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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Lydia_Bungalow writes:
1996 Nissan Altima Review
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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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Jason writes:
1996 Nissan Altima GXE Review
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4

Pros

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

Cons

ugly hub caps, uglier steelies, long antenna,

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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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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.

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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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Kenny writes:
1996 Nissan Altima GXE Review
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4

Pros

it has twin cam

Cons

the messed up radio

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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

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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:
1996 Nissan Altima GXE Review
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5

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Everything

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None

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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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Reviews From Other Years

2013 Nissan Altima Reviews

Good Value, Good Looks, Everyday Driver With No Frills Or Spills By Dusek

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My Altima For All Seasons! By excellentbutlerservice

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2012 Nissan Altima Reviews

Great Car! By frogmstj

Needed a truck. This car gave me no problems what - so-ever. Would recommend it to anyone. Great mpg and lots of room in the trunk! The bluetooth is nice and the lights under the car that light up... Read More

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My Nissan Altima is great on gas, good pick up for a four cylinder, quiet and comfortable ride. Transmission noise took some getting used to but still has good power. Front seat are very comfortable, ... Read More

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2011 Nissan Altima Reviews

Best Decision Ever By gracie_sm22

it fits my needs perfectly while also staying within my budget :) The sound system is amazing it is so clear. We recently took a family vacation in it i was sooo impressed with the fuel mileage & over... Read More

Sleek Beautiful Superior Nissan Design And Luxury By Heather

Great for a family of 4 or single driver! Handling is smooth and acceleration is powerful enough you would never know it is a 4 cyl. Great variable transmission provides unique driving experience. ... Read More

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2010 Nissan Altima Reviews

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

Good Dependable Car By Tco0813

This is a very nice car. I have never had any trouble with it. Get decent gas mileage. Smooth and quite ride. The charcoal gray is a great color that barely shows dirty. I would recommend this car to ... Read More

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2009 Nissan Altima Reviews

Love It - Its Not Stock. By Jake

NOthing to dislike. Fun fast low profile car never have any issues. It is very reliable and recommend nissans to everyone. Especially there VQ35DE engine. A few Mods and you will be beating most ca... Read More

Altima By petey_mpls

The car is decent. Nissan seems to really push the maint packages and they aren't cheep. The best thing about the car is the trunk space. Interior is small. There is no room for more than 2 kids in th... Read More

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