Used 2001 Nissan Altima

2001 Nissan Altima

2001 Highlights

GXE is available with a new Limited Edition package, which includes goodies like an eight-way power driver seat, remote keyless entry, floor mats, special badging and a security system.


  • Fun to drive, strong reliability record, big rebates.


  • Tinny construction, lacking powertrain refinement, vanilla personality.

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Features & Specs

GXE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)GLE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)XE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5M)SE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)XE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)GXE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5M)SE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
Transmission4-speed automatic4-speed automatic5-speed manual4-speed automatic4-speed automatic5-speed manual5-speed manual
Horsepower155 hp @ 5600 rpm155 hp @ 5600 rpm155 hp @ 5600 rpm155 hp @ 5600 rpm155 hp @ 5600 rpm155 hp @ 5600 rpm155 hp @ 5600 rpm


NHTSA Overall Rating

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

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating

    OverallNot 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

Top Consumer Reviews

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OK for a town car, getting costly
We bought this car new and had the power windows go out while sitting in Yuma,AZ in 110 degree weather..after having the dealer replace two and a recall was issued and all were replaced by Nissan. We have 95,000 on it and have replaced the defective intake manifold gasket twice..replaced the radiator, cv boots and axles..and it eats brake shoes quite regularly. Just had the check engine the catalytic converter is shot, $700 or so. Noisy hubcaps are a tradition with this model.
Love my Alti
My older sister got a newer car and gave me her 2001 Altima GXE for my first car. I've had it for about 3 months and I love it. It currently has a bit over 165k miles on it. Exterior wise it's bland and blends in very easily with traffic but it doesn't look bad. The 155 horses seem to work hard and get the job done. If I push the pedal down on the highway it picks up and has quite a bit of pep in its step. It has a brake light out, a broken seal on the front axle, and a valve cover leak but I think the valve cover problem was from my sister abusing the car. So far I'm perfectly happy and impressed with it! ***Update: Almost two years and over 30k miles later, I finally got a new car. I really loved my Altima but at 196k miles and after being thoroughly used for 15 years it was getting worn out. The drivetrain is still fine and it still runs great but the exhaust system was all rotted and it started leaking oil. I hope my 2005 Camry will prove to be a worthy replacement.
Nice car to drive, some changes to be made
I just received the car about 6 months ago and love it so far. Its an overall great car as Nissan is known to produce well-reliable cars. The pros of the car are definitely the fuel efficiency, small compact size, the security of the driver seat and the space this little car has. The only thing that would be great to change is the amount of power this car can put in into high speeds, esp. while merging on the highway or simply having an exhilaration thrill. Wouldn't trade the car for anything else but horsepower could use a hand.
Used 2001 Nissan Altima Overview

The Used 2001 Nissan Altima is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include GXE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A), GLE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A), XE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5M), SE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A), XE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A), GXE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5M), and SE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5M).

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