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2006 Nissan Altima Overview


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Avg. Price: $8,293
2.5 S
Avg. Price: $8,520
2.5 SL
Avg. Price: $8,137
3.5 SE
Avg. Price: $9,998
3.5 SL
Avg. Price: $9,985
Avg. Price: $10,209

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Average User Score

4.65 stars

Based on 40 reviews

Great Baseline Sedan by jcompguy
 — I picked up a 2006 Nissan Altima 2.5s during a lease clearance at my local Nissan Dealer. I had test drove other cars (Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, etc...) that were similar but I really liked the Niss... Read More
Bottom Line I Would Buy Another One Preferebly A 6spd But Autotragic Is Still Fun by Vincent
 — This car really pulls the VQ35 is now my favorite motor the sound of the intake is rediculous. Braking is very acceptable, and the handling is nothing like the regular altima's I don't even feel the n... Read More
Great Car For A Great Price. If Can't Get A Corolla Or Civic, This Is A Great Alternative! by Kristina
 — This car was an emergency buy. I couldn't afford the wagon anymore. At least if I'm paying a lot of money for that car, might as well get a newer one. Performance so far is great. For a 4cyl., it ac... Read More

2006 Nissan Altima Overview

Overall User Score

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Based on 40 reviews

2006 Nissan Altima

The 2006 Nissan Altima saw no significant changes for the model year. A redesign was in the works for the following year.

The 2006 Altima came in five trims: the base model, the midrange S, the plush SL, the top-of-the-line SE, and the high-performance SE-R. The SE came standard with a 3.5-liter, 240-horsepower V6, the SE-R had a 3.5-liter 260-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 SE-R gets a more powerful engine and comes fully loaded.

Drivers appreciate the 2006 Altima's reliability, large trunk, and excellent gas mileage. Some drivers have had problems with the quality of the interior.


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Nissan Altima Questions


Having Problems With Turning At Low Rpms

i changed the power steering pump(3 times because i thought i bought a bad one). no leaks

20 views with 1 answer (last answer about a week ago)

My 2006 Nissan Altima 2.5 Automatic Transmission Will Sometimes Not Go Into...

only way to get car to drive when this happens is to shift manually from 1 through to drive. After that car runs fine for rest of day. Sometimes it shifts into gear hard.

55 views with 1 answer (last answer about a month ago)

What Engine Will Fit My Nissan?

Is there any other engine from another year that will fit my 06 2.5 altima. I refuse to put the same thing back in my car because I'm sure this will happen again any help is greatly appreciated

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What Is The Baddes Problem On A 2006 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Especial Edition

The bad things about the car. I just bouth one.

403 views with 5 answers (last answer about a month ago)

The Ac Compressor Wont Come On But The Colling Fans Are On How Do I Test Th...

the condenser was replace the unit was out of Freon for about 6 months and when we replaced the condenser and put 12 oz of Freon in it the compressor never com on but the cooling fans would come on .h...

62 views with 1 answer (last answer about a month ago)