Numerous engine and suspension enhancements, fun to drive, freshened styling.
Side airbags and ABS not available on XE models.
A solid value, but there are better sedans to be had.
When Nissan introduced the Infiniti J30-like Altima in 1993, it was an instant hit. The term "affordable luxury" became synonymous with Altima, and those who wouldn't have been caught dead in the Altima's predecessor, the unloved Stanza, rushed out in droves to buy this car. Five years later, the Altima was redesigned with the goal of improving on its original style and appeal. Unfortunately, the second-generation Altima didn't have the attractive looks and luxurious feel that the original car possessed and sales suffered.
So for 2000, Nissan has made substantial refinements to the Altima. Styling has been upgraded, thanks to an aggressive front fascia, new grille and integrated clear-lens headlights with turn signals and cornering lamps in a one-piece, wraparound design. They've also lowered the front of the car, giving the vehicle a more pronounced rake. Altima's rear fascia has been redesigned as well, with bright red taillights, a new rear decklid finisher, and 2 inches of increased length.
Inside, new seats improve driving comfort and a new instrument cluster exhibits an LCD odometer with dual trip meters. Also provided is a revamped center console for cars equipped with automatic transmissions, a vehicle immobilizer system, redesigned sunvisors and new audio units. Side airbags are now standard on the GLE model and optional on the GXE and SE trims.
Altima's 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder engine has been refined, resulting in quicker acceleration, performance enhancements, increased horsepower and more torque down low in the rev range. All trims have a standard five-speed manual transmission except the GLE, which receives a four-speed automatic standard. Noise, vibration and harshness levels have also been reduced, thanks to new outside mirrors, use of expandable foam in windshield pillars, roof rails, front doors and sills, a new driveshaft design, and thicker glass.
Increased stiffness in the four-wheel independent-strut suspension helps, too. This responsive setup, with coil springs and rear Super Toe Control, features a new acceleration-sensitive strut design (available with 16-inch wheels and tires only) that automatically adjusts dampening firmness to improve handling.
With these improvements, the Altima should prove to be fun to drive, offering plenty of entertainment for enthusiasts. Its crisp steering and peppy engine will provide drivers with the tools to go fast and have a good time. And if you didn't like the car's styling before, take a gander at this new and improved Altima before crossing it off your shopping list.
For 2000 Altimas receive fresh ront and rear styling tweaks, comfort and convenience enhancements, engine refinements and a revised suspension.
Read what other owners think about the Used 2000 Nissan Altima.
It has 200,000km and lady-driven (which also means lady-maintained...lol).
GLE 4dr Sedan
Bought this car from a family member for $1000 so the price was right but it did need a lot of TLC.
Things that I've replaced so far:
CAT at manifold, knock sensor, MAF sensor, 02 sensor, rad, complete rear brakes.
Leaking A/C system (hopefully I've fixed that)
wiring defect in the spoiler light (I'll fix that soon). The oil filter is impossible to change without putting the car on a hoist, over a pit or on jack stands/ramps.
The PCV valve is hidden under the intake manifold and will require hours to change.
The shifter light also needs replacing. If I wasn't a DIYer, I'd be broke, but I am a DIYer and now that I've done these repairs, it will go another 200,000km for sure.
5 out of 5 stars
Over 385,000 miles and still going strong
XE 4dr Sedan
I love my Altima, even with 386,000 miles it is still reliable, it has never broken down on me! I bought it used with 80,000 miles, I plan to get to 400,000 miles!
4.38 out of 5 stars
GXE 4dr Sedan
it has been enjoyable. The only items that have been replaced on this vehicle in the nearly 9 years of ownership, are normally replaceable items. It has been a very solid performer. I have no regrets.
4.75 out of 5 stars
Best car I've ever owned
GXE 4dr Sedan
I bought the 2000 Nissan Altima GXE in 2004, when it had about 60k miles. It now has 119K, and has been, without a doubt, the most reliable, trouble-free car I've ever owned. And I've owned about 20. I just had to do a distributor last week, but that was the first real repair I've had. Oh, and for some reason, I end up doing motor mounts every other year, but I like a very quiet, vibration free car, so it might just be me. The Nissan mechanic said the '99 and '00 model years of this car were the absolute best. I agree. In fact, I'm thinking about moving up to a 2005, but I'm afraid it won't be as good as the 2000 has been to me. If you can't afford headaches, buy this car.
The Used 2000 Nissan Altima is offered in the following submodels: Altima Sedan. Available styles include XE 4dr Sedan, GXE 4dr Sedan, SE 4dr Sedan, and GLE 4dr Sedan.
Pre-owned Nissan Altima models are available with a 2.4 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 155 hp, depending on engine type.
The Used 2000 Nissan Altima comes with front wheel drive.
Available transmissions include: 5-speed manual.
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