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Great car with a few improvements needed
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By tmac
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2008 Nissan Altima Sedan 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT)


Review

Researched everything in its class. Liked the sports car handling of the Accords, luxurious and quiet ride of Camry, but the Altima was a combination of both. Biggest trunk for my work stuff, most comfortable driving position (armrests, steering wheel position awesome). Driver's legroom amazing. SL/Connection package great! CVT very odd but it works well. Pushbutton start is really cool. Only things need to be addressed are better rim/tire sizes. "T" rated 60 series tire gives great ride but mushy handling. Should come with "H" rating. Steering feedback is way to light, car wonders a little a speed. Trunk hinges are for cheap domestic cars not imports. I'm very picky and very happy.


Best Features

Pushbutton start, CVT good, overall driver comfort, gas mileage is what expected from sticker. Quiet, smooth ride. Overall looks inside and out. Would recommend to anybody so far.


Worst Features

Weird rims/tires for a sportier car. Steering way too light, lose all feel for the fun car that it is.Trunk hinges eat up usable trunk space. No power passenger seat in SL package? WANT XENON HEADLIGHTS in this class of cars standard!


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Great improvement
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By Marc
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2008 Nissan Altima Sedan 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT)


Review

I purchased my 2008 Nissan Altima in April 2008. It has been a great car thus far, fun to drive and handles well. I love the push button start the most, you can't be the opts for a 2.5 S. Previously, I owned a 2006 Altima but it was totaled in an accident. The new Altima improvements are noticeable and you would think they would be in a more expensive car.


Best Features

Push button start, CVT, one touch, sunroof and power front windows.


Worst Features

The driver seat shifts when making sharp turns, I noticed this in my 06 and the 08. Paint can be a little soft, easy to chip or scratch


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Great value!!
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By Ive
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2008 Nissan Altima Sedan 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT)


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The ride is excellent. It's fun to drive, a much better vehicle against its competitors, however I'm doing 19 mpg in town, instead of 24. I've not been driving fast so I can get the best gas mileage. But overall is a great car. I have been enjoying it very much!!


Best Features

interior design, ride quality.


Worst Features

Better gas mileage, less engine noise.


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Vrooom
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By Mogulz
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2008 Nissan Altima Sedan 3.5 SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)


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Our Altima is the best accommodation of sportiness with practicality. The 3.5SE hugs the corners, and is fun to drive but you do feel every crack in the pavement. The CVT is cool. 270bhp is great and probably more than the car needs. The mileage is very good as long as you do not use the engine. Disciplined cruising at 65 with no silly sprints, this car delivers 30 mph (if you believe the on board computer), but at 75 it is closer to 26. On a recent trip from NJ to MA, we did 515 miles on 20 gallons. The trip computer said we got 27.1mpg, but a calculator says 25.75. The premium package offers bluetooth which we like a lot. The Bose stereo is excellent. The seats are OK.


Best Features

Horsepower - smooth, generous and potent! Bluetooth - sensible and prudent. 40-60 folding back seat.


Worst Features

The design is the dash is utilitarian and functional. But it doesn't dazzle in the same way much of the other features in the car do.


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Love my Altima
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By sam
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2008 Nissan Altima Sedan 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT)


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Here in Canada the model is an SL. This car has outstanding fuel economy, I recently achieved 42mpg (imp. gal.)to and from work. This weekend we traveled through the Laurentian mountains and got 38mpg. This car is way better than a Camry and it's lousy shifting transmission, fit and finish the Altima beats it hands down. Anyone shopping for a midsize should put this car on the list, you'll be pleasantly surprised.


Best Features

Push button start, Homelink, Bose sound system + bluetooth hands free, the CVT. So smooth and quiet.


Worst Features

Maybe Michelin tires instead of Continental, but not a big deal.


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