1996 Nissan Altima Consumer Review: My expensive Altima

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My expensive Altima
By Cookie Monster on


1996 Nissan Altima GXE 4dr Sedan


After 7 years of ownership, at 26,000
miles and 2 weeks out of warranty, an
O2 sensor goes out ($90) , 4 weeks
later, my camshaft positioner died
($500)and left me on the side of the
road, then another week later, another
but different O2 sensor goes out (
another $90)- all within 27,500 miles
but just over 3 years old. Informed
Nisson but no help. A number of little
things went out for the next 4 years (
unknown $$$$) and at 73,000 the
alternator quit ($335), then a month
later, the car left me on the side of
the road with a major electrical
problem that killed the battery &
alternator due to wiring shorts under
the dash.

Best Features

Strong 4 cylinder motor and I average around 31-32 miles per gallon on gas

Worst Features

The seats get very uncomfortable after an hour on the road and I still have the factory book that advertised how the Altima is problem free car. Don't bet on it
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