2003 Nissan Altima Overview

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Trims

2.5
Avg. Price: $5,593
2.5 S
Avg. Price: $5,400
2.5 SL
Avg. Price: $5,872
3.5 SE
Avg. Price: $6,186

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Average User Score

4.25 stars

Based on 46 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
Economical, Reliable, & Fun Family Sedan by Jeffery
 — I feel like I'm in an actual sports car rather than a lower-end four-speed 245hp 3.5L V6 car (Aside from the torque-steer). 0-60 time is around 5.5 seconds, quarter of a mile time is around 14.2. Real... 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 46 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

TS16G47
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Battery & Brake Light

Battery & Brake Light both on. Car still starts. I need to drive 90 miles home. If it starts, will battery charge while car is running to get me home?

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Barbara Garretson
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How Do I Get A Manual For A 2003 Nissan Altima Sl 4d?

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Barbara Garretson
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How Do I Find Out The Color Of A Nissan That I Just Bought.

It is an Altima, yr 2003, Vin # 1N4AL11D13C175725

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kalirayne
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What Is Wrong With My Car?

I have a 2003 Nissan Altima 2.5 S with approx. 78,000 miles on it. Periodically, while driving on the freeway or on city streets, it begins to jerk and the RPM gauge goes crazy for a second. Any ide...

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nana4times
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Does My 2003 Nissan Altima 2.5 Power Outlet (cigarette Lighter) Replaceable...

The Lighter/cell phone charger quit working. Do I need to get a new power outlet or do fuses need replacing. Also the one in the console does not work

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