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Nissan Altima, Sedan
#53 of 700 Re: NO...that's not a FACELIFT... [maxamillion1]
Jul 09, 2006 (6:19 pm)
Omigod, I've finally come across someone
that can tell the minor differences between
a particular model car spanning between
1993 and 2007! I am very impressed,
Maxamillion. I have to tell you, in my last
three purchases of Nissans in the past 11
years, not one salesman had the knowledge of
the cars like you do. You see, I happen to
be the same way. I can differentiate the
year models of various cars just by certain
minor exterior changes and interior changes,
i.e., like the Pathfinders starting from
the year, say, '92-'93, having a totally new
dashboard in the '94-'95 models, redesigned
in '96, refreshed in 2000; more horsepower
in 2001. That is so cool! I have to say,
I test drove a 2005 Murano last July and I
happened to get a salesman who knew less
about the car than I did. Now, mind you,
I don't sell cars, but I love 'em. I kind
of felt bad for the guy, as he was an older
gentleman and I think he was fairly new.
Needless to say, I don't think he's still
employed at the local Tampa Bay Nissan
I hope I can get someone as knowledgeable as
you when I shop for my new purchase because
that is truly refreshing!
By the way, I can't wait to see the 2007
Altima. I used to drive a '95 Altima GLE.
It was the purplish-blue color (Can't
remember the name of the color right now),
but I used to get so many complements on that
color. People would come up to me at the
car wash with the most popular question:
"Is it purple or is it blue?" LOL.
It was a very reliable car also.
Jul 09, 2006 (7:55 pm)
I've been in love with Nissan's since the 2000 Maxima debuted.
#55 of 700 Re: NO...that's not a FACELIFT... [maxamillion1]
Jul 09, 2006 (8:36 pm)
We have a 2005 SE 3.5 w/Auto, safety package and sport package. Today, went to the dealer I got my Versa from and informed them we want a 2007 SE. Should be in 2 months...
#56 of 700 Re: flightnurse... [maxamillion1]
Jul 15, 2006 (6:28 pm)
Since you sell Nissan's for a living I have a question for you. I hope you can help me out. First, sorry to hear your 2005 Altima was totaled. I too have a 2005 Altima. It's the 3.5 SE. I really love the car. However, from time to time I feel a vibration which I think is in the tranny.
I thought it might have been the road given the lower profile tires on the SE but it seem the vibration happens around 40 - 50 mph on many different roads.
Have you heard similar complaints? That is the only issue I have with the car. It has 15,000 miles on it.
Any help you could provide would be appreciated.
What do you think of the 2007 Altima's?
#57 of 700 Re: flightnurse... [phil24]
Jul 15, 2006 (7:20 pm)
Phil, the 07 Altima isn't out yet, wont be until End of Sept or Early Oct (this what my dealer tells me) but from what we have seen of the car, and the options you can get this should push it over he top for them regarding the Camry vrs Accord Vrs Altima battle..
Jul 15, 2006 (10:32 pm)
I had noticed similar vibration when operating my 05 Altima as well and I also had an issues with my transmission feeling like it was in neutral sometimes when I put it into "D4" on my 05 Altima. As far as customers, I haven't heard any complaints about vibration but I've had a few salesmen mention it to me. It's a problem and Nissan should address it IMO.
I had originally been told that my car was totaled, but now it appears that the car will be fixed, which is a bittersweet thing for me. I actually LOVE my Altima and I don't want to start car payments over, but the idea of having a wrecked and repaired car just doesn't sit well with me. I'll probably just get rid of the Altima later down the road.
As far as the 07 Altima is concerned...it won't get here until November (per Nissannews.com) The new Sentra gets here first and debuts in October. Truthfully the Sentra NEEDS to get here before the Altima seeing as the Sentra is the ONLY pre-Ghosn car and it would be overshadowed by the Altima if it debuted after it. Sentra gets out..gets good ads and boosts sales.
Ads displaying the new Sentra, Quest and Versa are already appearing. Sentra looks MUCH better in person than in pics.
Altima and G35 (even though not platform related) come out around the same time in November.
I am actually fond of the 07, except for its front..which I detest. The interior is much much better than the 05s and I find the refinement and neat features to be great compared to the 05-06 models.
Push start is going be a standard feature from what I've been told so far, as well as intelli key. I just hope Nissan doesn't cut corners on the car (lack of adjustable rear headrest and LEDs come to mind)
I do believe the car will be extremely competitive but I'm not lookin to get into the next generation Altima until the facelifted model hits lots for MY2010. I'm sure by then it will get a more aggressive front fascia...and I'll get one then.
Too bad I'm stuck with my Altima (the body shop started working on it yesterday) cause I had my eyes on an Accord EXV6 6spd or Mazda6 S Grand Sport.
My Altima has $11,460 worth of cosmetic damage!
#59 of 700 Re: flightnurse... [phil24]
Jul 16, 2006 (7:27 am)
BTW Phil I do NOT work for Nissan.. I'm a FLight Nurse.
#60 of 700 The 2007 Altima
Jul 16, 2006 (6:51 pm)
TV ads are already running on Los Angeles area TV stations. Perty sharp, and the interior depicted with faux wood in the console is downright elegant.
#61 of 700 Re: The 2007 Altima [ray_h1]
Jul 16, 2006 (8:25 pm)
I'm glad to see ads running already...but are u sure it wasn't the Maxima?
If it is the new Altima then more power to them! They need all the ads they can get to push sales back up since the recall.
#62 of 700 Re: The 2007 Altima [ray_h1]
Jul 17, 2006 (6:43 pm)
Ray, I haven't seen ads on TV yet for the
Altima either. I have seen the ads for the
Maxima. I'm really anxious to see the 2007
Altima in person, because I like what I see
so far on the website, and the brochure I
received. I like the 2007 Maxima also,
although the car keeps growing in length.
It's now going to be about three to
three-and-a-half inches longer than my 2002
Max. I don't know if I can fit that car in
my tight garage.
I was hoping that the 2007 Altima would
appear in showrooms by September. But
November would probably be better since
that's when I will start to seriously shop
for my next car. I'm not too sure about
getting a car with a new-style tranny
though. I would prefer that the "bugs" get
worked out first. The automobile show
never arrives in Tampa before mid-November,
so I'm going to be waiting with much