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pass it over
3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By gski1
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2013 Nissan Altima Sedan 2.5 SL 4dr Sedan w/Prod. End 11/12 (2.5L 4cyl CVT)


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I couldn't say enough bad things about this car. Bought it brand new. Notice you can select the production date for the reviews...horrible quality before November 2012. After November, I don't think they've fixed anything either, but addressed the crash tests. CVT problems, radio replaced, heated seats didn't work, moonroof rattles (numerous repair/replacement attempts), rear deck and dash rattle, alternator replaced. If it can go wrong, it did. Took about 2K miles to start falling apart on me. Worse than the car was dealing w/nissan consumer affairs. Left me no choice but to contact an attorney who got my $ back in 2 weeks. STAY AWAY from Nissan.


Best Features

Looks good in and out. On paper, great bang for the buck. Reality is this car was pushed out early and if you check their forums there are more than their fair share of lemons on the road it appears.


Worst Features

GET IT TOGETHER NISSAN. I'll never set foot on your lots again. To boot, my kids call my car "the lemon"...you lost 2 generations of this family with poor quality and custoer service.


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By hv2fdf
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2013 Nissan Altima Sedan 2.5 SV 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT)


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Very nice car ,well built ,looks and rides great Considered a Honda Accord ,but the Altima was a better car . 4 Cylinder motor has plenty of power


Best Features

Styling on outside and inside


Worst Features

Bluetooth is a little hard to use voice commands to dail out


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Had it right with 2012
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By swallerstein
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2013 Nissan Altima Sedan 2.5 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT)


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We leased a 2012 for a couple of years. Ran flawlessly, pretty comfortable, fun to drive. Lease ran out so we leased a 2013. 2013 engine is powerful with great gas mileage; weird high pitch whining, rattling though. I find the driver's seat to be one of the most uncomfortable I've ever sat in. Very difficult to find a comfortable position that doesn't cause back pressure. Passengers in back don't find those too comfy either. Gearshift console is very instrusive which further compromises comfort. The dashboard is extremely reflective. Even in low light, you are always looking through a reflection of the dash. In strong sunlight, it's a safey hazard. Designed by monkeys!


Best Features

Engine is very powerful while getting great gas mileage.


Worst Features

Go back to the 2012 seats, which were 8 way power instead of this goofy 6 way power in the 2013. Cut down on the size of the console. Do something about dash relectivity. Steering wheel adjustment lever is too stiff. They had it right with the 2012.


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Review after owning car for one year
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By kitchen1
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2013 Nissan Altima Sedan 2.5 SL 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT)


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I withheld judgment even after the numerous issues I've had but now it needs a new transmission at 12,000 mi. I've owned a '04 Altima and a '11 Murano. In a word, this '13 Altima is junk. Within the 1st mo of ownership I had a blinking navigation screen (replaced), leather trim on the center console backseat unfinished (replaced), heated seats wired wrong (new wiring harnesses both sides). Within 2 mos I developed the infamous "lugging" transmission (new torque converter and belts= no difference) Within 5 mos the driver/passenger windows = excessive wind noise (both outside mirrors replaced). Now clicking noise in transmission requiring new transmission. I'm just a my 1 yr ownership.


Best Features

seats comfortable


Worst Features

CVT transmission is junk. Quality control non-existent on my vehicle.


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2013 Altima 3.5 SV
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By fridaypm2002
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2013 Nissan Altima Sedan 3.5 SV 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)


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I test drove a 3 series BMW, 4 series Audi, and the Sonata. Decided on the Altima 3.5SV. Came with all the bells and whistles, but at reasonable price when compared with BMW and Audi. The fit and trim is excellent. The car feels more expensive than it costs. The Sonata, although also very nice looking did not handle as well as the Altima 3.5 SV. Chose cloth over leather for comfort. Gets hot where I live. Test drove the 2.5 Altima. No comparison to the 3.5 for pep and go. The Altima 3.5 is very compariable to the pep of BMW and Audi. Highly recommend the Altima 3.5.


Best Features

Handling and responsiveness of the 3.5 engine. Smooth accularation. Love the body redisign too. Overall, a really beautiful car that says "you've arrived!"


Worst Features

None at this time. I think the Altima is diffently a winner.


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