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The jury is still out
2 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By tmagman1
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2010 Nissan Altima Sedan 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT)


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I read many reviews on this website, and saw where the Altima received really good ratings. I bought the basic model a few months ago. So far I can't say I'm impressed. If you need horsepower, you better keep looking. You won't find it with this car. And with the unique transmission that seems to gear down on take off, the car seems to have even less horsepower. If you need to step on the gas, get ready for a loud roar from the engine noise. It ain't pretty. Sounds like a darned airplane about to take off. I purchased the car brand new. You know the economics of buying a new car, so I'll lose my big time if I trade.


Best Features

Easy steering. Takes curves really well. A quiet ride until you decide to accelerate.


Worst Features

I don't know how far the Altima has progressed over the years, but I can't believe the lack of horsepower. And I can't believe folks "love" this transmission. I swear it seems like this car is on its last leg when you hit the gas. I'm not trying to win a Nascar race, but geesh the hp is awful.


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Noises?
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By teacherman
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2010 Nissan Altima Sedan 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT)


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I only have 500 miles on it but notice when the car is full until ¬ĺ a tank I here a sloshing noise that results in a knocking sound when slowing down, backing up, etc in the rear of the vehicle. The sound seems to be the fuel moving around the tank, but it is quite loud, and usually results in a few knocking sounds each time I hear it. I do not even need to be traveling at high speeds to hear this noise. I have never heard anything like this on a vehicle and was wondering if anybody has had any similar experiences. I took it to the dealer and they hear the noise, but according to them it is common in the 2010 Altimas.


Best Features

Body style


Worst Features

Fix the loud noises from the rear!


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So Far, So Good
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By gerry
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2010 Nissan Altima Sedan 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT)


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Traded a Chrysler LHS for the 2.5SL -time to downsize. Got all the packages except navigation. The 4 cylinder is a little noisy on heavy acceleration, but has enough power. CVT surprised me - didn't think I would like it. End of year pricing was excellent.


Best Features

Styling, handling, ride. If you have a sun roof, get the wind deflector.


Worst Features

Should have power passenger seat, better interior trim.


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Love the car - but poor rear visibility
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By Peter
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2010 Nissan Altima Sedan 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT)


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I have owned the car for about 3-months (purchased the vehicle new in June 2010). So far, very pleased. It's very quiet and powerful on the road - and a very smooth transmission. Reliable (so far). As far as handling goes, I noticed the car is not as stable as my '01 maxima. The steering is aggressive, and the brakes are touchy which leads to a jittery drive for your passengers despite trying to drive conservative. The center console storage has a door which is annoying to use and doesn't lock down well (it pops up as you drive). Other than that, seats very comfortable. The rear seat is firm and flat, allowing a passenger to sleep easily if needed on a long trip.


Best Features

comfortable seats, smooth/quiet performance


Worst Features

Major - very poor rear visibility (Have to be careful - easy to backup into signs, other cars). Minor - internal storage doors (console and rear of shifter) need to be redesigned - its soft-touch door shock-absorbers broke, and the locking latch is too weak (pops up when hitting bumps)


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A few surprises
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By mbeach321
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2010 Nissan Altima Sedan 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT)


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I am basically happy with the car but there were a few basic features I was shocked to find were not included in this model (2.5S w/convenience pkg): folding side view mirrors; adjustable lumbar support (even with power seat); and ability to play MP3 file CD's in the standard radio. After driving the car for 3 months now I can say that I really dislike the Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) and hate the droning noise the engine makes on hard acceleration. Lesson learned: spend A LOT more time driving the vehicle before purchasing.


Best Features

Styling, roominess, instrument cluster, dashboard material & finish, great gas mileage.


Worst Features

Seat comfort (for long drives), more advanced std. Radio/CD, lumbar support, folding side-view mirrors, go back to normal non-CVT transmission, get rid of the goofy "space age" tail lights.


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