The car is comfortable, economical, and simple to repair. The rear seat folds down to increase the 14 cubic foot trunk to over 20 cubic feet. The cabin is unconfining and airy. Failed to get data, please try again. This makes the engine a little more flexible in all-around driving, particularly when it's allied with an automatic transmission, although we prefer the exceptionally precise five-speed manual. . Parts replaced were driver side axle, water pump, alternator and battery.
The '98 four-door has been an evolutionary development of the original concept rather than a revolutionary one. Failed to get data, please try again. This was an inexpensive job did it myself but very labor intensive. Driving Impressions Handling and ride quality also measure up quite well versus other small mid-size entries. Though an expensive strategy… Developing a niche in a tightly competitive market segment is not an easy task, but one that Nissan is becoming progressively more adept at. Regular maintenance performed and she stays happy and rewards you for it.
That adds up to value by any reckoning. If that was my only complaint with the car then it did fairly well. Obviously the better the road was the higher the speed. The car this week is the Nissan Altima. There is plenty of space - I regularly transported my bike by lowering the back seat. Some have more redeeming social values than others and some have considerably less. Summary Nissan has done some whittling to make the Altima even more financially attractive than it was before.
Everyone in my family from my Dad to my Daughter have driven this car for periods of times over the years and nothing mayor have ever happen to it , even the air conditioning works like new!!! This is typically measured in liters 3. You make your choice by price, performance, brand loyalty, or design, and you can still have a pretty wide selection. It's 79 pounds lighter, and 30-percent more rigid, and packs a new 2. Data Unavailable Third Hip Room in. Maybe Nissan should have given the part to Jerry Hirshberg, the director of its California studio, Nissan Design International.
After all, when a designer creates a flop, the responses are pretty clear-cut. I wish there were more cars with this kind of quality and longevity. I cautioned him that he shouldn't talk to a customer like that way. K and his Jack Russell terrier, won lots of critical praise but sold few cars. In that crowd, the Altima is not unattractive although those two Japanese auto barons each sell 2. Like all four-cylinder cars, forward progress becomes a bit more deliberate with an automatic, as well as more expensive.
In fact, it seems colder than most cars being produced today. This car isn't as roomy as the Toyota Camry and new Honda Accord, and if you want V6 go-power you'll have to shop elsewhere, but it's still a delight to drive, and a good buy. Units Affected 12657 The fifth-generation 2013 Nissan Altima sedan is ready to fend off the competition that makes up the hotly contested midsize segment. Air still factory cold, never been recharged. But even the standard suspension, with its more supple ride, provides gratifying agility, amplified by quicker-than-average steering that communicates what the front wheels are doing. It drives the front wheels through a four-speed automatic gearbox.
Still, with the manual transmission the Altima delivers acceleration that's thoroughly in step with its athletic reflexes. The effect is thoroughly pleasant, generating a warmth not usually found in mid-level Japanese cars, which tend to be more austerely functional. Over the 8 years, so far I've had to have the following work done: -Replaced the radiator, which had a crack at the plastic portion. Regardless of your taste in instruments, it's easy to be impressed by the quality of the Altima's interior appointments, with or without the optional leather that adorned our tester. It's a very capable automobile that will do anything anyone asks of it. And it makes you pay for the performance with a little growl. We'd say it ranks with the best in its class in this regard, which puts it in some distinguished company.
After slamming the doors and checking fit and finish, we think it's equally clear that the new Altima is a distinct refinement of a very good original—tighter, quieter, with a more solid feel. As a second generation sedan, Nissan has applied all the knowledge and science learned in the last five years to produce an automobile that achieves goals of quality, performance, comfort and convenience. However, like the other major manufacturer who makes cars in Tennessee, it has a slightly buzzy engine. Except for the instrument panel, the surfaces are soft or textured, and the colors are a complementary blend of earth tones. We find the traditional white-on-black just a bit easier to read, but you can make up your own mind about that. Like many cars this year, the Altima has been restyled to provide a bulkier trunk.
At this time of year all we get to check is the heating side, and the Altima's windshield defrosted quickly and my toes defrosted quickly as well. The Nissan Altima isn't going to knock your socks off. I would rank it right in the middle of the wide field of compact sedans. I now have 160k miles. All the little things are present—door pockets, remote trunklid and gas-filler-door releases, slots for coins, and so forth. The stern isn't quite as droopy, the taillights have been reshaped to enhance trunk access and visibility, and the front end has been modestly restyled.