"My wife and I have had a 1999 for over 5 years. Bought it used with 40k, and have never had a real problem with the car. It has 125,000 miles on it now and still runs as good as ever. Nissan built a quality car."
"I have owned this car since 2003 and have only had to replace the front end half axles and it was not expensive to change 140 dollars for both and hubby put on with no problems
I LOVE MY NISSAN ALTIMA"
"I can't say enough about this vehicle! It's drives great in all conditions and reliable in all seasons; especially New England winters! The best car out there by far! I bought this car in 2000 and it has far exceded my expectations..."
"I just bought a '99 Altima in Aug. '07 w/ 82k on it and love it.. Now granted I'm a road warrior (b/c of my job and personal life!) and got the milage to 87k in 2 months, it's riding like a champ! I got a great deal on it and I love my baby! I know I'll be driving her for a while and I'm ready! I had a 2000 Dodge Neon that gave me trouble from the start, but this girl is worthy of my $30 in the tank every 4 days!"
"Nissian thought of everything when it came to this car. for example I was appoarching 100k and wanted the timing belt replaced. not needed this car has a chain. Small things like this nakes it very reliable. The car is a 4 door and is very roomy inside very comfortable for long trips."
"I bought my 1999 Altima used in 2003. I can't remember how many miles it had but it now has over 145,000 and it stills gets me where I need to go. No major problems. Had to replace the power window switch on the driver side. I keep the oil changed and have replaced all the tires, and the brakes and rotors but no major issues. I think its worse on gas than my previous car but I think thats because gas is so high that I can't relate *haha I love it because I really needed a car when I got it and I have been thankful that there have been no major problems."
"When setting out to buy a used car, I needed a reliable car that was relatively inexpensive to insure and maintain, and--if possible--at least a little fun to drive/own.
The '99 Altima SE that I found was just that. Though high in mileage, the engine, brakes, and transmission were in great working order. The clutch and brakes were in need of refurbishment, but after 120,000 miles, that was understandable. Besides, that gave me bargaining room with the dealer.
The car was also very roomy: plenty of space in the back seat, even behind me with the driver's seat nearly as far from the pedals as possible (two notches from completely back). And in the trunk, enough room to fit way too much stuff for a single male to be carrying around (coolers, golf clubs, tool kits, chairs, tents, blankets, etc.) Mine has been on many a road trip and always delivered its passengers uncramped and well-rested.
The only issue to speak of with my Altima has been its stereo. I'm very particular about the quality of music available in my vehicle, because my friends and I spend quite a bit of time in it on the weekends. So it was a bit of a bummer that the factory-installed CD player never really worked. The radio and tape functions worked great, but when a CD was inserted, one got to hear the first 30-40 seconds of the first track, then it would quit playing and an error message would show on the display. Again, because I tried it while test-driving the vehicle, it gave me a little more bargaining room with the dealer, but it would have been nice to have not had to replace the entire factory-installed audio system (new speakers are almost always in dire need of bing replaced when buying a budget used car).
Also, just recently the driver's side window switch can be a little temperamental at times--it always goes up, it just needs a little wiggling/extra pressure occasionally. But, again, after 143,000 miles (that's right--23,000 miles in 13 months) that's the kind of thing that tends to happen. And at about $100 (more expensive at the dealership) for the part, it's a not-too-bad aging pain that pretty much any older-car-owner will face--especially if you live in a place in which 8 months out of the year allow for windows-open driving.
In short, my Altima's been a great car while losing very little resell (yeah, right) value. Even though my financial situation has improved considerably in the last year, I'll probably still drive it until the wheels fall off--which, given its current performance/status, will most likely be awhile."
"I've owned this car now for 4+ years. No problems yet, only basic maintenance. I would highly recommend this vehicle to anyone. Gas mileage averages 26 miles per gallon. Even though this car is now 8 years old, it is still tight and drives and feels like a new car, which is why I cannot justify buying a new car. Wish I could find something wrong with it so I could buy a new one :o)"
"I have had this car for 5 years and the only thing I've had to replace was the alternater! It runs great... and I've been really bad with the maintence (oops)! I'm getting ready to trade it in, and I'll be really sad to see it go!"