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2003 Nissan Altima

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Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 20/Hwy 27/Comb 23 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, 2.5 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Japan Country of Assembly: United States

2003 Nissan Altima Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.4
Out of 10

Based on 1257 Ratings for the 2002 - 2006 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.6/10
    Quality
    8.5/10
  • Reliability
    8.7/10
    Performance
    8.7/10
  • Comfort
    8.8/10
    Styling
    8.9/10

Nissan unreliable quality wise.

By on Friday, July 31, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 54,000

10 3.0
overall rating 3 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
3/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
1/10
Quality
3/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
10/10

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

"Every service I had to spend average $2000.00 plus to fix manufacture defaults to engine problems! That average is calculated from the start of ownership and with every required service. This Altima was bought brand new! Car was kept in excellent condition and only has 50000 miles on it now after 10yrs. It went for every service required and still broke down as if it had 100000 miles on the clock....from the get go. I could have bought a luxury car with all the money that was spend on this Altima. The worst experience ever quality wise. Owned Honda, Opel, Ford and a Nissan. Can not compare the Honda and Opels quality to Nissan."

WARNING YOU MIGHT BECOME A FLINSTONE

By on Monday, July 20, 2015

I don't own this car

10 3.0
overall rating 3 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
3/10
Value
4/10
Reliability
6/10
Quality
2/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Beautiful Car, Cheap to fix, Great gas mileage"

Cons: "RUST HOLES under the driver and passenger sides"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 3

"I am a 19 year old looking for a used car to get me through for a few years. I saw this pretty Nissan Altima. It looked beautiful and after all the searching I thought I finally found a car. But I went on Kelly Blue Book and looked at the reviews, and THANK GOD I did. Many reviews talk about the underneath of the car rusting through all the way to the floor you put your feet on. I thought this was an odd problem. When I went to go test drive the car I decided to take a look underneath the driver side door...... There it was, a HUGE hole. I was able to stick my hand up it and touch the insulation. The metal was crumbling in my fingers. So a warning to all who want to buy a mid 2000's Nissan... CHECK UNDERNEATH. These reviews saved me from buying a car that could have had a dangerous problem. Thank you"

5 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Treated it like a baby

By on Monday, July 13, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 165,000

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
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "I have been adding all I could to keep it forever"

Cons: "Had to sell do to a stroke"

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

"New engine,New tires,New brakes.New paint,Have a new starter in the box for backup,New tuneup and oil change,Have all the receipts It is so nice I had full coverage.Tinted windows.New pioneer radio with usb and satellite function,New brakes and rotors."

5 people out of 8 found this review helpful

Love the car!!

By on Monday, July 13, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 253,000

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
10/10

Pros: "Great car for the price"

Cons: "This car has had issues with the motor mount"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I have owned it for 10 years and it now has over 250,000 miles. Purchased the car new with 7 miles on it. I have replaced the motor mount twice and the head gasket (one) was repaired a few years ago. I have been lucky so far. Feel the car is worth what I paid."

4 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Best vehicle for me !

By on Thursday, June 25, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 96,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Looks good and drives great."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Brought vehicle used from the dealership, still under warrantity. Has been a very good car. Great on gas,and is low maintenance. Still looks good in my opinion."

11 people out of 17 found this review helpful

Its ok but needs alot of help

By on Friday, June 19, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 124,000

10 6.0
overall rating 6 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
6/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
6/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "great to drive"

Cons: "needs oil constantly"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 6

"Love the car but found out it uses way too much oil and now its service engine light will not turn off and needs a catalytic converter which is supposed to cost me at least $800. not happy with that and constantly changing its oil."

5 people out of 9 found this review helpful

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