Last post on Jul 28, 2005 at 8:35 PM
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Nissan Altima, Sedan
Oct 31, 2002 (6:02 pm)
Thanks for the update. I was waiting for the Mazda 6s (can you tell?), but option combos have just been released and they're incredibly stupid. Of course if you want an auto with leather it's no problemo. It's much worse than the Altima combos for 2002, and I can't get even close to what I want. So, I'm thinking of a 3.5SE-MT, Crystal Blue with Charcoal, with SAB/ABS Pkg, Floor Mats, Splash Guards, and In-cabin Microfilter. According to the web site you can get it this way, but it may require a factory order, because I haven't seen any this way. MSRP is $24225, so should be able to get it for $23000, maybe less. I see you have about the same in Silver/Charcoal, minus the SAB/ABS Pkg. Any thoughts?
Yea, "high performance driver's education event", that's the ticket!
#10 of 18 mazda6s
Nov 01, 2002 (9:11 am)
I've been following the 6 forum here and have seen the gnashing of teeth over the option packaging. It's too bad Mazda is limiting the buildable combos so much, because it looks like they have a great car on their hands. I'm going to an auto show this weekend and am looking forward to seeing it in person.
My Altima actually has more equipment than the one you mentioned. I do have the SAB/ABS package, along with the Bose stereo, sunroof, xenon headlights, spoiler, floor mats, microfilter, and splash guards. I didn't particularly want the xenons or spoiler, but the dealer gave me a good deal.
Your config sounds good. The Crystal Blue color looks really nice, and I think the charcoal interior looks best. But I wouldn't be surprised if you did have to order it. For some reason, MT Altimas with the SAB/ABS package are hard to come by, or at least they were when I was shopping.
I think you can do a little better than you expect on pricing. Even last year when I bought I was able to get within $500 of invoice. You should be able to do at least as well since supply has caught up with demand.
"High performance driver's education event," indeed! I think they call it that so that normal insurance will still cover it, since racing is excluded from most policies. Anyhow, it was fun to see what my car could do on a track. My instructor drove it for a few laps and did things I wouldn't have thought possible.
#11 of 18 Pricing
Dec 02, 2002 (11:33 pm)
Ford has been notorious for adding huge amounts of $$ onto their cars with ridiculous option packages. I wouldn't expect mazda to be any different considering it's owned by ford. Now back to the Altima.....!!
Jan 11, 2003 (3:51 pm)
I'm thinking about getting an 03 Altima 3.5 SE with the Auto trans. yet there is one problem, I'd like to have leather, but I can't afford to go up the price scale... someone in another post suggested that I go into getting the dealership to install after market leather, (some said it was cheaper.) do ya'll have any advice about this.. I was gonna get the 2.5 S but I wanted the bigger engine... any suggestion
Oct 14, 2003 (11:45 am)
almost 2 years now...any new updates?
#15 of 18 updates
Oct 19, 2003 (12:07 am)
Well, I took the Altima on a 5000-mile road trip this past summer, and it performed beautifully. The Altima is really a great road-trip car: seats are comfy, ride is very good on the highway, and you've got plenty of power for passing. Had no car problems the whole way, so the Altima gets a gold star for that.
On the negative side, my Altima has developed a squeak somewhere on the driver's side of the car. It sounds like an engine belt, not an interior squeak. It's pretty annoying, and I'm going to have my dealer look at it next time I take the car in.
Other than that, not much to say. My Altima continues to chug along mostly without incident.
Jul 28, 2005 (8:35 pm)
hey i just got a new 2005 nissan altima 2.5_S and as soon as i got in the car the inside luks ALOT better then the older models and i didnt wait for the break in process i just broke it in (literally) i abused this car so much for the week i had it and "ALLIE" runs like a charm i love this car the more i drive it the more i like it and the steering wheel luks PHAT im gonna put a cold air intake into it and also a exaust system because i really dont like restrictions.