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Built to a price
By wbed on 04/01/14 08:13 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2010 Nissan Altima 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT)

Review

I am getting increasingly worried about keeping this vehicle. At 74,000kms/50,000 miles I have incurred a repair bill of $2,400 for the replacement of the power steering pump and rack. It was conveniently just out of warranty. Never in an accident. The transmission reliability scares me as Nissan go out of their way to make it impossible to have anything fixed under warranty. Nissan has slipped down the JD Power survey to the high teens as they are building cheaper and cheaper cars. You now get the reliability of a domestic with the parts cost of a Japanese car. Worst of both worlds. Be prepared for negative equity as there's a flood of these on the market - resale is really low.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Reliable, roomy, & fun 4dr sedan
By jona57 on 01/28/14 15:28 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2010 Nissan Altima 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT)

Review

After much research, I bought 10 Altima loaded with SL package. Well-balanced near-luxury sedan with these options. Smooth, quiet ride but also sharp handling (for family sedan) and fun to drive. After 4+ trouble-free years, my worst complaint (as for most midsize cars) is that front passenger seat is not height adjustable.
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful
Beware of brakes!
By ireners on 12/04/13 18:13 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2010 Nissan Altima 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT)

Review

My daughter and I owned the same car. Both of them needed new rotors with under 20,000 miles even though pads were in great shape. $600 repair, not covered by warranty as brakes are considered a wear and tear item. Discussed issue with service mgr. and was told that this is a very common problem with Altimas. Buyer Beware! Traded mine in for a Honda. Would not buy another one. Nissan is aware of problem, but won't correct it.
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4 of 5 people found this review helpful
Dream Car.... or is it?
By radowns05 on 03/13/13 14:15 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2010 Nissan Altima 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT)

Review

When I was 16 I was forced to buy the ugliest car there ever could be. A 1997 Nissan Sentra which turned out to be the best car on Earth. Owning this car made my dream car a Nissan Altima. I figured if the Sentra was that good the Altima had to be even better. In 2012 I bought a 2010 Nissan Altima S. Over all it has been an "ok" car. I expected more, I guess. If you like the smell of rotten eggs and Nissan telling you that it is a "normal" smell when you accelerate; it is the way it cleans itself out, then this is the car for you! I feel that a car this new, and costs this much wouldn't smell everytime you accelerate to pass someone.
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noisy
By lato on 01/07/13 09:22 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2010 Nissan Altima 2.5 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT)

Review

this engine is very noisy
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4 of 5 people found this review helpful
Bad Engine and a lot of issues
By disappointed56 on 01/13/12 21:25 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2010 Nissan Altima 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT)

Review

End of July 2010 bought car with 32000 miles on it. 1st week of November car went into shop, 39000 miles now, my mechanic said top of the motor was bad & needs to be torn down to see what was wrong. Was under warranty so I took it to the dealer. The dealer started the car listened to it for 5 min & then told me the engine had oil sludge. Told them no way it had sludge. I called nissan consumer affairs. They paid for my rental & repairs. took the engine apart-no sludge-engine was bad. I needed a new longblock engine for the car. The new engine they ordered was cracked so they ordered another one. Bottom line it took 3 wks to get my car back. Hope this engine last longer then the last one.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Nice for the price.
By value_driven on 09/07/11 16:56 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2010 Nissan Altima 3.5 SR 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)

Review

I bought my Altima new, 13 months & 6200 miles ago. I have not taken it to the dealer for anything but 2 oil changes. This is the first car or truck that I have owned that had no defects! I car shopped for 3 years[2007-2010]. During that time period I drove Accords, Camrys, and Sonatas. I almost bought a 2011 Sonata. My Altima was exactly as I wanted; color, options, price. I got a big discount, $0 down, and 0% financing for 60 months! The V-6 is nice! The controls are easy to use. The speedo and tach are easy to read and nicely illuminated. I enjoy driving it. I would drive it more but my main ride is a 1993 T-100 that I bought new and now has 200,000 miles. I like my Altima a lot!
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2 of 14 people found this review helpful
Not recommended
By mackyd on 07/29/11 10:04 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2010 Nissan Altima 2.5 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT)

Review

I've been living with my Altima 2.5 Sedan for over a year now and I will never have another. I can only describe it as a car for people who don't like driving. Dangerously underpowered, the most uncomfortable front seats I've ever encountered in a modern vehicle, many rattles and squeaks from the interior and exterior, very prone to understeer due to the poor weight distribution, I find the CVT annoying, the - augmented by limited windshield wiper coverage - blind spot at the driver's A pillar is terrible. The trunk hinges are the invasive kind which is unacceptable to me. There is no mechanical key hole for the trunk. I have many more complaints about it but no room to include them all.
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Commuter
By altimabb on 07/02/11 08:11 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2010 Nissan Altima 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT)

Review

I have had my car since 6/24/11 and it had 100 miles on it at purchase. It now has aprox 23k due to the fact that I'm a highway commuter of aprox 100 miles/day. I have found this car to be very comfortable & convenient for my long drive. I live in Missouri so, I experience all types of weather and I must say the car does great in the snow, ice, rain, cools & heats fast, etc. When we had a lot of snow and also when we had ice this past winter I went into a parking lot & attempted to just see what she could take. It handled very well & the traction control did an awesome job at correcting itself. The bumps can be a little rough sometimes but overall I love it.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
After 11 months ownership - Very Pleased
By digitalexplr on 06/28/11 08:25 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2010 Nissan Altima 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT)

Review

Just got back after 2300 mile vacation to the Colorado Rockies. The Altima was terrific. Wife has back problems - no issues riding for that distance. Up and down the mountains was effortless. Mileage was outstanding averaging 34mpg for the whole trip. The CVT in mountain driving was pure pleasure. On a couple of really step grades I manually downshifted just for grins. The rest of the time the engine/transmission did a great job of keeping things under control. Even took the Altima on a couple of roads marked for 4wd. it did not complain. I think it's part mountain sheep! Very, very please with the Altima.
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