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2007 Nissan Altima

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  • vikariousvikarious Posts: 15
    Killer chasing you? Reach for the door and press a button to start the car. Flip 'em the bird while driving off; someone with keys would already be dead.

    This was really why I went with the Altima. I thought "I really need a car that will get me away from killers, and fast." Being able to give them the finger while driving away was just a bonus!

    I love my push start. Sure, it seems gimmicky, but its still awesome. I always feel like I'm starting up a smokin' hot rocket or something. And I tend to lose my keys, so never having to take them out of my purse is SO fabulous.
  • dannyrdannyr Posts: 12
    Well I didn't realize that there's a key inside the FOB so that addresses that concern but I'm not buying your cell phone argument because Nissan itself has stated that only "some model" cell phones affect it. That tells me it's got something to do with other than simple radio waves or all phones would affect it and it also ensures that it doesn't guarantee future protection.

    As for remembering what pocket to put keys and cell phones. I don't know about you but wear I live we have something called summer for 3 months a year where I don't where a jacket most times so I'm putting phones, wallets and keys in my shorts and if you're talking on your phone it's a little much to have to think every time you talk on the phone "OK now put phone if left shorts pocket" after hanging up. If you have kids then you know what it means to be distracted a gazillion times a day so forgive me if I'm not paying attention and put my cell phone back in the "big no-no" pocket and god forbid if someone calls me while it's rubbing against my FOB.(there's a joke in there somewhere) My wife is distracted at the best of times and to expect her to keep her phone and keys separated in her purse ain't gonna happen anytime soon and I'm sure she's not in the minority.

    If I pay 30K for a car I shouldn't have to worry about where I put my phone. Defend it all you want but plain and simple no one should have to worry about it. In a year's time Nissan won't be so nice about replacing your zapped keys and will start charging for it.

    If Nissan can make CVT's and these push button starters then it's kind of silly that they didn't bother ensuring that their FOBs work properly in all circumstances so until they do it's a silly gimmick.
  • jd10013jd10013 Posts: 779
    Nissan itself has stated that only "some model" cell phones affect it.

    I will try to make this as simple as I can:
    All cell phone use 1 of 2 types of signals. GSM and CDMA. the GSM type is what cause the problem. that type of signal is used by cingular and T-Mobil. the rest use CDMA

    In a year's time Nissan won't be so nice about replacing your zapped keys and will start charging for it.

    Nissan has already made a new fob that will not be affected by either signal. the issue for future buyers will not exist, and current owners will have their fob's replaced in about 3 months.

    To reiterate what I said before, you don't appear to know what your talking about, and if your that dead set against "gimmicky" cvt's and key fobs, go buy something else. nobody here (that I've read) is trying to talk you into buying an altima.
  • bill_dingbill_ding Posts: 6
    Even before I had this car, I always had my phone in my left pants/shorts pocket and my keys in the right. Spring, summer, fall, or winter. Summer feels like it lasts 6 months here. But I suppose I may be a little anal, as I like things to have a home. I think I started doing that so I'd have evenly weighted pockets. Sounds weird, but if you have a loose set of pants on, it (uneven pocket weight) amplifies the experience. Now it's more of a force of habit than making myself struggle to remember which pocket should the keys go in, phone, gum, chapstick, wallet, etc... I am getting old, but not there yet.

    Re: "some model" phones... just remember, some phones can be provider specific. The iPhone is only with Cingular (atm), the Blackjack & Chocolate are only with Verizon, etc. It has been said that Cingular and T-Mobile phones are the culprits. They both use the same GSM transmission protocol (3G 850/1900 for Cingular & 3G 1900 for T-Moblie), so there you go. If I had to guess, I'd say the phones operating on the 3G 1900 frequency range are the ones causing problems. But that's just my theory.

    I'm not saying their isn't a problem with the fobs; in fact, I am worried about the hack-ability of these fobs. So if you want a reason not to purchase a Nissan, use that one.

    So I suppose a cell phone is a silly gimmick since they don't work in tunnels or 100ft underground... Or on the moon covered in chocolate pudding.
  • jd10013jd10013 Posts: 779
    I am worried about the hack-ability of these fobs. So if you want a reason not to purchase a Nissan, use that one.

    I wouldn't worry about that. just wait till you get your replacement fob and have to take the car back to the dealership to get re programmed. You'll find out how difficult it is to get a blank fob to work on your car :shades:

    expect the dealership to need 2-6 hours to do it.
  • They have the CVT, there's no need to add stupid gimmicks to separate them from the competition. Dumb,dumb. dumb.

    "You probably shouldn't buy an altima. when looking at new tecnology, there is always a chance for problems. its new, and hasn't been extensively used."

    Actually, the CVT has been used with the 3.5 on the Murano since it came out several years ago. That's a heavier platform than the Altima, so I'd think it's had plenty of field testing...
  • mm99mm99 Posts: 25
    It's official: 19.5 gallons (and a mile of walking to a gas station) needed to fill the tank after you've been stupid enough to run the car to a halt. This means the "zero miles to empty" warning shows when there is still about 2 gallons available.
  • rps1rps1 Posts: 13
    I can't believe how you people are moaning about cell phones and key fobs when this vehicle is so technologically advanced. Why don't you have your cell phones attached to your ear and keep the fob in your pocket? That works.
  • bill_dingbill_ding Posts: 6
    Ooops, I actually meant the system... But yeah, getting a blank fob and trying to hack into a car should be very hard. My fears are of 2 dudes in a van with a handful of laptops. Of course, it's probably easier to steal my neighbors Camry. ;)
  • greanpea68greanpea68 Posts: 1,996
    Dannyr come on down and buy the Nissan Altima :P You sound like you would be very happy in it! :shades:

    If your not buying a Nissan Altima because of Intelligent Key, you also might want to take BMW, Lexus, and Infinty off your list. Those are the first cars that come to mind when talking about intelligent keys.

    If you are in the market I have a 2001 Checy Impala with low miles if your interested :shades: :shades:
  • greanpea68greanpea68 Posts: 1,996
    Did I get your attention. I wouldn't worry so much about people stealing your Altima with a intelligent key thats been duplicated. Like it has been said before it can take 1-6 hours depending who is doing it. ALso you can only have it done with a computer from a nissan store. If someone is that much of a hack I believe they would be embezziling money out of a bank. It's much easier to steal a regular ingnition car car with a screw driver than it is with I-Key on Altima...

    Besides if your that concerned you should have Lo Jack or Guide Point. But there is something else.... Oh yeah INSURANCE.....
  • flightnurseflightnurse 35K feetPosts: 1,590
    I have a 07 Versa (yeah I know wrong group) but I've had my car for almost a year, and never have I had a problem with the FOB working. I have had problems if the FOB is behind my cellphone (Treo Smartphone) that it can not transmit the code to the car, but if I move the FOB from behind the phone, there is no problems...

    Also, the person complainting about the Intellikey, I love it, I dont have to handle my keys anymore to get in or start the car, its a gret safetly feature that should be standard in all cars...

    Tony
  • porlockporlock Posts: 1
    JD: Not doubting your word at all--that is a relief to me... but how do we know that GSM is the type phone that causes the problem? where is that documented? got a link? thks.
  • jd10013jd10013 Posts: 779
    JD: Not doubting your word at all--that is a relief to me... but how do we know that GSM is the type phone that causes the problem? where is that documented? got a link? thks.

    I don't think anybody knows for certain, Nissan isn't releasing the details, but I got my info from another message board dedicated to nissan vehicles (separate forums for different models and years). The people on it seem to know everything about nissan products. Being as they were right about every other aspect of the Ikey problem, I'm assuming they're right about GSM being the culprit. To give you an idea, they were discussing the Ikey problem about a month and a half ago. Long before anybody else had any idea. And, it does explain a great many things. The only real difference between any cell phone is the type of signal it uses. If you want the link, its

    link title

    A lot of good info, and knowledgeable people. you can find everything from what car wax is best, to how to put your car into diagnostic mode, and what all the hundreds of codes mean.
  • Boris2Boris2 Posts: 177
    I'm considering a 2.5 Altima with manual transmission later this year and I'm curious if anybody can share the real-life gas mileage experience? I usually tend to get better mileage than the sticker advertises, but one reason I'm considering trading in my Rodeo is not to go broke with $3.50+/gal.

    Also, how is 2.5 performs? Altima is pretty heavy car and I'm just wondering if 4cyl will be adequate for it. I live in CO, so mountains and high elevation makes a difference on performance.

    Thanks!
  • vikariousvikarious Posts: 15
    I have a 2.5 Automatic and I average about 28MPG - but I do mostly city driving. (I'd say 80%?)

    This past weekend I drove an hour to my cabin on the freeway, going 70-ish and got 34.5MPG. This tank I'm averaging 30MPG city/hiway.

    In the winter when I first got it, I was getting 24 with like 90% city driving.

    I think the 2.5's got plenty of power, but I live in MN so hills aren't even an issue, much less mountains.
  • Boris2Boris2 Posts: 177
    Thanks! I think Manual will get a little better mileage than automatic. But even 28MPG in the city is not bad at all, especially for a car that is somewhere between mid size and full size.
  • Boris2Boris2 Posts: 177
    Anybody know what the difference (if any) between 2006 and 2007 2.5 Altima (manual transmission)? They changed the body a little, but I can't figure out if anything else is changed mechanically.
  • dudleyrdudleyr Posts: 3,426
    The MT is now a 6 speed and gas mileage went up.
  • thegraduatethegraduate Posts: 9,731
    Anybody know what the difference (if any) between 2006 and 2007 2.5 Altima (manual transmission)? They changed the body a little, but I can't figure out if anything else is changed mechanically.

    The 2007 Altima is a complete redesign, not just a facelift. I imagine the vehicles behave quite differently from 06 to 07.
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