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1998 Nissan Altima

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Great Used Car Value
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By troyx
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1998 Nissan Altima GLE 4dr Sedan


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I brought this car a little over half a year ago with under 25K mi. to replace a totalled 99 Elantra. The jump in quality blew me away, after the last car, this one feels like a luxury car. The car I got had low mileage and almost no interior or exterior wear to speak of. It feels like a new car, even with it being over 7 years old. Handling it tight and firm, acceleration is smooth and the engine sounds quiet and refined. This car is a used car best buy, IMO. Resale value was lower than Camrys and Accords, but specs and build quality is on the same level. I haven't heard of any recalls for this generation Altima.


Best Features

Strong 4 cyl. engine, smooth suspension and acceleration, leather/overall good looking interior, nice alloy wheels, overall rigid construction, keeps up with/faster than many domestic V6 sedans not much slower than new 2.5L Altima, high quality ratings, overall piece-of-mind in mechanical quality


Worst Features

suspension is rather vauge/spongy, wheel gaps more prominent than in comparable Accord/Camry, butt-end of car rather high up, should be lowered 1.5" or so, mediocre crash test scores, not a very quick car (good enough acceleration to keep up on crazy highways though)


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Spirited a-b car
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Jonathan
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1998 Nissan Altima GXE 4dr Sedan


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This is my first car and it has been a delight to own. Driven conservativley the car has great gas milage. And if you choose, punch the throttle and watch the revs rise. For a Four cylinder this car has great torque. I've taken this car from nyc to buffalo,ny , 400 mi each way, three times round trip already and the car has never failed me once. This car has been an excellent beginners car, Its fast enough to be fun but not too fast and most importantly reliable. Only problems to date have been an intemitantly fading light on the radio display and squeaky rear drums.


Best Features

Torquey for a four cylinder. An alright sound system for an oem. Strong brakes.


Worst Features

The seats are torture in this car anything longer than 1hr will leave yor lower back in pain. Standard ABS. Standard rear armrest. Lit ashtray, at night its a game of chance to hit the ash tray.


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great car, sporty too
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By dynatmrider
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1998 Nissan Altima SE 4dr Sedan


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iv had this car since may of 98 when
they came out. this car is great. its
an SE with leather, cd, abs, manual,
sport suspension (stiffer ride) and
power drivers seat. seats are
comfortable and the back seats are
those of a bmw. i have 120,000 miles
on the car and have not done anything
to it. over six years on the original
battery and still going! once this
thing is in 5th gear you can go from
60 to 100 in a blink! fast car! buy
it!


Best Features

leather, 5 speed, gas milage, trunk size, reliability!


Worst Features

front end could use spicing up, better factory rims. basically nothing. great car.


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Extremely good car for the money
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By vinvv
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1998 Nissan Altima GXE 4dr Sedan


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Bought this car used 6 months ago, and
put 20,000 miles on it already. drives
great, good mileage, have taken good
care of this car (as my other cars; im
a mechanical engineer). its 5 years old
and has not come up with any
maintenance work yet ! Tho i did
upgrade the stock speakers.


Best Features

Mileage, roomy, good sized trunk


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Very Good Car/Value
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By rkrois
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1998 Nissan Altima GLE 4dr Sedan


Review

Purchased car new in 1998, stick
shift, no problems at all, currently
have 115,000 miles and it still runs
great and is fun to drive.


Best Features

good gas mileage and plenty of pep


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