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2001 Nissan Altima Sedan - Consumer Reviews

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Not the Greatest Economical Vehicle
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By Jessica
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2001 Nissan Altima Sedan GXE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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inherited this car from my grandfather in early 2004. The car only had 13,000 miles on it! I've put a lot of mileage on it driving to school and to work, and the car now has about 44,000 miles. Anyway, this car is nothing compared to a Toyota Camry or a Honda Civic. The cloth seats look like shower tiles! The dash looks quite cheap as well. The gas mileage is awful; I get about 23 mpg and most of my driving is on the highway. The body style makes it look like it's from the mid to late 90's. The hubcaps make these awful noises. I recently had the brakes changed, and they still make awful sqealing noises. The passenger window slides down a little, so you hear the wind blowing against the car.


Best Features

Reliability, smoothness, windshield, heating and air conditioning


Worst Features

Gas mileage, acceleration, hubcaps, passenger window, brakes, steering wheel, body style, cd player


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Think twice before buying this used...
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By jenvok
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2001 Nissan Altima Sedan GXE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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Had this car for close to 5 years, just paid it off and glad I did. As mentioned in other reviews, the hubcaps rattle, there is significant wind noise, gas mileage isn't great (24mpg highway) and the ride is stiff. The seats are a tad uncomfortable and become moreso on long drives. Had to have all 4 window motors replaced under recall, then had the intake manifold gasket replaced at 63K miles ($600 job and apparently a known problem with Nissan Altimas, but not subject to recall). All that said, this has been a very reliable little car. The 4-cyl engine coped fairly with driving the Virginia hills towing a U-Haul trailer and does okay otherwise.


Best Features

Storage and armrests are in the right places, interior is pretty roomy, can get comfortable easily


Worst Features

Gas tank release needs outside access (not inside release latch like now), more comfortable seats, reduced wind noise and plusher ride. Plus redesign engine so $30 intake manifold gasket doesn't require 8 hours of labor to remove the top of the engine and replace. Better gas mileage from 4-cyl.


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Reliable, fun car
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By Valerie
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2001 Nissan Altima Sedan GXE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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For a 4 cyl, this has a lot of pick up, which is why I only avg 21 mpg. I like a powerful car and it is fun to drive. Very comfortable car. Smooth ride. All the controls are where you would expect them to be. On a winter day of 13 F, the driver's window was stuck down after going to an ATM. The dealership replaced all 4 window motors for me under a recall. Had to replace the intake manifold gasket at 32K. I would buy another Altima - especially if I got the stick shift. That would be even more fund to drive.


Best Features

Purchased a seat belt extender when I was pregnant!


Worst Features

The moldings around door jambs not very sturdy. They keep slipping off. I always have problems with the doors freezing shut, probably due to the moldings. Dislike the shape of the car around the trunk. Boring styling.


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A decent car to buy
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By Dipti Narayan
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2001 Nissan Altima Sedan GXE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought the car as used one. The car is looking great & interior is excellent. The car has power transmission. The audio, CD player is good. No sound inside the car. The car has some problem on the highway, e.g. some noise but not too much. AC is good, heater, power set are easy to manage.


Best Features

Good acceleration & good anti lock brake.


Worst Features

Improve the gas milage & the signalling syatem.


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Nice car!
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By 2001 Altima SE
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2001 Nissan Altima Sedan SE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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Strong engine. Transmission pretty smooth. Both exterior and interior size somewhat smaller than other midsize cars but bigger than compact size cars. Ride is comfortable but not luxury. I owned it since new had no problem so far-86K now. Mine is sportier version with spoiler, alloy wheels, sport suspension and etc. When it was new, better value than accord or camry I felt but resale value is poorer. No timbing belt in this car. It has chain which does not requre replacement at 60k. Overall, Nice car!


Best Features

Sporty with spoiler, alloy wheels. Strong engine, reliablity. 6disc changer


Worst Features

gas mileage barely 20-25 driving both city/Hwy


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