1998 Nissan Altima User Reviews

1998 Nissan Altima Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 16 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:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Overall: 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

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PROS
"reliable car" 7 reviews
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"ride" 6 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"speed" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 3 reviews
"small power" 2 reviews
"interior" 2 reviews

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1998 Nissan Altima GXE Review
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A very affective commuter that I have used daily since first bought, great on fuel, and easy to maneuver.

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Not the best car for Michigan in the winter, and it lacks the power you might want out of a car.

TreyM
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Commuter, Nothing More Nothing Less. — Overall this car is perfect for any beginner looking to start driving, or in my case the daily commute to and from work. The audio system in the car does leave something to be desired, but all in all it is a comfortable, and affordable way to get around.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1998 Nissan Altima GLE Review
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Great Gas mileage. Never have to worry about functioning of car while driving. Easy to maintain and easy to drive.

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Not much power. Design is a little odd.

rjd192
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Great Reliable Car — I love this car and feel that it will never let me down. With a new sound system and sunroof, I can go cruising down the road no problem in this car. The only things it lacks are stylish looks and more power.

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Dad's car. pretty robust design.

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drive axles had torn boots, distributor was defective. Fuel injectors were gummed up. Inaccessable coolant line required removal of starter just to see it.

judge_roy
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Replaced By A 'toyota Prius. — Just as I was pourin my heart out making sure this car would be trouble free, the wife buys a Toyota Prius, and this one was donated/scrapped when I wasn't there. Aluminum rims, GLE, the deluxe package. Stereo was good.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1998 Nissan Altima GXE Review
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My system, reliability.

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I don't like the way the car sits, the wheels are not wide enough and it feels like they should be stanced out more. too much roll even for a sedan

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Good, Dependable, Family Sedan — Laggy throttle but a tank of an engine that will handle much abuse. Truck engine, so it's not dragged down by extra weight. It's almost at 200k with no major motor or tranny work *knock on wood* The seat cushions will deteriorate after a while without any way to adjust the seat besides recline.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1998 Nissan Altima SE Review
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better question. whats not awesome about it

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only thing that sucks is its not my style

portricheyracer
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Love It — 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 to mention the gas mileage! my mom hates it because with all the money i save on gas im always out driving with my friends

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1998 Nissan Altima GXE Review
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Very reliable, great car.

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automatic?

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Great First Car. — First car I owned, had it for 8 years and could not have asked for a better first car. Low maintenance, ran mobile 1 synthetic oil. 230,000 miles and still going strong..for being an automatic I still enjoyed driving it. Great brake performance, handling. Had the car detailed once a year so interior and exterior condition is good. Paint job needs to be waxed once or twice a year. As it was getting up there in mileage the car needed general repairs like a wheel bearing, etc but will still last a long time.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1998 Nissan Altima XE Review
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great sedan

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the size

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Amazing Driving Capabilities — a little to small needs to upsize but other than that its a wonderful affordable vehicle. the best in nissan class to me besides their skyline or the 350 z. very economical to must get one to know what im talkin bout

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

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1998 Nissan Altima GXE Review
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Looked good, reliable, quick, easy to maintain

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Nothing

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White Nissan Altima — 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 rebuilt (due to faulty battery). Very reliable, torquey engine.

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1998 Nissan Altima GXE Review
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Good gas mileage, no major issues

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Lack of power

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My Car — Its my car...I mean whats to say? I drive this thing into the ground. It's a 4 banger so it doesn't have much power, but I still like to pretend it does. It's a fun little car to drive, it gets pretty decent gas mileage and it runs like its supposed to. Now that I have a consistent job, I can treat it as well as it's treated me. You know what I mean? I love my car for what it's worth. Its never given me any real problems, and I appreciate that. Nissan knows how to do cars well. I'd recommend a new or used one.

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1998 Nissan Altima XE Review
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great radio and cd player; comfortable seats, four door, automatic windowsclean upholstery (no stains)

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older car, volume on radio only goes so high

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1998 Nissan Altima In Good Shap — It's old and I just don't like it. I'm 23 and I'd like a new car.; not a brand new car, but this ca was my gramma's before she sold it to me and it looks like a card an old woman would drve, and it's just not me. The car is in mint condition. It just had a complete body work check up, but I've outgrown it, and it's time for a change

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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

All Around Great Car For Anyone! By leannegail

I loved everything about this car! First car I ever owned and I have had it for 3 years now and never once did I have to put it in the shop unless it was for general maintenance (oil change brakes etc... Read More

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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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