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#347 of 700 Re: Does Nissan have color vision? [victrolajazz]
Jan 16, 2007 (9:33 am)
I wouldn't believe any words coming from a salesperson's mouth.
Sonoma Sunset (aka the RED) is not a limited production color. Sonoma Sunset has been avaiable on the Altima model since MY 2003 (in which it replaced the Noveau Ruby from MY 2002)
That color, has been one of the longest running Altima colors in the Altima's 3rd and now 4th Generation history. The ONLY color that has been around longer than Sonoma Sunset is Super Black, which was available on the Altima since MY2002.Salespeople will say anything to make a sell. L
Now, Jade I am not so sure about, but if it's anything like last generation's "Mystic Emerald" Which was also a bright emerald-y looking green color, it's not limited Production either.
Jan 16, 2007 (9:39 am)
After reading many of the posts about Nissan's lack of colors, I have to agree. Nissan is supposed to be the "Bold" Japanese company amongst Toyota and Nissan, but yet it seems that this generation of vehicles are too evolutionary and too soft this time around. I would like to see a deep Burgandy for the Altima (or a color similar to what's being shown on the Rogue SUV) and I'd also like to see some type of deep greeen as well. Even bring back something similar to MY2002-03 "Seascape" would be nice on this current Gen IMO.
Interior fabrics for the car are bland as well. The Aura offers a "Morocco" leather and I think Nissan should consider this type of leather as well. THe "Morocco" is neither flashy nor funky, but does look quite classy on certain colors of the Aura (White, dark blue and black in particular)
Hopefully Nissan will drop some of the gray colors (Precision Gray, Dark Slate and Radiant Silver) and offer something more provocative in the next couple of model years.
The car already looks too mainstream now as is...boring colors and too small wheel choices (those 17s on the SE look like 16s) would help the styling. I get the feelin this next generation Accord is going to be "Sportier" than the Altima is...if so, Nissan is in serious trouble.
#350 of 700 Re: Does Nissan have color vision? [maxamillion1]
Jan 16, 2007 (11:47 am)
I, too, was somewhat skeptical about "Carcinoma" Sunset being a limited production color--I've seen too many of that hue in the past.
#351 of 700 Re: Also... [maxamillion1]
Jan 16, 2007 (3:57 pm)
I happen to have an old G3/'03 Altima brochure & looked at it yesterday. Vow, they had many exciting & wilder colors then, too many but it is exciting & not peacock. This round, they only offer G38, Audi, BMW, type plain colors. That is way too far a swing in the opposite direction. Something in between in terms of enough conservative colors and enough choices of exciting colors/shift is what I wish to see. If some self-acclaimed genius or consulting firm sells the idea that offering upscale brand's colors will crank up the upscale perception of the Altima & resale value, I think they have lost the business and market instinct to position this car a little. In combo with the body design, performance, it has no distinctive character any more; therefore no image any more. I can't define this car any more. It is now, not a 'better value Audi', not a 'better VW', not something with more distinctive character by itself to be convert customer of Camry or Accord. If they think the model loyal customer will go for a more mature looking Altima,don;'t forget, some do not want to grow up that way or else we will go to the Maxima. It is also not distinctively sportier in look & then supported by performance, therefore it is not preceived as sportier. It has no mean look to it in any way,a nd how can you have any touch of sportier perception. It is just not much of anything at the end. It is just like the KFC's whatever bowl they call it. Toss in a bunch of uncomplimenting things and offer as a creative product!!! It is just not exciting!!!
Jan 17, 2007 (7:03 am)
I'm happy to report that I'm a new owner of a Sedona Red 2007 Altima 3.5 SL with tech. I sure do love my gadgets.
I got a DVD with the car giving a tour of it's features and I noticed something odd. They showed the control panel with switches for turn off traction control and VDC. My car only has the VDC switch. Reading the Nissan site they say that traction control is standard with all 6 cylinder Altimas, which mine is. So, what happened to my switch?
#353 of 700 Re: TCS question [voripteth]
Jan 17, 2007 (8:09 am)
I posted the question on the FreshAlloy Forum as well and got an answer to my TCS switch question. The VDC and TCS systems are closely related so there is only one switch to turn off both systems. VDC includes TCS so you'll only get a "VDC Off" switch. If you don't have VDC then you'll have a "TDC Off" switch.
Since the DVD shows both switches I gather this is a recent change to the car.
#354 of 700 Re: TCS question [voripteth]
Jan 17, 2007 (9:42 am)
thanks for the answer, i had posted the question earlier and could not find an answer anywhere.
how come some dealers give out DVD's with the cars? i never got one.
#355 of 700 Re: TCS question [alex34]
Jan 17, 2007 (11:23 am)
I got a nice zippered binder for the manuals as well as full paper copies of the current navigation, owners, warranty and service manuals. The DVD didn't have anything particularly special and was just a run through how the various features on the car worked.
As for why you didn't get one, I really don't know. I bought an SL but a SE with leather and nav should actually be a bit more expensive. Perhaps they got tired of me pestering them with questions.
#356 of 700 Re: 2007 Nissan Altima & Nissan Maxima [lawree]
Jan 20, 2007 (5:00 pm)
I really like the interior and exterior of the 07's, very nice car.