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2003 Nissan Altima Overview

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2.5
48 national listings
Avg. Price: $5,973
2.5 S
Avg. Price: $6,305
2.5 SL
Avg. Price: $6,424
3.5 SE
Avg. Price: $7,004

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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
Inexpensive, "four-door Sports-car" Like Nissan Calls The Maxima Lol by Jerel
 — - The way this car drives, I feel like I'm in a high end sports car rather than a lower-end 270hp 3.5L V6. Nissan 350Z and this car drives very similar to me which is a plus for this car being that... 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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sidhami
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Service Engine Soon Light Came On

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prayonit
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2003 Nissan Altima Won't Go Into Park

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StevanJ
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My 2003 Nissan Altima, Base, 2.5l Does Not Have A Lower Unit Oil Pan Gasket...

Apparently they come from the factory that way. My understanding is that Nissan utilizes a LIQUID GASKET compount vs. an actual gasket. Does anyone make a gasket for that purpose? If not, does us...

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Minnie26
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How Much Will It Cost To Fix A Intake Gasket On A 2003 Nissan Altima?

19 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 weeks ago)
roxanneroxy98
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Hi! My 2003 Altima Head Gasket Didnt Give Me No Head Up The Radator Crack I...

my concern is that i dont want have to buy a new car at this time is it cheap to fix

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