2008 Nissan Altima Consumer Review: CVT gone at 50k. Wheel bearing

2008 Nissan Altima - Consumer Review

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CVT gone at 50k. Wheel bearings at 40k, radio
By elijahwww on


2008 Nissan Altima 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT)


Overall, this car was not a good choice for my wife. She had very annoying issues with it almost immediately with the automatic light shutoff and battery dying on her at the airport. In 2009 she used AAA 7 times. In 2011 we replaced wheel bearings, exhaust shield came loose, and radio would become unresponsive on random occasions - light would dim and volume controls would only cycle 6 and 7.
Then in 2012 at 51k, the tranny goes. Yes, Nissan came through and forked over $5k towards replacing it as well as some other outstanding recall and emmision problems. Thanks for that. From a simple, cheap car all she wanted was decent reliability, at least up to a respectable 80k. But tranny at 51k. No

Best Features

It fits my son's car seat much better than our BMW 335. We can actually have a family ride with both adults at the front.

Worst Features

The car blows cold air for way too long while it's warming up. The doors lock with keyless entry only when all the doors are shut. Just check what the Germans did and plagiarize.
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