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#686 of 700 Altima 2007 vs Honda Civic 2007
Jun 21, 2009 (5:56 am)
I bought Honda Civic 2007 brand new, I love the car but it seems to be small for our family of 4.
Now, I am thinking of trading it for Nissan Altima 2007 4 cyl.
I know these 2 cars are in dirrerent categories, but still - do you think this would be a good trade ?
Will Nissan Altima 2007 be as durable as the Civic 2007 in a long term ?
I plan (if I do the switch) to keep the Nissan Altima for 10 years .
#687 of 700 nissan altima suck
Jun 22, 2009 (3:30 pm)
DO NOT BUY THAT CAR!!! do your homework. alot of people are having problems. mine has only 29000 mi and it's a major headache. bad mpg, tranny sucks, sounds like a diesel at startup, dealer says it is all normal. bullshit!! do yourself a favor buy american!! my company car (ford focus) has 200000 hard miles on it and sounds better than my babied 07 altima 2.5S
#688 of 700 Re: nissan altima suck [jchd1340]
Jun 22, 2009 (5:23 pm)
well, out of 14 cars I have had in the past 20 yrs. 11 were American made.
I had nothing but troubles and expensive repairs.
It got to the point where my wife gave me an ultimatum - " either me or car that does not brake every month ..."
My worst memories are with Ford Aerostar minivan. Nightmare.
But the Dodger Caravan was not far behind. I replaced 3 transmissions on the poor Dodge. or poor me ....
I do not mind to buy a Ford Focus if I know that it will be as reliable as the Honda Civic or perhaps Nissan Altima.
What do you drive ?
#689 of 700 Re: nissan altima suck [jchd1340]
Jun 22, 2009 (7:27 pm)
What bait from jcld1340, first off what company keeps cars for 200K... I have a 08 Coupe with the CVT and 2.5 I have 34K miles on it, and I am averaging 32 MPG right now, this combined highway and city, I'm usually drving about 80 on the freeway. No complaints at all, the Altima is one of the best cars Nissan builds...
#690 of 700 Re: nissan altima suck [jchd1340]
Jun 23, 2009 (4:51 am)
Perhaps YOU got a lemon Altima. I find it very difficult for you to criticize one of the best selling vehicles in the last few years. I have an '07 2.5SL, get 31 MPG, have 36K miles on it, and NOT ONE major mechanical "failure" has occurred. My only complaint, is that I got black leather seats, and here in the Midwest (St. Louis), where the tempatures reaches 97+, it's an oven getting in that car. But, in less than 10 minutes, I'm comfortulately cool. Yeah, I believe in the whole "buy American" theme, but the folks at Toyota, and certainly Nissan, know how to build fuel efficient, great looking, and almost service free vehicles. I plan to keep my car for a very long time, until Nissan comes out (most likely), with a redesigned hybrid Altima, in like the next 4 years, that will look just as good, and probably get 45 MPG. The best is yet to come, for both foreign AND DOMESTIC vehicles. I am confident the American car market will surge again, just as soon as the economy gets better. My 2c worth.
#691 of 700 Re: nissan altima suck [jpolwort]
Jun 23, 2009 (5:37 am)
As usual, we don't hear the good things much...only the bad things
#692 of 700 for sale 07 nissan altima
Jun 23, 2009 (6:19 pm)
sorry lf i hurt anybodys feelings. but somtimes the truth hurts! i was just trying to help. research that car . there are alot of unhappy 07, 08, 09, altima 2,5 owners out there. let the rest find out the hard way
#693 of 700 Re: for sale 07 nissan altima [jchd1340]
Jul 22, 2009 (10:44 am)
Just to comment on "ichd1340" about the Altima not being a good car.
I have an '07 and love it. Yes, I had an issue with the AC but it was fixed immediately and everything else on the car is PERFECT. I also get great mileage.
Let's keep an open mind here, there are lemons in all car makes. I had a Pontiac Grand Am for 12 years and had a few problems during that time but generally speaking the domestic brand was good to me, no major dollars spent. Others who've owned a Grand Am had numerous problems so to assume that ALL Altimas are garbage is an unfair comment.
I did my homework for a long time before I gave up my 12 year old Pontiac Grand Am to buy the import and I'm thoroughly please with my Altima. It's fun to drive, it feels safe and I know it will last a long, long time!!!
#694 of 700 time will tell
Jul 23, 2009 (5:06 pm)
I stand corrected its closer to 99%. ps: next time you start your 07,08,09 2.5 altima after sitting overnight listen closely to your engines top end starving for oil 2-3 seconds. NOT GOOD!
#695 of 700 Re: nissan altima suck [jchd1340]
Jul 24, 2009 (4:04 am)
wow you might be the only person ive ever heard that thinks the altima sucks go ask a chevy,ford or dodge guy how many of there sedans get sold a month the altima is by far the best selling car for nissan my 07 yes 07 35se gets 25mpg never has given me any headache living in new england never gotten stuck will outrun any american made crap box sedan and oh yeah i dont baby it i drive it like its designed to be that tranny you say sucks i can get 100 mph out of it only in 3rd gear have yet to experiment with any other gears so keep driving your worthless american rattle box