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By gotaku
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2001 Nissan Altima Sedan SE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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Traded it in on a new '08 Altima last week. My '01 played a large role in my deciding to stay with Nissan. If you're looking for a rock-solid, reliable, and fun to drive used sedan, the Altima SE is one of the best. No major problems, just some small niggles (described below), every car has them. Very comfortable, fuel efficient (30 mpg on the highway, at least), great around town and for long-distance cruising. If you enjoy the act of driving, don't bother with the GXE or GLE... the SE is the way to go. It may not be the quickest in a straight line, but it'll surprise you in the twisties. Overall, I was very happy with the car, kinda hated to see it go. Highly recommended.


Best Features

Tight construction, crisp sporty handling with SE trim level, subtly handsome without looking boy-racerish, 6-disc in-dash CD changer standard, great fuel mileage, comfortable. Only has 155 horses, but good strong torque makes it peppier that you'd expect. Cheap to own, reliable as the tides.


Worst Features

Had some problems with the rear suspension bushings creaking over speed bumps in the cold. When the cooling fan ran after shutting the car off, the keyless entry remote was pretty much ineffective. Never was able to figure out a fix. Could have used another 50 horses to go with the chassis... :)


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Great Car
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By Victor
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2001 Nissan Altima Sedan GXE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought this car on 8/2001. So far, so good. The only repair has been the power windows (recall). Mileage is excellent up to 33 per gallon (combined). So far 65K miles and no brakes changed. It is very reliable, I love my car and my plan is to keep my car at least 6 years more. The only thing I do not like is the hubcups and noise from wind against the car.


Best Features

Power, mileage and reliability.


Worst Features

Hubcaps, interior noise


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2001 Altima SE
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By John
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2001 Nissan Altima Sedan SE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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This car does everything well. It is quick, responsive, economical to own and operate, with excellent brakes and handling.


Best Features

See above and sound system.


Worst Features

Tighten the power windows.


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Pretty good car
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By Paul-engineer
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2001 Nissan Altima Sedan GXE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought this car as an everyday to-and-from work car, and used it that way for 5 yrs. Now my daughter has it at college. I have liked this car. It has a smooth, powerful 4-cylinder engine, and the ride is nice. It has been very reliable - a couple of repairs done under warranty (intake manifold gasket and remote fob) - no hassle. I had to replace the radio/CD player when the CD player stopped working. And I went through the round of tires/brakes/battery at 60K miles, which is normal except the cost on the brakes was high. My gas mileage has been OK - around 30 for highway, 25 in mixed city/freeway commute. Interior space is tight. I am 6'1" and I think that no one taller could use this car.


Best Features

Smooth ride; powerful, quiet engine; handles well; reliabity excellent; good remote/security system.


Worst Features

Interior room is deficient. Steering wheel column adjust won't let steering wheel go quite high enough for my tall frame. Noisy hubcaps. A bit more road noise than I like, particulary in the rain there is a lot of splash noise.


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By J Goodwin
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2001 Nissan Altima Sedan GXE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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Bought in spring '06 with 30K miles. I shortly thereafter had to change the intake manifold gasket, but then have had no problems at all. I've since doubled the miles, and it still runs great. Nice car. I've had no braking problems w/o anti-lock. Maybe they should slow down. Good deal for a good car.


Best Features

I basically only drive on highway, and I get 27-29 mpg. Decent power.


Worst Features

The rattling hub caps drive me crazy.


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