2008 Nissan AltimaBigdaddycpr - Los Angeles, Ca09/24/2010
The Altima is a nice base line vehicle. I don't feel any performance quality in this model but it drive well. My only complaint thus far is the the interior center console is loose and it moves every time it is pressed or leaned on. The Driver's side floor mate also moves eventhough it is anchored to the floor by a hook. This pulls the carpet up.
Tough, comfortable, and quick little car
2008 Nissan AltimaWilliam B - Atlanta, GA05/26/2015
I wanted a car that was safe, fairly quick, and not completely boring to look at or drive. It's been super reliable. It's never left me on the side of the road, and it's never given me any sort of trouble even on 10+ hour long road trips. I was super skeptical about the CVT, but I think Nissan has done a good job (at least with this model year) of making it feel good - although it still does kind of sound like you're killing it under hard acceleration. I have noticed that as it has gotten older, there are a few more rattles and squeaks, but that I am willing to accept that as being caused by awful in-town Atlanta roads. Still, an awesome car that is well worth the money!
Very Reliable! Would recommend as first car
2008 Nissan AltimaJordan T - Atlanta, GA03/27/2016
I've had this car since 2009 and I did not any major problems until I hit 150,000 miles. I forgot what I was supposed to fix but it was around 1,400. I never went and got it fixed because it was a direct result of me never getting a tune up or oil changes on time
2008 Nissan Altima Overview
The 2008 Nissan Altima has not changed much after its sleek, new redesign in 2007. With either of its engine options, the Altima is surprisingly quick and peppy in comparison to its rivals while still being fuel efficient. For those who appreciate crisp, responsive handling, the Altima excels.
Features & Specs
The Nissan Altima offers a wide range of features. It comes equipped with a full set of power accessories such as locks, windows and mirrors, as well as keyless entry and cruise control. Standard features in the 2008 Altima include air conditioning and an audio system with CD player. Higher trim levels offer upgraded sound systems, dual-zone climate control, power moonroof and voice-activated navigation system.
Design & Performance
The Altima is Nissan's midsize sedan with expertly-tuned suspension and quick steering. It underwent a redesign for the 2007 model year and the 2008 version is similar. The Nissan Altima has four different trim varieties: the base 2.5, the 2.5 S, the 3.5 SE and the 3.5 SL. The exterior difference between each trim level lies only in tires. Otherwise, the available options among trim levels are found in the interior.
Powertrain & Engine
Standard versions of the Altima are powered by a 2.5L four-cylinder engine. The 2008 Nissan Altima offers an upgraded 3.5L V6 engine under the hood, making it more powerful than its competitors in the same segment and model year. When the V6 is paired with the six-speed manual transmission, the vehicle feels sportier than expected. A continuously variable transmission (CVT) is also available. No matter the transmission, fuel economy is nearly unchanged.
Body Style & Interior Comfort
Interior styling was a primary focus of the 2007 Nissan Altima redesign. As a result, the 2008 Altima's cabin materials and design have improved significantly. The vehicle is spacious and has controls that integrate well into the 2008 Altima's array of features.
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