2003 Nissan Altima Overview

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2.5
39 national listings
2.5 S
184 national listings
2.5 SL
Avg. Price: $5,270
3.5 SE
Avg. Price: $5,567

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4.25 stars

Based on 47 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 Jeff
 — 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

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Based on 47 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

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.

1,946 views with 9 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)
June Brito
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2003 Nissan Altima 2.5

ok i have a 2003 nissan altima that stars for 2 or 3 seconds and then shots off.put the scanner obd2 and it pass and every little thing on the engine is brank spanking new even all sensors

16 views with 2 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)
dbts1258
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I Have A 2003 Nissan Altima 3.5...when I Try To Accelerate The Rpm Go Up To...

THE CA STRUGGLES TO ACCELERATE. I PRESS IN THE ACCELERATOR, THE ENGINE GOSUP TO 5000 RPM. THERE IS NO TORQUE AND THE TRANSMISSION SEEM TO STRUGGLE TO CATCH UP TO THE ENGINE. I'M NO MECHANIC, AND THIS ...

6 views with no answers yet
Erika Hernandez
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I Have A 2003 Nissan Altima And My Temperature Gauge Jumps Up And Down Some...

6 views with 1 answer (last answer about a month ago)
Wendra Rook
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My 03 Nissan Altima Won't Go Forward Or Reverse When I Push The Gas

I drove over 50 miles without any signs of a problem then stopped my car and when I backed out car barely rolled and in drive did the same thing! so I attached my obd2. scan tool and it says ...

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