1998 Nissan Altima Overview


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Average User Score

3.95 stars

Based on 15 reviews

Great Car, No Real Downfalls by Dean
 — I love the 1998 Nissan Altima! When built, it had the most powerful engine in it's class, and you can definitely tell that when you drive it... except when you run the air conditioner. :-P Braking ... Read More
Love It by portricheyracer
 — nothing bad i can say about this car i love it. its been a great first car the only reason for wanting to get rid of it is its not my style. ive had for about 3 weeks and its a blast to drive! and not... Read More
White Nissan Altima by Derek
 — Originally a California car. Car never let me down. Had to replace a leaking valve cover gasket (existing problem) then right before I sold it, it needed new brakes and it needed the alternator rebuil... Read More

1998 Nissan Altima Overview

Overall User Score

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1998 Nissan Altima

The Nissan Altima was all new for the 1998 model year. It was drastically restyled, featuring a longer, leaner look compared to the previous rounded appearance. The suspension and drive train were revised, and passengers got more legroom in the back. By this point, the Altima was Nissan's number one vehicle.

The 1998 Altima came in four trim levels: the base XE, the midrange GXE, the sporty SE, and the luxurious GLE. The GXE was the most popular model, and the GLE came standard with leather seating and a power driver's seat. All Altimas in the lineup shared a 2.4 liter, 150 horsepower four cylinder engine. Fuel economy is 21/29 mpg.

Drivers like the 1998 Nissan Altima because it is a good value. They say it gets good gas mileage, has plenty of available amenities, and have a surprising amount of power for a four cylinder. Some drivers find the seats to be uncomfortable, and the Altima's new look is often criticized.


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Nissan Altima Questions


Why Would My Car Keep Over Heating Even After I Changed The Spark Plugs And...

Ive changed the valve cover gasket and still oil is leaking threw where the spark plus are

87 views with 2 answers (last answer 5 months ago)

Nissan Altima Throws Code P 505

98 Altima had total engine rebuilt. Head was warped, machined smoothed, runs great. Now engine light on, throws code P 505 and needs Ca. smog cert. Tech said it will be about $400.00. He let me kn...

49 views with 1 answer (last answer 11 months ago)

Car Wont Rev When Hit The Gas Petal

car turn on fine but when hit the gas petal it wont rev and plus the gas petal is lose

54 views with 1 answer (last answer 11 months ago)

I Have A1998 Altima. The Service Engine Light Came On. Had It Diagnosed And...

1,521 views with 2 answers (last answer about a year ago)

Intake Manifold Gasket Leak

I recently took my 1998 Nissan Altima to get a diagnostic on why it idles rough or pulses, it came out that I have an intake manifold gasket leak and some vaccume line leaks going to the intake manifo...

820 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 years ago)