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A Fantastic Car
By akinchen on
2013 Nissan Altima 3.5 SV 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)
I have owned Toyota Camry's , Honda Accords , and other Nissan Altima's .
This yr Nissan Altima had the most dramatic improvement over all previous models built .
The quietness and comfort are over the top for this price range .
I compare it to a Lexus or similar car . The ride comfort is amazing .
I have less than a thousand miles so it is simply too early to talk about fuel economy .
But my last Nissan performed admirably regarding fuel economy . My old Honda Accord actually out did my Altima on fuel economy but rode like
a tank compared to my Altima .
Now the Altima is my preferred vacation car .
It also greatly helps with a Sales price and a low interest rate , It is a Winner
Since the new 3.5 gives practically the same fuel economy as my old 2.5 , I decided to opt for the higher performance car .
The 3.5 engine is the best of the Honda and Toyota Camry with about 3 percent more resale value . Styling and looks are also better as well as quietness .
You feel like your in a luxuary car , not a low priced car .
I got the 3.5 SV since I am not a fan of Leather interior ,
I love the plush seats .
It makes you want to take a nap while your driving .
Only Ford offers any competition for this price range.
I test drove many cars and opt for this car . It has long lasting beauty and the Nissan Engineers did a fantastic job .
You can not make a mistake
I have no real suggested improvements ,
statements of this nature take yrs of ownership to figure out .
The only thing I do not feel is adequate for me , are the large wheels .
I prefer the smaller 16 inch wheels , as I am not a young kid .
Also tires are much cheaper for a 16 inch vs a 18 in .
Also these Rim Wheels are expensive , so make sure you do not hit a curb and bend the Rim or expect to pay big money to replace it .
buy a quality 18 inch Tire your looking at about 300 each tire , verses about 120 for a quality 16 inch tire .
The 16 inch will go 80 k miles verses the 18 inch will go 50 k miles max .
This is a sacrifice I will have to adjust too, or trade them .
On the tire issue, 18" wheels and tires are what most buyers want with the more sporty Altima 3.5 V6 powertrain, especially when the car cost $30,000 .
However, I know that my
17" rims would handle just as well day to day, and I can get an OEM tire for my 2012 Optima EX (215-55-17 93V) for $100, and the ride is much nicer due to the taller sidewall.