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Nissan Altima Owners: Meet the Members
Last post on Jan 20, 2013 at 1:44 PM
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Nissan Altima, Sedan
#65 of 84 Re: Replacement Tires [altiman]
Apr 01, 2005 (7:35 am)
I'm still on my Bridgestone's but my brother just bought some BFG Tractions TAs to replace the crappo Eagles on his Regal and raves about them. Of course, he raves about his Regal as well, so take it for what it's worth.
#66 of 84 Re: Hello & Welcome! [KarenS]
Apr 10, 2005 (7:13 pm)
I am an owner of altima 1994 and I need to replace it with a new one. But I saw a new Altima 3.5L V6 specs by Nissan which says: Nissan recomends premium fuel. What does it mean? Is this mandatory grade 91 or optional? How does that affect performance of an engine? I do know for all german autos suprime grade of fuel "required"! Can I use regular 87 fuel, because it takes $500 extra per year. I need an advice from members wth an experirnce.
#67 of 84 Re: Mielage [locker4]
Apr 11, 2005 (3:00 pm)
I have a manual 2.5 S 2005. Yesterday, the fuel light came on at around 405 miles (mostly city + interstate driving) and I topped the tank with 15.6 gallons of gas. By the way, I use 10% ethanol gas.
I hope this helps.
#68 of 84 Re: Congrats on your new Altima [maxamillion1]
Apr 11, 2005 (6:18 pm)
i got mine used and the only thing that bothers me is NOT anti lock brakes
#69 of 84 Re: New 2005 Altima Owner [vette73]
Apr 18, 2005 (6:47 pm)
could you explain what you mentioned in your message. I just bought a 2005 S and am not sure what you mean by push to the right to go into D. I drive mine in 3D and it is so loud and the RPM's are high when I am on the highway
#70 of 84 Re: New 2005 Altima Owner [trace70]
Jun 19, 2005 (6:11 am)
Just read your question and in case you didn't get an answer. The Altimas that I have driven use a three speed transmission with an electronic overdrive. Some might consider this to be a fourth gear which logically it could be called. In basic terms overdrive allows the engine to couple directly with the drive shaft at highway speeds. This in turn allows the engine RPMs to drop thus saving you gas. Once you have attained a highway speed of around 60 mph, on a flat surface, it really takes very little horsepower to keep the car rolling.
On your dashboard to the left of the speedometer you will see numbers representing the gear you are in. On the highway you should have the ' D ' illuminated. This is achieved by pushing the shifter to the right into the D notch. You have been running with the shifter to the left in the ' 3 ' notch thereby switching off the overdrive. (Nissan could have designed this better). If you are in ' 3 ' at higher speeds and you shift into ' D ' you will see a sizable drop in RPMs on the tachometer. Lower RPMs on the highway will equate to less gas consumed.
Jun 27, 2005 (8:37 am)
I bought a zero km altima a month back and done just 3000 Kms . Being a new user and not having similar feeling with my old car ( Nissan Primera ) I am just curious to know if these are just normal issues or it is specific to my car . Anyone having a know how on these pls show light .
2.5 S Automatic Transmission
At low speeds the road uneveness is slightly transmitted to the driver thru the steering wheel .
Vehicle is noisy ( engine sound )between 30 and 80 Kms speed .
Occassionaly jerks ( liek a clutch slip ) when the accelerator is cut off imedeatly while running on 1 st or second gear .
Thanks in advance .
#72 of 84 New to the Altima family
Aug 09, 2005 (7:36 pm)
Well, i think i posted it somewhere else but i just picked up my code red 2005 Altima SE-R, 2 days ago. Loving every minute of it, Have already gotten several compliments (mostly on the wheels).
Great car, surprisingly fast.. i'm thinking i should go look into a radar detector now though.
#73 of 84 2005 Altima
Aug 18, 2005 (7:11 am)
Bought our 2.5s Altima less then 2 months ago. Has only 600 miles on it. No one will drive it. Do not like the new heating-a/c arrangement at all. Read post. Can't wait to sell it.
#74 of 84 2001 Auto Transmission
Nov 09, 2005 (6:46 pm)
I've got a 2001 Altima GXE (Limited Edition). I bought it used (one of those certified used cars) with 35 thousand miles. The first thing I noticed while taking a test drive was the auto transmission hunting for gears at any speed. Never mind if I was doing 15 or 65 mph, the transmission did not seem to be able to decide what to do and why.
I drive a lot (about 40K miles a year) but at the same time I maintain my cars religiously. The trans fluid gets flushed and filled every 15 thousand miles, I only use Castrol Syntec 5W-30, new platinum tip spark plugs and new wiring every 30 thousand miles (just in case... I don't want to get stuck on a highway in the middle of nowhere...).
The Nissan dealer tells me that this seems to be within the norm (whatever this norm is: they did not let me know about that) but I say it certainly doesn't fit within their "norms" when you think about legendary Nissan's reliability.
My wife has a 2000 Sentra GXE with almost 120K miles and the car shifts effortlessly, smoothly and never searches for the right gear.
The problem seems to escalate during rainy weather or right before drastic changes in athmospheric pressure (honestly, it's like the car has a blood pressure problem). It seems to ease up when the weather's dry.
I'm due for the next trans fluid exchange and (since the tranny's covered by 100K-mile extended warranty) I'm thinking that I should really make the dealer drive this car and do something about because in spite of what I had been told this is NOT NORMAL!
Does anyone else have the same kind of a problem? Perhaps, you were able to fix it and if so, how was that done?
Thanks in advance for your advice!
(I still love this car - the transmission drives me a little insane though...)