1996 Nissan Altima Overview


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4.35 stars

Based on 6 reviews

Great, Reliable, Inexpensive To Maintain Car by Lydia_Bungalow
 — I bought this car car when it was 6 years old. I have it for almost 8 years now and I still love it. It still runs smoothly. The body is still clean with only tiny (less than 1/2 inch) rust spot... Read More
This Car Is Amazing, Nissan Did A Great Job To This Car by Edward
 — For the Year (96') its a badass car. I mean the handling and Accel, are amazing. If i take off hard it shifts out of 1st gear at a high rpm, which in my eyes is awesome. All and All there is nothing w... Read More
Inexpensive, Comfortable, Roomy by Adam
 — Performance: Highest HP rating of any car in its class. Has plenty of power for what it is and somewhat surprisingly spunky for being a 4cyl. Build Quality: As you would expect, I suppose. I find i... Read More

1996 Nissan Altima Overview

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1996 Nissan Altima

The 1996 Nissan Altima, which was quickly becoming one of Nissan's best-selling vehicles, was unchanged  for the model year.

The 1996 Altima came in four trim levels: the base XE, the midrange GXE, the sporty SE, and the luxurious GLE... (more about the 1993 Nissan Altima)
All Altimas in the lineup shared a 2.4 liter, 150 horsepower four cylinder engine. Fuel economy is 21/29 mpg.

Drivers like the 1996 Altima because it is a good, reliable car at a reasonable price. Some drivers find the car to be too small, and others complain about the large turning radius.


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Hi, I have a '96 Nissan Altima, and this morning a loud rhythmic clicking sound started coming from the fan when I turn it to the windshield setting. What could this be?

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