2005 Nissan Altima Sedan 3.5 SE-R 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
I am a 45-year old mother of five and can I say owning this car has been the most fun! My older kids all want to drive it and show it off to their friends. The younger ones think it's such a treat whenever I let them go for a ride in it. The whole look of the exterior and interior screams luxury sport. And the Code Red color sure does turn heads.
Code Red color, luxurious leather interior, tight handling on curves, awesome Bose stereo system, nice size trunk - lots of space.
Warn drivers the sporty, racing tires are NOT meant for snow. On dry and rainy pavement, they're fantastic. But with even a dusting of snow, they're useless.
2005 Nissan Altima Sedan 2.5 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)
I love my Altima. I have the luxury of a high priced designer vehicle without the dent in my wallet. I didn't realize that 4 cylanders had such great pickup. It's a pretty car, it's a peppy car, it's a reliable car. Why spen more?
2005 Nissan Altima Sedan 3.5 SE-R 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6M)
I don't get to drive my SE-R much, but every time I do, I love it! I'm gonna have to get a radar detector cuz it BEGS to be driven well in excess of 60mph. I had a 2003 Altima SE that was great, but this one is a very significant improvement over that one. The road noise issue has been addressed and the interior is much improved from the cheap-feeling plastic stuff that was in the old one. I haven't seen a car in the class that could hope to compete with the thrill factor available here. As good as the car looks parked, it has to be driven to be appreciated. Do NOT get the automatic (though I test drove one and it handles itself well, too!) - you'll be robbing yourself of a lot of joy.
The Growl of the engine, particularly at start-up. The handling is superb. The stereo kicks with any type of music. Nissan did a masterful job of appealing to the driving enthusiast here.
The steering wheel controls need to be lighted. The coin holders are in a shoulder-wrenching position. The wheels will spin if you get greedy with the gas when shifting. Fuel economy could be better, particularly since you gotta give it 93 octane. All of these are nit- picky, though. AWESOME CAR!!!
2005 Nissan Altima Sedan 3.5 SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
The 3.5 V6 Altimas is such an awesome car. I have friends that own BMW, Mercedes, etc., and they compare to their car, and say this Altima is just as good as their automobile. It's pick up is awesome, the comfort & roominess are superb. It is overall better than the Accord, which I also considered. Thanks Nissan for making a great car at such a reasonable price! I am thoroughly enjoying this car.
The roominess in the seats...best ever! and the Engine. SO Powerful. Great pick up! 60/40 split in seats, and the size of the trunk. WOW.
The vents... I wish the levers turned with with inside. The levers just go up and down, but at least the inside of the vents turn. That is the only thing I can think of.