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!
The long wheel base provides a great smooth ride and the CVA transmission helps you get where you want for less. The interior is wide open and will contribute to your level of happiness every time you get in. Using it for a daily driver is great, the car handles the city streets and the open roads well and you don't feel stressed when driving.
I loved this car, but...
2013 Nissan AltimaJanetta Gagnon - San Diego, CA11/26/2015
Would I recommend it? Yes and no. It's a great little car. Very reliable, but there are some safety concerns. The blind spots are terrible! You have to look triple time to make sure you can change lanes safely. There are no blind spot detectors installed on this vehicle. You sit very low and sometimes the side mirror actually obscures your view, as well as the pillar on the drivers side. The seats are basically "racing" seats, so not very comfortable.
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