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#1808 of 8465 V6/manual deletion
Aug 29, 2001 (5:47 pm)
Toyota deleted the 5-speed from the V6 for emissions requirements. They did this in 1994 when the Camry's V6 switched from the 3VZ-FE (92-93) to the 1MZ-FE (94-current).
Toyota re-introduced the 5-speed V6 for 1997 in the Camry CE V6 as a manual only model. After 1998, the CE went to 4-cylinder only and the V6 5-speed went into the LE.
So if history is any indication, Toyota should offer a manual with the V6 in the near future.
Aug 29, 2001 (6:50 pm)
Well, for everyone who complained about the new Camry's prices should either be also complaining about the new Altima's prices or actually convince themselves that the Camry's prices might even be reasonable... the new Altima has been sighted in many dealerships today and looks like the top-end Altima SE V6 with all the option boxes checked is 29K! Plus people even complained about the interior (what a surprise) of the Altima. Looks like Nissan isn't going to be giving Toyota, nor Honda, a competitive model that undercuts others' prices.
Aug 29, 2001 (7:27 pm)
Well I've already seen a $31,970 Camry.
So I guess $29,000 isn't bad.
Aug 29, 2001 (8:18 pm)
"the new Altima has been sighted in many dealerships today and looks like the top-end Altima SE V6 with all the option boxes checked is 29K!"
"Well I've already seen a $31,970 Camry.
So I guess $29,000 isn't bad."
Wasn't a loaded Altima supposed to come in around $24k? Man did Nissan overshoot that, it's certainly crowding the Maxima at that price, not to mention the Camry!
#1812 of 8465 V6 Oil Filter
Aug 29, 2001 (9:14 pm)
Can one change the oil filter easily on the 3.0 liter V6?
Aug 29, 2001 (10:15 pm)
Who would pay $29K for a Nissan Altima?!! This is a car that was a tier below the Camry and all of a sudden it's priced near former Maxima GLE levels! Hah!!! I still stand by my statement that $30K for a Camry is reasonable.
Aug 29, 2001 (10:21 pm)
Yes, but a $29K Nissan Altima has a 240 hp V-6 engine. And last time I checked, Nissan's reliability record is right up there with Toyota, as well as build quality and refinement.
#1815 of 8465 Kippy95 ... good price?
Aug 29, 2001 (10:44 pm)
Did you run you list through KBB or are you using '01 prices as a guide?
Also you'll have to consider Destination, TDA, Taxes, Documentation.
What have I left out? Hope Edmunds pricing guide gets up soon.
Those "gottchas" can queer a deal in a hurry if you're not expecting them.
So far in the price discussions going on I've not seen any posts from a
current purchaser of an '02. I'll be looking for an LE with options about
like you have listed (sans moon/sun roof) but I'm reluctant to go "shopping"
until I can find out if the new models are going out the door for less than MSRP.
I've got a move to deal with (fortunately not mine) in the next couple of weeks so
after that will be my first opportunity to get out to the dealers. Well, unless
an extrodinary urge moves me.
Good luck on your quest ... let us know how it goes.
Aug 30, 2001 (4:34 am)
does anyone know if the 29K Altima comes with Vehicle Skid Control, a Nav system, and Side curtain airbags?
Aug 30, 2001 (4:55 am)
Nav - No, Skid control - No, but traction control - Yes. Side airbags - yes.