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Solid, Reliable Choice
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By Robert Schoell
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2008 Nissan Altima Sedan 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT)


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This is a very solid, reliable choice, and excellent value for money. I've enjoyed one year of problem-free, comfortable driving. The leather package is well worth getting, as it comes with a lot of impressive standard features (e.g. auto-dim mirrors, power seats). This is a great multi-functional car.


Best Features

Roomy, spacious interior, strong acceleration, good A/C and heating, and excellent fuel economy are all big plus points with this car. It's distinctive optics are also a plus with this vehicle.


Worst Features

1) Range function on the trip computer could be made more accurate. 2) Internal trunk release button should be marked.


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Awesome Car
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By Anil
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2008 Nissan Altima Sedan 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT)


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I have been using this car since 3 months. It's really an awesome car and it's a good compromise between cost, quality and reliability. Test drove Accord and Camry. Finally chose Altima as I liked the design and CVT. I am proud I made good choice and I love to drive this car. Especially you don't feel any speed impacts though the vehicle runs at 80 - 90 MPH. I'm sure Nissan engines are pretty famous for reliability. It's overall a good reliable car for a reasonable price.


Best Features

CVT, speed, indicators for everything, Bose audio system, push button start.


Worst Features

a) An MP3 playback should have been added in base model as MP3 is quite common now. b) Engine noise is more when static though I don't observe much while driving.


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Smart Alternative for many Highline Cars
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By I KNOW CARS
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2008 Nissan Altima Sedan 3.5 SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)


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The Altima's delicate feel and tight suspension makes for a sporty comfortable ride. There is no doubt in my mind Nissan makes the best performing engines. For the amount of money you spend, I would put the Altima against anything in its price range. You can tell that Nissan spends more money on research and development than any other car manufacturer. I put twenty thousand miles in the first year and my Altima still looks and performs as good as the first day I had it. I've had no rattles, no nickel and dime problems like Ive seen in other cars and at sixty five miles an hour with nitrogen filled tires I feel like Im flying in air.


Best Features

Push button ignition, intelligent key, and curtain airbags as standard equipment is great.


Worst Features

Lets make a 300hp Altima!


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Beats the competitors hands down!
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By 2w05thletes
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2008 Nissan Altima Sedan 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT)


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I researched the mid-size sedan market for months. The Accord, Camry, Fusion, Mazda 6, and Sonata. The Altima is a cut above the rest. The exterior design is beautiful, and the interior is sharp and crisp. I have 2 little boys both in car seats and they fit perfectly in the back seat without feeling cramped. Fuel economy is as advertised if not a tad better. I'm averaging 31MPG, mostly HWY but some city. I LOVE the CVT. Nissan did an incredible job with it. It's smooth and the manual option is a fun bonus when I feel like it. The ride is smooth and surprisingly quiet. Trunk is HUGE, only complaint there being the hinges. Plenty of cupholders including an adjustable one. 5 Stars!


Best Features

Design. CVT. Fuel economy. Interior space and comfort. Trunk size. Factory stereo system. Pretty close to the whole car.


Worst Features

Trunk hinges could be more space effective. Paint is easier to chip and scratch than I would like. Would love to see Bluetooth in it. Nissan option packages are frustrating as far as pricing goes.


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Fun to Drive!!!
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By Paul499
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2008 Nissan Altima Sedan 3.5 SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6M)


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I bought this car after doing tons of research for 3 months. I found a great deal and I have not been disappointed. This car is so fun to drive. The 6 spd manual is quick and sharp, and the power is endless. Mash the gas at 60 mph and watch the world turn blurry. Interior is spacious and comfortable, and the exterior styling turns heads, especially mine. I'm very happy with my purchase, and I would recommend it to anyone who wants the size of a sedan, the speed and handling of a sports car, and the technology of a BMW.


Best Features

Super-fast V6 and sharp 6spd manual transmission, intelligent key system, stereo iPod compatibility, front gauge display, exterior styling... Everything!


Worst Features

Auto door locks, more supportive seats, but that's it.... I love this car and you will, too.


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