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Nissan Altima, Sedan
Jan 19, 2002 (6:56 pm)
I had a problem about 2 months ago with my 01 Altima GXE LE and I was just curious if anyone else has had this problem with their Altimas...
I got my car washed and about 5 minutes after driving away from the carwash, I noticed water dripping into my car from underneath the glove compartment. I panicked of course and pulled over to find where the water was coming from but when I felt behind and under the compartment, it didn't feel wet at all. So, I assumed it was a freak incident and tried to forget about it.
A few minutes later it happened again but this time 100x worse - now, water was POURING into the car from the same spot! The next day, I drove my car straight to the dealer's maintenance dept. (i had to put paper towels all over the floor because the water had already soaked right through my floor mat) When Nissan was through fixing the problem, the explanation that they gave me was that the 2001 Altima's were made with a drain that was too small and that they were recalled for this reason. The guy said that too many leaves had clogged the drain hole and the water overflowed INTO my car. They replaced the drain with a larger one and promised I would never have that problem again...and I haven't. BUT i think the explanation I was given sounds a little STUPID and I feel as though the guy felt he could say any crap that came to mind and it would be good enough to satisfy me. This is not the 1st time that this particular dealership has "brushed me off" or basically made me feel like a "dumb girl".
Anyway, I just want to know if anyone has had this problem or even HEARD of anyone else with this problem, because to me it sounds like crap.
#2866 of 4962 2002 Altima 2.5 SL with ABS Brakes/Side Air Bag
Jan 20, 2002 (6:44 am)
I got mine Friday and I love it! I don't remember all the financial stuff, but it seems that we got it for about $2500 under MSRP.
I live in Georgia and it was very hard to find the right color with the ABS Brakes and side airbags. The dealer ended up locating it in SC. It was at the dealer's the next morning.
The car is so loaded with standard stuff that the only options we asked for were the ABS brakes/side airbags, and floor mats. The car ended up with a few extra but that's okay. The price was still below everyone else's deals.
BTW, the dealer thought that we had wanted one color and looked for that. He found it in SC with that color. We decided to go back to another dealer to see if we could get a better price. We had dealt with one salesman at Dealer #2 but of course he wasn't there so we dealt with a more-slick salesman. The dealership wouldn't come down $500 for the color car we wanted sitting within view so we went back to Dealer #1 who found the color we wanted!
Jan 20, 2002 (9:31 am)
I had a similar problem to yours with a Ford. The carpet area below the glove box would get wet after a car wash. After the vents and drain holes forward of the windshield were cleared of leaves and pine needles my leaking problem stopped.
#2868 of 4962 What color
Jan 20, 2002 (5:32 pm)
Squirell: What color did you get and what price did you pay out of the door? How's the drive .Give us details.
Jan 21, 2002 (3:31 pm)
I was at my local Nissan dealer here in Pompano Beach Florida this morning for a free oil change on our '01 Altima and they had plenty of new Alty's in all colors except black. The car looks very nice in person but both the wife and myself prefer the last generation, different strokes for different folks I guess. New version is very nice though. I see alot of them on the road now so production must be in full gear. Good luck to y'all with your new Alty's!
#2870 of 4962 Squirrel -- Velvet Beige (lite gold)
Jan 21, 2002 (6:54 pm)
I think that the drive out price was $25,160.65. with ABS and Airbag Pkg, Fog Lights, Sunroof/wind deflector, floor mats (which should be standard anyway!!), splash guards, microfilter. The ride is terrific! It's been sort of like learning to drive again b/c you are sooo careful with your new car, lol!
Hubby made the comment about the $2,500 savings but I'm not really sure what he meant. I'll have to ask him when he gets back into town (no he didn't drive away, lol.)
I love the sunroof. It finally quit raining so I could enjoy it. The sound system is reaaallly cool. Normally, that kind of stuff doesn't impress me..but this does! The ride was very smooth. I haven't ridden in the backseat, but hubby said it was nice.
Jan 22, 2002 (8:23 am)
Just purchased a 2002 Altima S 4 cyl auto with microfilter and mats for $100 over invoice which included a $300 marketing chrg $18,332). After driving this vehicle the last 7 days a few comments. First, I love the look of the car and the ride is very nice. Gas mileage on highway has averaged 26 mpg. One noticeable problem I have experienced is the torque effect on the steering, pulls to the left, when accelerating.
Took back to dealer to check out and said that all fwd has this. I also have 2001 Acura TL which does remains straight when accelerating. I test drove another Altima and true to the Mechanics word, It pulls to the left as well. When driving 100 miles a day, it gets awfully tiring and truely irritating. Anyone else have this issue and if so, can anything be done about it? I really like this car otherwise.
#2872 of 4962 Torque steer on an 02 Altima S??
Jan 22, 2002 (2:57 pm)
Good thing you don't have an 02 Maxima SE with 255 hp! You want to talk about torque steer! That thing practically rips your hands off when you gun it! I have gotten used to it.
Torque steer on a 2.5 S should be REAL minimal. If you can't handle that, better move to RWD.
Jan 22, 2002 (2:59 pm)
WOW you got a pretty good deal on your Altima. Where are you located? Care to share the dealership you used?
Jan 23, 2002 (6:32 am)
The G35 will solve that. $27k for starters, not bad.