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2005 Nissan Altima Sedan

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Not happy with Nissan
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By ch
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2005 Nissan Altima Sedan 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


Review

This Nissan will probably be our last. We have had 4 sensors go out, the shifter assembly went out and needed to be replaced, the brake rotors were warped when we picked the car up new from the dealer. This car has been nothing but problems.


Favorite Features

none


Suggested Improvements

Nissan needs to start making a better product.


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go get one
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By IL0VEIT
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2005 Nissan Altima Sedan 2.5 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought my 2005 Nissan altima last month for only $4500 from a private owner.... It had 157,000 miles on the odometer, but it still has a value of $10,000-its a 2.5sl with all the extras.. It has a Bose sound system, spoiler, leather, heated seats, sunroof... The whole package and I love it, its very powerful and the air and heat works perfect, I would definitely recommend someone to purchase a altima


Suggested Improvements

The car sits to low and its scrubs the ground when I have other people in my car, and also it could've had a port to connect my ipod to, but other than that, I love it


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Another Great NISSAN
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By ruski1987
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2005 Nissan Altima Sedan 3.5 SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5M)


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Researching cars and engines, I decided to buy a Nissan. Didn't like the blown-up Maxima so I bought the Altime 3.5 SE. Great acceleration when manually shift it (5 speed automatic) goes 0-60 in 5.5 seconds with slightly modified engine (performance intake).Gas mileage is good too (19-20 city, 29-30 highway with 93 octane). After rebuilding an older Maxima, I realized you get the most quality and performance for your money with Nissan. Nissan has a great luxury line of autos (Infiniti) especially the G3 5.


Favorite Features

Great motor and transmission, excellent speedometer/tachometer setup, 5 speed automatic can be manually shifted. Great interior styling. Mine came with the great looking side skirts and rims


Suggested Improvements

I replaced the stock exhaust tips with bigger, sportier looking tips that match the bumper lot better


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It's Been A Great Car So Far!
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By rhcpgirlaji
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2005 Nissan Altima Sedan 3.5 SE-R 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6M)


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The only major thing I'd change would be that I would have gotten the 6-speed manual rather than the 5-speed automatic, but that wasn't my choice. Of course, there are some minor annoyances, but overall it's a fantastically fun, yet practical, sedan to own.


Favorite Features

You actually have some control in the "manual mode" of the 5-speed automatic transmission model (meaning it won't automatically upshift for you, but it will downshift if needed); Accelerates like mad; Stability & control are great; Trunk space is great and seats fold down; Excellent highway mileage


Suggested Improvements

Much noisier than the 1996 Maxima I owned prior to this car; The A/C vents could use more motion/directional control; Defrost does little to combat fog, especially in humid conditions; Rearview mirrors don't fold/are rigid; So low to the ground that brick roads and speedbumps assault you a bit.


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My 2.5 S w/ Conv. Package
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By Lynz
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2005 Nissan Altima Sedan 2.5 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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I purchased my 05 in Jan. of 05 with 60 miles on it - today I have 99500! And it is still going strong, it does have road noise, and i find that it doesn't ride all that smooth. I had a battery problem 3 winters in a Row - Nissan replaced the battery each time - nothing really determined except needed new battery. I agree, tires from Nissan are awful on set # 3 (first 2 from Nissan) and need new brakes/rotors - GREAT gas mileage approx. 425 miles per tank! I do alot of highway driving...Wonder how much longer it will last?


Favorite Features

Interior Room, Trunk space, Overall pretty good car


Suggested Improvements

Hard to park in tight spots, cheap interior parts, road noise


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