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Death Trap
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By Altima_Death_Trap
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2004 Nissan Altima Sedan 2.5 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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Don't buy this or any other Nissan. Nissan is not standing behind it's product and charging for repairs on a recall. My car stalls and Nissan knows why but refuses to fix their faulty product. Cam and crank sensor need to be replaced or your car will stall. Nissan refuses to fix this at their cost stating that it reprogramming the ECM fixes this. Well it does not and they know it. I am never buying a Nissan again and I suggest that you don't either....unless... you have a death wish. FYI it stall on turns. No ABS, power brakes, power steering and all that good stuff that you need to control your car.


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When it drives without stalling.


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Disappointment compared to 1994 Altima
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By nissandriver9408
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2004 Nissan Altima Sedan 2.5 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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I purchased this car in new 2004, after driving a 1994 Altima into the ground and loving every mile. This car has cost me quite a bit in maintenance (religious about that) and repairs, and I have a clutch waiting to go (drove 250K miles on last clutch so don't blame the driver). The interior is chintzy, the cup holder broke just out of warranty and will cost a mint to fix, the glove compartment barely opens, the list goes on with inconveniences. I will keep this car until it dies because it is relatively fun to drive & somewhat reliable. Yet, compared to the 1994 Altima it is a disappointment... the pretty boy of Altimas. Nissan cheaped on value to deliver a good looking car.


Best Features

Looks


Worst Features

Improve the interior. Road noise is a bit much.


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Worst Car
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By Otis Lee Singleton
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2004 Nissan Altima Sedan 2.5 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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The only good experience with this car is when I first bought It. The Keys Deactivated with no one at Nissan able to tell me why but charged to reset them. The exhaust manifold cracked and had to be replaced which they did but not before engine developed a valve noise that they would not help. The driverside window motor went out. The sunroof opens and closes on it's own. The interior is cheaply built, the visors and cup holders have broken or screws are falling out. Exhaust donut gasket went out. With all these problems along with a couple factory recalls led me to never to want another Nissan because even contacting Corporate they would not help.


Best Features

Exterior Look


Worst Features

Improve on interior quality and build a better engine. My engine needs to be replaced according to Nissan dealer.


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Not Happy!
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By Dawn
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2004 Nissan Altima Sedan 2.5 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought a 2004 Nissan Altima in June of 2005. September of '05 the fuel pump went out on it and was supposedly fixed and covered under my warranty. My car had to be towed to the dealership. In May of '06, I had a transmission fluid leak which took 4 trips into the dealership for them to find exactly where the leak was. This was also covered under my warranty. Now, 1 1/2 weeks ago, my car failed to start again. Once the dealership checked it out, they stated it was the crank position sensor. This is not covered by my warranty and it's going to cost us $140. I am so unhappy with Nissan and have called the Nissan customer service to request they pay for the problem, they won't return my calls.


Best Features

Exterior design


Worst Features

In my opinion, everything that makes the car run!


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40,000 Lemon
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By TonyM
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2004 Nissan Altima Sedan 2.5 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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This was a great car 'til it hit 40,000 miles. Now I have problems that the dealer can't fix. The car shakes and vibrates then kills. The check engine light comes on. The dealer checked the computer and changes sensors at $250 a pop and the car runs good for a day than the problems start over. This is my first and last Nissan!!!!!!


Best Features

Great looks


Worst Features

put a computer system that has a better memory so it can give you better error messaging.


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