Used 2006 Nissan Altima

2006 Nissan Altima
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2006 Nissan Altima

Pros

  • Sports car power in a midsize sedan body, excellent handling, roomy and comfortable interior, high level of features, distinctive styling.

Cons

  • Considerable road noise, overboosted steering, no stability control, ABS still an extra-cost option.

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Nissan Altima 2006 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
159,413 miles
Used 2006
Nissan Altima
2.5 S
List$3,995
Est.Loan: $82/mo
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This 2006 Nissan Altima 4dr 4dr Sedan I4 Automatic 2.5 S features a 2.5L 4 CYLINDER 4cyl Gasoline engine. It is equipped with a Automatic transmission. The vehicle is Mystic Emerald Metallic with a Charcoal/Gray Cloth interior. It is offered As-Is, extended warranty is available. - Power Steering| Power Windows| Tachometer| Telescoping Steering Wheel| Driver Airbag| Passenger Airbag| Rear Defogger| Intermittent Wipers| AM/FM| Cloth Interior Surface| 12v Power Outlet| Center Console| Child Proof Door Locks| Overhead Console| Remote Fuel Door| Remote Trunk Lid - Contact SALES DEPARTMENT at 703-369-7777 or FINISHLINEAUTOVA@GMAIL.COM for more information. -
Nissan Altima 2006 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
132,691 miles
Used 2006
Nissan Altima
2.5 S
List$4,900
Est.Loan: $100/mo
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ALL of our Cars come with free vehicle history and safety recall reports, and a 90-Day Limited WARRANTY* (( WITH FULL PURCHASE PRICE ONLY)) Our vehicles are Competitively Priced, but all offers are Welcomed, No price is Final. Price excludes tax, title, tags and processing. CALL our sales department for PRICING and FINANCING 240-339-1320. *90- Day Limited Warranty at Full Price. *NOTE: Price is with $1,500 down or trade*
Nissan Altima 2006
128,811 miles
Used 2006
Nissan Altima
3.5 SE-R
List$5,495
Est.Loan: $113/mo
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Nissan Altima 2006 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
105,936 miles
Used 2006
Nissan Altima
2.5 S
List$4,000
Est.Loan: $82/mo
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$110 Below Market
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**WE FINANCE** AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION / CLEAN CARFAX HISTORY WITH GREAT SERVICE HISTORY / LOCAL TRADE-IN / EXTREMELY CLEAN /A MUST SEE****FREE DELIVERY FOR UP TO 500 MILE RADIUS $0.40-$0.60per mile after 500-mile radius. Ask your salesperson for up to additional 6years or 100k miles extended warranty for under $2000 on qualified vehicles. � $199 for ceiling DVD or $799 for dual headrestDVD�s on qualified vehicles. We reserve the rights to end this listing or anyother listings at anytime should the vehicle no longer be available for saleand sales prices are subject to change without notice. Fees and Taxes: allvehicles sold are subject to $695.00 dealer processing fee. Buyer(s) are responsible for all state county city taxes and feesas well as title/registration fees in the state that the vehicle will beregistered. SPECIAL INTERNET PRICING IS BASED ON ONE TIME PAYMENT OF CASHCERTIFIED FUNDS MONEY ORDER AND EFT's. TOTAL PRICES ON VEHICLES FINANCED MAYVARY. WE FINANCE PEOPLE WITH ALL TYPES OF CREDIT. EVERYONE IS APPROVED. AlphaMotorsports is not responsible for TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS MISPRINTS ONEQUIPMENT VOIDED MANUFACTURER WARRANTY due to previous accident(s). Customersmust confirm all the options with the manufacturer and the remaining warrantywith the manufacturer prior of purchasing the vehicle. We print Carfax historyon the same day that we buy the vehicle from different sources AlphaMotorsports is not responsible for any changes to Carfax history in the futurePlease print your own most updated Carfax history from www.carfax.com**
Nissan Altima 2006 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
179,652 miles
Used 2006
Nissan Altima
2.5 S
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2.5 S
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Used 2006
Nissan Altima
2.5 S
Hagerstown Honda
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Nissan Altima 2006 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
78,077 miles
Used 2006
Nissan Altima
2.5 S
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Norris Honda
55.4 mi away
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Nissan Altima 2006 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
131,351 miles
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Nissan Altima
2.5 S
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Nissan Altima 2006 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
138,929 miles
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Nissan Altima
2.5 S
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Nissan Altima 2006 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
126,021 miles
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2.5 S
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Edmunds' Expert Review

Though lacking a bit in refinement, the 2006 Nissan Altima is a midsize sedan to be desired, especially when equipped with the 250-horsepower V6.

vehicle overview

Introduced in 1993, the first-generation Nissan Altima sold well, proved reliable and was rather fun to drive. A solid car all around, even today as an inexpensive used vehicle. Then, in 1998, Nissan redesigned it into obscurity. The car was still reliable and rather fun to drive, and it was even bigger inside and out than the original. Surefire recipe for success, right? Problem was it had the personality of a bowl of dry Grape Nuts. Staid styling, obvious cost-cutting and an overall tinny feel did the Altima no favors, and the "affordable luxury" advertising tag line no longer rang true. The Nissan car faded from consumer shopping lists, kept alive thanks only to fleet sales and hefty rebates.

With the third-generation Altima, Nissan said it wanted to bring a sense of passion and driving spirit back into the segment. Wanted? More like needed. Since its redesign in 2002, the Nissan Altima has been a wild success as buyers have been won over by its likable combination of performance, space and comfort. Interior design and materials have never been its strong suit in a class populated by the ever refined Accord, Camry and Passat, though Nissan improved the cabin quarters somewhat for 2005. Many competitors now have big V6s of their own to keep up with the Altima, while the Mazda 6 and Galant hold a slight edge in dynamics. Even so, the 2006 Nissan Altima still delivers a well-rounded package in either the sedate 2.5 S or the zoomy 3.5 SE. A slightly more powerful Altima SE-R model with a firmer suspension was added to the lineup last year, so for those looking for a family sedan that can still thrill in the turns, the Altima deserves serious attention.

2006 Nissan Altima configurations

Six Nissan Altima models are offered: the base 2.5, 2.5 S, 3.5 SE, 3.5 SL and SE-R. The 2.5 is a bare-bones model with minimal features. Most buyers will want to start with the 2.5 S as it has air conditioning; cruise control; a stereo with a CD player; power windows, locks and mirrors; and keyless entry. Next up is the 3.5 SE, which adds V6 power, 17-inch alloy wheels and sportier suspension tuning. The 3.5 SL has a softer suspension and smaller 16-inch wheels, but adds more upscale amenities like leather seating, a sunroof, a trip computer, power driver seat, automatic climate control, a Bose audio system with an in-dash six-disc CD changer and steering wheel-mounted controls; many of these features are optional on the 2.5 S and 3.5 SE. The performance-oriented Altima SE-R has all of the above features, plus an even firmer suspension than the 3.5 SE. It also has 18-inch wheels with summer tires, bigger brakes, unique gauges, dark chrome trim, sport seats and HID headlights. The only major stand-alone option for the Altima is a DVD-based navigation system.

2006 Highlights

Changes to the Nissan Altima for 2006 are limited to package revisions and the addition of optional satellite radio.

Performance & mpg

The 2.5 Altima models are powered by a 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder engine rated for 175 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque (170 hp and 175 lb-ft in PZEV states). The base 2.5 takes a five-speed manual transmission only, but 2.5 S buyers have their choice of the manual or a four-speed automatic. The 3.5 SE, 3.5 SL and SE-R come with a 3.5-liter V6. In the 3.5 SE and SL, this engine cranks out 250 horses and 249 lb-ft of twist. Tuning enhancements on the SE-R push horsepower and torque to 260 and 251, respectively. Transmission choices include a six-speed manual and a five-speed automatic on 3.5 SE and SE-R models; the 3.5 SL comes with an automatic only.

Safety

Four-wheel antilock disc brakes are standard; ABS is standard on the SE-R, 3.5 SL and automatic-equipped 3.5 SE and optional on all other Altimas, except the base 2.5. Also optional are front-seat side-impact airbags and full-length side curtain airbags. Traction control is optional on V6 automatic models only. In government crash tests, the Nissan Altima received a perfect five stars for driver and front-passenger protection in frontal impacts. An Altima without side airbags earned three stars for side-impact protection. In IIHS frontal offset crash testing conducted by the IIHS, the Altima received the top rating of "Good."

Driving

Both engines render the 2006 Nissan Altima fun to drive, and its capable suspension gives the Nissan car a more sporting character than most family sedans. True enthusiasts will want to check out the Altima SE-R performance model as it offers the most aggressively tuned suspension.

Interior

The dashboard features a sporty three-pod instrument layout and an uncluttered center stack. The steering wheel offers tilt and telescoping adjustment. Both the front and rear seats are comfortable and roomy, and the trunk has a generous 15.6-cubic-foot capacity.


Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2006 Nissan Altima.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

172,000 miles and no problems
miktyler,02/10/2014
I bought my Altima in 2009 with 40,000 miles on it. It's now at 172,000 miles and still runs perfectly. It has been driven very hard the entire time I have had it. I drive the car 100mph+ on a weekly basis and it has never failed me. All I have done is change the oil every 3000 miles. I've had to replace the brakes a few times which has more to do with how I drive than anything else. I would highly recommend an Altima to anyone who is looking for a dependable vehicle. It's not the fastest or best handling car on the road but it is more than capable of anything you would need. Only complaint might be that it handled poorly in the snow when I used to live in Michigan.
love at first drive..
Harley,07/09/2015
I planned on buying a civic si later that day but I was strolling through dealerships with my sister checking out various cars for no reason. I drove past the Altima and she mentioned it and I backed up. I started checking it out and I slowly liked it more and more. The dealership owner let me test drive it. I accidentally peeled out leaving the dealership and was very impressed with the power. The drive sealed the deal for me. I bought it yesterday and I'm still smiling every time I walk up to the car. It's fast, comfy, decent on gas for the power it has. The stereo is the best I've heard so far. It has a nice security system and drives so smooth. Passing people on the highway or getting to highway speed is no problem At all. She only has 70k on her and besides a few cosmetic flaws, it's a 10-10 condition. I love this car.. Its a secret sports car that's still a 4 door and it feels almost like a luxury car.
Excellent
gh81,04/28/2011
I brought my 2006 Altima 2.5 S last year with 76000km on the clock, now it is just off 100000km. So far I'm impressed. It's been 100% reliable and great to drive. It's not a ground breaking car but I like it, and look forward to driving it every day. I would have purchased the 3.5 had I been able to, but the 2.5 has enough guts to make it fun to drive. If I could change anything about it I'd make the engine and transmission a bit smoother, and put more feel in the steering. I would completely recommend this car. When I eventually sell it I will almost definitely be buying the 2007 onwards model.
Truely A Great Car
Juve,06/08/2016
I've seen all these reviews for sometime, had to add to it. Got mine in 08 with 35k, now it at 172k and still running great. No major issues, just normal wear and tear having to change shocks recently along with the back calipers. I hope to get another 100k. Definitely a great car to get if you are looking for something for your college kid , can find cheap good deals for it.
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Features & Specs

MPG
21 city / 27 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Gas
175 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG
18 city / 27 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
250 hp @ 5800 rpm
MPG
18 city / 27 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
250 hp @ 5800 rpm
MPG
21 city / 29 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
175 hp @ 6000 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver3 / 5
    Passenger3 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    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
    Poor
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Acceptable
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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Used 2006 Nissan Altima Overview

The Used 2006 Nissan Altima is offered in the following submodels: Altima Sedan. Available styles include 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 4A), 3.5 SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A), 3.5 SL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A), 3.5 SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5M), 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M), 2.5 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M), 3.5 SE-R 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A), and 3.5 SE-R 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6M).

What's a good price on a Used 2006 Nissan Altima?

Save up to $110 on one of 4 Used 2006 Nissan Altima for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $3,995 as of11/12/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from4.6 to 4.6 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2006 Nissan Altima trim styles:

  • The Used 2006 Nissan Altima 2.5 S is priced between $3,995 and$4,900 with odometer readings between 105936 and159413 miles.
  • The Used 2006 Nissan Altima 3.5 SE-R is priced between $5,495 and$5,495 with odometer readings between 128811 and128811 miles.

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