by rwouell1 on Mar 28, 2011 Vehicle: 2005 Nissan Altima 3.5 SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5M)
I love love love this car.
I bought it new in 2005 and have almost 92000 on it now.
The 3.5 with a 5spd is a rocket ship.
Love to pull up next to sport coupes and blow there door off.
I have only had to change the breaks and put new tires on it.
It has been to the shop twice for repair work.
Once for a rear suspension recall and once to replace something in the steering system which had rusted out.
Over all would buy another except for the fact that you can no longer get a v6 stick shift sedan anymore. Only wish the car had come with abs and side airbags. Might actually trade it in for a mazda.
by Fobroader on Nov 18, 2010 Vehicle: 2005 Nissan Altima 3.5 SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5M)
I bought this car brand spanking new in 05. Drove the 4 cylinder Then drove the v6. The 4 is pathetic, this car is a rocket. Had to get the 5spd manual because an automatic is just wrong when paired to a vq35de engine. Stock tires were absolute garbage, all seasons on a 250 horse car? The 6 pack changer had to be replaced under warranty. Floor mats wore right through under gas and clutch pedal. Great car, highly recommend the v6 model to everyone. Drive a manual before you buy the automatic to see how amazing this car can be. I've got about 60,000 miles on mine and its been bulletproof.
by Rob on Jan 24, 2010 Vehicle: 2005 Nissan Altima 3.5 SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5M)
Loved driving the 3.5SE...for four years and 67,000 miles. Then the timing chain began whining. Nissan covered the $2,400 repair since it was a known issue (see Technical Service Bulletin). 8 months and 12,000 miles later, I noticed my oil level was low. Seeing no leaks, I tracked the oil level over the next couple of months. At 89,000 miles, dealer determined that engine was burning 1 1/2 quarts of oil every 1,000 miles! Offered to replace engine for $6,600 my cost. Nissan refuses assistance since they already took care of timing chain (to me, kind of irrelevant now). This on a car with all scheduled maintenance receipts. Better have an extended warranty or dump car before it's junk.
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