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#376 of 700 Re: 2007 Nissan Altima & Nissan Maxima [voripteth]
Jan 31, 2007 (4:57 pm)
I too find the seat in my 2007 Altima S to be extremely uncomfortable. I drive 100+ miles each day and after 20 minutes, my lower back/rear is numb. After 2 months of adjusting the seat, I've had no luck. I traded in a 2005 Altima S after 40K miles that was much more comfortable. It seems they got rid of the lumbar adjustment in the 2007. I plan to write Nissan about it.
Also, most of my miles are highway, yet I'm getting less MPG than I did in my 2005 Altima S (26 MPG this week). I was expecting much better than that with the CVT transmission.
Other than that, I really do like the car. It's my 3rd one in 3 years.
#377 of 700 Re: Non-Cycling AC Compressors in 2007 [victrolajazz]
Feb 03, 2007 (7:33 pm)
Appears Nissan was one of the first to use this device
The Mazda3 from 2004 to mid 2006 has been plagued with the dreaded on/off cycling of the compressor. Until recently, Mazda ended up redesigning the HVAC air flow system (venting) which improved the cooling inside the cabin. They also added auto climate control with inside cabin light and temperature sensors to help out with the cooling.
For those who have models made prior to middle of 2006, we are SOL.
#378 of 700 2007 Altima have collapsible side mirrors?
Feb 05, 2007 (7:06 pm)
Simple question. Does the 2007 Altima have collapsible side mirrors? I need to be able to squeeze this car through a narrow gateway. Thanks.
#379 of 700 Re: Cabin Noise [victrolajazz]
Feb 05, 2007 (9:02 pm)
It is G3 2.5 engine with G3 insulation against G4 2.5 engine with G4 insulation under some push. That is what bothered me. The engine is almost feels like it is right behind a thin firefall & the G4 sounded louder and liked it is struggling. Now, one light load cruising, they are quiet enough.
#380 of 700 2007 Altima 3.5 SE
Feb 07, 2007 (7:16 pm)
Just put a deposit on a black 3.5SE manual here in Canada. Also considered an 07 Legacy GT and the new Silverado 1500. (Completely different cars, I know). What really won me over were the ridiculously strong brakes on the Nissan.
I was able to test drive it without the salesman, so I took it to an empty stretch of country road and did the 0-60-0 test. Oh man, it just about took my face off! I think I may have a mild concussion from the force of braking slamming my brain against the front of my skull. Seriously.
And of course it's hard to beat the price of an SE here in Canada. It was more than $8000 cheaper than the LGT (they just would not budge on the price). The truck would have been about the same and slightly cheaper month-to-month because of GM's low financing rates, but it wouldn't fit in underground parking at work (6'2" clearance )
I didn't seriously consider any other cars (or trucks) out there because of either performance or features/price differences.
BTW: manually folding mirrors are standard on the 3.5SE models in Canada (there is no 3.5SL trim, but there is a cheaper 3.5S trim that doesn't have the sport suspension or the TCS).
#381 of 700 Altima Rated First Among Five by Consumer Reports
Feb 08, 2007 (9:01 am)
For the March issue, Consumer Reports magazine tested five family sedans (Kia Optima, Saturn Aura, Pontiac G6 and Chrysler Sebring), titled it Leaping Ahead, with the sub-title The Redesigned Nissan Altima Accelerates to the Top of Our Ratings. Also, they tested both four cylinder and V-6 versions in this comprehensive test. The four cylinder won almost all the acceleration tests--only beat by .2 of a second by the Saturn Aura 45-65, had the best gas mileage of all. The V-6 won ALL the acceleration tests (0-60 6.4), (45-65 3.9), 1/4 mile 15, and got best mileage of all tested. It begins by saying "The Altima 3.5 SE virtually ties with the Honda Accord V6, our top-rated family sedan. The four-cylinder Altima 2.5S is relatively refined. Both are coupled to a smooth continuously variable transmission, which helps them attain commendable fuel economy." CR continues: "Both engines deliver strong acceleration yet get commendable fuel economy. The 175-HP 2.5-litre four cylinder accelerates better than some V6s and returned 25 MPG overall on regular fuel. Although it requires premium fuel, the smooth and punchy 270-HP 3.5-litre V6 returns 23 MPG (I'm actually hoping for better) overall, comparable to some four-cylinder engines. Both are mated to a smooth CVT. Braking performance is very good. Both halogen and HID low beams perform well but have a sharp cutoff." About the interior it says "The Altima has nicely textured, well-fitting materials. Drivers have plenty of room in the cockpit, even with the optional sunroof. The steering wheel has an awkward telescope adjustment and coarse tilt settings. While rear-visibility is hampered by a high rear deck, the 3.5 SE's optional backup camera works well. The Altima's bright back-lighted gauges are easy to read. The controls are straightforward and the optional navigation system is easy to use." I will have to say, on my first highway trip, I did find the seats harder than usual, as some others have pointed out, but not badly so.
#382 of 700 Re: Altima Rated First Among Five by Consumer Reports [victrolajazz]
Feb 08, 2007 (9:30 am)
OH that consumer reports post makes me so happy!
#383 of 700 Re: Altima Rated First Among Five by Consumer Reports [vikarious]
Feb 08, 2007 (12:38 pm)
Of course there is this dimension to it: considering the competition, is there really any surprise?
#384 of 700 Navigation System
Feb 17, 2007 (2:23 pm)
On the 2007 2.5 Altima with the Navigation package. Can you use the LCD screen for:
Navigation - entering addresses
Directly on screen (without voicecontrol) while the car is moving?
#385 of 700 Re: Navigation System [aweinman]
Feb 17, 2007 (6:18 pm)
i have a canadian spec car, so i don't know if it makes a difference, but while the car is moving this is what happens:
navigation entering addresses: no you cannot enter new addresses while moving.
radio-controls: radio controls work on lcd screen. except in CD mode you cannot use the Track function which lets you see all the songs on the CD, but it does work when vehicle is stopped at a stop light.
heating control: i do not have any heating controls on LCD screen
it would be interesting to know of US spec Navi packages have heating controls on LCD screen?