2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT)
We purchased a 2013 Altima the month they were released.
Great ride, great seats, excellent climate control, fuel economy, generally good controls.
Transmission failed at 13k. For months we were told the jerking and shuddering was normal, then the trans failed completely.
Paint easily scratched/marked.
Engine is noisy esp under light acceleration.
CVT transmission is annoying, acts like the old 2-speed "Powerglide" in Grandma's Impala.
It's either revving like crazy or so low the engine lugs.
Nissan was good about replacing the transmission (this time), next time who knows?
Accord, Impala, Fusion, Camry are all better options.
Great gas mileage.
Comfy seats and ride.
Bluetooth is tedious.
CVT makes acceleration seem slow.
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