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Nissan Altima



  • i reset the trip computer gas mileage thingy often. just hold it down. i average the mpg i obtain from those.
    usually around 18-22 city, and a little bit higher for freeway.
  • pacinpelopacinpelo Posts: 142
    I am in the market and love this car. Drove the SE-R, too much torque steer and howl, then noticed the traction control option was not there. I noticed also that I cannot find a 3.5 model that has the Traction Control (TCS). Realizing it as an option, most dealers say they do not do it because it puts the Altima too high in $$$$, next to the Max. For those that have a 3.5 give me your you have TCS ? IS it a big deal? It appears to be after lightiing up an SE-R's tires on test drive.

    I know when optioning out the Altima find myself on the SE close to $30K and now feel a sway to getting into a Base G35 sedan for a grand or two more to get the safety features the Altima lacks.......Advice????
  • jdartjdart Posts: 1
    My 2002 Altima 2.5 SL has a problem that has just started. After starting it will stall. Starts again immediately again and only does this occasionally. Anyone experienced this or have a any ideas on cause & cure? Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
  • aftyafty Posts: 499
    The trip computer does a cumulative calculation from the last time it was reset. If it hasn't been reset for a while, you're not going to see it change at all with highway driving. Just reset it when you're on the highway and you should get a decent estimate of your highway mpg.

    FWIW, I find the trip computer in my '02 is pretty optimistic. It reads a good 1-2 mpg higher than what I get calculating by hand.
  • nmtomcatnmtomcat Posts: 1
    Can someone recommend an aftermarket GPS to install in the dash of my 2005 Altima? I just bought it used, so didn't have a choice of getting an OEM GPS.

  • jqstudjqstud Posts: 1
    Hello. I own a 1997 Nissan Altima and I can say that this peice of work is a beast. This baby pulls me through all of the obsticals needed to get around in everyday life. There is only one things about my ride that bothers me.... I attend High School in Salem, Oregon, and most of our "girl population" owns the exact same car. Now I want to come off as a pimp, and this is hard to accomplish with these ladies. Is there anything that I can do to spice up my car a notch to bring more ladies to me because of my car without getting a new one? I don't want to follow the ladies....I want them to follow me. :( :confuse:
  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    Um, you might want to stop by our brand new Speed Shop: Tuning & Modification board and see what's cookin' there. But I don't think we have any place around here where the primary goal is to mod a car to come off as a pimp and get the ladies to follow you.
  • bklynguybklynguy Posts: 275
    If you want the girls to follow you, convince your parents to lease you a G35 (or at least a new Altima). Nothing else you do will change the situation, unless you're well-endowed. ;)

    BTW, that reminds me when I was watching the news a few days ago. They were talking about parents using GPS to track their kids when they drive. There was one family who bought their 16 year old son a new 2005 G35 Coupe. Damn, I was lucky to get a used car when I was 18. Fortunately, I can buy one now if I wanted to.
  • deltadartdeltadart Posts: 3
    Have been shopping for quite some time. Have driven two different SER"s, and one of them did seem to have more tire noise that the other. Feeling is that quality control at Bridgestone may be the culpret. Same day drove a 3.5 SE with mismatched tires, and thought I had driven a car with four snow tires! Seems that frame architecture may be a very easy route for the vibrations caused by the type of tire.

    Had my heart set on a Silver SER with the Red/Charcaol seats, but the dealer with that one in stock wants almost $1K more for one at another Silver SER with the Gray/Charcoal interior. Was informed that the Red/Charcoal is VERY difficult to get.

    Tested a Green 3.5 SE MSRP about $1K less than the SER. While most of the vehicles are identical, my heart goes with the SER.
  • deltadartdeltadart Posts: 3
    Forgot to include this with my previous message. Want to get an compass for the car, should I purchase. Found out a interior rear view mirror with compass can be purchased from the Nissan dealers parts department for about $280. The dealer want about another $250 in install. Any one out there know of an alternative?
  • gsemikegsemike Long Island, NYPosts: 1,760
    On the mirror, find out the MSRP of it as a factory installed option and insist on that price! I have the auto dimming mirrow with compass on my 03 2.5 S. I think that was about $250 as a factory installed option.
  • rayfeurrayfeur Posts: 6
    My Nissan Altima 2002 stalls all the time, as soon as it hits 2500 RPM.
    Per the Hudson Nissan the problem is being caused by the DashBoard Circuits..
    (Unified Meter) according to the Service Manager, it controls the RPMS and
    transmission, it sound like BS to me. Can anyone with knowledge of this help
    me out.They want 600.00 plus labor to replace it... 'm leasing ,
    why should I have to pay.

    This is the last Nissan that I buy.

    Year/Make/Model: 2002 NISSAN ALTIMA SE
    Body Style: Sedan 4 DR
    Engine Type: 3.5L V6 DOHC MPFI 24V
  • maxamillion1maxamillion1 Posts: 1,467
    I wish you the best with that situation.

    I have an 05, and I too think it will be the last Nissan I buy unless Nissan SERIOUSLY improves its quality.

    I love the styling..but it has some small knick knacks that bother me.
  • tjnsocaltjnsocal Posts: 1
    Im experiencing the same problem with my 2002 Altima. Unfortunately, I already have spent $1800 replacing parts and it still is stalling and not starting back up right away. Im curious if you ever recieved an answer what the problem was and how it could be repaired. I would appreciate any information you can relay to me to correct this problem. Thanks Tj
  • mottai1mottai1 Posts: 1
    I am planning to buy an 94 Altima GXE with 70K miles. The car has low mileage because the owner's wife had used the car to commute to her office which is 5 mts from home.

    I would like to know if the 94 Altima GXE has any potential problems. I am planning to buy this car. I am planning to take it to a mechanic. Is there something that I need to ask the mechanic to check it out...?

  • 2mgb2mgb Posts: 1
    My 94 Altima GXE will not start, First time I used Sheetz gas, been having a problem starting my car, Have heard from a few people that Sheetz gas messed up there cars. I put a new fuel filter in, car ran for 3 miles, the just lost power, started it after 10 minutes drove home, parked it in driveway, and it will not start, fuel pump is working fine. The car sounds like it is going to start, but just won't. As the car loses power it hesitates, then shut's right down. :cry: Love this car, never had a major problem. Car has 107,000 miles. Does anyone have any idea what it maybe.
  • jennkajennka Posts: 3
    Hey, Mine is a '97 Altima and I have had a new distributor, spark plugs, and fuel filter, and it's Still doing the funky surging/stalling! Especially when turning on the air conditioning. Any soltutions?!
    -Jennifer :confuse:
  • Do a google search for nissan, recalls, 2002. I believe there was a recall on OBDII controls on the 2002 Nissan Altimas. This may be the cause of your issues. I am not sure. Check it out though. If it was recalled they should replace it for free.
  • Jennifer,
    Make sure you also change your air filter. If air flow is inhibited it will continue to stall.
  • I have a 2000 Nissan Altima SE. I bought it new in August of 2000. I have about 56,000 Miles on the car now and it has been a great car up until this past January. Since January the Check engine light has been coming on and going off. It has been on stead for over a month. Since this time we have changed the plugs, wires and cap, and replaced the fuel and air filters. We ran the diagnostic initially and the only error was "multiple misfires". This continues to be the only error we receive. We have cleared the error every time we have worked on the car and once I run the car for a little while the check engine soon light comes back on. When the light is on the car idles rough and sometimes stalls. Does anyone have any advise or possible solutions to this ongoing problem?
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