"Great car. Bought used from Hertz at 35,000 miles in 2005 (used for intra-city driving). Spectacular PM records were provided and car was in excellent condition.
Have driven both for long trips and intracity -- great handling, quiet, smooth, very high quality vehicle. "Pickup" is a little low for some DC driving situations, but that's the engine I bought and I'll lie in the bed I made.
Has not failed, ever.
Legroom is great for driver and passenger, and spectacular even by SUV standards in the rear. Trunk space is cavernous -- can fit six golf bags and 3 cases of beer with room to spare.
Have been in two relatively minor accidents -- one sitting, one at speed -- (not my fault) and in both cases four passengers emerged without a bruise or soreness the next day.
Have been able to avoid several accidents due to excellent handling. Hit big patch of black ice on a hard turn a few months ago and began to spin -- was able to bring the car back under control almost immediately and turn away from a tree at the last second without losing command.
I cannot recommend this car enough... My brother got a 2007 -- which was a little too "fly-by-wire" for me (no feedback from the wheel). When my 2003 breaks at 200,000 miles, I won't even look at any other model to replace it."
"I bought my Altima in December 2006 and I absolutely love it. It is the best vehicle I have ever owned. I have added a few things for personal touch but overall it came with everything I was looking for. And I gave up a Mustang for my Altima."
"I love my Altima after having it for 2 years. The only neg thing that I experienced was tire problems, I have had to replace 3 and had blow outs 2x which I have never experienced before. I will say the car handled beautifully when the tire blew and I was on the interstate at the time."