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Nissan Altima Hybrid, Sedan
#298 of 457 Re: Any word on the 2009 Altima Hybrid [jsyaruss]
May 16, 2008 (12:00 pm)
Nissan usually starts the new year production after the 4th of July. However, Hybrids have their own schedule and may not produce the 09's right away. I am a good case in point. Last year, I ordered a NAH with tech. It was not produced until October and delivered shortly after Thanksgiving.
That was a real timetable. The tech may have had a delayand they may produce some hybrids before then. Your dealer will not know. I guarantee it even if they ask Nissan directly.
May 16, 2008 (9:33 pm)
All, I was wondering if it is normal for the bottom of the car to rust after owning the car for only 5 months? I noticed it when I was washing my car for the very first time a couple of weeks back and when I really got down and looked up on the underside of the car I noticed a couple of areas where rust has developed. Should I take it in to an auto shop and have the rust removed?
#300 of 457 How do you decide to buy?
May 17, 2008 (7:30 pm)
I own a '06 Acura TL with 20 K miles on it. I got it at the end of the season for $28,300. I bought it for it's peppy engine and the Acura reliability. My original thought was to keep it "forever."
Now that gas has hit $4.00/gallon, I'm wondering whether it pays to sell the Acura and buy a hybrid. I'm especially concerned because I drive about 50 miles a day and now hear that in a year or so gas could be $8/gallon.
Looking for some feedback.
#301 of 457 Re: How do you decide to buy? [carteach]
May 18, 2008 (3:27 pm)
All I can say is that every time the price of gas goes up, the price return on a Hybrid is quicker. It's is like going to Vegas. You place your bet and see how the wheel lands. I bought my O8' last fall and tickled with it. I also loved the Acura and have driven several long distances. Probably my favorite car for ride and performance, but I would place the NAH second in a snap. It's what I can afford to drive.
Judging the way you wrote your question, your having to make the same decision.
#302 of 457 Re: Question [malttese33]
May 20, 2008 (6:13 am)
depends on what area. if it's the exhaust system, it's normal to get some rust. if it's the body, you should go back to the dealer
#303 of 457 altima hybrid maintenance?
May 20, 2008 (2:43 pm)
I AM IN THE MARKET, AND REALLY LOVE THE NEW ALTIMA HYBRIDS. I WISH TO BUY ONE, BUT THE LOCAL DEALERSHIP DOESN'T RECOMMEND ME BUY ONE-B/C THEY DO NOT SERVICE THEM. I AM ALMOST 500 MILES AWAY FROM A DEALER THAT CAN SERVICE THEM.
WHAT MAINTENANCE (THAT I COULDN'T GET FROM SOMEONE ELSE) IS REQUIRED OF A NEW ALTIMA HYBRID? IM AFRAID IM GOIING TO BE STUCK WITH A CAR, THAT I CANT HAVE SERVICED!
#304 of 457 Re: First 10,000 miles [karolpl7]
May 20, 2008 (7:41 pm)
Karol, I also live in the NY/NJ area. I am currently negotiating prices for an NAH with tech pack. What deal did you get and in what dealer? Also, do you find the navigation system worth it? I was thinking of getting a regular GPS like a TomTom or Garmin instead, I'm not sure if the other functions of the navigator are really that useful. What do you think is best and worst within the Tech Pack?
Thanks for your feedback!
#305 of 457 Re: altima hybrid maintenance? [ryanwade]
May 21, 2008 (5:09 am)
it's not really the maintenance that is the problem, anyone can do that. it's just in case you have any problems with the car, that's when it will be tough.
so you've checked every dealer in the area?
#306 of 457 Re: altima hybrid maintenance? [ryanwade]
May 30, 2008 (10:21 am)
"I AM IN THE MARKET, AND REALLY LOVE THE NEW ALTIMA HYBRIDS. I WISH TO BUY ONE, BUT THE LOCAL DEALERSHIP DOESN'T RECOMMEND ME BUY ONE-B/C THEY DO NOT SERVICE THEM."
That is odd. Most car manufacturers won't allow a dealer to sell a car unless they can service the vehicle. Are you sure they can sell you a hybrid model? Perhaps they just blowing smoke in your face, trying to get you to buy the normal version?
You might consider the Toyota Camry Hybrid (for a similar size), or one of the other hybrids from Honda or Ford.
#307 of 457 Re: altima hybrid maintenance? [stevedebi]
May 30, 2008 (12:27 pm)
The dealer in a state that can't order the hybrid directly, can trade with a dealer in another state who can. He can then sell you it, but he probably doesn't have a Nissan Hybrid Certified Mechanic.
I live in PA but bought mine at a dealer in New York 45 minutes away. Not really a bad drive.