1996 Nissan Altima Overview


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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

Overall User Score

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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

Teamus Jay

How Can My Arlam Stop My Car From Starting

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1996 Nissan Altima Stalling Out

Hello folks. First timer here. I have a 96 Altima that has given me nothing but a massive headache. From the start, about a year ago she wouldn't start on her own, but could be push-started. After m...

50 views with 9 answers (last answer about a month ago)

My 96 Nissan Altima Will Start Up But As Soon As You Start It It Sounds Lik...

My 96 Nissan Altima will start up but as soon as you start it it sounds like someone is on the accelerator pedal i checked to see if the pedal was stuck and it wasn't can someone help with this.

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Travis Kelley

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

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I Have An O2 Sensor On The Exhaust About Under The Backseat Location That W...

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