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.
ultimately go with the Altima
2013 Nissan AltimaCliff - valpo, IN01/06/2015
I almost passed this car by in my search. Am I glad I didn't. My heart wants a sports car. My family needed a practical car. This car is both. The v-6 is powerful, the handling responsive, the interior comfortable and secure feeling. The gas mileage is averaging just over 25 mpg with about 1/3 highway miles. And my lead foot. Is acceptable in snowy conditions, but isn't all wheel drive, so that's to be expected. Other car is a Mazda cx-5. My daughter calls that one zoom zoom. She calls my Altima vroom vroom. It is seriously a performance car hiding in a family car. Better than a 14 mustang v-6 convertible we rented on vacation as far as performance. And much more practical. I love it, only wish mine had premium audio.
Fun to drive, sporty, comfortable at a great price
If you are looking for a sporty car but can't afford a BMW, Lexus, or Infiniti, this is the car for you. it has incredible power for a 4 cylinder, great gas mileage, the handling is tight, the ride and seats are comfortable, there is a little road noise. To top it off the trunk is spacious. The rear seats are comfortable but a little difficult to get in the back unless you are a child. Overall perfect sports car!
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