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#1 of 373 2008 Nissan Altima Coupe
Jan 21, 2007 (8:44 pm)
Hi, Do anyone have any information on the 2008 Nissan Altima Coupe? I saw it at the Los Angeles Car Show, and I really do like it. When will it be available?
#2 of 373 There is a lot of information...
Jan 21, 2007 (10:39 pm)
But to sum it up. The Coupe is available in S and SE trims...has the 6MT and CVT transmission available. Will make the same horsepower as the Altima sedan counterpart and will share it's interior.
It's slightly shorter and has a smaller wheelbase and it goes on Sale this Summer.
#5 of 373 Re: There is a lot of information... [maxamillion1]
Jan 31, 2007 (11:11 am)
Does it not look strikingly like the Infiniti G Coupe? Wonder if it would canibalize sales from the G Coupe to some degree?
The Skyline GT-R also seems to share similar styling theme. With the Z car included, Nissan/Infiniti would end up with several models that overlap each other somewhat, IMO.
#6 of 373 Re: There is a lot of information... [bodble2]
Feb 09, 2007 (4:07 pm)
The Altima coupe is a wonderful bargain for those who don't need the status symbol of an Infiniti.
IMO, it's already made the Maxima irrelevant.
#7 of 373 Re: There is a lot of information... [twain]
Feb 09, 2007 (5:02 pm)
I dunno 'bout that, twain.
If they had taken the 350Z and effectively offered a 2+2 version, which is what the G35 coupe is, I'd agree, and assuming all other things being equal, and some decent styling, I'd look at it seriously.
But as is, specificaly as a FWDer, it doesn't interest me as an alternative to the G coupe (which I prefer to anything else Nissan makes). Subjectively, also, I think that though it's styled in a very familiar way, the final execution is nowhere near as sleek or even corherent as the G. To me it has detailing where it doesn't need it.
Taken on its own, though, I think it's a very nice offering.
#8 of 373 Re: There is a lot of information... [wale_bate1]
Feb 09, 2007 (11:06 pm)
Perhaps the Altima coupe is targeted at the buyers who only want to look sporty, but couldn't care less about ultimate performance. But I wonder if that is too narrow of a market segment. But as twain said, there is too much overlap between the Maxima and the Altima, coupe and sedan. (I know Maxima doesn't have a coupe). IMO the new Altima looks better than the Maxima. I know if I'm spending my own money, I would buy a fully-loaded Altima over the Maxima, and pocket the difference in $$.
#9 of 373 Re: There is a lot of information... [bodble2]
Feb 10, 2007 (7:46 am)
"Perhaps the Altima coupe is targeted at the buyers who only want to look sporty, but couldn't care less about ultimate performance."
Find nailhead; hit it with big hammer!
That's a major bingo. I think the niche may be bigger than you think, though. An awful lot of mfrs exited the personal coupe category over the years, or else executed it so poorly they were forced out.
I think there's room, and they did a nice job coming up with something to fill it.
I don't care much for this gen Max, personally. I find it ungainly, and way too big for a daily driver...
#10 of 373 G35 VS. Altima Coupe?
Feb 18, 2007 (12:42 am)
First off i like the idea nissan is having with a coupe, i think it will sell very well. How can you compare the G35 to the altima coupe? Its not even in the same range. But since some of you are knocking off this car, think about this. A 2007 Infiniti G35 (very good looking car) has 307HP $35,000-good price for a sports car. Now, the Nissan Altima Coupe has 270HP$25k-26k. Do the math 307-270=36! $15,000 more for 36HP??!!! No thank you! Im not saying the altima coupe is better than the G, but if your in a budget it wouldnt hurt to look at Coupe. Also, please dont knock cars that you havent test driven yet. It like booing a movie that hasnt been released! (my 2 cents)