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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TreyM writes:
1998 Nissan Altima GXE Review
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3

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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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Kate writes:
1998 Nissan Altima GXE Review
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4

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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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Dean writes:
1998 Nissan Altima SE Review
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5

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Performance, Comfort, Reliability

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Lack of power brakes, some materials seem cheap

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Great Car, No Real Downfalls — 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 isn't that great--mine doesn't have power brakes or ABS so sometimes you do need to put some effort into stopping. As far as the interior, it feels EXTREMELY spacious for the size of the car, and there is plenty of leg and headroom for everyone. The seats are comfortable and everything is well-planned and functional. For the exterior, I have an SE so it has really nice wheels and I love the spoiler, although other trim levels of the car without the spoiler look really plain. Additionally, this car has needed nothing but regular maintenance and has had no serious problems yet (I'm so proud of it), and even with 116,000 miles, I still get 25 mpg. In the end, this is one of those cars that you will get and love, and I would like to add that since it was my first car, I will probably be extremely loyal to the Nissan brand in the future because this car is great.

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rjd192 writes:
1998 Nissan Altima GLE Review
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4

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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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Jess writes:
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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judge_roy writes:
1998 Nissan Altima GLE Review
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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.

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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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Jay writes:
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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starzsmile writes:
1998 Nissan Altima GXE Review
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Good Gas Milege

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Electrical Problems hard to figure out cause, and how to fix

starzsmile
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Good Car - Some Issues — Overall I think the Altima is a good car. The one I have has had a few electrical issues and that gets frustrating.

Owner for 4 years, 6 months

Miles Driven per Year:12,000

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Nathan writes:
1998 Nissan Altima GXE Review
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got a back seat good on gas

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slow and boring

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Commuter Car — good on gas thats about it

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portricheyracer writes:
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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1993 Nissan Altima Reviews

I Would Definately Own This Car Again Because It Was So Good On Gas And Sounded Good. By Samson

This car had good acceleration, good braking, and good handling. It needed motors in all the windows they did not roll up or down. The interior was good it was kinda water stained. The exterior was gr... Read More

Great Starter Car By Nino

I bought it for $1200 and it was a great car. 5 speed manual, and for a compact car, it had good performance. AC could be colder but it's fine and it's R134, so its easy to refill. Good handling, fu... Read More

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1994 Nissan Altima Reviews

Great Car But Avg Less Than 30 Mpg. Need More Mpg. By hide5000

Replaced clutch, distributor, radiator, starter, alternator, right & left drive shafts exchanged (boots), new valve cover gasket, timing belt, oxygen sensor, batteries and tires, 190,000 miles. This i... Read More

Meh By Siraj

low maintenance cost, manual so fun to drive, acceleration is poor, braking is okay handlingi is decent. build quality is decent. styling is meh. cost of ownership is pretty low concidering that i ... Read More

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1995 Nissan Altima Reviews

Nissan Sss By Mark

This is the one car we used on most cross-island drives around Luzon. Manila to Bicolandia, Manila to Ilocandia, and the almost legendary trip over the top Ilocos to Pagudpud to Cagayan Valley. All... Read More

My Little Beater By Dennis

this car had potential when i got it but i started pushing it past its limits. performance wise, it had a coneair filter, muffler, and spark plug wires. i had a lot of fun in this car although it gave... Read More

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1996 Nissan Altima Reviews

Inexpensive, Comfortable, Roomy By Adam

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 i... Read More

Great, Reliable, Inexpensive To Maintain Car By Lydia_Bungalow

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 spot... Read More

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1997 Nissan Altima Reviews

Fun Car By sdbrandonb

I like how quick it is and how much power it feels like it has, It handles very well and looks great especially when it was just washed!! I can drive forever without having to get gas and thats a good... Read More

Good Car By amora

I have owned this car since 1998 and it has been sturdy, reliable, and comfortable. The paint is crap after this long, but have only had to replace tires, battery, brakes, and radiator. I would have... Read More

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