2003 Nissan Altima Overview

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Trims

2.5
Avg. Price: $6,408
2.5 S
Avg. Price: $5,972
2.5 SL
Avg. Price: $6,356
3.5 SE
Avg. Price: $6,877

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Average User Score

4.25 stars

Based on 44 reviews

Inexpensive, "four-door Sports-car" Like Nissan Calls The Maxima Lol by J3R3L
 — The way this car drives, I feel like I'm in a high end sports car rather than a lower-end 245hp 3.5L V6. Nissan 350Z and this car drives very similar to me which is a plus for this car being that it i... Read More
"four-door Sports-car" Like Feel by Jerel
 — I feel like I'm in a high end sports car rather than a lower-end four-speed 245hp 3.5L V6 car (Well, as long as I do not pay much attention to the cheap interior materials). I have done as quick as 4... Read More
2003 Nissan Altima 3.5se by Nick
 — Well I bought this car for the motor. It's almost bullet proof. the vq35de motor is the vq30de evolved, think nissan 300zx. The Nissan V6 is in everything from their minivan to the 350z. Power is e... Read More

2003 Nissan Altima Overview

Overall User Score

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Based on 44 reviews

2003 Nissan Altima

The Nissan Altima saw a few changes for the 2003 model year, despite the fact that it had just been redesigned the previous year, including some new option packages and faux wood and titanium accents in some models.

The 2003 Altima came in four trims: the base model, the midrange S, the plush SL, and the top-of-the-line SE. The SE came standard with a 3.5-liter, 240-horsepower V6, and the others had a 2.5-liter, 175-horsepower four cylinder engine. All models came with a folding rear seat, power doors, and a tilting steering wheel. Upgrading to the S got air conditioning, cruise control, remote keyless entry, and a CD player. The SL included a power driver's seat and an upgraded sound system. Upgrading to the SE got the bigger engine, foglamps, and bigger wheels.

The Altima is Nissan's best-selling vehicle, and drivers like it because it is a good value and is very reliable. Owners also praise its good looks and ample trunk space. Some drivers complain about the front seats, and others caution that in the event that the car does need repairs, parts and labor can be expensive.

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Nissan Altima Questions

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I Have A 2003 Nissan Altima. Every Time I Start It And Take Off It Will Shi...

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Ratchet Broke Off In Spark Plug Hole

I was changing the spark plugs to my 03 nissan altima. The spark plugs where extremely tight and my ratchet was apparently old and broke off at the lug. My girlfriend has skinny enough fingers to...

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MigJim
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What Is Causing My Nissan Altima To Stop Accelerating After 65 And Start St...

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Khadijah Dandridge
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My 2003 Nissan Altima Jerks When I Take Off

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Pmanning
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What Are The Signs I Would Need Head Gasket Repair

I was told I needed head gasket repair a year ago what does that do and I didn't do it yet have I ruined the car how do I know I need this work done.

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