Last post on Nov 19, 2009 at 9:11 PM
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Nissan Altima, Sedan
#138 of 177 Re: 2008 Altima Sedan [sirreddsir]
May 23, 2008 (7:34 pm)
I have owned an 08 Altima 2.5SL sedan since early January (South Carolina, where its warm and I drive a lot with the windows down), and I have never noticed anything like you described. I am fairly particular about squeaks and rattles, and I'm pretty sure that I would have noticed a sound like that...
Sorry I couldn't be more helpful...
#139 of 177 Re: Nissal Altima SL V/S Altima S 4 Cylinder [milkman1]
May 24, 2008 (6:11 am)
Ya mind is 2.5SL , it has stiffer suspension .. you can feel road as it is and on high speed it has vibration too .. i tried other 2.5SL and they had vibration too. Not sure if this is a design flaw in 08 ALtima 2.5 SL ?
#140 of 177 Brake Assist in 2008 Altima SE 3.5
May 25, 2008 (12:56 pm)
I am trying to find out if the '08 Altima SE 3.5 comes standard with "brake assist"? Edmunds' comparison page of features lists it as standard but it is not listed in the Altima brochure and it is not listed on the car's window sticker. I called the Nissan consumer affairs # but they do not see it listed.
Does anyone know? Thank you!
#141 of 177 Re: 2008 Altima Sedan [sirreddsir]
May 26, 2008 (4:46 am)
I also have an '08 and have the same noise. High pitch noise with windows down. It is driving me crazy!
#142 of 177 Re: 2008 Altima Sedan [angiez]
May 26, 2008 (4:55 pm)
I can't figure out why some have this noise and some don't.
Do you have a sunroof? If so, is the noise the same with it open, tilted or closed?
Are all the windows completely open when you hear it, or only the front?
I have a pretty good ear for car noises, but I swear I haven't heard anything like what you all describe here...maybe I'm just lucky...
May 28, 2008 (4:04 pm)
Does anyone have any knowledge that the 3.5 V6 requires/recommends using only high octane fuel? I was told that you must use it for performance and if you do not want to spend the extra money for the gas, you are better off staying with the 2.5.
#144 of 177 Re: V6 Fuel [elron1]
May 28, 2008 (7:05 pm)
To get the best performance and fuel mileage for the V6 they say to use premiumm you can however use regular unleaded and be perfectly fine. You will lose a little mpg and maybe 15 - 20hp.....which is still plenty more than my little 2.5.
#145 of 177 Re: V6 Fuel [karpediem]
May 29, 2008 (5:32 am)
Thanks for your reply. I have the 2.5 which I have been happy with, although wouldf like the extra power. A friend is looking into getting the 3.5 and I advised him to first check out the octane requirement. Thanks again.
#146 of 177 Re: 2008 Altima Sedan [busiris]
May 29, 2008 (2:11 pm)
I don't have a sunroof. When I hear the noise, I have the driver's window slightly down. It sounds like a wheel bearing to me. I hear it at all speeds; of course, not as much on the highway because of the highway noise.
#147 of 177 Re: 2008 Altima Sedan [angiez]
May 29, 2008 (8:26 pm)
I'll try to duplicate your conditions and see what I hear...