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2007 Nissan Altima

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  • Friend of mine works at Nissan and had a chance to take the 07 home for a couple of nights and said it is no comparision to the 06 model. More room, more power, MUCH quieter, and supurb ride. I think Nissan is going to kick some but with this model.
  • ecotrklvrecotrklvr Posts: 519
    I spent a little time looking over the Nissan lineup for 2007. Interesting to note that while the Altima is larger and more expensive than the Sentra or Versa, the EPA rating for all of them is in the mid-30's on the highway. The Altima gives just a little less than either of the smaller cars - maximum of 2 mpg less than the Versa! A real sport-economy sedan, with a six-speed (or CVT), with real room inside. Now that's gonna give Honda (and everyone else) a run for the money. I'll be at the Nissan dealer's early for this one.

    Another interesting item - the Sentra lists the same driver's headroom, and more driver's legroom, than the Altima! This could be quite a fun car as well.
  • late November or early December. I called around a few dealerships in the NYC metro area and they all told me the same thing...late Nov or early December. The Jersey City dealership told me it's because they still have a lot of 06's on the lot.
  • ray_h1ray_h1 Posts: 1,134
    Gosh - I wonder why that is... (Ironically, the crop of Altima 4-cyl engines built since March are probably the most mechanically bullet-proof in Nissan's history.)
  • cadellcadell Posts: 10
    I sat in it. You did not. This is my last post here. I was just trying to help.
  • My local dealer (central Washington state) said they were told the 07 Altimas are being held until January of 07 now. They guessed it was because there are a lot of 06's sitting around. I called Nissan and was told they are still releasing in November... I wonder if the dealer was confused with the new hybrid release date or if the PR person I spoke with on the phone has old info? Anyone else heard anything?
  • mf15mf15 Posts: 158
    As I said over in the midsize sedan thread, this is a terrible review for the new Altima. They use words like cheap and spartin for the interior, buck rogers tail lights,bucking from the over sensetive brakes. I would like to see more comments on the interier from people who have been in the new Altima in light of this review. If the interior is actually as bad as indicated then Nissan might be in trouble with this car,even before it hits the showroom, and I really would like to buy one. Old Mike
  • ecotrklvrecotrklvr Posts: 519
    Not a perfect review (preview?), but I do recall the C/D guy saying that it is a "pleasure to drive". I couldn't say that about the Camry.

    The pedal touchiness may be able to be tweaked prior to launch next month. At least the throttle response could be done in firmware - that could even be re-flashed at the dealer. The brakes - hmmm. I just hope Nissan doesn't keep making it so hard to get a 2.5S with ABS.
  • Based on the excerpt below it doesn't sound the review was that bad? Spartan fun I can deal with... especially if the exterior package looks as good in person as it does in the pics posted on that website a few posts back. I love the "Buck Rogers" tail lights... but come on they need to get with the times those are definitely "Buzz Lightyear" tail lights! :-)

    From the reveiw:

    In any trim level, the Altima is a pleasure to drive. The ride is sporty-firm without being too harsh or uncomfortable for long drives, and there is ample room inside for drivers of all sizes, XXLT included. The speed-sensitive power steering is never too light—as such systems often are—and offers road-feel on par with the best in the class, namely, the Honda Accord. The interior almost looks cheap, but details such as the contours in the dash mat above the three central air vents are just enough to save it. Instead of cheap, it comes across as spartan. The base inline four-cylinder has enough grunt to propel the car respectably, and a V-6 Altima is virtually guaranteed to cause fun.
  • flightnurseflightnurse Valley of HellPosts: 2,178
    In Automobile Mag they wrote the Altima interior is better then the 05-06 model.
  • Hi folks, I'm an 03 Accord coupe owner considering a replacement. Saw a spy shot of a new Altima coupe in another enthusiast forum; it looks somewhat interesting, having the new Altima's front and back ends with the mid-section (the notched C-pillar, especially) looking like the G-35's. Has anyone heard/read about this variant ? Pls. email me if you want a link to the other website.
  • dudleyrdudleyr Posts: 3,469
    Intrigued by the Altima, but that rear headroom looks terrible (and measures 4" less than in front. If I am buying a 4 door I want a useable rear seat. Does not look good right now. Style needs to take a backseat to function! ;)
  • ecotrklvrecotrklvr Posts: 519
    This is a worry for me as well. It seems that both the Versa and Sentra have better rear seat headroom! 4" less than in front may not be that bad, especially since the front of the Altima has great front seat headroom.

    I do spend all of my time in the front seat, though. And since it's more comfortable in the front for me, and since most 4-person groups have a range of sizes of people, it may still work better for me...especially if those 2 back seat passengers have lots of luggage.

    The smaller folks always will be more comfortable in airplanes than I will; perhaps this is my chance for revenge...j/k
  • From the pics I saw on this website http://www.familycar.com/RoadTests/NissanAltima/Photos2007.htm
    I didn't think the interior looked too bad. I thought the cloth was kind of plain looking (from the pics anyway) but I thought the leather interior looked pretty nice. I'm all over the map right now anyway ... I just bought an 06 Civic Si tonight! I've been trying to nurse my 99 Passat along for over a year now (first waiting for Subie Legacy to come out with folding rear seats only to have them drop my color choice for 07! Then I picked up on the Altima and thought I'd wait for it but my Passat is starting to make ominous noises in the steering column and front suspension. Then this used (1165 miles) 06 Civic Si turns up with an extended Honda Certified Warranty and I told my wife that I think I might buy it and trade it on an Altima when they eventually come out (if I really like the Altima). I told her I figured the most I might loose is $1000 on the trade in and I've got at least that much in repairs on my Passat. To my amazement she went along with the idea!
  • mf15mf15 Posts: 158
    For more info go to nissannews.com Old Mike

    The starting Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) for the 2007 Altima is $17,950 for Altima 2.5 with a refined 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine and 6-speed manual transmission. The Altima is again also offered with an advanced 3.5-liter V6 engine – starting at an MSRP of $24,000 for Altima 3.5 SE with 6-speed manual transmission.

    “The Altima 2.5 provides an incredible value for the money, with its starting MSRP only $200 more than the model it replaces – despite the new exterior and interior design, enhanced handling and performance, user-friendly technology and numerous other refinements,” said Bill Bosley, vice president and general manager, Nissan Division. “The new Altima follows the tremendous consumer response and sales success of the previous generation. No longer just an alternative in the segment, it has now become a true leader.”

    The new Altima is available in four other models: Altima 2.5 S with 6-speed manual transmission at $19,800; Altima 2.5 S with Nissan’s advanced Xtronic CVT™ (Continuously Variable Transmission) transmission at $20,300; Altima 3.5 SE with CVT priced at $24,500; and the Altima 3.5 SL with CVT at $28,400. An additional model, the 2007 Nissan Altima Hybrid is scheduled to go on sale in select markets in early 2007, with pricing for that model to be announced at a later date.
  • gene_vgene_v Posts: 235
    It is dificult to correlate the optional packages.
    But it is a start.
  • 14871487 Posts: 2,407
    It's actually pretty high if you look at the V6 models. The Technology package costs $6400 and includes everything in the leather and premium packages and that puts the car over $31k not including optional stability control. There are a lot features not standard on the 3.5SE model. I thought they would be a little more aggressive in terms of pricing but they decided to make all the good stuff optional.
  • guestguest Posts: 770
    Yes they went wild on the option pricing and deconted the SE from 05, such as no standard fogs or speed sensitive volume,possibly other things not sure. They may find out what VW found that the 36000 Passat or over 30000 Jetta dont't sell well. But their bread and butter is the 2.5S which has a reasonable price. Old Mike
  • jjx456,

    Car & Driver has been pro Honda & anti-Nissan for some time now. I wouldn't put much stock in their preliminary & prejudiced review. You will find a much more detailed review at www.nctd.com. They absolutely rave about the new Altima, especially in the V6 SL trim level. According to the editor, this new CVT is the type of transmission that Mercedes & BMW has only dreamt of, but never succeeded in building.
    Nissan's best in class engine gets about the same epa mileage as Honda's V6, but will literally run circles around it. Not only does the Altima have 26 more horsepower, but it also has a much better transmission than either of Honda's transmissions, the 6 speed manual or 5 speed automatic. NCTD goes on to say that this is the classiest interior in it's price range.
    The reviewer points out that Nissan now has the best navigation system available in the mid size segment. Not only does it have voice activation, but real time traffic routing.
    As for trunk capacity, the Altima tops the class once again with 17.9 cu ft, a whopping 3.8 ft more than Honda. Furthermore, Nissan's splits 40/60, whereas Honda is all or none.
    Let's not forget about the base 4 cylinder engine, either. Nissan has a clear win over all rivals with epa estimates of 26/34 and 175 horsepower. You can have your cake and eat it too. (Most power & highest epa estimates.)
    One final note. Nissan has increased their sales moreso than any other auto manufacturer in North America for the last five years. It's true they have taken a hit in the last year, but with several all new products coming out this year such as Versa, Sentra, Altima, Maxima, & a newly revised Infiniti G35, Nissan is set to make yet another comeback. Their market capitalization (the total value of a company's outstanding shares of stock) is second in the world only to Toyota at $105 billion. (Honda's is about $65 billion & General Motors is $17 billion.)

    San Antonio Steve
  • guestguest Posts: 770
    Great review! I want one, probabley a 2.5SL with ABS. Disapointed that the 2.5 won't have stability control.
  • carguy58carguy58 Posts: 2,303
    "One final note. Nissan has increased their sales moreso than any other auto manufacturer in North America for the last five years."

    Toyota has increased as much as Nissan did from 2002-2005 in terms of sales in NA.
  • 14871487 Posts: 2,407
    The new issue of MT has a brief road test of the Altima, they liked it but werent blown away by any means. 0-60 was 6.6secs for a 3.5 SE with CVT auto. They indicated the car wasnt quite as changed as it should have been considering the competitiveness of this segment.
  • guestguest Posts: 770
    0-60 in 6.6 secs is more than I need or want.
    Reviewers bring their own bias to the publication.
  • I just received a call from the Jersey City, NJ dealership telling me they have some 2007 altimas in stock now and will be going on sale this saturday. He didn't go into detail but he did say they are going to be having some lease deals on it.
  • guestguest Posts: 770
    In St Louis tomorrow.
  • While measuring the 0-60 of a family car (that what most of us will use it for) is great; the quality of ride should be superb based on comments from some Nissan folks. With today's gas prices, 0-60 in 6.6 will get expensive in a hurry but you have to live little.
  • mazda6smazda6s Posts: 1,901
    Anyone have a link to pricing?
  • abc03abc03 Posts: 1
    I just test drove an 07 2.5S with the SL package & ABS. Sweet ride! Much different looking in person. It has the kind of fat back end look of the Maxima. The push button start is really cool, but the best thing is the CVT trans. It shifts with NO jerking motion at all. Unbelievable for a 4 cyl. If you have the radio up loud enough you can take off from a red light, floor it and be at 65mph and not feel it shift once. They said they would sell it for sticker, $25K, HA! They coulden't give me a lease price because they had to call Nissan for the rate & resid. Going back tonight to see what they tell me. I will update...
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