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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
8.3
Out of 10

Based on 1276 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
    8.8/10

Most reliable car I've owned in 44 years.

By on Tuesday, February 02, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 144,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Reliable, safe, comfortable."

Cons: "check engine light, better gas mileage."

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

"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."

Pretty okay car...

By on Thursday, January 28, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 139,500

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Acceleration, Spacious, Interior"

Cons: "Brakes, Wheel Bearing, Alternator"

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

"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."

Engine Problems after 140K Miles

By on Friday, January 22, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 140,000

10 6.0
overall rating 6 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
6/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
4/10
Comfort
5/10

Pros: "Lasted for 10 years with no problem."

Cons: "Problems still came too soon for my taste though."

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

"2006 Nissan Altima, I purchased mine in 2009. I give a rating of 6 because this car didn't give me any problems for the 6 years I had it. Up until 140K miles, Radiator blew out which caused problem after problem, leading to a cylinder misfire (after I got a tune up, go figure) oil started getting into my gasket which has messed up the engine. It gave me the incentive to finally get something else."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

I love this car

By on Friday, January 22, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 160,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "fun to drive, acceleration, huge interior"

Cons: "noisy"

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

"I've had my Altima for about a year. It is running great. It has been an extremely reliable vehicle for me. Changing the oil and the transmission fluid has been the only maintenance it has needed in the last year. This car is surprisingly powerful, has great acceleration, and gets good gas mileage. The interior is big with lots of space;five people can fit comfortably. It has a basic design, there are no unnecessary extras in the interior. The exterior design is very appealing. My only real complaint about my car is that it has lots of road noise. If the radio is off, I can hear every bump it drives over. Although it's nothing you cant get used to."

OK car. Nothing special.

By on Friday, January 15, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 90,000

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
Not Rated
Reliability
8/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
4/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "Dependable"

Cons: "Minimal , utilitarian feel"

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

"Cheap interior finishes. Not as well made or designed as prior years, inside or out.. Noisy, stiff ride. Good pick up, comfortable seats. Purchased used with 49000 miles."

Good, dependable car overall.

By on Monday, January 04, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 103,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Fun to drive, dependable, sporty."

Cons: "Front floor pans rust through due to poor design."

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

"The only problem I ever had with this car was rust. Both front floor panels on drivers side and passenger side are rotted. I researched this and found it to be a common problem. Nissan however never recalled this issue knowing there is a rust problem. Because they failed to stand behind there product, I no longer buy any Nissan products."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

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