1996 Nissan Altima Overview

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Trims

GLE
2 national listings
GXE
8 national listings
SE
3 national listings
XE
1 national listing

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Average User Score

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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Based on 6 reviews

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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Nissan Altima Questions

Chris Hacker
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Rear Passenger Side Bracket Rusted

The bracket or control arm on the rear passenger wheel assembly has rusted and broke off now the wheel go's back and forth and the broken part hits the frame and gas tank I'm not sure what the name ...

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Sonia Fox
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Is It Possible To Temporarily Fix The Door Handle Of A 1996 Nissan Altima W...

4 views with 2 answers (last answer about a month ago)
katt
25

Hello , I Have A '96 Nissan Altima, And I'm Wanted To Know Is A Spindle The...

104 views with 1 answer (last answer 7 years ago)
kennethd1
5

My Car Will Start But The Only Thing That Will Work Is The Headlights And I...

159 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 years ago)
Travis Kelley
0

My 1996 Altima Will Only Move When Its In Drive. It Won,t Back Up Or Move W...

14 views with 1 answer (last answer 4 months ago)