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Stylish Ride.....But
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By James
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2010 Nissan Altima 2.5 S 2dr Coupe (2.5L 4cyl 6M)


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I've owned quite a few cars of all makes and models, and the Altima SL is one of the more stylish vehicles out there for the money. It comes with many options standard that you would pay extra for on Hondas or Toyotas. The ride and performance are decent for the cost. Having owned the other Japanese vehicles, I thought I'd give the Altima a try since I really like the body style.
With all that said....I did nothing but basic routine maintenance on my Civic amd Corolla up until both were sold with about 200K miles on each. My Altima has just turned 68K and has been in the shop 3 times for things such as....belt pully assembly failing, front axel replacemrnt, rotor replacement. Thank god I purchased the extended warranty which covered most of the exspense.
Aside from the inconvienance, it is a nice riding car. The local Nissan dealership has been great to deal with. While I'll probably keep the vehicle until time for a replacement.....not sure I'll buy another Nissan?


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Beware of the CVT
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By considerate128
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2010 Nissan Altima 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT)


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Bought this car used with 50k miles on it. After about 6 months I noticed a rattle sound from the transmission at low speeds @1,500 rpms. I did some research and it sounds like it's a common thing for their transmissions. I was very disappointed and the cost to repair looked to be steep. I knew there were mixed opinions about the transmission and I wanted to give it a chance. Last Saturday a truck rear ended me, totaling the car. It may be a blessing in disguise due to the transmission needing repair and I was able to go out and get something else. I will not buy another Nissan again if it uses the CVT technology.


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Spacious, well built cabin Interior/exterior design Keyless entry Push button start


Worst Features

CVT is still very questionable technology


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Built to a price
5 of 8 people found this review helpful
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By wbed
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2010 Nissan Altima 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT)


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I am getting increasingly worried about keeping this vehicle. At 74,000kms/50,000 miles I have incurred a repair bill of $2,400 for the replacement of the power steering pump and rack. It was conveniently just out of warranty. Never in an accident. The transmission reliability scares me as Nissan go out of their way to make it impossible to
have anything fixed under warranty. Nissan has slipped down the JD Power survey to the high teens as they are building cheaper and cheaper cars. You now get the reliability of a domestic with the parts cost of a Japanese car. Worst of both worlds. Be prepared for negative equity as there's a flood of these on the market - resale is really low.


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It's blue.


Worst Features

Buy a Hyundai or equivalent brand that is trying to build a reputation for reliability. Nissan is on the descendancy.


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Reliable, roomy, & fun 4dr sedan
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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By jona57
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2010 Nissan Altima 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT)


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After much research, I bought 10 Altima loaded with SL package.
Well-balanced near-luxury sedan with these options.
Smooth, quiet ride but also sharp handling (for family sedan) and fun to drive.
After 4+ trouble-free years, my worst complaint (as for most midsize cars) is that front passenger seat is not height adjustable.


Best Features

Handling Fuel economy Quiet Smooth ride Versatile cargo capacity w/fold down seat Bose stereo


Worst Features

FULLY adjustable front passenger's seat. More rear seat headroom for tall adults.


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Beware of brakes!
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By ireners
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2010 Nissan Altima 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT)


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My daughter and I owned the same car.
Both of them needed new rotors with under 20,000 miles even though pads were in great shape.
$600 repair, not covered by warranty as brakes are considered a wear and tear item.
Discussed issue with service mgr. and was told that this is a very common problem with Altimas.
Buyer Beware!
Traded mine in for a Honda.
Would not buy another one. Nissan is aware of problem, but won't correct it.


Worst Features

Redesign of braking system. Recall to repair brakes at Nissan's expense.


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