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#13 of 68 Re: My 1997 Nissan Altima [autojava]
Nov 27, 2007 (7:16 pm)
Just a little testimony to Nissan...
We're looking to trade our Infiniti G20 (Nissan Primera to the rest of the world) for a new Altima.
The 1994 G20 has 249,000 miles, with NO engine issues ever (other than one fouled injector at 110k).
Never needed a CV joint or axle.
Still blows ice-cold A/C.
Interior w/black leather is immaculate.
Drives & steers tight & sharp.
No rattles or loose trim.
Pearl paint is still rich & deep.
Only issue now is a worn 5th gear synchro.
That G20 was my first Nissan product, and the reason I'm considering another.
#14 of 68 Re: Long Term Reliability of Nissan Altima [bitpoh]
Nov 29, 2007 (9:58 am)
I was in a similar situation two weeks ago. I did not know a lot about Nissan but I liked the Altima. Did a lot of research and finally bought the 2008 Altima 2.5 SL which, I am finding, is a great car to drive. I am looking for excuses to drive the thing leading the wife to think I may have something going on the side. I traded a great Ford F-150 which I had purchased for a particular purpose, and I have not regretted it yet. Two weeks does not make a history, but I hope everything goes good. If not, that is why I purchased the seven year warranty. Could be money down the toilet, but on the other hand...........
#15 of 68 Nissan has changed...
Dec 17, 2007 (10:04 am)
Nissan has already changed its image since 2002 and is now more concerned with performance, style, and looks. Nissan is no longer interested in high reliability like they did in the 80s and would rather get only average reliability ratings instead.
According to Consumer Reports, the 1999 Nissan Altima is the most reliable Altima ever made in history. There's a high chance I think that Nissan will not make another reliable Altima again that will be better than the 1999. After 1999, Nissan Altima is getting more black dots. Toyota Camry and Honda Accord will continue to improve, but not Nissan Altima. Nissan is done, I think.
#16 of 68 Re: Nissan has changed... [waltchan]
Dec 17, 2007 (5:52 pm)
Toyota Camry and Honda Accord will continue to improve, but not Nissan Altima. Nissan is done, I think.
Did you know that Camry is not on the Consumer Reports recommended list anymore?
#17 of 68 Re: Nissan has changed... [gooddeal2]
Dec 18, 2007 (11:26 am)
Yes I know the poor rating, but I can really bet for sure that the 2011 Toyota Camry, which will be the last year of this current generation, will be more reliable than the 2011 Nissan Altima. Like I said before, Nissan is done.
#18 of 68 Re: Nissan has changed... [waltchan]
Dec 18, 2007 (4:07 pm)
Like I said before, Nissan is done.
#19 of 68 Re: Nissan has changed... [jd10013]
Dec 28, 2007 (11:36 am)
"Nissan is done", what a joke. That's just dumb. I had a 97 Altima, 125,000 miles and ran like a top. Sister is driving it still with no problems. Now have a 2004 Altima with 40,000 miles, love it. Runs great, plenty of power for a 4 cyl. (2.5L) and wonderful gas mileage. I drove a 2007 rental for 2 weeks with the 4 cyl and CVT and loved it as well. The CVT is awesome! The 07 did feel a bit lighter and perhaps "cheaper" in some way than my 04 however.
Looking at purchasing a Pathfinder or X-terra soon. Oh, wait...Nissan is done...Ha.
#20 of 68 Re: Nissan has changed... [waltchan]
Jan 09, 2008 (11:17 am)
You're right waltchan, Nissan IS done, if they don't change their ways. The 2002 Nissan Altima 2.5S seems to be proof of that. There are more reports every day of the Catalytic Converters failing, engines burning lots of oil and engines needing to be replaced. Just look over in the Edmunds Nissan Altima Engine Failures Forum. I already had to pull the head off a 2002 Altima 2.5L to fix the engine. Please don't buy a Nissan without first checking the history out throughly.
#21 of 68 Re: Nissan has changed... [electricdesign]
Jan 10, 2008 (2:36 pm)
lol, your funny man. you do realize nissan just completed a year that saw better sales gains then GM, Ford, Toyota, and Honda? over 6% growth in a down market. thye also consistently run higher margins than all thier competitor, earing billions of $$$ a year. Yea, they're about finished if you ask me.
sure, they're some people how had engine problems with the altima. but the number of them compared to the over 1 million altima cars sold make it staticticaly meaningless.
#22 of 68 Re: Nissan has changed... [jd10013]
Jan 10, 2008 (6:03 pm)
I actually saw on the news that Nissan just claimed bankruptcy. They cited the fact that electricdesign from the Edmonds board claimed they are done so knew the writing was on the wall.