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Nissan Altima

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  • i have an se-r. just got it about 1 1/2 months ago.
    i originally wanted the g-35 but went w/ the s-er had more options for the money. i love the car BUT IT IS AN ACCIDENT WAITING TO HAPPEN IN SNOW/SLUSH. This is a car that u would have to buy rims and snow tires for. That to me is the only down fall. Good luck.
  • mrsermrser Posts: 9
    I've had my SE-R (6 speed)for a year now and it's been great so far. This car handles differently from the SE. MUCH tighter and with the standard tires they are VERY sticky. If you live in an area where the roads are bumpy, you probably won't be happy with this car. As mentioned before, if you plan on driving in snow, snow tires are a must.
    As with any FWD car with this amount of power, there is plenty of torque steer.
    The sound from the exhaust is wonderful! It sounds a lot like a Z.

    Be sure and take one for a long test drive before purchasing.
  • jdh5jdh5 Posts: 9
    Has anyone recently purchased any used Altimas at an auto auction? I'm curious what prices I might expect to find at an auction on 2002 models with standard options & around 50-75K miles. Can anyone help me out with this question?
  • opprmnopprmn Posts: 1
    Just put 2k miles on mine. Love it so far. Very quick and lots of fun to drive. Plenty of trunk and interior room.

    Huge difference in feel from the SE -- I was amazed when I test-drove the SE-R.

    Only downside (for me) is the sound system. I'd be happier if the 6-disc changer and sat radio was optional and I'd like an aux input for my iPod. Don't get me wrong -- it sounds great; just wish it was a bit more flexible.
  • I am looking into purchasing a 2006 2.5 with the special edition packages. I also want a leather interior, but the only way to get that is with the SL package. However, the dealer suggested that the cloth could be removed and they could have leather installed for a cost of around $1200. And he said the leather would carry the 3 yr./36,000 mile warranty from Nissan as well. Can this true? All your thoughts are welcome.

    Thanks,

    Steve
  • brandy06brandy06 Posts: 7
    I have a 2.5s but it is a special edition I have not seen one of those yet around town. I live in the sparrows point area
  • maxamillion1maxamillion1 Posts: 1,467
    :D Per Autoweek.com

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    Looks similar to my own Altima...just new door handles, new tails and supposedly a WHOLE-NEW interior!

    I hope so. Can't wait until NYIAS
  • suyashsuyash Posts: 1
    I just bought the exact same car you are talking about. 2.5S with special edition. I personally feel its better not to add any aftermarket stuff. I wanted a sunroof but the package with alloy wheel and sunroof was a $1300 option which I could not afford. The dealer offered to put in a aftermarket sunroof. I was a bit skeptical on that as if it leaked it would be quiet a hassle to get it fixed. Anyway, I personally feel that if you can afford it go with the next trim level.....I believe its the 2.5SL
  • raychuang00raychuang00 Posts: 541
    ...Is the fact we may see CVT automatics used on this model for the first time.

    Now don't laugh--Nissan has already said that they will offer CVT automatics on a wider scale starting with the 2007 US-market models (note both the 2007 Sentra and 2007 Versa will offer CVT's), and Xtroid CVT (which combines a CVT belt-drive system with a torque converter) has proved it can handle the power of the V-6 engine in its application on the Murano "crossover" SUV. I wouldn't be surprised that the I-4 Altimas use the CVT automatic and the V-6 Altimas use a conventional six-speed automatic.
  • maxamillion1maxamillion1 Posts: 1,467
    Per Nissannews.com the 07 Altima and Maxima will have CVT engines...Ghosn states that all 07 Nissan sedans will have CVT engines...except the Quest.
  • statecatstatecat Posts: 10
    We are looking at the '06 Altima's.

    My question to current 4cylinder Altima Owners: What kind of fuel mileage are you getting compared to the ratings?

    Thank you for your help.
  • raychuang00raychuang00 Posts: 541
    Ghosn states that all 07 Nissan sedans will have CVT engines...except the Quest.

    WOW! :surprise: It will be very interesting to see if American car buyers will take to the "slipping clutch feel" of CVT automatics on the Nissan automobiles. One thing we should watch is that don't be surprised that within a year the Quest also switches to CVT, probably using a beefed-up version of the Murano's CVT unit.
  • altnotaltnot Posts: 1
    There was a recall on the Nissan Altima, about stalling engines you may want to check the recall, something that deals with the fuel chip.
  • I came to the same conclusion as you. I just purchased a 2.5S with the SL package.

    FWIW, I contacted Nissan USA on the aftermarket addition of leather to a cloth interior. They fully endorse it and I was told it does not effect the existing warranty.
  • My nissan altima is only 60,000 miles and the engine is brake down. It costs me about $2,000. When I took the car from the dealer and on the way home, I found my signal light is broken, and went back to the dealer, they said they did not touch the signal light. After I insisted they did something to my car, they checked it out and found the signal light was loosen and disconnected.
    Even worse, I brought my car for maintence service. they charged me $580 for a lot of unnecessay service, I was trying to talk to the manager about the complaint. The guy who is the manager charged my credit card told me that there is no manager available now. After I paid $580, he gave me the key and said the car is outside. I went out and could not find my car, came back asked if somebody can show me where is my car. the manager screaming at me said I have to find it by myself. I was upset about it because my baby is waiting outside crying and they even can not show my there is the car. I tried to get his name. He gave me his bussinese card and he is the general manager. I was shock. After he gave me the card, not only did not show me the car but told me to get out of there and almost hit me. I have never seen anything like this before. I would never buy a Nissan car and go to Nissan service.
    Joe
  • ray_h1ray_h1 Posts: 1,134
    Why ever would you leave an unattended baby outside?
  • I just got a 2006 altima special edition a little over a week ago. So far I love it. I was just wondering what you thought of yours and what kind of gas mileage you get.
  • 33853385 Posts: 1
    HELP...i drained the oil out of my 2003 altima, when i went to pop the hood open, the cable broke! Anyone know of a way i can get it opened?
  • mf15mf15 Posts: 158
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    I do not see the 07 Altima thread after the change of the forums format. Thanks Old Mike
  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    Here 'tis: 2007 Nissan Altima. You can also get to it by going to the main Altima group link.

    Enjoy!
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