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#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.
#15 of 113 Re: Anyone Drive the '13 Altima Yet? [dbc123]
Jul 18, 2012 (4:38 pm)
Everyone has their likes and dislikes... Some hate FWD cars, automatic transmissions, etc. enough to refuse to even look at them.
Others could care less about the drive wheels or whether the car has a traditional automatic, DCT or CVT.
That's why there are so many models in the market. It doesn't mean anyone is right or wrong.
From a pure efficiency POV, its really hard to beat a well designed CVT in around-town driving, although a manual is hard to beat on the limited-access highway in long trips.
All this began immediately after Henry Ford began offering colors besides black....
#16 of 113 Re: Anyone Drive the '13 Altima Yet? [dbc123]
Jul 19, 2012 (10:14 am)
Would love to hear what the actual avg. MPG is on the new 2013 Altima 2.5 engine is. We are getting consistently 25-26 avg. MPG on 2012 2.5SL model which is very good but I imagine all new 2013 models from Altima to other competitor's models will aim for 27-30 avg. MPG range. I doubt much discounting is available on 2013 Altima.
For 2012 Altima 2.5 SL model with Bose Radio it should be around 23.5k-24k plus TTL and doc. fees. This should include the factory added mats wheel locks and aluminum sidekick. I got that price last Fall when 2013 Altima was just a talk.
#17 of 113 Re: Anyone Drive the '13 Altima Yet? [alookman]
Jul 19, 2012 (11:09 am)
I've seen discounts on the 2012 models around $5-7k off MSRP depending on version and equipment. No, the 2013s won't be discounted much at all for the first few months especially with all the hype about the MPG and other big improvements. They just arrived on dealer lots a couple of weeks ago. They are supposed to get around 31 mpg average and from the several reviews that I've read that mentioned MPG, the 2.5L was pretty close to that in combined driving. The 3.5L six was getting around 26mpg in these tests/reviews which is also very good.
#18 of 113 2013 Nissan altim 2.5 SL with Tech Package
Jul 19, 2012 (3:11 pm)
Does any one know when NJ will start recieving it? Anybody in NJ has bought 2.5 SL than what is the price paid?