2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT)
My husband bought our 2013 Altima in 2016 from a Nissan Dealership. Since then, this car has been in the shop at least 4 maybe 5 times (pretty bad that it's so many times that I can no longer keep count). The first three times, it was in the shop were within in month period. The transmission kept failing, and the car wouldn't start. The first time it started failing, I was driving on the highway and was unable to pick up speed. Was pretty sure I was going to die. Nissan's engineers looked at it and failed to fix it two times because the problem kept happening. I guess the third time was the charm. But they were happy to take our money each time just the same. One of the times, my husband was driving the car to the dealership to get the problem addressed and it stalled out while he was taking a left turn. He nearly got killed because a car was coming. The transmission, slow to pick up, picked up at the last second. Since then, the car has seemed fine aside from the minor annoyances, such as the bluetooth randomly not working, the screen going wonky, the speakers sounding bad, and the tire pressure being all over the place. Nissan gave us a car with paper-thin break pads (we totally could have died), a small hole in one of the tires, and a shitty transmission. Now, the car jerks back and forth when accelerating and decelerating (but only from time to time). Nissan was happy to drive it around, waste our gas, say nothing was wrong, and take another $250 for doing NOTHING. 2013 Nissan Altimas are LEMONS. DO NOT BUY ONE. It costs more in fixes than the car is worth. Also, screw Nissan too. Buy a car from anyone else.
2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 SV 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT)
The Altima does what you'd expect it to do, it gets from point A to point B. It does this without any extra special anything, except gas mileage, that I would say is it's most redeeming quality...which is a big one and the main reason I bought the car. I have 136K on it, so I've spent a lot of time behind the wheel. I have replaced the rear brakes and I'm about to replace the front...yes the rear wore through first. I have also replaced, the door handle, yes the door handle broke from the inside...it's plastic in there I'm told. The largest replacement cost was the A/C compressor...over $1000, so that's offsetting all those fuel gains. So if you are looking for a car that just gets the job done, you've got a good candidate here.