"Design flaw is causing the floor boards to rust away. Passenger side already has a hole in the floor, driver side is weak and will likely have one soon.
Also, front passenger suspension is problematic and in need of repair. This car was driven like a baby and garage kept and shouldn't have any issues like this.
From the outside the car looks great! If you have one check underneath the front seating area and be sure yours isn't rusting away too. Google "Altima rusting floorboards" and you'll see what I mean."
"I love this car, despite a few glitches;
New engine at 153,000 mile, broken plastic clip for the hood prop up rod a few times, broken off door handle-cheap plastic.
But it remains very reliable and as I bought in in Jan. 2002 and still adore this car."
"I bought my Nissan in 2006 with 23 miles on it. I havent regretted owning my Nissan Altima at all!! She still looks as good as she did in 2006. Wear and tear, yes, but at over 112,000 miles on it, I think its good for a couple more one hundred thousand."
"This car good has been very reliable. I have regular check ups and maintenance. It's never given me any problems. The check engine light comes on without cause a bit too frequently, but that's all I've been concerned with. The gas mileage isn't as good as many Japanese made cars, but I think the added room and comfort accounts for that. It feels safe and it feels solid. Those are both important factors to me for driving safety and maneuverability. Visibility is very good on all angles. I highly recommend this car."
"I've owned this car for about 10 months now and everything was great. I'm now having some alternator problems a little earlier than I expected. Also, now I'm having some wheel bearing problems as well. Everything else seems to be working fine now, I just hate being without a car right now."