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2003 Altima
By Judy on 03/18/06 03:42 AM (PST)

Vehicle

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


Review

I was recently in a head-on with this vehicle. We walked away with barely a scratch. The car was totaled. People seeing pictures are amazed we were not hurt or killed. Cannot say enough about the car except that I am buying another (2006)
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my first adventure with nissan
By 4dr 2.5sl sedan on 03/13/06 17:15 PM (PST)

Vehicle

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


Review

I have very much enjoyed my experience with my altima. It is very quiet, handles like a dream, gets super gas mileages even at a high cruising speeds doesn't rattle even after 48000 miles aned the paint finish seems to be super after rain snow salt and freezing weather. This car has never let me down , after many long trips to florida and back,and i have maintained full confidence in it's performance during my ownership of this vehicle. I only have had one complaint.. I have owned many chryslers in the past, that have given me tremendous servive and always have had a great display of mileage, miles to empty, etc. I wrote to nissan to tell them they should have a compass, no response.
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful
Love my Car!!
By Toya on 03/02/06 12:08 PM (PST)

Vehicle

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


Review

The Nissan Altima is a WONDERFUL car to drive and own. After having a Mazda Milliana which was a HORRIBLE car, the Altima is a charm!!!! Best car I have ever owned
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Great Car! I Love It!
By RDG on 02/16/06 20:10 PM (PST)

Vehicle

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


Review

This interior of this car has lots of room. This car is fast. Dependable. Exterior design is great. Factory system is great.
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Answer to the Noisy Comments
By Ryan on 02/15/06 16:53 PM (PST)

Vehicle

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


Review

I too really thought the road noise was too much. I also really disliked the traction on wet or snow covered roads. I finally bought new tires at 30,000 miles, and the noise and traction issues went away. The OEM Continental tires are poorly designed and are the root cause of the problem. The Good Year TripleTred tires I put on make the car quiet on the interstate and give me an incredibly secure feeling around corners.
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2003 Altima
By NISSAN on 02/12/06 02:10 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2003 Nissan Altima Sedan 3.5 SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5M)


Review

driving the car is fun, but i made the mistake of putting on Goodyear Gts on. In IL. it does not handle in snow very well and by the reviews it said good things about handling the snow and rain.Other than that its a blast to drive.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Not a bad car
By Dave on 01/12/06 11:54 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2003 Nissan Altima Sedan 3.5 SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5M)


Review

I owned a 2003 altima but recently sold it. My experience with this car has been great! I priced and researched every car in its class and I have to say its a great choice. The 3.5L kicks butt! I only had minor issues like a knocking noice coming from the column between the driverís side window and the windshield. I also experienced a lot of wear-and-tear on the tires and filters with minimal mileage on the car. Overall this is a great car for the money. I recommend it to anyone looking for a sedan with style and plenty of guts for the open road.
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After 36,000 miles, watch out!
By David F. on 01/01/06 12:27 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2003 Nissan Altima Sedan 3.5 SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5M)


Review

The first year with this vehicle was great. It ran well, acceleration was effortless, and it was somewhat comfortable. At about 10,000 miles the engine began to accelerate sluggishly. Now at 37,000 miles the car now has an annoying loud metallic rattle under the hood everytime the car is accelerated or shifts gear. The dealer has attempted to repair this 5 times. Also, the right front strut failed, costing over $700 in repairs at 37,000 miles. The engine is beginning to sound like it has valve (ticking sound under hood) problems, and it also now has a service engine soon indicator on with emission system codes. I am not impressed with this vehicle. I will not purchase a Nissan again.
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one of 3 best cars for money
By theodore popee on 12/30/05 00:12 AM (PST)

Vehicle

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


Review

this car has more bells and standard features than accord or camry. best buy for a 4cy lots of room in rear seat and trunk
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Indifferent
By JW on 12/28/05 13:34 PM (PST)

Vehicle

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


Review

Deep down, I do like my car. However, at 30,000 +/- miles, both front and rear brakes needed replacing. I've had a flap fall off the underside of the car because the bolt holding it in just fell out. Does not do well with cold weather starts, nor with any sort of snow build-up in wheel wells. Car is not designed well for a cold- weather environment. (Handles alright in the snow/slush with the right tires) Conversely, I love to drive it in the summer, it zips right along, fun to drive, looks great rolling down the road. Just wish it got better mileage, and was a better winter car.
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