1997 Nissan Altima Overview


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GLE (1997.5)
13 national listings
GXE (1997.5)
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3 national listings
SE (1997.5)
13 national listings
XE (1997.5)

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Average User Score

3.85 stars

Based on 8 reviews

It Is Both Fast An Has Plenty Of Space So It Wold Be Nice For A Person With A Small Familly by Damien
 — i didnt own this car for very long unfortunetly but for the time i did have it it was one of the best cars ive owned. mine was a 5 speed so it made it real fun to drive, it picked up speed really well... Read More
97 Nissan Altima by Matt
 — I love this car, it could have a little more get-up and go, but besides that the brakes are more than adequate and it handles great! Solid build quality, the interior never gets boring to stare at an... Read More
Great Car Worth Driving, All Nissan's Are! by Adam
 — This car is fun to drive, good acceleration, and smooth shifting. The interior is nothing fancy, but its nice, the AC is really cold in ours, its great. Gets about 25-30 mpg and does well in city dr... Read More

1997 Nissan Altima Overview

Overall User Score

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Based on 8 reviews

1997 Nissan Altima

The Nissan Altima did not change for the 1997 model year. Later in the year, Nissan offered a 1997 1/2 model that included side-impact door beams to meet federal regulations. A new Altima was on tap for 1998.

The 1997 and 1997 1/2 Altima came in four trim levels: the base XE, the midrange GXE, the sporty SE, and the luxurious GLE. All Altimas in the lineup shared a 2.4 liter, 150 horsepower four cylinder engine. Fuel economy is 21/29 mpg.

Drivers like the 1997 Nissan Altima because it is a good value, gets good gas mileage, and is extremely reliable. Some drivers find that it can be cramped for larger drivers and passengers, and others have had problems with the paint chipping.


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Hi All, Some days back I started getting jerks while driving at lower speeds in my 97 Nissan Altima.. upon inspection found that the Exhaust camshaft has broken at the notches near the distributor en...

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