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#2569 of 2710 Re: Question about Altima maintenance-purchase [gailalong]
Jul 12, 2010 (10:43 am)
Dear Gail: I would be pretty cautious about what you see written by others.I generally check reviews of hotels and restaurants and often the negative stuff is from people who say something like" the pillows are too hard". I have a 2003 altima with around 90,00 miles and haven't experienced many of some of the problems that folks have reported.I just had a brake job all around.Since you may buy a new car, I strongly suggest you get an extended warranty from your insurance company. That way it is less expensive than Nissan. Mine is $250 deductible. You have to buy it when the car is relatively new and there may be a limit of 10 years and 100,000 miles. I enjoy listening to my cd's and radio, so I infrequently use my moon roof. As back up you always have this forum and you can get good pricing information use my moon roof. Since I have no idea how well the 2010 compares with 2003, I am sure you will hear more from many.
#2570 of 2710 Re: 99 Altima takes gas very slow - Solution Inside [rieflin]
Jul 12, 2010 (6:07 pm)
I have a 02 Altima with ces light. The code reads vent control valve. Any ideas where it is located on it. Thanks. George
#2571 of 2710 Re: Question about Altima maintenance-purchase [gailalong]
Jul 12, 2010 (8:57 pm)
I think you will love your Altima. I have had mine for 3 years now. 2007 2.5 S Convenience Plus Package. First new car and I would gladly buy an Altima again. I don't have climate control, so can't comment on that but I like the CVT. Haven't had any issues with it. Feels smoother than traditional transmission. Good pick up too. The AC is pretty effective. No issues. Like the moonroof. So, all in all a pretty good car.
I agree with the other poster. Don't go totally by what you see on the forums as it's mostly those who've had issues that post here. It's definitely a good way to get some idea but doesn't always give the full, correct picture.
#2572 of 2710 Re: Question about Altima maintenance-purchase [gailalong]
Jul 13, 2010 (8:03 am)
I think you have made a good choice and I am sure you won't regret it either. When I bought 2.5s 2002 altima at 73,000miles almost 3years ago I thought I was in for trouble after reading all the posts I saw on the web. After 3 years and changing the head gasket, the car has been amazing and I will give in anything to get the 2007-2010 model with the CVT.
Is there any car in the world that doesnt have a problem? I heard so much about toyota corolla and I bought one for my wife and I was not really impressed. I am still with my altima Ultimate anyday anytime.
Make up your mind, get one and you will not regret it.
#2573 of 2710 Re: Question about Altima maintenance-purchase [ndiboy]
Jul 13, 2010 (8:46 am)
Thank you so much. This makes me feel much better. You are so kind of respond to me.
#2574 of 2710 Re: Question about Altima maintenance-purchase [gailalong]
Jul 13, 2010 (3:52 pm)
no thanks needed. that is what we do here.
#2576 of 2710 2006 Nissan Altima 2,5V
Aug 06, 2010 (8:58 am)
My wife tells me that her A/C starts when she starts the car but then only blows hot air after she starts driving. Took it in, and had Freon re-charged and problem still occurred. Then noticed that it was the compressor that would start (spinning) when the car starts, cold air blows through the vents in the car and then the compressor stops spinning, blowing hot air. It's so hot outside and my wife reminds me daily that when she drives to work every day, she is a ball of sweat with or without the windows up or down because of the air starting for a sec, then just blowing hot air, even though it's FULL of Freon. Has anyone experienced this or do you know what could cause it to start and stop? An A/C switch maybe?
Aug 14, 2010 (12:14 am)
Okay. SO, about a month ago, a was in an accident that totaled my 98 explorer. Since i've been looking for something cheap and reliable (for at least 2-3 years) so i can save up. A friend of mine's father-in-law is selling his 97 Altima and they told me about it today and i'm going to see it on tuesday....
It has some cosmetic damage, supposedly it runs great it was his daily driver, he just purchased a newer car and it has around 175K miles on it.
I've looked at a few reviews, and most of the people that have these cars love them. Supposedly they run great but are a lil loud which is nothing i'm not used to ( my explorer had a whining rear end) and have a cup holder malfunction, which would just be the end of my world, j/k. They say that they are fairly cheap to maintain....
What im interested in is WHAT i have to maintain. Please don't be afraid to tell me because im getting it for disgustingly cheap price, so i'm preparing to have to do SOME repairs. The "time-fer's" i call them. time fer a new alternator, time fer a new rear end, ( im used to it, i had a ford. ) AT what mileage does it actually blow up? you know?
#2578 of 2710 Re: Should i buy it?? [ridereddes]
Aug 14, 2010 (4:02 am)
If it is anything like my 2002 the answer is yes. I have 105,000 miles on my Altima and only maintence besides oil chgs has been brakes. One of the best vehicles I have ever owned.