2006 Nissan Altima Consumer Review: Fantastic Performer/4dr combin

2006 Nissan Altima - Consumer Review

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3.5 SE-R Sedan (3.5L V6 6-speed Manual)

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Fantastic Performer/4dr combination
By Davetek on


2006 Nissan Altima 3.5 SE-R 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6M)


Car has been absolutely reliable so far, and I've about 80K on the odometer. The VQ powerplant never disappoints; there is ample torque everywhere so shifting is minimal. The handling is fantastic, turn in is very sharp and mid-corner is almost neutral with slight understeer. Brakes are equally good, minal nose dive and sports car stopping distances. On the highway I usually average better than 30mpg, with 23-25mpg in the city. The 6spd manual is "stik-stik" perfect, but the throws are a little long. Pedals are placed nicely for heal toe downshifts. Performs reasonably well in the snow too, obviously winter tires are recommended.

Best Features

The Engine, chassis and brakes here simply do not disappoint, yet nothing here is too overbearing to make anyone fear the daily commute.

Worst Features

The clutch is slightly heavy for stop and go traffic, and the 18inch wheels are very susceptible to curb rash. Also the passenger seat could use a bit more lumbar support.
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