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Everything the SE wasn't
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By Scott Thatcher
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2005 Nissan Altima Sedan 3.5 SE-R 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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BMW experience in a Nissan. Great exhaust sound, great improvements over the 3.5SE. Beyond the obvious stats differences, the windows are faster, horn lock sound is quieter, you can't make it squeel a tire from sideways G force. Interior is new GTO-ish. Doors seem heavier than the 3.5SE. 18" Forged aluminum wheels easy to clean due to wheel design. Better shift logic for city driving than the 3.5SE. I hear it has the Maxima transmission, haven't cnofirmed. More of a head turner than I expected. People just turn/gawk/change their direction to see what this is. The cost/performance/style/MPG balance just can't be matched/beat in my opinion.


Best Features

Racing style seats, better handling than 3.5SE, better transmission & exhaust sound. Nice 18" Aluminum forged wheels.


Worst Features

Some say NAVI system should be an option on this cost of vehicle. Not me. Nissan front bumper plastic needs to be harder like GM's. I think it specs too quickly. Should have remote start installed at factory.


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What a nice surprise
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By Jeff
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2005 Nissan Altima Sedan 2.5 S 4dr Sedan w/SL Package (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


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This is most beautiful and amazing car I have ever owned in that it didn't cost a mint. Forget a Lexus or Infiniti. This is a luxury car in almost every since of the word. It's large enough for my 6'6" and 280lb frame. I could use a little more room, but what car wouldn't I need more room. I have the Satin White, and boy does it get noticed. The tan leather interior looks like your average $40,000 plus luxury car. It flies for a four banger. It only requires 87 octane gasoline. It's sister V6 model requires 89 or higher. That was a major selling point in and of itself. Just pure joy to drive. Go out and get one.


Best Features

Bose 6 CD Changer, steering wheel controls, acceleration, gas mileage, auto ac controls, storage compartments, always lit odometer/guages (even with headlights off), leather heated seats, auto head light control, and all four windows roll down using key fob or holding key in door, and more....


Worst Features

Move parking brake to floor or passenger side of gear shift. Drive/park auto door locks (nice added safety feature). With window lock depressed, driver cannot roll down passenger windows. Cup holders large enough for slightly larger containers.


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Altima V6
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By BVersoy
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2005 Nissan Altima Sedan 3.5 SE-R 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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This car is an extraordinary pleasure and alot of fun to drive. Zero to 60 in 6 seconds should be 4 seconds---it moves. It is comfortable and I feel very safe in this car. Unless something changes I will continue to buy the Altima. PS: My husband perfers my Altima over his V6 Camry.


Best Features

Everything is user friendly. Rearview mirror with built in compass and automatic dimming.


Worst Features

The V6 should have power passanged seat, at least forward and backward. Automatic air lift for the trunk.


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Finally! A Real Car
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By Keith Borders
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2005 Nissan Altima Sedan 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


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I've had my altima now for 2 weeks, and It's better than I hoped. The interior is plush and comfy. The handling is great. It has a lot of kick for a 4 cyl. I just love my new Altima. Had a Nissan before, and glad I'm back!


Best Features

the steering and kick it has. I have the best looking color in my opinion...Smoke!


Worst Features

Make lighted vanity mirrors standard, and standard wheels instead of wheel covers.


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If I could marry my Altima, I WOULD!!!
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By Terry Cobb
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2005 Nissan Altima Sedan 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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The moment I saw it, it was Love at first sight.eSleek sassy, and a lot of class.Then there was the test drive, and after that,I knew that she was the one for me. Great pick up when passing or getting on the freeway.My Altima is the 2.5s with convenience package and 5speed manual transmission, which really makes it drive like an expensive sports car. It has a beautiful paint finish. In a gorgeous color,Sonoma Sunset. A beautiful red that looks different at different times of the day.The engine is so quiet, that sometimes I am not sure that it is running, now that's quiet.I plan to keep the car for a long time, or a least until one that's prettier comes along.


Best Features

I love the Interior design, I am over 6'tall and mostly legs, and I am very comfortable in my car. I also love the stereo system, sounds great! And it's not too high off the ground for my small dog to get in and out of. He likes that feature too.The whole car is my favorite feature.


Worst Features

If you do anything to improve it, you'll just raise the price, and right now it is the best value,dollar for dollar on the market!!!


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