2013 Nissan Altima Consumer Review: WARNING - DO NOT BUY!!!

2013 Nissan Altima - Consumer Review

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By dwlund on


2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl CVT)


Purchased 2013 Altima August 2012 - my first (and last!) Nissan. Nothing but problems. Vibration/rumbling at 1500 rpm's a nightmare. In for service on 4 different occasions - dealership would never admit to problem - stated it was characteristic of CVT. Went to Nissan HQ - they finally admitted there was a problem. Referred me back to dealership to replace belt and tensioner. Worked ok for several hundred miles, then vibration returned. Could not take any more. Traded it in for a 2013 Toyota Avalon - took a loss, but hated the car. Also had problem with heated seats, wind noise protruding from side-view mirror, noise from power steering. In other words - a real lemon!!! Nissan the worst!!!

Best Features

Loved the exterior/interior - top of line 4 cylinder with all bells and whistles (SL). Very comfortable seats and good gas mileage.

Worst Features

Admit there are problems - transmission, heated seats, wind noise, power steering - and resolve them to satisfaction of owners.
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By gski1
on 09/12/13 07:44 AM (PDT)

Same problems and more here. Can't wait to get out of it. Such a shame, on paper it's the best deal on the market. Visually inside and out it's sexy as hell. I'm so very sad :(

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