Last post on Jul 19, 2013 at 12:18 PM
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Hyundai Azera, Nissan Altima, Car Buying, Sedan
#9 of 18 Re: i'll take azera in a heartbeat [wolverinejoe80]
Jul 03, 2006 (8:47 am)
Thanx to all who replied to our forum question about the Azera vs. Altima -- we have decided to upgrade and ended up buying an '06 Maxima SL for a great deal. Got it for 2% above invoice which is what I figured I was going to pay for it. Awesome care with great amenities!!!! LOVE IT!
#10 of 18 Re: Buying advice -- Azera Limited vs Altima SL [acuraking_27]
Jul 04, 2006 (10:29 am)
To set the record straight:
1> Only Sentra and Altima models equipped with 2.5L 4-cyl motors are involved in the sales halt. Sales of 3.5L V6 Nissan models have NOT been halted.
2> Some 2.5L 4-cyl motors are subject to excessive oil consumption due to faulty oil control piston ring sets provided by one of Nissan's suppliers. When owner neglect resulted in near total loss of oil volume, there were substantiated reports of severe overheating which led to several underhood fires.
3> Nissan has initiated a voluntary recall to replace 2.5L 4-cyl motors that consume oil in excess of 1 qt. per 1,000 miles. In the meantime 2.5L 4-cyl. owners have been instructed to check their engine's oil level at least every 700 miles and report to their dealers if excessive consumption occurs. In those cases in which oil level is excessive, but less than 1 quart/1,000 miles, those engines will be repaired with new piston rings.
While Nissan bears responsibility for the affected engines (and is pro-actively engaged in resolving the problem), owners who dismiss any personal responsibility in periodically glancing at the engine coolant temperature gauge, and checking or having checked something as basic as oil level because, "It's a new car - it shouldn't have to have its oil checked." are clearly candidates for an appearance on "Dr. Phil ", themselves.
#11 of 18 Re: Buying advice -- Azera Limited vs Altima SL [ray_h1]
Jul 05, 2006 (6:17 pm)
Hmmmm..... Looks like you should check some facts.
My moms owns the car, and received a letter in th mail from Nissan specifically saying that her 3.5 Altima was being recalled, and your telling me i'm wrong.
I sure hope you didn't get your info from the internet....
And i sure hope you own an 03-06 Altima telling me i'm wrong!
By the way, the models recalled which were listed in the recall notice we received were:
2003-2006 2.5 Altimas
2005-2006 3.5 Altimas
2005-2006 SE-R Altimas
2003-2006 SE-R Sentras (2.5)
#12 of 18 Re: Buying advice -- Azera Limited vs Altima SL [acuraking_27]
Jul 06, 2006 (11:01 am)
"Hmmmm..... Looks like you should check some facts.
My moms owns the car, and received a letter in th mail from Nissan specifically saying that her 3.5 Altima was being recalled, and your telling me i'm wrong."
Maybe you're right, maybe not. Anyone else monitoring this discussion have a 3.5L V6 Altima that's subject to the recall over excessive oil consumption and fire danger?
#14 of 18 Re: Buying advice -- Azera Limited vs Altima SL [ergsum]
Jul 06, 2006 (4:00 pm)
ergsum, thank you very much. The information you thoughtfully provided squares with what I had read in AP and Reuters news accounts, as well as information on ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, and CNN. Again, I appreciate your going the extra mile on all our behalf.
Note to acuraking_27: I own an '03 Hyundai Sonata - a fact I've never attempted to hide.
Aug 25, 2006 (6:12 pm)
Trying to locate mud flaps for 2006 Azera.
Where to get them for the best price. Saw
message while back, but cannot find it.
#16 of 18 Re: aspen4 [aspen4]
Aug 26, 2006 (9:19 am)
Look on Ebay searching for "azera mudflaps". I was able to puchase a front and rear pair reasonably from an authorized dealer, don't remember the details. You should be able to find them online.
#17 of 18 Re: Buying advice -- Azera Limited vs Altima SL [acuraking_27]
Jan 09, 2007 (8:49 am)
I worked for Nissan, and those are not the facts. They only halted sales so the manufacturer could replace the engines, not just some joe blow in the back working as a technician, they took them back to the plant they originated from. Then they added an extended warranty for the powertrain. You should not knock something when you don't know the facts. It was only the 4 cyl engines. Because the Nissans 6 cyl (VQ) has been voted one of the top 10 engines for past 12 years, so obviously they haven't changed that much! Nissan is known for it's reliability and I appreciate any manufacturer that's going to actively take care of the problem and not hide it. IT WAS A VOLUNTARY RECALL!! Plus I sold a bunch when they came back, because people knew that they were reliable, and they got another $1000 off the vehicle....And a dealer that is just giving them away..., sounds like a bunch of bull to me....They lost out on a good market then! Sorry for them.
#18 of 18 Traded 2007 Azera, got 2013 Altima 3.5
Jul 19, 2013 (12:18 pm)
The Azera wasn't all good and wasn't all bad.
The Altima omits some features that the Azera had, but
a) is more comfortable - much more - to sit in (and drive) for long periods of time.
b) has modern amenities like blue tooth, NAV . Google send-to-car, lane change warning,
speed limit warning, blind spot warning.
c) the acceleration in Ds mode kicks a** !
I get more MPG (highway) with the Altima. about 10-15 % more.
With the Azera, there was always a slight wheel hop and lots of tire noise with the original tires. Under-body cover fell off, and dealer declined to replace.
Just out of warantee, the power seat position sensing went 'crazy' - around the time the battery was ending its useful life.
Dealer supposedly replaced the seat rail (with the possibly bad sensor), charged about $400 for labor only (stated that they got a new seat rail from Hyundai - at the end of all this they informed about the battery).
In other posts at this or another site, someone warned about 'crazy electrical stuff happening' when the battery is dying but not quite dead. So who knows for sure about the above?
I liked the switch-operated folding side mirrors, but even Azera dropped it.
And Azera had the rear window screen, which, though rarely used, was nice to have.
Test drive of the new (2013) Azera left my back unhappy.