2008 Nissan Altima Consumer Review: Altima 2.5 coupe

2008 Nissan Altima Coupe - Consumer Review

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Altima 2.5 coupe
By Joe5speed on


2008 Nissan Altima 2.5 S 2dr Coupe (2.5L 4cyl CVT)


The good: fun to drive, CVT great in auto and manual, more mpgs then epa states, 4 cyl plenty of power even on hill with a/c and cruise on! The bad: owners manual and dvd are vague on some operations, trip computer cumbersome to operate. Uses time to mileage rating that is grossly inaccurate unles reset each time you start moving! Psgr seat does not reset to preset back position when tipped forward, resets to an uncomfortable 90 degree position requiring manual reset. Initiate XM radio directions are non existent, user left on own to figure out. The ugly: power steering is over sensative, subject to wondering and oversteering at highway speeds but handles great otherwise. Smart key=big $

Best Features

Fuel economy, power, handling, over all looks (sporty look) and ease of operation of onboard controlls. Easy and fun to drive, handles well overall and rides comfortably.

Worst Features

Trip computer time to miles (MPG) calculator needs to be reset frequently for accurate reading; also for maintenance reminder operation - docs are lacking, took 3 days to firue out how to resest second digits for each entry, even dealer could not figure it out. Should make s- key less
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