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2003 Nissan Altima

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It's a Nissan
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By ButaS
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2003 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


Review

It sure is very fun to drive. But the cup holder broke the first week I own it, and it took them 1 month to get the replacement part in. Power window actuator failed before I hit 3,000 miles and it took 7 trips 3 dealerships 5 calls to Nissan HQ & 6 months to identify and fix the problem. Mysterious rattling sound in the dash since 15,000 miles and a replacement of AC vent still didn't fix it. Did I mention the 5 or 6 recalls? It's not for people who don't have the time and patience. And the road noise is unbearable when travelling at high speed after two years.


Favorite Features

Automatic windows roll up/down from remote. Auto dim rearview mirror. Homelink. Heated seats. Bose system. Auto-on headlamps.


Suggested Improvements

Cooler AC. Better quality control. More lumbar support. Standard ABS. Make the car able to start after just couple of days of inactivity. Better insulation to reduce the road noise. Improve body (it dents very easily.) Better tires. Better reception from antenna.


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A little more power Please
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By 03 Altima
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2003 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


Review

I was cheap i baught the 2.3sl, but i still Love my car. It could use a little more power, I love the Bose stero, it rocks. Overall Great Car


Favorite Features

BOSE Need I say More!!!!!!!!!!


Suggested Improvements

More power,


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Impressed So Far
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By Bought Used
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2003 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


Review

Bought car used with 12k miles. So far, great vehicle for the money. Wonderful highway performance and fuel economy. Attractive, many comfortable features and fully fuctional. A very practical choice and value sedan.


Favorite Features

Sound system, performance, diming rear view mirror, exterior design & interior comforts, keyless trunk & doors, sun roof, and most of all, highway fuel economy. Average MPG 20 City/27 Hwy.


Suggested Improvements

Folding Side Mirrors, Faster Heat, Traction Control, Change wood trim and light within steering wheel functions.


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Worst Car
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By CWise
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2003 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


Review

I like my Altima very much but their are alot of problems wrong with it. First my car has a mind of its own it starts when it fells like it. Second has a bad water sound of the right side. Third all of this stuff has been checked the water noise was fixed but came back, and the car starting was checked and they see nothing wrong with it other of my friends that have the car say they have experienced this problem even with the 6cylinder engines. Nissan should make this problem a recall on this car.


Favorite Features

BOSE AUDIO, HEATED SEATS, LOOK


Suggested Improvements

BETTER SAFETY, STANDARD ABS, HEADLAMPS THAT YOU CAN SEE OUT OF ETC.


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Not Bad
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By CWise1591
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2003 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


Review

i have owned this car for now 1year and now i know what it's all about. This car has a mind of its own. I love this car but its engine is bad, one day i go out to start my car and it doesnt start, it was weird because the car is brand new and it wouldnt start. So i call the dealer up and they say the car got flooded. The week after that i bring it in to get fixed but there is nothing wrong with the car. Then the other thing is the annoying water like sound on the right side. This is now the second time they will be fixing it. And the last is the headlights they dont light the road up.


Favorite Features

Bose audio system, sunroof, heated seats, trunk


Suggested Improvements

Make the car start even if the car sits there for a couple of days, better lights in the headlamps.


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