1998 Nissan Altima Consumer Review: OK, but could be better

1998 Nissan Altima - Consumer Review

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OK, but could be better
By EJS on


1998 Nissan Altima GLE 4dr Sedan


Bought with 28K miles from the dealer in nice condition. It now has just over 100k miles and I would say it's been OK. I replaced both axles at around 80K miles. I do not tear around in this car, but it eats engine mounts; I have replaced the rear engine mount 3 times so far. This car is noisy on the freeway and fuel economy has never been over 30mpg. Drivers window switch failed at 85K and this requires a fair bit of digging into the driver's door to replace a $200 part. CD player has twice died; first time the dealer replaced it ans second time I found a cold solder joint on the display connector. Lifters have been noisy at startup since we bought the car. I think Honda is better

Best Features

Reliable. OK, so it's needed more maintenance than it should but it has never let us down.

Worst Features

Vibration from engine/belts is annoying
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