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  • indind Posts: 1
    I have a 2.5 SL. Love the car. Have a couple of problems...the wheel alignment is a little off..... noticed this about 15 days into my new car (at 'bout 2000 miles)..... The front passenger door lock would not operate with the remote. Hope to get these fixed in the next few days (dealer says both problems are covered by the manufacturer's warranty).

    Otherwise.....I'm thoroughly enjoying the car.

    Love the Bose audio, and the gauges
  • Hi, just trying to inquire if it's just my car. I recently experienced 3 months and now a year after owning my car, that my driver side window would not go down. The dealer fixed it the first time, and I' ma bout to take it them again. Also now my lcd light when I push my alarm button on my key fob, does not blink any more. The car is locked but you do not see the red light on the dash board. Has anyone had these problems before so soon on a fairly new altima, and if so discovered what the reason was for it. I hope I don't have a lemon as I adore my jada (my altima). Thanks..

    I love my car and would loveto get updates on anything any other altima owners can offer.
  • I have had my 02 Altima for 1 year 4 months. I love it, but today the Check Engine Soon light came on. I have check the manual and intend to go to the dealer tomorrow if they have an opening. Manual said make sure the gas cap is on.

    Anyone else have this problem?

  • I recently bought a 3.5SE altima with leather package and abs traction with front and rear airbags. Paid $26,100 invoice was $28,383. Was this a good deal or did I overpay

  • I had the same problem, my gas gauge read empty but I know I had more than 1/2 tank. After a few minutes the "check engine soon" light came on. I had to bring back to dealer diagnosed it with fuel pump assembly failure. My care is 2003 3.5 SE with 1200 miles (bought in September.)
  • I have a 99 GXE with no problems at all. Only thing I ever done was maintenance items! What a blessing.
  • gopacogopaco Posts: 1
    I am considering buying a new 3.5 SE. What is your opinion on the traction control system - nice to have, essential, waste of money? Can it be manually disabled?

    Thanks in advance for your response!
  • gsemikegsemike Long Island, NYPosts: 1,760
    Any car with that much power going through the front wheels needs traction control.
  • I am getting use to this site - And my new Altima 2.5s. As a 2002 Xterra owner I wondered what the Altima's RPM should be at 60 mph - about 3500? 70 - about 4,000, the acceleration is very good on the 2.5S. More comfortable than my 2001 Forester.


    My test drive was limited - to about 60 mph


    My wife's Xterra drops to about 2,500 - both automatic - figure it has over drive


  • No one responded yet?
  • maxamillion1maxamillion1 Posts: 1,467
    I have had my early 05 since March (almost a year, DARN) and it has been a pretty good car. I got the 2.5S with Conv. Plus pkg.


    If I could do it again, I'd get the SE with Sport Plus Pkg. or perhaps the Leather Sport Pkg.


    But I LOVE the styling....
  • Got the answer - shifter gate - push to right at 3D to goto D - drove for two weeks in 3D
  • make sure the transmission is in drive and not L3. I drove mine in the higher automatic gears and the only way I had rpms that high was in L3. Normally I don't hit anywhere near 3000 rpm until the car is a little above 75mph. Mine is a 2002 altima automatic, soon to be replaced by a new SE.
  • I recently purchased an Altima 2.5S. I am just wondering when the gas light comes on and the dte is blinking, approximately how many miles do I have to get to the gas station?
  • It all depends on the type of gas mileage you are getting.

    In my 05, I went for DAYS with that light on if I do around town back and forth to classes at college and such...but it almost caught up with me.

    The other day I went four days with that light on and when I FINALLY went to get some gas, I had to get over 18 gallons to fill up the I had less than 2 gallons left...

    So if its around town driving, I'd say one or two days..but if its highway might not want to wait more than one.

    My Altima does NOT get stellar gas mileage either...
  • gsemikegsemike Long Island, NYPosts: 1,760
    The car has an advertised 20 gallon tank but whenever the light goes on, the car needs about 16 to fill it up. Either it doesn't have a 20 gallon tank or they're playing it way on the safe side.

    I find my gas mileage pretty good on the highway but locally, where I average around 15mph, it can really drink it.
  • Its really got a twenty gallon fuel tank
  • locker4locker4 Posts: 3
    I think it depends somewhat on where you live, but according to my research that's a great deal.
  • locker4locker4 Posts: 3
    Anyone out there own a 2.5 S or 3.5 SE for awhile and can comment on what kind of mileage that are really getting. I know what Nissan says, but I want real world figures from both models.

  • locker4locker4 Posts: 3
    What kind of mileage do you get maxamillion1? and what do you consider stellar mileage? I'm thinking of buying a new Altima and want to make sure it isn't more of a gas hog than I thought.
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