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Nissan Altima, Sedan
#1 of 84 Hello & Welcome!
by Karen@Edmunds HOST
Dec 03, 2001 (9:40 am)
Please take a moment to introduce yourself and share some details about your Altima!
My name is KarenS and I am the host of the Edmunds.com Owner's Clubs. Please let me know what discussions you would like to see in your Club folder. I will create them ASAP. You may want to take a look through the other clubs to get ideas for discussions.
Looking forward to meeting everyone!
#2 of 84 Looks like I'm the first
Dec 03, 2001 (5:12 pm)
I purchased an '02 Altima 2.5S 5spd in September. I now have 3900 trouble free miles on it with several long trips.
So far I am enjoying my car, and have no major complaints about it.
#3 of 84 I'll go 2nd
Dec 03, 2001 (9:18 pm)
I'm set to pick up my '02 Altima 3.5SE 5-speed tomorrow. I can't wait to drive it home!
#4 of 84 Hey everyone!!!
Dec 04, 2001 (11:17 am)
I've got an '02 2.5S. So far it's about three weeks old and has 2400 miles on it (long trips from Ohio to Georgia and back). Everything's going well. The gears notch a bit, but I think it's cuz of the way I mow the stick. The clutch is much lighter than my wife's car ('98 Eclipse) so it makes for lots of zoom zoom .... I just love it when people turn their head and look at my car as I'm cruzin by .... the gate guards at the base keep complimenting on the style and looks. So far I love everything about this car.
#5 of 84 notchy shifter
Dec 04, 2001 (2:42 pm)
I too have noticed this.
It was much worse in the beginning. It only happens now on cool morings in 2nd and rarely 3rd. I am waiting to see if it goes away totally. If it's still there at 10k miles, I'll bring it in for service.
Dec 05, 2001 (6:45 am)
Same here. On cool mornings it seems to notch a little. I thought it was because of the way I drive. Hopefully this goes away after a while. My wife said that it used to be this way on her car and it took a little while before it became smooth.
#7 of 84 Satisfied Owner
Dec 06, 2001 (7:12 am)
I'm very pleased with my Sheer Silver 2.5S (Auto). It has almost 5K-miles on it. Most of the miles are highway and I've gotten 29.2 to 35.5 mpg with it. My dealership is a GM/Nissan dealer and I believe they have to much GM in them. My Toyota/Dodge dealer is much better.
Yes, the interior could be nicer, but the car is just an excellent value. My only problem is that the people I work with are suspicious that I got a huge pay raise. They think the car should cost more.
#8 of 84 Lovin' this car!
Dec 13, 2001 (10:21 pm)
Hey gang.....picked up my '02 3.5SE in polished pewter on December 11. I love this car! I had a '97 Maxima, but it doesn't compare (although it was a great car).
I was looking out my office window yesterday and saw a lady circle through our parking lot in a Lexus 300E (or whatever it is). She pulled up behind my Altima....got out....looked it over...looked inside the windows. I chuckled.....it got her attention! This car turns people's heads! I can't wait to drive it for an extended period of time. Way to go Nissan!
#9 of 84 Love at first sight!
Dec 21, 2001 (6:49 pm)
Hello fellow Alty-lovers!
I bought my SL in November -- Silver, black leather interior -- and I LOVE IT!
While I was looking for a new car, my top three were the Accord, Camry and Maxima. In fact, when I went looking for info on the Max in September, and while waiting for the salesman to bring me a brochure, I spotted the Altima. If you've ever seen the old movies when the man and woman make eye contact and the violins begin playing -- that is how I felt with the Altima when I saw it the first time! Every time the commercial would come on TV, I'd stop what I was doing and smile :}
I had to have it; and now I got it!
#10 of 84 to nissanconvert
Jan 01, 2002 (11:12 am)
You are hooked, my friend! The Altima is my fourth Nissan. I had a 92 Stanza (forerunner to the Altima) and put 220,000 miles on it,the 97 Maxima, and my daughter's 99 Sentra.
The cool thing about the Altima is the way it turns heads! It's amazing! Another person cruised through my office parking lot....stopped, looked. I love it!
I love your comment about the "violins".lol