2005 Nissan Altima User Reviews

2005 Nissan Altima Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 70 reviews

  • Performance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Appearance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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PROS
"power" 23 reviews
"ride" 21 reviews
"fuel economy" 18 reviews
"handling" 11 reviews
"comfortable car" 10 reviews
CONS
"power" 8 reviews
"fuel economy" 7 reviews
"expensive car" 3 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"interior" 3 reviews

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Phillip writes:
2005 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Review
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Very nice curves and extremely comfortable on long drives.

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Acceleration.

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Great Car For The Everyday Life. — I should have gone for the 3.5 with a bigger engine although the 4cyl is AMAZING ON GAS! The price tag of $16,000 when I bought it was very reasonable as well. Loads of trunk and storage space too and I would recommend this to everyone...as long as you aren't looking to race anytime soon.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Ajay writes:
2005 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL Review
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What can I say other than that Nissan always builds good passenger vehicles.

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Would have loved the factory navi unit in this but I can always add a portable one to it.

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Awesome Sedan. — Great sedan. Nice leather seats, wood inlays, all the usual creature comforts, and great performance and handling. Is there any more I can say. Probably. But the best way of describing this car is that its a great everyday commuter.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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ubjazzed writes:
2005 Nissan Altima SE-R Review
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5

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Fast, Powerful and corners like a cat with long claws.

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fuel econ.

ubjazzed
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Love It!! — When I found this car on the dealer lot back in 2005 I couldn't afford it but wanted it as bad as a Snoop needs a Dogg. A very hard car to find used. I've now had mine for more than two years and love it to pieces. Huge interior for a vehicle of this class, (remember Nissan's "4 door sports car?), and has better interior/exterior finish than any other 3rd generation Altima. I autocrossed it last year. Took third place in GS class it's that good of a road car. Ask for it to blow past the car holding you up on a backroad two-lane and it's done. Better be prepared for torque-steer though. 260+ horsepower through the front wheels can be a handful with the amount of twisting force grabbing for pavement. The brakes are so-so and could be better but most drivers would not use as much stopping force as an autocrosser would. The steering is spot on too. So fast that you have to 'pre-think' your sneezes. All in all, the 3rd generation SE-R is a blast to drive. A true driver's car.

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

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baba0013 writes:
2005 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL Review
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5

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The interior and comfortability inside - it is very roomy!

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Sometimes sensors go out, but it is standard in Nissans!

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Altima — I like how roomy and comfortable it is!!! I LOVE the leather seating in it and the heated seats are the best in the winter!!!! The maintenance is also very reasonable! I love the bose audio and the multi-disc changer!!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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tommildenhall writes:
2005 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Review
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4

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Handles well, very little maintenence, comfortable

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Limited power, a lot of similar cars on the road

tommildenhall
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Great Basic Car — This Altima is fun to drive and easy to care for. It is very reliable and has good room and comfort particularly in the front seat. We use the car regularly around town and also on long trips. It has adequate power, but we are not high speed drivers. Accelleration is fine for driving in town and on the highway, it handles and brakes well. The ride is smoth and comfortable.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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mrandrewweber writes:
2005 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Review
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Lot's of room and power, yet good on gas

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not an SUV

mrandrewweber
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Great Car For Family And Fun! — Great acceleration, braking and handling, drives like a small car with big car power, exterior is very stylish and interior comfortably fits 5 people, great sound system and convenient functionality, very low maintenance and great gas milage, fun car to drive

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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John writes:
2005 Nissan Altima SE-R Review
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fun

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not an suv

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Like It But Will Get An Suv Next — Fast, fun to drive, decent on gas. A little too low for me. I like an SUV better, feels safer. It is a fairly cheap car to operate and own. Very reliable and doesn't burn much gas when you don't stand on it too much!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Roman writes:
2005 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL Review
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Everything

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What negatives?

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My '05 Altima — Love this car, !st actually nice car I've had. It gets up pretty good, needs a lil engine work, but it's good. Too bad the governor maxes out at 110MPH. Other than that takes corners damn good no matter how fast I'm going. Haven't needed to fix anything yet, I think I might need breaks soon. Even though the things stops on a dime. I like this design a clean cut car, had tints installed I need some 18's (at least) a dual exhaust and a Grille to clean up the front end. Also they should of done the tail lights black like the SE-R model, woulda looked much better. I get anywhere between 400 to 460 MPG on a full tank, and I run 93 in it. I love this car, it rides smooth doesn't have any rattles, and it's comfortable for me and all of my passengers. I'd tell all my friends to get one of these, it's a great car.

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Daniel writes:
2005 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Review
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Excelent acceleration, great handling, above average factory sound system

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Engine noise at high speeds, torque steer.

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A Fun Car To Drive!! — Probably the most spacious car in its class. Looks good although you see it everywhere now, fun to drive, great acceleration, handling and braking. Good on gas mileage, seems to be better with premium gas. I recommend this car or Nissans in general to everyone. If you want a car thats fun to drive, go get any car made by Nissan or Infiniti (they are the same company). Oh yeah, if you can pick up the manual transmission version!!

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Jason writes:
2005 Nissan Altima SE-R Review
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4

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Style, Performance, Exclusivity

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Manual can get annoying with everyday driving, nothing else

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Overall A Good Car That Has Served Me Well, Fun For Spirited Driving Yet Reliable For Everyday Use — The 6 speed makes this car, the automatic is not very good. If one can drive this car (which I can) you will smoke all automatic 350z's no problem. Build quality is good all the touch points are taken care of a few squeaks and rattles but the car is 5 years old. Interior and Exterior are very well thought out and quite a classy upgrade from the 3.5SE. The seats are phenomenal and very comfortable and only available with the SE-R. The car has been trouble free since I have owned it and and averages 22.5MPG with my spirited driving. It is very fun to drive considering it can me a family truckster/grocery getter

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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