Truly a wonderful automobile. It is my
wife’s car and she doesn't like a harsh
ride so we went with the 2.5S but the
performance belies the four cylinders.
It is no racer but has peppy
performance and great comfort. Great
rear seat room, huge trunk. At its best
on the highway. Good acceleration,
smooth and stable ride plus great
mileage. The styling is the Altimas
greatest strength. It makes a statement
in class populated by "never took a
chance, never will" styling. I
recommend this car for many reasons but
the biggest is the overall package.
Styling, Roominess, performance, and
price.If you buy the 2.5S, consider the
Head and taillight design. Trip
computer is fun to play with and has a
bit of functionality. Brakes, great
stopping force, linear stopping and no
fade unless pushed VERY hard.
Telescoping wheel. 20 gallon gas tank!
Put proper tires on this car, the
EL42's are garbage and a really poor
corner to cut. They are not up to the
engine, brakes or suspension on this
car. Put a cigarette lighter and
ashtry, let me decide weather or not to
use the ashtray for change.
Shortly after buying my Altima, I drove
it several hundred miles on vacation.
It drove well, was very comfortable,
and got great gas mileage right away.
After 4 months, I am very satisfied
with my Altima, however, I would not
return to Autoway Nissan/Clearwater
because of poor treatment by the sales
manager there.My salesperson was great,
but the sales manager was the
typical "slick car salesman" who was
quite disrespectful once the
negotiations began. Autoway Nissan got
the sale by default. Too bad because
Nissan makes a quality product.
Great gas mileage; stylish; comfortable
interior; outstanding safety features;
good standard features; affordable
Standard automatic headlights and
lighted interior mirrors would be an
improvement. Also, Nissan was not
offering any type of rebate or other
incentives on the Altima, even though
they were offered on other models.
this car got really good reviews, went
out and bought it... big mistake. always
got crappy mileage about 12mpg mixed
driving. im not kidding, i even tried
driving like i was afraid of the gas
pedal, not much help.
finally at 7k 'service engine soon'
light comes on. what the heck. forget
this car, get an accord or a camry.
i noticed something peculiar at the
service center. it has both a nissan and
toyota service department. nissans were
rolling in by the dozens, didn't see a
single car pull up to the toyota service
hard to think of at this point
don't lie about the gas mileage.
make something that doesn't break
2003 Nissan Altima 3.5 SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
Negatives: A problem is developing in
the drive train. Has a lag or
looseness while in drive (D) between
Cup holders too deep for small cups.
The stereo/climate display useless in
day time while wearing polarized
Too much road noise, Get the window
washer nozzles off the hood. No hood
A vast improvement over 2000 Altima.
They improved everything.
Great acceleration. Outstanding fuel
economy! I can get 30 + mph at 65 with
Huge trunk. Leather seats, 17"
wheels, The gated shifter. Engine
performance Very good disc brakes.
Two adjustment steering wheel. 6 disc
Fix lag in drive train. Re-design the
stereo/climate read outs. Fix road
noise. A true duel exhaust with tone.
Auto open sun roof. Memory power
seats. Adjustable brake/accelerator
Hide the washer nozzles. No hood prop.
Better interior design and materials.