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2001 Nissan Altima

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236 k and still running strong
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By sean
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2001 Nissan Altima SE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


Review

i bought the car when it was at 175k for miles and i have use it for work and fun.i live in r.i. and i have taken it to Ohio and to keywest f.l. with 200 plus miles on her and i never felt like she was going to brake down on me. i do play every hard on her with white racing rims and an exhaust system its hard not too. keep up on the oil and the altima will treat you every every good.


Favorite Features

fun to drive, little maintenance needed. feels very solid for a small car.


Suggested Improvements

i have to hold the button for the sunroof and wish it had the one time press for the open/close.


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Reliable So far, Easy to work on.
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By Pat Masole
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2001 Nissan Altima SE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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I have the Sporty version and it's not bad at all. Its easy to work on and reliable so far. It runs good, and cruses pretty solid at 80-90mph on the Interstate. It's a decent, solid, and sound lil car. I would be afraid to take off anywhere in it. Mine has 167k, and I feel 200k+ is very do- able. The have a that strong little 2.4 dohc that come in the legendary hardbody pick up.


Favorite Features

Torqey, grunty, sort of sporty. I feel like its solid and reliable. Smooth shifts in stick shift. great clutch.


Suggested Improvements

Radio!Speakers! Better manifolds and cataltic converters. Throwing o2 sensors


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Old Reliable
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By gotaku
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2001 Nissan Altima SE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Traded it in on a new '08 Altima last week. My '01 played a large role in my deciding to stay with Nissan. If you're looking for a rock-solid, reliable, and fun to drive used sedan, the Altima SE is one of the best. No major problems, just some small niggles (described below), every car has them. Very comfortable, fuel efficient (30 mpg on the highway, at least), great around town and for long-distance cruising. If you enjoy the act of driving, don't bother with the GXE or GLE... the SE is the way to go. It may not be the quickest in a straight line, but it'll surprise you in the twisties. Overall, I was very happy with the car, kinda hated to see it go. Highly recommended.


Favorite Features

Tight construction, crisp sporty handling with SE trim level, subtly handsome without looking boy-racerish, 6-disc in-dash CD changer standard, great fuel mileage, comfortable. Only has 155 horses, but good strong torque makes it peppier that you'd expect. Cheap to own, reliable as the tides.


Suggested Improvements

Had some problems with the rear suspension bushings creaking over speed bumps in the cold. When the cooling fan ran after shutting the car off, the keyless entry remote was pretty much ineffective. Never was able to figure out a fix. Could have used another 50 horses to go with the chassis... :)


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2001 Altima SE
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By John
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2001 Nissan Altima SE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


Review

This car does everything well. It is quick, responsive, economical to own and operate, with excellent brakes and handling.


Favorite Features

See above and sound system.


Suggested Improvements

Tighten the power windows.


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first car
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By fidel
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2001 Nissan Altima SE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


Review

this car is a good first car. i have not had any problems with this car since i bought it. very good performance.


Favorite Features

good fuel economy and good tight turns.h like the suspension it comes with.


Suggested Improvements

i only wish it was rear wheel drive.


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