This is the second Nissan Altima that I've purchased and I can truly say that I love the Nissan product. They are very reliable, durable and great cars to have. I even purchased a Nissan Altima for my 22 year old daughter earlier this year and she swears by it...that it's the greatest car, which low gas mileage, the acceleration and high performance.
This Altima has plenty of room and power. It's deceptively quick. Definitely a "sleeper ". Great performance and handling. Smooth engine and transmission. I was originally going to buy an Infiniti G37, but after a test drive I decided to go with the larger Altima. It has more interior room and looks very sporty. Even though it's rated at 270 horsepower(vs 328 in the G37) it's just as quick. The only thing that I don't like so far are the cheap Nexen all-season tires it came with. They are good for normal driving, but definitely not great for the performance this car has.
This car offers a lot of reliability while also being fun to drive. Though it is a coupe, I still have plenty of storage space for when I go camping or go grocery shopping. Oh and did I mention the fun? At around 270 hp this car has enough punch to make you sink into your seat a little when you rev up the engine on those open highways. The transmission shifts smooth as butter as well. When you put the power down in a turn (corner) you do experience some torque steer so that's something that heavy footed drivers will have to learn to mitigate. The suspension has a stiff racy feel, which can sometimes be a pain when driving over speed bumps, but this tight suspension is also what allows me to turn quickly and trust the car.