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Nissan Altima, Sedan
#6 of 113 Re: More pictures [gooddeal2]
Feb 28, 2012 (5:46 pm)
Wow, I hope's that not the new Altima b/c it looks a lot like the Maxima's bodystyle to it. I hope Nissan doesn't hurt the Maxima like they did back in 2002 when they brought out the 2nd Gen Altima design which was better than the Maxima.
It looks like Nissan is not making these care appear as distinctive as they are now.
#7 of 113 Re: More pictures [smarty666]
Feb 28, 2012 (6:15 pm)
Yeb, Maxima + M curve line.
#9 of 113 Anyone Drive the '13 Altima Yet?
Jun 18, 2012 (2:45 pm)
Had a chance to test drive the 2013 Altima today and came away very impressed. I found it to be quiet and solid with a good ride handling balance. Steering was quick with decent road feel and the seats were excellent. Overall, for me, it was clearly better than the Camry, Malibu, Sonata, or Passat. The dealer only had a 4 cylinder version, so there was no opportunity to try the 3.5L. Anyone else out there who has given one a try?
#10 of 113 Re: Anyone Drive the '13 Altima Yet? [rmanke]
Jun 18, 2012 (3:34 pm)
I will get one but I'll wait till Sept. to get some discount.
#11 of 113 Re: Anyone Drive the '13 Altima Yet? [rmanke]
Jul 13, 2012 (2:51 pm)
I keep hearing how good the seats are. You said they were excellent. In which way? The wife's looking at cars now and this may be on the list. Thanks.
#12 of 113 Re: Anyone Drive the '13 Altima Yet? [iwant12]
Jul 14, 2012 (3:01 pm)
Everyone has a different "feel" for seats, but for me, the Altima's cloth seats were extremely well balanced between "softness," without sinking deep into a pile of mush. Every body point seemed well supported and I liked the feel of the cloth. At the same time, on the SV, the passenger seat seemed to be a tad low to the floor without the ability to raise it up. In the end, I was all set to pull the trigger on the '13 Altima, but three things stopped me after taking a second, longer test drive. One, I felt the 4 cyl/CVT combo is geared in such a way that it feels sluggish unless you put you foot deep into the gas. Second, I found myself making too many little steering corrections cruising down the interstate and finally, why jump now with the Accord and Fusion right around the corner. Good luck on your search.
#13 of 113 Re: Anyone Drive the '13 Altima Yet? [rmanke]
Jul 15, 2012 (9:39 am)
Thanks for the reply. Yep, that CVT would be a turnoff for me, plus the fact that it's FWD. Now the wife might not know or care, she drives a Mazda6 currently. The new Fusion looks great and we'll wait until that comes out before pulling the trigger. She also likes the Caddy CTS . . . I like it too!
#14 of 113 Re: Anyone Drive the '13 Altima Yet? [iwant12]
Jul 16, 2012 (10:06 pm)
CVT is sure no "turnoff" to me. It's a big part of why I just took delivery of a '13 2.5 SV today. Very impressed so far with the car. It's a huge improvement over the previous Altimas. I love the way the CVT seamlessly adjusts the ratio to the driving conditions. The incredibly tall gearing allows for totally effortless and relaxed feel even at speeds over 80mph. The engine is turning less than 2000 rpm and the car is amazingly quiet and smooth.
If this can get anywhere near its EPA rated mileage it's going to be a very impressive car.