1996 Nissan Altima User Reviews

1996 Nissan Altima Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 6 reviews

  • Performance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Appearance:3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars 3.4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Overall: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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"comfortable car" 3 reviews
"reliable car" 2 reviews
"exterior" 2 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews

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Adam writes:
1996 Nissan Altima GXE Review
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4

Pros

Comfortable, good power for a 4cyl sedan.

Cons

Its no show stopper in the appearance department.

55

Inexpensive, Comfortable, Roomy — 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 it to be nicer than most vehicles in its class. Obviously still a 96 japanese vehicle, but beats even some newer cars IMHO. Appearance: Not my cup of tea personally, but its not ugly. Nice exterior mods can make this car look good. Cost: Extremely inexpensive to purchase a used one. about $42 to fill up ($3.10/gal). Cheap maintenance compared to other vehicles in its class.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Lydia_Bungalow writes:
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5

Pros

Reliable, LOW maintenance

Cons

Pretty basic car, not very exciting

Lydia_Bungalow
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Great, Reliable, Inexpensive To Maintain Car — 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 spots. Gas mileage is still great (27 - 28 mpg) with a majority of highway driving. In the years I've had it, had to replace muffler, CO2 sensor and catalytic converter. Otherwise, all i pay for are oil changes and gas. I'm at 160k miles now and i'm sure it will get to 200k.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Kenny writes:
1996 Nissan Altima GXE Review
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4

Pros

it has twin cam

Cons

the messed up radio

25

Sweet — it has a spoiler. it has bent hood. no grill. twin cam 4 cylinder. radio dont work. its a fun car to drift a slide. pretty good thought the snow. all new tires. no hub caps. very little rust on trunk hood

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Joe writes:
1996 Nissan Altima GXE Review
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4

Pros

comfortable seats, great steering, top end speed

Cons

slow acceleration from 0, squeaky suspension

35

A Great All Around Car That Can Be Sporty And Family — handles awesome, quick mid to top speed acceleration. slow from a start, but quick once its moving built to last, styling is nice, good gas mileage, cheap to maintain, has some performance options out there one of the best cars in its class and the name is still around today, bringing an even better altima into the game

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Edward writes:
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Everything

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None

55

This Car Is Amazing, Nissan Did A Great Job To This Car — 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 wrong with it, beside the fact that it has 150,000 miles in it thats the only not so great thing. Its alot of fun to drive

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jason writes:
1996 Nissan Altima GXE Review
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Pros

reliable, comfortable seats, good handling, good acceleration spoiler, pinstripes,
automatic windows, automatic locks

Cons

ugly hub caps, uglier steelies, long antenna,

75

Start Driving With Class — It was my first car. I had to love it. As an economy import, the Altima represents a mildly classy interior with an average exterior appearance for the year. The seats were notably comfortable. While it may not stand out in a crowd, reliability was very important as this was previously my dad's ride. Having high mileage didn't stop it from getting me from one place to the next with more style than my friends who were driving older, uglier cars. It may not be anyone's dream car, but the Nissan Altima is a great start.

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2012 Nissan Altima Reviews

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2011 Nissan Altima Reviews

Simple Reliable Daily-driver, Ut Dont Expect Much If You Love Your Autos. By James

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I love the styling of this car, inside and out. You just cannot beat the price for such a nice looking car that also has a sporty feel. I really like everything about this car and will hate to see i... Read More

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2010 Nissan Altima Reviews

This Car Looks Like New ! By Globalmotorsvip_ga

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Great Car By daniimcd

This is my second car, but the first car I have ever bought. I feel a though i made a great decision in purchasing this car as my first. The car has GREAT fuel economy which I was amazed with consider... Read More

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2009 Nissan Altima Reviews

Great Fuel Savings, Nice Style , Small Truck By mbifalco

Excellent fuel mileage , more power than most Hybrids , has same 2.5 engine as non-Hybrid and electric engine makes it faster from 0-60 than the non-hybrids. Nice leather, the trunk is small but worka... Read More

Gas Saver! By crimeserginip1

I love the fact that the 18 gallon tank averages 530 miles! Also, it is super reliable and inexpensive to maintain! This car is extremely comfortable and great to drive around in! Super economic that ... Read More

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