Last post on Apr 20, 2011 at 8:41 PM
You are in the Nissan Altima
What is this discussion about?
Nissan Altima, Sedan
#4933 of 4962 Re: 2 year servicing on a 2.5SL - required or not [puri]
Feb 09, 2007 (12:55 pm)
At 25K do an oil change - nothing major is going to break from wear between now and the end of March. Make sure your car is clean before you turn it in. If it is dirty inside, get it detailed and get door dings removed by a paintless dent removal process like Dent Wizard. They are not expensive and it will save you a bunch of $$$ not getting charged for "excessive wear and tear" by the leasing company. Close on the condo and if you still have the nerves to sign on the dotted line again, get a no money down lease within the month.
New condo, new car. Cool!
#4934 of 4962 Re: 2 year servicing on a 2.5SL - required or not [alan_s]
Feb 09, 2007 (1:50 pm)
ALan - u r the best ! thanks much!
am super glad i came here...
while i am at this - any inputs on the Nissan Murano
FYI - did i mention that in addition to the car and condo also expecting!!! yes a big big year for me!!!
#4935 of 4962 Re: 2 year servicing on a 2.5SL - required or not [puri]
Feb 10, 2007 (12:56 pm)
New model Murano is due in a few months so you should be able to negotiate a great deal on the existing one. Congratulations on your future new addition. Now your expenses will REALLY start!
Jan 18, 2008 (9:11 pm)
OK GOT THE car FOR FREE put new timing chain in it, found out that wasnt the problem it was a guide 3 bolts would have taken care of it ?anyways the car had 95000 on it now 115000 runs good pleanty of power but getting less than 200 miles to 13 gallon of gas also on ideal the engine runs rough when the fan kicks onthen fine when it goes off can anyone give me some input on the vibration and the gas milage thanks
Jan 19, 2008 (6:32 pm)
Does the downsizing of the new Altima bother anyone else? I bought a 2005 Altima with the express intention of giving it to my son on his 17 th birthday. It was to be a reward if he proved to be a good driver with his old starter car and continued to do well in school. I got the color and features he wanted, drove it for 11 mos., and gave it to him to have for his senior year and to take to college. Well, I found out I really liked it. We are both tall. I am 6' 3" with long legs and he is 6' 4 1/2". It offered great driver leg room and position, noticeably better for us than other options in its size class. I decided I would get another for me, but since there was to be a new model with CVT in 2007, I waited. I thought it was my chance to get a good driving, nice looking car with perhaps even better mileage and room to accommadate my long legs and still have a usable back set for adults. However, the new model has over 1.5" of less front seat leg room, has lost over 3.5 " of combined front and back seat leg room, and if you look at rear seat head room, shoulder room, and leg room has one of the least roomy back seats in its class. I don't think a single member of my immediate family could sit comfortably in the back seat, unlike the previous model which could comfortably accomodate 4 good-sized adults. It looks good, but the downsize regretably nixed my purchase. I don't know what my options are now to get a good driving car with enough room yet good mileage ( in the high 20's). Oh well.
#4938 of 4962 Re: Altima room [dconnor]
Jan 19, 2008 (6:45 pm)
if you want to stick with nissan, then a max would be you best bet. If thats more than you want to spend, then go check out the new accords.
#4939 of 4962 Re: Altima room [jd10013]
Jan 19, 2008 (7:13 pm)
Thanks for the suggestion. I not a big fan of the Maxima. I don't think it offers enough exrtra to justify the price, and of course the mileage is less with the 6 cyclinder rather than 4. I thought about the new accord, but it doesn't have any more driver legroom than the new Altima, and to me Hondas, although reliable cars, ride a bit firm and have too much tire road noise for my taste. I am also not a big fan of the timing belt/interference engine combination. It may be theoretical to most, but it you have ever had a car with a interference engine pop a timing belt and blow an engine, it is something that you think about.
#4940 of 4962 Re: Remote locking/alarm arming [kwk1]
Jan 20, 2008 (10:27 am)
Within range of the car, hold the lock and unlock on your remote at the same time for about 10-30 seconds. If you decide you want the "beep" back just repeat this process.
#4941 of 4962 About the instrument cluster and milage 05 altima
Feb 18, 2008 (11:32 am)
I need to replace the instrument cluster in my 2005 altima. When I purchase a new/used one will it effect the milage on the odometer or will the new one read the same milage?????
Mar 22, 2008 (4:33 pm)
I was looking up the 0-60 time for the 2003 Altima and I found contradictory info here on Edmunds. For the 3.5L I see figures of 6.3 seconds and 7.3 seconds. That's quite a range.
I can't see two testers getting that different 0-60 times. If one is a typo, which one?