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Nissan Altima Hybrid, Nissan Altima, Car Leasing, Car Buying, Sedan
#177 of 730 Re: 2008 white hybrid with convenience pkg [dell06]
Apr 18, 2008 (11:57 am)
I feel you frustration and confusion. Read my previous posts about "Tire Problem" with my altima hybrid. Nissan was terrible. Unlike you, I traded my NAH and will never buy nissan again. The dealership and Corporate Nissan gave horrible service. If you want to know my whole experienc, I can give you my email and we can chat. I learned a lot and it was the worst 6 month car ownership experience I had.
#178 of 730 Re: 2008 white hybrid with convenience pkg [mazda6dude]
Apr 19, 2008 (2:09 pm)
What a horrible experience with your new car. Sorry and good to know about the battery problem. Happy to report that in 4 weeks, 1300 miles, everything with my jade/tech/moonroof/leather NAH is perfect. 2nd tank got 35mpg. I'm in California and early morning temps are 40-45 F, days between 60-75 F. Still on tank #3. Have yet to see another NAH, though in No. Bay of CA.
Apr 28, 2008 (8:49 pm)
i've been reading just about every post in this thread and have learned quite a lot from all of the feedbacks. i'm also in the market for fully loaded 2008 NAH w/tech package and it appears that most of you are able to get your car for well under the invoice pricing. the configuration i'm looking at comes out to $30,794 according to edmunds invoice pricing so under 30k should be possible? i will make my first trip to a rep (who's also a family friend) to see what price he will quote for the config i want.
#181 of 730 Oregon resident looking at NAH
Apr 29, 2008 (10:01 am)
Hi all... I currently lease an Infiniti G35 and lease is up in the next couple of months. Couple of questions:
1) Compare the NAH to the Camry Hybrid to those of you who have test driven it. If you know the Infiniti, compare the NAH to that.
2) I live in Oregon, so I'd have to go down to Redding (6 hr drive) to get the NAH. I haven't even test driven it, so that makes me feel like a sitting duck to be had by the dealer. Anyone know if I can get around California sales tax since I'm going to have the car in Oregon (where there is no sales tax). That is a $2000+ item
3) Does anyone know if the federal tax credit ($2350 is what I saw) is still available? If so, I've heard rumors that this phases out with income. If anyone knows about this, I'd love to hear it.
4) Is the trunk really small? Can I at least fit a couple sets of golf clubs?
#182 of 730 Re: Oregon resident looking at NAH [bitterbuffalo]
Apr 29, 2008 (10:26 am)
Picking up my loaded Altima Hybrid in 4 hours. Test drove both the Camry and NAH and was not planning on buying the NAH. Couple of comments:
a) Handling and pickup of NAH was much better on the NAH. So much so it changed our mind almost instantaneously.
b) Thought the interior of the NAH was more polished and comfortable than the the TCH.
c) Don't know about the tax credit or california.
d) The trunk is smaller on the NAH that the TCH. Definitely bring your clubs to the test drive to see.
#183 of 730 Re: Oregon resident looking at NAH [mwnewman2001]
Apr 29, 2008 (11:14 am)
Thanks for the info... where are you buying yours?
#184 of 730 Re: Oregon resident looking at NAH [bitterbuffalo]
Apr 29, 2008 (12:33 pm)
Just something to consider when comparing the NAH to TCH. The NAH has a 8yr/100K warranty on the hybrid components while the TCH has 10yr/150K warranty on the hybrid components. Also, reading a lot of reviews, TCH gets better real world mileage than NAH. Lastly, the NAH has the Toyota Hybrid system, whereas the TCH is built with the Toyota hybrid system. In other words, the engine is more in sync with the system then the TCH. Remember when buying a hybrid you want to get the maximum MPG possible. If you are going for performance, gas engines are meant for that. Hope this helps.
#185 of 730 Re: Oregon resident looking at NAH [mazda6dude]
Apr 29, 2008 (1:42 pm)
All that makes sense, but really my main issue is that 90% of my driving is 30 mph and under and my Infiniti G35x has been getting about 15mpg on those circumstances. Even only driving 750 miles/month, it equates to about $1000 year in gas savings at 33mpg. I'm not going to quibble about the difference between 33 and 36 mpg, and with the tax credits available on the Altima, it is tempting.
Problem is, I've got to go drive 6 hours to California to go test drive the thing and then I've got to worry about paying CA Sales tax (in Oregon there is no sales tax).
You said "the engine is more in sync with the system then the TCH." The context of your message would indicate that the engine would be more in sync in the TCH than the NAH (e.g. Toyota with Toyota rather than Nissan with Toyota).
#186 of 730 Re: Oregon resident looking at NAH [bitterbuffalo]
Apr 29, 2008 (2:21 pm)
I apologize about the typo, but you know what I mean. My personal experience with the NAH was not good and I traded it in after 14K miles. The MPG was all over the charts with no consistency and I had to change my driving style to get the high MPG's. If I had to buy a hybrid again, it would be the Prius. Its the only true hybrid from ground up.