2003 Nissan Altima Consumer Review: Nissan Altima 3.5l SE Review

2003 Nissan Altima - Consumer Review

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3.5 SE Sedan (3.5L V6 5-speed Manual)

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Nissan Altima 3.5l SE Review
By bunk22 on


2003 Nissan Altima 3.5 SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5M)


I purchased my Altima with the intent of it being my daily driver, 60 miles a day. Previously owned an 04 Maxima and loved the 3.5l engine. The Altima had 47,XXX miles when I bought it and 2.5 years later has 81,XXX miles. It is the A4 model with all leather interior. I change the oil every 4000 miles, rotate the tires and keep it in great shape. The engine is great, very good power to pass traffic or easily accelerate onto a freeway. The engine still runs beautifully; the car handles great; the interior leather looks awesome for 81K miles (though I do take great care of it). My only complaint in 2.5 years is that my 6- disc CD player just gave out.

Best Features

The 3.5l v-6 motor is my favorite thing. Granted I drive a Tahoe and a C6 Corvette but still the motor in the Altima. The quality of leather is my second favorite thing. Sure, not BMW quality but better than my much more expensive C6 Corvette.

Worst Features

The plastic headlights are fading, even with my dedicated care. The 6- disc CD player giving out is also a cause for concern. It has the Bose sound system afterall.
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