2003 Nissan Altima User Reviews

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Reginald writes:
2003 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL Review
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Fast
Black
BOSE system
Leather interior
Sunroof

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Car Alarm keeps ringing off the hook
People keep rubbing up against my bumpers

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Fast And Sleek — Vehicle 2003 Nissan Altima 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M) Review The power of the 4 cyl engine is like other 6 cyl. The gas mileage, 29 mpg highway and 23 mpg city with the a/c on, is unbelievable. It's comfortable. The sound system sounds great and the only time it's been in the shop was to have a fan belt replaced. Favorite Features Power with great gas mileage. Suggested Improvements None.

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James writes:
2003 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Review
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4

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Sturdy and fun, yet at the same time responsible.

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Not for those who enjoy breaking speed laws.

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If You Want A Car That Your Kid Wants To Drive And Is Safe, Get The Altima. — The 2003 Nissan Altima 2.5S is an all around good performer when it comes to completing the task at hand. The four cylinder engine may not carry the grunt of the larger 3.5 liter V6, but it accelerates better than most of the other small engined, mid-sized sedans. With enough room for taller members of the family, the Altima is comfy for long trips. It's fuel efficient, and these days that means so much. Not to mention, it's sleek bullet type design is easy on the eyes. There aren't many negatives about this car, except for the occasional tail light issue. But, that's an easy fix, even for a novice. All in all, the 2003 Nissan Altima is at the head of the pack in its class.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Frosty2188 writes:
2003 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Review
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3

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Perfect for roadtrips

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Does not have much power

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Best Car Yet — I was not impressed with its power when up in the mountains. I really enjoyed it for everything else though. I took this vehicle to and from work and on trips and everywhere else without a major problem ever occurring.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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blackdogg6164 writes:
2003 Nissan Altima 3.5 SE Review
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4

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great power, color

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getting a little long in the tooth!

blackdogg6164
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My Altima — with maintenance, reliability is good. love the color, options, and the way it performs. added a spoiler, custom wheels and hopefully a stereo soon. great summer car. soon it will be time to upgrade to a newer Nissan but for now, it is all good!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jeffery writes:
2003 Nissan Altima 3.5 SE Review
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5

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- Fuel Economy
- Reliability  
- Base Price

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- Major oil consumption
- FWD. Should be RWD or AWD. (I guess that is why Nissan made the Infiniti G35/G37 which are RWD and AWD.)
- Automatic version is a 4-Speed. Should be at least 5 or 6-Speed.
- If you do not like fast cars, this isn't the one for you.
- Repair costs can become rather expensive.
- Poor turning radius
- Road noises >>>ANNOYING!

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Economical, Reliable, & Fun Family Sedan — 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. Really quick. I have had no major problems and I am very satisfied in my Nissan Altima. I have a heavy foot but still have no major problems though this is a FWD vehicle. The car is eleven years old with 132,000 miles at the time of this review (updated May 2014) and it's still going strong! Good acceleration and braking. The exterior is very nice, fast, and sporty looking. The interior is (cheap) sporty looking with wood grain accents but the dash started cracking about four years ago of the time of this review (updated May 2014) and I'm a person who keeps up with my possessions so I was kind of surprised when I noticed it. Fuel Economy is around 23 miles City and 36 miles Highway MPG. I use Premium Unleaded 93 Octane gas. I would say this car isn't all that expensive to keep up with as long as maintenance is maintained as scheduled; however I have had constant sensor & major oil consumption problems, which I think has finally been resolved. This is a nice car I would recommend it to anyone who wants a spiffy family sedan at a low price for what the car is capable of. (My Nissan Altima 3.5 SE was $31,000 brand new.)

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Luisfrivas0404 writes:
2003 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Review
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5

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Spacious

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Nothing

Luisfrivas0404
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Great For The Price — Great and clean car,good on gas, cheap on parts ,and oil change is cheap , is just a Greta car no problems. My family loves it ,,,and sister drives it around ..with me mon and dad , great trunk space . Great

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alowettabell writes:
2003 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL Review
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4

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comfort

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nothing really

alowettabell
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No Problems — i can say this has been a great car for me as a traveling mother I travel from time to time gas mileage has been great It has enough room in back seat for 3 ppl to sit w/o being all over each other

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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joeywgreer writes:
2003 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Review
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5

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The front seats are fairly comfortable and the spacious rear seats offer plentiful legroom and support. Lots of room, smooth ride, huge trunk. Altima is comfortable, reliable, good stereo.The four-cylinder 2.5 S model performed better than some V6s and averaged 25 mpg

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Nothing

joeywgreer
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Comfortable, Reiable Ride — This is a great car for the money. The front seats are fairly comfortable and the spacious rear seats offer plentiful legroom and support. Lots of room, smooth ride, huge trunk. Altima is comfortable, reliable, good stereo.The four-cylinder 2.5 S model performed better than some V6s and averaged 25 mpg. SeaScape exterior and frost interior

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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truefix writes:
2003 Nissan Altima 2.5 Review
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4

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good on gas

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no leather

truefix
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Great Car — good car, great on gas, it wasnt the fully loaded one, but it was amazing on maintennce, parts were affordable, i highly recomend getting one if you are looking to getting a four door sedan, over all great great great

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Tony writes:
2003 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL Review
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Mint condition, great gas mileage, comfortable

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It's not a Bentley

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My Altima — It's a very reliable car and I only have to change the oil about every 5000 miles...other than replacing the battery once in 5 years, it's never had to have anything major done to it! And best of all, it's PAID FOR!

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