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1994 Nissan Altima

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 19/Hwy 26/Comb 22 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, 2.4 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Japan Country of Assembly: United States

1994 Nissan Altima Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.3
Out of 10

Based on 220 Ratings for the 1993 - 1997 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.6/10
    Quality
    8.6/10
  • Reliability
    8.7/10
    Performance
    8.4/10
  • Comfort
    8.5/10
    Styling
    8.1/10

my first car...

By on Saturday, December 20, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 91,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "relablie, very sturdy, my first car"

Cons: "emissions, interior gets dirty fast"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

Getting it from Vegas

"1997 nissan altima XE white with dark gray fabric interior . As my first car it was very reliable coming from Nevada to California twice, and is most interesting car I ve come across in a while. PROS Even with Emission problems/Check engine light on the car will be reliable for the basic A to B commute. GAS SAVER!!! $30 fills the tank There are lots and lots of info. online specifically for the 1997 nissan altima for things like common problems and solutions, maintenance and repair and a plethora of parts new and used and great mechanics that wont break put a dent in your finances for fixing these cars. You can save a lot of money by doing a little research. CONS Emissions seem to be a common problem for models 93-97 which has to do with passing smog checks and is needed for DMV registration. This car is unfortunately on the list of commonly stolen cars and my car was randomly stolen but recovered with no serious damage or broken windows. How did the thieves get in the car and steal it? I have no earthly idea. If you own one or plan to make sure you GET Comp insuranace coverage. People try to tell other people not to get it and its a waste but look at what happened to me?...And I did not have Comp coverage. You live and learn."

Getting it from Vegas

Great car

By on Sunday, October 12, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 157,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"This was the first car that i have bought ever and to put it simply enough i am glad that this was the vehicle that i chose it does't look the greatest but it is certainly reliable"

1 person out of 3 found this review helpful

Solid Compact

By on Saturday, August 02, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 125,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Fun to drive. Reliable. Good looks."

Cons: "Costly to maintain"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"The Altima has been very costly for me to maintain as living in the desert tends to dry out bushings, hoses, cv boots, and motor mounts. Also, electrical components, alternator, distributor and starter will fail at high mileage. Tip: Go aftermarket anywhere else, but buy factory new or refurbished for electrical components. A/C going still strong. Overall, this car has been very reliable for city driving it's fun to drive, handles effectively, with fair to good MPG."

5 people out of 8 found this review helpful

fantastic value and great ride

By on Wednesday, April 30, 2014

I owned and sold this car
Reason: time for a change

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Durable, comfortable, reliable car"

Cons: "Glove compartment small, cup holder blocks radio.."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Got this car 11 years ago with only 26,000 miles and it now has over 160,000. Price from a private party was $7,000. It has a moon-roof and spoiler and was very stylish in the day. Only problem was I replaced the alternator 2x. Overall a great car that got worn down over the years and now it is time to move on. Nissan Altima's Rule!"

1 person out of 3 found this review helpful

200,000 Plus Miles & Still Rollin'

By on Friday, April 11, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 218,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "DEPENDABLE! what else do you need?"

Cons: "turning radius definitely lacking on this model"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Bought this 1997 Altima used with about 55,000 miles on it. We've been driving it for about 11 years now & that's a first for me! I am a driver as you can tell by the miles most cars only last me a year or two before they start falling apart. I don't mind maintenance costs on a good car but nickle and dime costs can make you crazy! We have never had this problem with this car! Last time we took it in for scheduled maintenance we thanked our mechanic for keeping it going as we had just passed the 200,000 mile mark. He smiled and said thanks! and you'll probably get another 100,000 out of her if we just keep doing what we're doing! Needless to say we love it!...and when the time does come to retire this car you can bet we'll be looking at whatever Nissan has to offer first!"

4 people out of 5 found this review helpful

200,000 Miles Plus & Still Rollin!

By on Friday, April 11, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 218,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "DEPENDABLE!!! nothing else matters"

Cons: "turning radius definitely lacking on this model"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Bought this 1997 Altima used with about 55,000 miles on it. We've been driving it for about 11 years now & that's a first for me! I am a driver as you can tell by the miles most cars only last me a year or two before they start falling apart. I don't mind maintenance costs on a good car but nickle and dime costs can make you crazy! We have never had this problem with this car! Last time we took it in for scheduled maintenance we thanked our mechanic for keeping it going as we had just passed the 200,000 mile mark. He smiled and said thanks! and you'll probably get another 100,000 out of her if we just keep doing what we're doing! Needless to say we love it!...and when the time does come to retire this car you can bet we'll be looking at whatever Nissan has to offer first!"

4 people out of 7 found this review helpful

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