Last post on Nov 06, 2012 at 10:22 AM
You are in the Nissan Altima
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Nissan Altima, Honda Accord, Sedan
#297 of 299 Impressed with Altima!
Jan 19, 2009 (5:57 am)
I am driving an 2009 Altima as a loaner car while my BMW 740I (1998. 75,000 miles) in in for service. I am impressed with the base 2.5S for it comes with quite a few features, It is reasonably fast for a 4 cylinder, CVT was easy to drive and awesome gas mileage! I have been getting 24 in the city and 35 on the highway (extended loaner). I also get to put regular gas vs. premium that BMW needs. Its is not a strong or built as well, however the 740i listed for over 70,000 when new and this one can be has in the high teens price wise. The only thing I would add would be a power drivers seat. The engine seems stronger/faster than the Accord/Camry 4 bangers
#298 of 299 Re: 2009 Altima Coupe vs Honda Civic or Accord [swhonda]
Mar 08, 2012 (10:59 pm)
I wonder if any of you actually driven these two cars because if you have and you are a driver, you can not miss the striking difference between them and that's the power and performance advantage of Altima vs Accord. Hondas and Toyotas are known for their sub par performance in comparison to their competitors in the same category. Maybe performance is not what you are looking for which is fine but even quality wise Nissan's competitive if not better. The shock's of the Altima is stiffer because of it's performance capabilities special if you have a V6. By far you get more enjoyment driving an Altima, I know I've a 2010 3.5SR CVT.
You should not ignore the enjoyment factor of a car unless you are purchasing a utility vehicle for work. By the way, Honda corporation is not such a clean honest company as you may think that are. This is from a friend of mine owning 3 Hondas saying that they avoid publicly issuing recalls by fixing it the next time you visit the dealer for something like an oil change. They would just inform you that they have replaced the part for you free of charge.
#299 of 299 Re: 2009 Altima Coupe vs Honda Civic or Accord [rostam]
Nov 06, 2012 (10:22 am)
Recalls can't be avoided when they are safety issues, per NTHSA. They don't have to recall parts when the issue doesn't affect driving safety, at least that's how I've come to know it.