Last post on Jul 19, 2013 at 12:18 PM
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Hyundai Azera, Nissan Altima, Car Buying, Sedan
#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.