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Great used car purchase
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By Kevin OBrien
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2012 Nissan Altima 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT)


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Bought this car used in 2015 with only 10,000 mi. on it. I now have 54,000 on it and its been a Great buy so far. The only thing I have done to it other than oil changes is a brake job at 48,000 mi. my only complaint is that the seats are not as comfortable as my 2005 altima.


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The most reliable car I’ve owned.
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By R Brown
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2012 Nissan Altima 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT)


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After 6 years and 165,500 milesaside from oil, tires, brakes (scheduled maintenanvpce) the only issue I had was a failed air conditioner compressor and a door lock that would occasionally stick. Still runs and looks great.


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Nice until you have to repir it
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By As0910
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2012 Nissan Altima 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT)


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Altimas are known for having high miles from us owners driving them soo much. Interior space is great you can have all shape and sizes inside with no real issues a big plus if you have kids with car seats. Since we got ours “certified preowned” low miles its always done a wierd vibration when running especially if the ac is on dealer says its nothing but my 2007 altima never did it. Since we have had it (11/2013) we have had to replace 2 racking pinions 2 mast flow air sensor which in that instance the dealer charged 500.00 when the part alone at autozone was like 100.00 if that but since it wasnt a “nissan” part of course they suggested to replace it in order to reset the cars computer so the check engine light would go out. Mind you we arent done paying it and it wouldnt even pass smog last year in order to change the plates. We have owned from Xterras to pathfinders to frontiers as well as a sentra we WERE die hard nissan until this one now we are AVOIDING nissan AT ALL COST!!!! -side note the darn car couldnt make it to vegas without loosing power 2 years ago coming from Southern California imagine that seeing a beat up bucket just passing you buy as your semi new altima can even make it up the hill-the drive was only 3 hrs which turned into 5!!!


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DO NOT BUY AN ALTIMA
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By Jacob g
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2012 Nissan Altima 2.5 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT)


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Transmissions in altimas are terrible. Mine started to slip and i brought to dealer. told me it would be 4k out of pocket for new transmission and no recalls. there alot of reviews of people having bad trannys in the 2012 models and nissan is doing nothing about it


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nice ride not so good economy
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By Carlos Balerdi
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2012 Nissan Altima 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT)


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The ride is soft, does not vibrate, feels comfortable nice viewing in all directions, engine is reliable, not too powerful, needs some warming in the cold days. The economy is not as good as would like it, but while the gas is reasonably priced is not expensive, but is a worry for the time when gas price will jump. Had to replace rotors and calipers at 60 k mi, original parts from Nissan are expensive, you have to rely in oem manufaturers, the Nissan service is very expensive as well. Better look for alternatives once the warranty is over. The braking is not very good in the snow, the brake pads tend to block for some reason. Other than that the braking performs well if you tend to push it to the limit, is a heavy car.


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