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Nissan Altima Sedan 2008-2009

visualbangvisualbang Posts: 3
edited March 25 in Nissan
I can't seem to locate any information of the 2008 altima sedan online. I can only find information about the coup. I am looking to hopefully purchase one by the end of July. (I am in the Philadelphia region)
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  • jd10013jd10013 Posts: 779
    I don't think they're out yet. not much changes from the 2007's. all I know of as far as news, would be this:

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  • Knowing that you lose value on a car as soon as you drive it out of the lot, wouldn't it be better to buy a 2008 at this point?
  • I think it would be the BEST time to buy a 2007. The changes from 2007-2008 are superficial--you should be able to get a very good deal on a 2007, maybe even a rebate before year's end. There is also another dimension to consider, too. Provided you can find exactly the color and equipment combination you like still on a lot, say you drive 15,000 miles a year--buy your 2007 now, it will probably have a lower-mileage advantage over the other 2007's bought a year ago, helping reduce the amount lost on depreciation. A year from today, you will have a two-model-year-old car with 15,000 miles on it versus a one-model-year-old car with the same mileage if you buy the virtually idential 2008--in addition to the depreciation of the 2008 and likely no discount off the sticker. I'll admit I didn't follow my own advice, as I liked the 2007 so much, especially the CVT availability, I bought in December--I was very particular about exactly what colors I wanted for both exterior and interior, as well as equipment--I didn't want to wait 'till end of year when I might have had to settle on a compromise. As it was, my car still had to come from another dealership, 'tho not too far away.
  • maxamillion1maxamillion1 Posts: 1,467
    ...if you get the 3.5 models...but standard ABS for the 08 models would be well worth the wait over 07s because ABS is HARD to find on the 2.5S models.
  • terrriterrri Posts: 3
    I heard from Nissan USA that they are coming out middle of next month, but don't know if some states will get them earlier than others. Yes the changes are miniscule (ie # of coat hooks reduced).
  • fjerinafjerina Posts: 9
    I am interested in a 2008 Altima Sedan S model (since it will have ABS as standard) and I saw the color choices for the Altima Coupe. I hope more colors are offered for the sedan over the coupe. The color choices for the coupe are pretty limited. Also, I wonder when the brochures for the Altima Sedan will be available???
  • Last week a dealer here in St Louis took my deposit on a 2008 Altima sedan. The understanding is that it will be ordered for me tomorrow (1 Aug 08) and then be delivered in early Sept 08.
    My motivation for ordering an 08 was that dealers could not find an 07 with color Pebble Beach and with the SL package and the Connection package in this district.
    The contract specifies the same price as I had agreed to for an 07 (had they located one like I wanted) but I will not get the 0.7% financing.
  • jaxs1jaxs1 Posts: 2,697
    Does anyone know if stability control will be available on any 2.5 models? Only hybrid and V6 models have it available for 2007.
    The 2008 Accord will likely have it, so maybe Toyota and Nissan will increase availability on their sedans also.
  • gooddeal2gooddeal2 Posts: 749
    Based on Nissannews website, the '08 should be in the lot already or sometime soon.

    Nissan Announces Pricing on 2008 Altima Sedan [Aug. 7, 07]

    NASHVILLE (Aug. 7, 2007) – Nissan North America, Inc. today announced pricing on the 2008 Nissan Altima Sedan, which is on sale now at Nissan dealers nationwide. The all-new, totally redesigned Altima Sedan was introduced last year and is currently Nissan’s best-selling nameplate.

    Altima enters the 2008 model year with the addition of standard Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD, Diversity Antenna and available factory-activated XM® Satellite Radio (required monthly subscription sold separately).
  • bmcgivbmcgiv Posts: 2
    I have been looking at the 07's Altima and cant find one that is everything I'm looking for. I liked everything about the 3.5SE but noticed I couldnt get one with a moonroof without adding the spoiler which I do not want at all. So if I upgrade to the 3.5SL I can not get a manual transmission which is a must. My question is does anyone know if the new Altimas will have the same options packages and what will come standard? All I am looking for is a 3.5 Altima with a moonroof, manual and no spoiler. This has to be available right? I just don't want to buy one then get an after market moonroof either as I feel I should get what I want when I buy a brand new car. Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Thanks,
    Brian
  • amiramir Posts: 93
    i wana know if the altima sedan with bose audio lets u scroll through the mp3 playlist while listening a song and also does the garage door opener have 3 button or just one?
  • greanpea68greanpea68 Posts: 1,996
    My question is does anyone know if the new Altimas will have the same options packages and what will come standard? All I am looking for is a 3.5 Altima with a moonroof, manual and no spoiler. This has to be available right? I just don't want to buy one then get an after

    When you get the manual tranny in a 3.5 se and want a factory roof. You can only get it in what is called a "sport pkg" So you are out of luck. If you want the manual and a moon roof you have to get the spoiler. It is the only way it has come for years.
  • fjerinafjerina Posts: 9
    When will the 2008 Altima sedans be in the showrooms and when will the brochure be available???
  • greanpea68greanpea68 Posts: 1,996
    When will the 2008 Altima sedans be in the showrooms and when will the brochure be available???

    They are in showrooms right now.
  • cirrusscirruss Posts: 87
    I just bought myself an 08 2.5 SL, so the 08s are there now but the dealer might only have 10 or 20. As for options, they are pretty much exactly the same, but Nissan might sell the options differently than last year. For example, on the 07 2.5, you can get spoiler or fogs seperately, but the new Nissan website list the 08 2.5 with spoiler tied to the fog. Therefore you must get both. The prices on the base model is up like $280 but then ABS is now standard, so the price really didn't go up.
  • Thats what I figured. I may have to take a closer look at the coupes, think I can get what I want there, just not sure if I want a two door though. Oh well guess I need to get in em and find out, thanks for your help
  • jd10013jd10013 Posts: 779
    the biggest difference for 08 is ABS, floor mats, and splash guards now come standard.
  • yes the 08 altimas are out the only diff is the 500 rebate and rate my dealer i am at has about 40 already. noticed that nissan is following honda in the sense of window stickers for example the crash rating :)
  • Car_man, can you tell me what the residual % and money factor is on a new 2008 Altima 3.5 SL, automatic, without technology package ?

    I know the Base MSRP is $28,280 plus $625 destination, total MSRP $28,905.
    Invoice Base $26,204 plus $625 destination, total Invoice MSRP $26,829.

    I need to turn in my Infiniti FX35 lease by Sept. 17th, so I am in a hurry to shop out a lease deal as soon as possible. I will be leasing it under my business (C corp) in Connecticut. Any additional info that would be great!!!

    Thanks in advance for your help!!!
  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    Car_man probably won't see your post here, but he should see it in the other place you posted: amb_11, "Nissan Altima: Lease Questions" #381, 4 Sep 2007 5:30 pm.

    Welcome to CarSpace. Good luck - let us know how it works out!
  • kb124kb124 Posts: 60
    ABS is standard. I believe floor mats are not a standard inclusion (at least on the non-Hybrid). They are listed as a $175.00 option. Not sure about the splash guards.
  • godeacsgodeacs Posts: 481
    Looked at '08 2.5S today....splash guards NOT standard either.....
  • baba08baba08 Posts: 3
    I just purchased an 08 2.5 S last week, mainly because I had a gas guzzler and comute every day. The car had 400 miles on it when I got it,a dealer swap. Anyway, I checked the gas mileage on the second tank and got only 24.4 mpg! I am crushed. Does anyone know if it will get closer to the 31 mpg later?
  • I've been getting 25.5 MPG pretty consistently in mixed highway/city driving.
  • baba08baba08 Posts: 3
    Have you had the car for very long? I guess I would say my driving is mixed.. some city some highway.
  • ken75ken75 Posts: 52
    We purchased a 2008 Altima 2.5 SL in November and with 700 miles on it, the computer tells me yesterday that I am averaging 25.2 mpg in 60% city and 40% highway driving. Got a lot of breaking in to do, if that is still applicable on todays motors. I think this is pretty damn good and I should see low thirties on a highway trip. I would imagine that a good bit of this economy is due to the CVT. I think I'll keep it.
  • My 2008 Altima 2.5 SL has 2000 miles on it. I have a daily 24 mile commute to work each way so I am 90% highway miles at 50 to 60 MPH. I have yet to average below 30 MPG on a tank, and have had a couple of tanks where I averaged 31.5 MPG. I always set cruise control. I think this helps.
  • I've had it for 3 months and it has about 4000 miles on it. About 60% city, 40% highway.
  • baba08baba08 Posts: 3
    This tank is looking better... 29.8 mpg. It seems like the cruise does help. I have a pretty heavy foot and love to take off fast. But I'll be happy with that with my commute. It's usually 50% hwy and 50% city.
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