Used 1997 Nissan Altima Sedan


1997 Nissan Altima

1997 Highlights

The 1997 models are virtually identical to 1996 models, except for the addition of new emissions equipment.


Pros

  • Luxurious, sporty, and well-constructed, the Nissan Altima is the perfect car for those who want an Infiniti, but are stuck with a Nissan budget.

Cons

  • It will never happen, but we would still like to see a V-6 engine offered in the Altima.

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Features & Specs

XE 4dr SedanGXE 4dr Sedan (1997.5)GLE 4dr Sedan (1997.5)GXE 4dr SedanXE 4dr Sedan (1997.5)SE 4dr Sedan (1997.5)GLE 4dr SedanSE 4dr Sedan
MPG2424212424242124
SeatingN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Transmission5-speed manual5-speed manual4-speed automatic5-speed manual5-speed manual5-speed manual4-speed automatic5-speed manual
Fuelgasgasgasgasgasgasgasgas
Horsepower150 hp @ 5600 rpm150 hp @ 5600 rpm150 hp @ 5600 rpm150 hp @ 5600 rpm150 hp @ 5600 rpm150 hp @ 5600 rpm150 hp @ 5600 rpm150 hp @ 5600 rpm

Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4/5
    Passenger4/5
  • Side Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating

    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover

    RolloverNot Rated
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    0
    0

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Decent car with maintenance issues
The Altima was very reliable early on, but as it aged, needed many more costly repairs and fixes. At ten years and less than 100,000, it has cost $600-1500 per year for the last five years to keep it running (not including tires!). My mechanic says there a few fundamental design flaws that show as this car ages that are costly (because they are labor intensive) to fix.
Very Satisfied owner
I purchased my Nissan Altima 97 with little over 8000 miles. It currently has 286,437 miles on it. The car has treated me very well even though I didn't take care care of it. It still runs just as good as it did when I bought it. i haven't had to do very much work on it thus far. Just minor repairs and regular tune ups. I have driven it literally all over the country due to being in the army.
Great Car!
I bought my 97 almost 4 years ago for $2800 with 162,000 miles on it. It's up to 215,000 now and is running great. I did have some major repairs the first year but since I switched mechanics I haven't had any problems. Definitely worth the money.
Used 1997 Nissan Altima Sedan Overview

The Used 1997 Nissan Altima Sedan is offered in the following styles: XE 4dr Sedan, GXE 4dr Sedan (1997.5), GLE 4dr Sedan (1997.5), GXE 4dr Sedan, XE 4dr Sedan (1997.5), SE 4dr Sedan (1997.5), GLE 4dr Sedan, and SE 4dr Sedan.

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