2003 Nissan Altima Overview

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2.5
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2.5 S
231 national listings
2.5 SL
Avg. Price: $4,960
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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

Tracie Yale
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Abs

My abs light came on and then it went off. When it went off I came to a stop sign and when I touched the breaks I heard the abs motor and it was like I was skidding, there was a grinding sound and ...

4 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 days ago)
Tyri
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Car Won't Start

I have a 2003 Nissan Altima 2.5 150K before a recent blizzard and the day after my car started up fine, then 2 days after the blizzard the car cranked but wouldn't start, I tried getting a jump st...

3 views with 1 answer (last answer about a week ago)
alligbear
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Once A Year Car Doesn't Start, Cel Periodcally Comes On, Dealer Can Ever Fi...

2003 Altima 2.5S, periodically won't start, CEL comes on, $150 a pop to scope the car at the dealer and they can never find anything wrong! Car eventually starts but afraid to drive it very far becau...

14 views with 2 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)
MayMay07
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Hotwiring

My uncle pulled some plug with different colored wires going to the steering wheel and broke the plug off.The wires have metal pieces on the ends. My boyfriend lost both keys.Is there any way I ca...

7 views with 2 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)
John Creel
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Fuel Milage

I drive a 2003 Nissan Altima, how many miles can u go before I run completely out?

13 views with 2 answers (last answer 4 weeks ago)