After three months of researching vehicle reviews, statistics, and visits to dealerships and test drives I saved the Altima for last because it was the vehicle that I was considering the most, (color, 4cyl, leg and head room, and other accoutrements). I can share that my research has paid off and in the short time that I have owned my Altima I am really pleased.
2012 Nissan AltimaJamor James - San Antonio, TX10/17/2015
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.
Not so great
2013 Nissan AltimaGail - Santa Monica, CA02/27/2015
It's really a great car but there's a problem with the power steering pump that causes it to make a high pitched beeping noise at low speeds. So when you're stuck in traffic and the pump starts beeping and whining, it's enough to make you want to scream. Nissan dealerships refuse to fix it. Major disappointment.
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