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 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 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!
by Rick on Jul 12, 2010 Vehicle: 2001 Nissan Altima GXE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
I bought my 2001 Altima GXE limited edition new. The car has never failed to start, but I have been dumping in money lately. I have replaced the manifold gasket twice, the driver window motor, and both rear window motors need replacing. I have also put on 4 new struts. The wheel covers are very noisy. When everything is fixed on it I do enjoy driving it. Get around 23-25 miles per gallon.
by duhawk05 on Mar 29, 2010 Vehicle: 2001 Nissan Altima GXE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)
I bought this car after my very reliable Buick Skylark bit the dust. I'd owned an old Honda Accord (1990) before and thought I'd return to a Japanese sedan after growing up in Datsuns. A Datsun, this ain't... Instead, it was a horrible mistake. In the span of 1 year (2009), I put front brakes/rotors, exhaust/muffler, an intake manifold gasket (INCREDIBLY expensive repair for a $10 gasket-- $750), a battery, and an oil pan gasket and oil sender unit. I literally poured over $2500 into this car, and that's without my boyfriend helping me out, as he sells parts for GM and could do some of the repairs independently.
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