Pros: "Excellent quality, mpg, and fun to throw around"
Cons: "Leather can be too firm on long road trips"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"Bought a certified pre-owned 2007 Altima and she drives like she's brand new. Highly enjoy the manu-matic function when I'm in the mood; the transmission responds very quickly when up or downshifting. Gas mileage is excellent. If you're off the gas, you can easily attain 2 mpg more in city than rated and 3 mpg more on the freeway than rated. Instead of 23/32, I'm able to get it to 25/36. Just a thought of how efficient the CVT can be if you give it a chance.
The interior materials used are excellent in fit/finish/showmanship. The ride itself is very smooth but firm; the suspension rides firmer than any other vehicle in its class. Personally, I like a firm ride, so it doesn't bother me any. The sound system is flawless, albeit I've the Bose system. The non-bose system is just as good in quality, just not as loud I suppose.
Overall, I enjoy driving it just as much as I did my old '93 240sx; the only difference is it's 500lbs heavier. Try it out on a test drive......you'd be surprised at what it can take. Hope this review helps."
"This car is luxury meets affordability. Go for SL package with all the trim and you will not be disappointed. Style, Performance, Gas Economy, and Price Tag. Cannot get a better car for the price. Had mine four months now and would not trade it for anything less than a 350 Z."
"After reading tons and tons of reviews on this car and others, and the fact my mechanic said he wouldn't fix my old car any more, I leased the Altima. It's the Special Edition which is nothing special. The transmission jerks constantly, and the seats are very uncomforatble. I'm 5'10" and after about 20 mins, my driving leg starts to fall asleep. There isn't much leeway in adjusting the seat. And the seat is just plain hard. I'm so glad I leased rather than bought this car. It's fine for around town driving, and that's about all it'll be used for. Can only hope the dealer offers something down the road so i can give it back early - will also consider breaking the lease. Very disappointed."
Pros: "Ride, Acceleration for a 4 CYL., cabin room."
Cons: "Cold engine noise, CVT hesitation."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7
"This vehicle is of good value for the money. I bought it used with 34K on the odometer and it has ran well since then. My overall MPG is 31 and I believe my highwway MPG to be around the mid 30's. However, the engine/CVT combo took some getting used to. The engine does sound like a diesel when cold and it will tick until warmed up under acceleration. I did a lot of research on that issue and the noise is due to engine design and solid lifters. I ran Pennzoil Platinum and Mobil 1 filter for 4K and had a near perfect used oil analysis which indicated much less than average wear for the vehicle. So I guess I somewhat confirmed that the noises are not detrimental.
I also had the CVT hesitation TSB performed for free from a local dealer. That was nice but it still hesitates and drops in RPM at approximately 30 MPH but I guess occurs less frequently. This is my first Nissan and overall things are fine. The ride is quiet and comfortable and the cabin is roomy. There are just some things to get used to with a new manufacturer."
"I average 85 miles a day 5x a week. Only have spent money on basic services, brakes and tires. No squeaks or rattles like some of my previous American cars. Rides good and I average 27 mpg. I spent a few extra dollars on my first set of replacement tires at 45k, continentals were junk. Went with Pirelli and I still have about another 30-40k tread left. Tire noise is much less. I contemplated trading in on a new 2013, but without any major issues I'm going to try and get another 50,000 miles. Trade in value is low since Nissan dealer in area offers double discounts, so they won't work much with you. Previously owned 2006 and 2004 Altimas."