jeep that gets better gas mileage.
by f29princess on Dec 6, 2003 Vehicle: 2000 Nissan Altima SE 4dr Sedan
This car is awesome to drive, and
doesn't waste gas...performs well under
the Miami crazy drivers!!!! and as far
as repairs go, I have never had to
repair anything. Just keep up the
maintenance on the car, and you will be
cruisin! I love my car!
by albepositive on Feb 10, 2003 Vehicle: 2000 Nissan Altima SE 4dr Sedan
This vehicle has given me absolutely no
problems whatsoever. I have replaced
tires, air filter, and oil, just
routine maintenance. Car has decent
acceleration with 5-speed manual, very
good braking and excellent handling.
Road noise with sporty tires on some
types of pavement can be annoying and
tires are not best invery wet and snowy
conditions. My gas mileage has been so
so, around 24-25 mpg probably from
excessive speeding! For the money I
paid, $16,900, this car is a great
value, nothing outstanding, but nothing
to complain about either. Based on this
vehicles reliability I would buy a
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