Used 2003 Nissan Altima

$4,995 - $5,995
2003 Nissan Altima

2003 Highlights

After last year's debut to critical acclaim, Nissan's midsize sedan receives minor changes for 2003. Two new exterior colors, Sonoma Sunset and Crystal Blue add pizzazz to the wardrobe. There's a new charcoal seat fabric, padded cloth front center armrest cover (genuine leather on leather-equipped vehicles) and bright titanium interior accent colors for all models to spruce up the interior. The 2.5 SL receives a standard automatic transmission, heated front seats, heated outside mirrors and simulated wood trim. For the 3.5 SE, there is a Sport Package, which includes a sunroof and spoiler, and a Sport Package Plus, which includes sunroof, spoiler, Bose audio system and HID headlights. The 3.5 SE Leather Package now includes a Bose audio system, sunroof and heated seats, while the Leather Sport Package adds a spoiler and xenon headlights. Finally, a new 3.5 SE Premium Leather Package sports all of the above plus throws in fake wood to boot. How can you go wrong?


  • Sports car power in a midsize sedan body, high level of features, explosive V6 engine, distinct styling.


  • Shabby interior materials, overboosted steering, no stability control.

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Used 2003 Nissan Altima for Sale

Nissan Altima 2003 3.5 SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A) Sheer Silver Charcoal150,000 miles
Used 2003Nissan Altima3.5 SE
Est.Loan: $123/mo
Nissan Altima 2003 3.5 SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5M) Sheer Silver Charcoal152,760 miles
Used 2003Nissan Altima3.5 SE
Est.Loan: $102/mo
Keiths Auto Sales
83.9 mi away
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Nissan Altima 2003 3.5 SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A) Polished Pewter 242,329 miles
Used 2003Nissan Altima3.5 SE
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Blond136,581 miles
Used 2003Nissan Altima2.5 S
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Bob Bell Chevrolet
54.4 mi away
Mystic Emerald Blond157,546 miles
Used 2003Nissan Altima2.5 S
Est.Loan: $123/mo

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Features & Specs

2.5 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 4A)2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 4A)2.5 SL 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 4A)3.5 SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)2.5 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)3.5 SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5M)
Transmission4-speed automatic4-speed automatic4-speed automatic4-speed automatic5-speed manual5-speed manual5-speed manual
Horsepower175 hp @ 6000 rpm175 hp @ 6000 rpm175 hp @ 6000 rpm245 hp @ 5800 rpm175 hp @ 6000 rpm175 hp @ 6000 rpm245 hp @ 5800 rpm


NHTSA Overall Rating

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

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  • Side Crash Rating

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  • Side Barrier Rating

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  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover

    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

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Bought the car with 28,000 miles on it and my wife put 40,000 miles on it in about 7 years. I kept the oil changed and tires on it with no real problems, except for the door handles breaking, until recently. First the engine light came on sporadically and I could feel engine hesitate. Got the code checked out and it's was somewhat generic (p0300) with up to five different system that could be the problem. I changed the plugs and ignition coils and the motor ran better but there was another problem. Took it to a garage and have the exhaust manifold and catalytic converter replaced. Cars running just fine again. One week later the oil light comes on and I add 3 quarts and I'm going to run the car for around 1k miles before I take it to get an oil change. Within another week or two the car starts sounding like the exhaust manifold is bad again. Before I can get the car to the shop it dies on the side of the road. Look at the oil and it's black with less than 500 miles since I put the 3 quarts in. The engine is now dead and I've already put around $2k into the car in the last 2 months. This really sucks for a car that I thought would last well over a 100K miles. I'll never buy another Nissan again. If you want to see all the problems with this motor look up misfires, exhaust manifold, and precat.
'03 altima 2.5s a drivers pleasure
I got my altima with 38k. the previous owner, a relative, never had any problems with it. I now have 58k and it runs like a dream. I did have to replace the crank position sensor at 57k. However, although the 'ses' light was on, it never gave me problems. If your looking for a cushy ride,look elsewhere. The Altima is definitely a drivers car.sturdy frame, firm ride. handling is excellent. Very little body-lean when buzzing around roads. holds road very well The engine is responsive. quick off the line. open road acceleration impressive; especially for a 4cylindar engine. stunning exterior, and a roomy, comfortable, interior. some cheap plastics inside; no big deal. to sum up,love this car
My 2003 Nissan Altima
I just felt the need to give special props to my 2003 Nissan Altima that is not at (372 THOUSAND MILES) yes I had to spell it out so no one would think it was a typo. She needs a new catalytic converter, but other than that she is still the greatest money maker I have every had. I drive 172 miles a day, 5 days a week. I have tried reading online to see if anyone else was running with this many miles, but it saddens me to see some have not been as lucky. A mechanic not long ago told me mine car must have came off the line on a Wednesday. I tried looking that up with no sucess.
Used 2003 Nissan Altima Overview

The Used 2003 Nissan Altima is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include 2.5 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 4A), 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 4A), 2.5 SL 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 4A), 3.5 SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A), 2.5 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M), 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M), and 3.5 SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5M).

What's a good price on a Used 2003 Nissan Altima?

Save up to $137 on one of 3 Used 2003 Nissan Altima for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $4,995 as of 07/19/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from 5 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2003 Nissan Altima trim styles:

  • The Used 2003 Nissan Altima 3.5 SE is priced between $4,995 and $5,995 with odometer readings between 150000 and 152760 miles.
  • The Used 2003 Nissan Altima 2.5 S is priced between $5,995 and $5,995 with odometer readings between 157546 and 157546 miles.

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