1998 Nissan Altima User Reviews

1998 Nissan Altima Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 15 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: 3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5

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PROS
"reliable car" 7 reviews
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"ride" 5 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"speed" 2 reviews
CONS
"small power" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"interior" 2 reviews

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Jay writes:
1998 Nissan Altima GXE Review
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4

Pros

My system, reliability.

Cons

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

45

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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Dean writes:
1998 Nissan Altima SE Review
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5

Pros

Performance, Comfort, Reliability

Cons

Lack of power brakes, some materials seem cheap

55

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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Kate writes:
1998 Nissan Altima GXE Review
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4

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Very reliable, great car.

Cons

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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George writes:
1998 Nissan Altima SE Review
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4

Pros

it runs

Cons

expensive parts

35

Good — ti runs well, dependeable, good fuel mileage, takes a beating, good acceleration for a four banger brakes and handles weel enough, most parts are factory, which often now need replaced, replacemant parts are very expensive, interior is not so good, good console styling, typical lines, not bad, will be replacing soon.

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starzsmile writes:
1998 Nissan Altima GXE Review
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3

Pros

Good Gas Milege

Cons

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

starzsmile
35

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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rjd192 writes:
1998 Nissan Altima GLE Review
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4

Pros

Great Gas mileage. Never have to worry about functioning of car while driving. Easy to maintain and easy to drive.

Cons

Not much power. Design is a little odd.

rjd192
25

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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judge_roy writes:
1998 Nissan Altima GLE Review
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Dad's car. pretty robust design.

Cons

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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portricheyracer writes:
1998 Nissan Altima SE Review
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5

Pros

better question. whats not awesome about it

Cons

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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Simeon writes:
1998 Nissan Altima XE Review
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4

Pros

great sedan

Cons

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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Derek writes:
1998 Nissan Altima GXE Review
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5

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Looked good, reliable, quick, easy to maintain

Cons

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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2010 Nissan Altima Reviews

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2009 Nissan Altima Reviews

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