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1997 Nissan Altima

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Overall Rating
8.3
Out of 10

Based on 220 Ratings for the 1993 - 1997 models.

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

Car's Engine/AC/Heater is in excellent condition.

By on Friday, December 12, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 130,000

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
5/10
Styling
2/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Excellent engine and other mechanical parts"

Cons: "Exterior paint is bad"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 5

"Exterior paint is bad. Some dents are there. Odometer is not working. Appx. 130,000 miles driven."

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

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By on Monday, June 02, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 145,555

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
4/10
Reliability
6/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
4/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
5/10

Pros: "good driving condition."

Cons: "yes ,cup holders"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"Love this car."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

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