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2001 Nissan Altima Sedan

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Nice car!
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By 2001 Altima SE
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2001 Nissan Altima Sedan SE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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Strong engine. Transmission pretty smooth. Both exterior and interior size somewhat smaller than other midsize cars but bigger than compact size cars. Ride is comfortable but not luxury. I owned it since new had no problem so far-86K now. Mine is sportier version with spoiler, alloy wheels, sport suspension and etc. When it was new, better value than accord or camry I felt but resale value is poorer. No timbing belt in this car. It has chain which does not requre replacement at 60k. Overall, Nice car!


Best Features

Sporty with spoiler, alloy wheels. Strong engine, reliablity. 6disc changer


Worst Features

gas mileage barely 20-25 driving both city/Hwy


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I like my little car
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By PlatinumGLE
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2001 Nissan Altima Sedan GLE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 4A)


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After having a 98 Chevy Malibu for 2 years (First car) and repairing it at least once a month.. This little Altima is a great little car. I bought it with 50k for a steal, it is a Titanium Pearl Metallic GLE with every option but ABS. It was meant to be my college car but now i am trying to get it paid off by next year since i am now a Honda employee and have discounts. I have read complaints about the braking in wet weather, when you have a vehicle w/o ABS what do you expect? Brakes lock up when you hit them... My car stops fine.. It handles great with 16" rims, looks great with clear tail lights and tinted windows.. If you are wanting a 01 Altima.. I say GO for it!


Best Features

Leather int., side air bags, moon roof, spoiler, great handling, i love how you can "whip" it into parking spots or in and out of downtown roads. My gas mileage is good on interstate.


Worst Features

Factory sound system, mine is definitely clear but no bass, everything else is improved in the new model, but i was not impressed with the new models build quality. I cant wait till i get my accord coupe!


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Good car, but have concerns
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By Melinda Gibbs
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2001 Nissan Altima Sedan GXE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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I've noticed in the other reviews that only one person complained that during wet weather hard braking causes the rear end to swing out...it's quite scary. I had 2 new rear tires put on the back today maybe that will help. It has done it to me about 6 different times in wet weather, almost hit another car a few times...not good. Hub cabs rattle all the time. Dealership can't fix them. Had trouble with power windows...all fixed under warranty. I really like my Altima, but I'm very nervous about driving in wet weather.


Best Features

Body style. I'm only 4'11" and I fit in the seat very well and have no trouble reaching the gas and brake peddles.


Worst Features

Hub caps that don't rattle.


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Good to Me
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By juliemc
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2001 Nissan Altima Sedan GXE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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After driving a certifiable lemon, I purchased the Altima. The ride is really smooth. I haven't needed any major repairs to the car, just annual stuff and oil changes. The heat/air cond. is superior. The seats are comfortable. Gas mileage is good. The trunk is roomy also.


Best Features

Defrost! It kicks in quickly and it hasn't failed me yet. CD player - gets me through long road trips Brakes - crazy drivers on the road.


Worst Features

Replace the frame of my car with a Jag frame. (My dream car.) This car doesn't need improvements, just someone who takes care of their car and it will take you wherever you need to go.


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Good Used Car
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By 2001_AltimaSE
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2001 Nissan Altima Sedan SE 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


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Purchased an SE preowned for $7k with 61k miles, sunroof, manual tranny, 6 CD changer. Reasonably refined with quiet engine and few vibrations, absolutely no torque steer, very little wind noise, and the interior is well executed and looks sporty in black (love the seat fabrics). The steering is well weighted but could offer more feedback (might improve with better tires), the 4 wheel disc brakes are reasonably powerful, and the engine has more than adequate power in low gears (esp. with the 5- speed). I dislike the exterior styling, particularly the rear, but have had good experiences with other higher-mileage Nissans. I didn't buy the extended warranty, but I'm optimistic :-)


Best Features

Much cheaper than a comparable Accord/Camry, big interior and trunk, smooth engine w/ satisfying acceleration, nice interior layout, 16" alloy wheels, quiet on the freeway, fun to drive, reliable, strong brakes


Worst Features

Uninspired exterior styling (resolved with 2002+ model introduction), better resale value, suspension too busy over bumpy/rough roads, cheap Nissan speakers usually don't last any more than 3-4 years before distorting, minor interior rattles, manual gearbox not perfect (but not a fatal flaw)


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