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Nissan Altima, Sedan
#3364 of 3491 Reviews on 2013 Altima from Consumer REPORT
Nov 15, 2012 (5:37 pm)
just read the reviews on the 2013 altima in Consumers Reports. WOW not as good as i expected. that review Altima got will definitely help us with keeping this car below invoice price. i dont know about anyone else but it seems that toyota corp is in bed with consumer reports ... Does that camry ever get a bad write up... Now its the best again.. dont get me wrong i have owned 3 toyota's and they are no better than my honda's or nissan's... i personally think the new redesigned 2013 honda accord is the best bang for the buck right now especially w all the new tech features, bigger engine, better gas mileage, very similar to the hyundai genesis and cost about 12 k less.. Check out report I'm very curious to see how the new 2013 Accord fares in the Consumers Report..
#3365 of 3491 Re: 2.5 SL WHITE with Tech package @$27900 at Northern VA. [leonli]
Nov 16, 2012 (1:03 pm)
I am a eligible for the grad program ($250 below invoice) and the $1000 back from Nissan financing, and still can't get anywhere close to that price...
What month did you make your purchase, and what other options were included with the car? (Floor mats, splash guards, etc.)
#3366 of 3491 Re: Reviews on 2013 Altima from Consumer REPORT [brian125]
Nov 16, 2012 (5:25 pm)
CR "in bed" with Toyota??? I don't think so...up until recently they stopped recommending a lot of the Toyota line due to the gas pedal problems, etc.
#3367 of 3491 Re: 2.5 SL WHITE with Tech package @$27900 at Northern VA. [nm2013]
Nov 16, 2012 (8:59 pm)
which dealer did you go?
I got it in late October and felt the deal quite straightforward. Just tell him you have queried for several deals and get this price.
BTW, I do not have splash guards. they only gave me floor mats as well as the trunk mat.
#3368 of 3491 Re: Reviews on 2013 Altima from Consumer REPORT [godeacs]
Nov 17, 2012 (8:54 am)
CR.. HAS BEEN IN BED FOR MANY YEARS W Toyota. the pedal incident was one thing but there were so many yrs... and yr after yr a couple of models never budge from the best where other reviews differed. Toyota does make a great product but its funny how a aging camry was always persieved as better than some other car brands.. i have owned 3 toyota's and had a Camry.. great cars but that being said my Honda's Nissans and Subaru were also good cars. My accord was problem free.. Not my Camry.. Same similiararity Motor Tread seems to be in bed w the american cars. Just gotta laugh how they are so bias.. For years the knock on consumer report were there Not reporting alot of problems w the Camry and there Truck line. JUST GIVING THE FACTS. Read Edmunds review on the Altima then read Consumer reports. ck out kbb.com. Msn auto, and the nada reports on toyota repairs. and reliability . Lets see if the new Accord tops the Camry this year.. never say never with consumers reports.. go to tire rack for tires think there not bias and getting kick backs from certain brands.
#3369 of 3491 Re: Reviews on 2013 Altima from Consumer REPORT [brian125]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Nov 17, 2012 (12:28 pm)
How is CR "in bed" with Toyota, when CR doesn't accept advertising?
#3370 of 3491 Re: Reviews on 2013 Altima from Consumer REPORT [kyfdx]
Nov 17, 2012 (2:38 pm)
Are you referring to that little donation envelope CR sends me and many others every year? Are we certain car companies like Toyota are not sending Bill roseberg a little something for his troubles at X-Mas. Makes me wonder. Here is my point Cr better be saying the new generation Camry is way behind the competition Motor trend flat out called the new 2013 Camry not up to standards compared to the Passat, Accord, Fusion, Altima. they even had the Nerve to say the Malibu rides better. Lets see if CR sugar coats this one.
#3371 of 3491 Re: Reviews on 2013 Altima from Consumer REPORT [brian125]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Nov 17, 2012 (4:47 pm)
You mean the same magazine that gives out their COTY award to whoever is willing to buy the biggest advertising package in the magazine?
It's easy to disagree with CR's conclusions.... but, the conspiracy theory is a little harder case to make...
#3372 of 3491 Re: Reviews on 2013 Altima from Consumer REPORT [kyfdx]
Nov 17, 2012 (5:29 pm)
Yes, I love it whenever people say CR is paid off or in bed with somebody just because they might not agree with their test results. Do they ever offer any kind of proof which, if available, would be a death blow to CR? No, they just say because "I don't agree" or "these car mags don't agree". All the car mags are entusiast leaning so any car with a soft ride automatically gets slammed. They've all been doing it for years. They always rank cars that the average person would call "hard riding" as very good handling. They may be but they also may be very hard riding which a lot of people just don't want.
BTW, don't I recall CR ranking the Altima in first place among midsize sedans the last couple of years? Where was everybody complaining about that? I think CR does an OK job with their tests but they are just one source of info to be weighed against others. But conspiracy theories apply to Motor Trend too. Do you have any more proof that they automatically give COTY to the biggest advertisers any more than someone else may have proof that Edmunds takes payoffs in their evalutations? Talk is cheap folks, especially on the internet.
#3373 of 3491 Re: Reviews on 2013 Altima from Consumer REPORT [m6user]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Nov 17, 2012 (6:05 pm)
Good point... probably, just my personal bias showing vis-a-vis Motor Trend...