by jt041196 on Jan 5, 2014 Vehicle: 2001 Nissan Altima GXE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
I got my license in August 2013 and I immediately began shopping for a used car, when I found this one for $4000 at a used car dealership with only 93,522 miles on it! I was sold! Since then I've gotten it up to 95,993 miles and it's been my mobile best friend since I purchased it, and I've been lucky enough to jazz it up with new air fresheners, a New York Yankees license plate frame, sports decals and fun bumper stickers.
by raaraa on Dec 30, 2011 Vehicle: 2001 Nissan Altima SE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
This is my first car, bought it when I was in college in Arizona in 2010 for 3.5k with a 109k on it. My research said the car was worth it, and it has been so far. Had one minor issue with leaking water pump. But, the car is so easy to work on that I changed it myself and a few other things as well. Excellent performance in Arizona heat.
Now the car is in Michigan, had it shipped here. Well worth it. Thermostat is giving me some trouble but she is resilient. It took her some time but she has adopted to the cold very well. The light wait does make it skid from time to time on ice, so watch out.
But do not regret my decision not to buy a new car. This car has served me well and I love it!
by hyperslug on Apr 11, 2011 Vehicle: 2001 Nissan Altima GXE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
Seems like a good car overall, but do a search on the "nissan altima intake manifold gasket".
Many people have experienced this same problem on this particular model; some have noted the same in their reviews here.
A required $600 fix mars an otherwise decent vehicle.
The engine is more powerful than other 4-cyl's I've driven, but you pay for it in gas mileage.
by britishmoose on Dec 26, 2010 Vehicle: 2001 Nissan Altima XE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
I just received the car about 6 months ago and love it so far. Its an overall great car as Nissan is known to produce well-reliable cars. The pros of the car are definitely the fuel efficiency, small compact size, the security of the driver seat and the space this little car has. The only thing that would be great to change is the amount of power this car can put in into high speeds, esp. while merging on the highway or simply having an exhilaration thrill. Wouldn't trade the car for anything else but horsepower could use a hand.
by OK town car on Oct 26, 2010 Vehicle: 2001 Nissan Altima GXE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
We bought this car new and had the power windows go out while sitting in Yuma,AZ in 110 degree weather..after having the dealer replace two and a recall was issued and all were replaced by Nissan. We have 95,000 on it and have replaced the defective intake manifold gasket twice..replaced the radiator, cv boots and axles..and it eats brake shoes quite regularly. Just had the check engine soon..now the catalytic converter is shot, $700 or so. Noisy hubcaps are a tradition with this model.
by LOVE MY CAR on Aug 19, 2010 Vehicle: 2001 Nissan Altima GXE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
My mom bought this car New 2001 in Ct. In 05 the car became mine. When I got it it had 35,000 miles on it, my mom took very good care of the car with all the regular maintainable. I drove the car to Miami and stay for 9 months driving. Then I drove it to TX. This car has needed some work, but the car is 10 yrs old, manifold gasket @ 95,000 structs & shocks, hoses, and tire rods.. The rest of the stuff regular maintenance. This car runs great, The seat motor just went out the stereo system & speakers could use a major upgrade. I have 99,000 miles on the car and just wanted to know how long I can expect to drive.. LOOKS LIKE I GOT WAYS TO GO. I'll definitely buy another NISSAN!