Nissan delivers the best bang for the buck with the Altima. It has everything I was looking for at a great price and it looks great.
I've owned my Altima 2.5S since new, Jan. 2006. It has 36k miles. The mechanicals are all excellent. The body integrity is very good. Very little noise in the passenger compartment unless you floor it. On a recent 600 mile trip, I averaged 32 mpg with the A/C on most of the time. I get a consitent 24 mpg in the city. I'll keep mine for a while. If you are looking for a reliable, low maintenance, pretty fuel efficient used car, the 2006 Nissan Altima is a good candidate.
I have been very impressed with my Nissan Altima. Prior to purchasing it, I researched many different makes and models before making my final selection. My car was the right price for me! It was well in my budget and the look of it was very nice and sporty. It has speed too! I was concerned at first because I wanted an SUV. But given the slowly rising gas prices, I decided to purchase the Altima because of the price, the look and MPG (miles per gallon). It is good on gas and I am very happy with my selection. I would recommend it to anyone. It's roomy & has a good feel to it. I love it!
The 2006 Nissan Altima closes out the third generation of Altimas with style. True to its reputation as a top-tier family sedan, the Nissan Altima is comfortable, affordable, and nimble on the road. Built with superior handling and a great driving experience, the 2006 Nissan Altima is sure to impress both drivers and passengers.
Simply put, the 2006 Nissan Altima delivers one of the most appealing driving experiences for family sedans. It certainly doesn't slack on fuel efficiency, and it has all the tools to provide for an exciting drive in cities and highways. The Altima has a solid suspension and is smooth around turns. The ride comfort is satisfying - even on road trips. Additionally, standard Altimas will surprise you with their speed. The performance is stellar for a midsize sedan, and the automatic transmission is very responsive.
The 2002 redesign jumpstarted the Nissan Altima's popularity and critical success. The Nissan Altimas that followed certainly gained a solid reputation as a roomy sedan with the stylish look of a sports car. Its construction is sturdy and it has many optional gadgets that were advanced at the time. Throughout the model years that followed, Nissan built the Altima to perform better. Comparatively, not much has changed since the 2005 facelift.
The Nissan Altima draws a lot of comparison to the Nissan Maxima. If anything, the Altima has arguably become the better choice for families seeking increased fuel efficiency with similar horsepower to the Maxima. The 2006 Altima offers a lot of the performance and space found in the Maxima for a much more affordable price tag. The SE-R trim level introduced in the previous iteration is particularly exciting to drive due to its more powerful engine.
The Nissan Altima is designed to balance between fuel efficiency and performance. Nissan borrowed the design ideology from the 2005 model year, and equipped the performance-oriented SE-R trim level with a V6 engine. The 2006 Altima comes in five trim levels:
Each model can be paired with a five-speed manual transmission. A four-speed automatic transmission is available in four-cylinder models, while the V6 gets a five-speed automatic with a manual-shift mode. The SE-R trim level is the only Altima that can upgrade to a six-speed manual transmission.
The engine options straddle the line between performance and fuel efficiency. For the most part, performance has stayed the same between the Nissan Altima model years. Though 2005 is the first year a 3.5L V6 engine is available as an optional upgrade. The performance-oriented Nissan Altima SE-R trim level has a higher horsepower. A 2.5L four-cylinder engine powers all other Altima trim levels.
The 2006 Nissan Altima comes with very minor exterior updates: new headlights, tail lamps, and a redesigned hood. It retains the restyled interior from the past years. The four-door Altima is built to be extremely spacious; it seats up to five people and has a large cargo area. The backseat bench can fold. The Altima gets more comfortable and feature-rich with each trim level.