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#58 of 685 Factory buyback - good deal?
Jul 07, 2007 (9:20 am)
I am looking at a 2005 Altima 2.5 that was bought back under the lemon law for excessive engine wear and oil consumption. Nissan put a new (not rebuilt) 2.5 engine in the car. I can buy this car with 20,000 miles, new engine and full warranty for over $2,000 less than a similar car. How much of a risk am I taking - it still has 40,000 miles under warranty? I would assume the engine would be a newer build without the earlier issues.
#59 of 685 Re: Factory buyback - good deal? [dkopesky]
Jul 11, 2007 (3:44 pm)
What's the number and options on the car? I don't think anyone can tell you if it's a good deal w/o knowing the number (selling price).
#60 of 685 Re: Factory buyback - good deal? [dkopesky]
Jul 11, 2007 (3:58 pm)
I'd say minimal risk, especially if they'll give you full waranty on it. Nissan builds some of the best engines out there. there was a problem with some 2.5 I4 engines, but that problem was quickly corrected.
#61 of 685 Re: Factory buyback - good deal? [jd10013]
Jul 11, 2007 (4:35 pm)
I ended up buying a 2006 2.5 S Special Edition from a different dealer for the same price ($15,900)- they came down from asking price of $16,900. It has 26,000 miles and a new engine but does not have the LEMON tag on the title that the other one did. This one was a rental that had the engine replaced as part of the recall it was not a buyback. I have been pleasantly surprised with the mileage it is better than the EPA ratings so far using the trip computer.
#62 of 685 Re: Nissan EXCESSIVE OIL CONSUMPION [bigtuna1]
Jul 13, 2007 (10:08 am)
I'm not sure if you still visit this sight, but, I am about to go thru the BBB arbitration on my 2006 nissan I wanted more information on the mugninson act I and can't pull anything up online just checking to see if it is spelled correctly or if you have any other information on it available. a quick response is needed.
#64 of 685 Re: Nissan EXCESSIVE OIL CONSUMPION [sharn]
Jul 16, 2007 (1:02 am)
hello... i know its been a while since u posted this msg... but i also i have a 2002 nissan altima and it is burning oil like crazy!!! i googled this issue and it seems like there are many nissan altima owners who are experiencing this issue... i think all altima should gather together and start a class action lawsuit..... i got my altima repaired by replacing the whole engine and it cost me $1500.... really disappointed....
#66 of 685 Re: Nissan Altima: Engine Failures [latasha]
Aug 01, 2007 (1:08 pm)
Anyone that has a Nissan Altima 2.5L that is under warrenty, make sure you document and save all the maintenance records on your vehicle. Even if it's just adding a quart of oil, record it. Nissan does not make it easy to get manufaturing problems fixed.
My oil light came on before the first oil change, then again before the second oil change. I was slow in getting it in to service this issue, now they are caliming it is my poor maintenace that caused the engine problems.
I have a 2005 Altima with 32,000 miles on it, still under warranty, and I have to pay $3,000 out of pocket to replace the engine that never worked right with a rebult engine. I hope the rebuilt engine works better.
#67 of 685 Re: Nissan Altima: Engine Failures [bivcurtin]
Aug 01, 2007 (3:02 pm)
I was slow in getting it in to service this issue,
thats in you paperwork, and by doing that you voided your warrnaty. any car company will stipulate that if the oil light or certain other things happen, you are to stop driving the vehicle and get it to the dealership immediately. Few people do, but everybody should read the warranty and owners manual. In fact, I'd say it should be required before a car can leave the lot.