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Autoway/Clearwater Altima Purchase
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By AW102
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Vehicle

2003 Nissan Altima Sedan 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


Review

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.


Best Features

Great gas mileage; stylish; comfortable interior; outstanding safety features; good standard features; affordable price.


Worst Features

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.


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GREAT CAR
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By BILLIE
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Vehicle

2003 Nissan Altima Sedan 3.5 SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


Review

I've only had my Altima for about two weeks but I love it so far. It looks great drives great and has alot of power. The stereo is incredible with the bose 150 watt system.


Best Features

The stereo system cranks. The leather sport package is great looking on the outside and comfortable on the inside. It also has alot of power.


Worst Features

Make the car style a little bit lower and wider. Restyle the front end of the car ( I don't love the appearence of the front end).


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disappointment
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By i hate nissan now
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2003 Nissan Altima Sedan 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


Review

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


Best Features

hard to think of at this point


Worst Features

don't lie about the gas mileage. make something that doesn't break


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Great Start now improve it
Performance
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By barry eline
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2003 Nissan Altima Sedan 3.5 SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


Review

Negatives: A problem is developing in the drive train. Has a lag or looseness while in drive (D) between 40-60 mph. Cup holders too deep for small cups. The stereo/climate display useless in day time while wearing polarized glasses. Too much road noise, Get the window washer nozzles off the hood. No hood prop. The positives: A vast improvement over 2000 Altima. They improved everything. Great acceleration. Outstanding fuel economy! I can get 30 + mph at 65 with no trouble.


Best Features

Huge trunk. Leather seats, 17" wheels, The gated shifter. Engine performance Very good disc brakes. Two adjustment steering wheel. 6 disc changer. Styling


Worst Features

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 peddles. Hide the washer nozzles. No hood prop. Better interior design and materials.


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altima
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By jay l.
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Vehicle

2003 Nissan Altima Sedan 2.5 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


Review

lousy sound system good styling good ride gas milage not good yet pickup is good


Best Features

good design


Worst Features

better fabric on seats better radio


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