2008 Nissan Altima Consumer Review: Like Car But Has An Incurable

2008 Nissan Altima - Consumer Review

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2.5 S Sedan (2.5L 4-cyl. CVT Automatic)

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Like Car But Has An Incurable Bug
By Don on


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


I Generally like the car especially the gas mileage. Plenty of interior room, and trunk space. The only negative seems to be paring of the CVT transmission with a 4-cyl. engine. When starting uphill from a stop, particularly w/the A/C on, it feels like the engine is missing or that it is having difficulty shifting gears. I think it is the latter. I've taken it to the dealership 3 times, and they cannot find anything wrong and suggested I use a higher octane gas. That did not work (and defeats the purpose of buying a 4-cyl.). So, I use the shift control in the "manual" mode when going up a hill from a stop and do not experience the "missing" feeling.

Best Features

Gas mileage; body style; large trunk

Worst Features

More lower lumbar support in the front seats; inside temperature control that will "set" the temp., so that one does not have to continually "fritz" with the temp. control knob.
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