2008 Nissan Altima User Reviews

2008 Nissan Altima Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 55 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • Appearance:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Build Quality: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
  • Overall: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 23 reviews
"power" 17 reviews
"ride" 16 reviews
"handling" 8 reviews
"space" 8 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 7 reviews
"power" 6 reviews
"heavy car" 2 reviews
"build quality" 2 reviews
"expensive car" 2 reviews

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r3ckless bought one because:
r3ckless
5

I chose this for ride comfort and amenities it had over the other cars.

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Randall1987 bought one because:
Randall1987
5

Style and power.

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2008 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Review
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Lots of room, very comfortable, fast and great on gas

Cons

I honestly have no complants

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Worth Every Penny — The thing i liked the most about this car. Its a great family car with lots of room. And for its size its really fast. Alot of power and still great gas mileage. All around great car. Do your research this is a very nice car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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The space and gas mileage

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The face that the sensor for the tire pressure system always causes light to turn on

raeganbrianne
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Love My Altima — I really enjoy my altima. It is spacious, gets good gas mileage and is also very stylish. The sounds system is great and I have had little to no problems in the year and a half that I have had it.

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Great styling

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175 hp doesn't help much with 4 passengers.

Rob481240
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Great Handling And Response — Overall, I've been really happy with this Altima. I like the smooth shifting due to the CVT transmission. Also, I feel this car handles really well, unlike other sedans, which feel clunky/heavy. In hindsight, I probably would have been more satisfied with the v6 version.

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Smooth quiet car

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Expensive upkeep (transmission fluid $20/liter)

bmp0014
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Beautiful Car — I love the car, very smooth ride and quiet...nicely equipped and decent sized back seat. The acceleration could be better, but with a CVT, I guess that's what you get. The navigation seems a bit ancient but it's doable.

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2008 Nissan Altima 3.5 SE Review
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Very fuel-efficient with six-cylinder CVT automatic transmission.
The seats are very comfortable.

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the only thing its not as quit as i want it to be

AssuranceAuto
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Amazing Fun Car! — The cabin is very comfortable and everything is where I think it should be. The keyless entry and start took some getting used to, but I like it (I know some think it gimmicky, but I love that I don't have to fumble in my pocket for the fob). Great for long trips as well, surprisingly quiet at highway speed for a 6 cylinder, and it accelerates and corners great. On the minus side, the ride is very taut. And, if you live in a city that struggles to pave its roads (as I do) it can be a bit much at times. Also, under hard acceleration, the CVT transmission remains at about 5,000 RPM, I believe the Altima is more roomy and somewhat sportier then the Honda Accord or Toyota Camry, which have been the major players in the mid-size-sedan market for years. Handling and acceleration were better than expected for a midsize 6 cylinder car. Averaged around 27 MPG in combination expressway and city traffic. Great looking car always appreciated the styling both inside and out.

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Great car for the aesthetic point of view.

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Fuel consumption is not the best.

Lipowski2
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Easy On The Eyes — Overall, I am very pleased with this car. I researched this car on Car gurus for (2) months before deciding on just the right one. CarGurus is definitely the go to site to get the most informative info on all the cars in your search. Thank you!!!!!!!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2008 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Review
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gas saver

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not manly

hasaidre1
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Nice Looking — i love everything about this car, it's a real gas saver, I can get through the whole day off of just $25 worth of gas, it runs super too, it's a great car other then the fact that females always think it's my wife car.

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Love the power that the car has.

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Fuel mileage could be better!

Koelk
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Altima 2.5 Sl — Great car! Would definitely buy another Altima! Car handles great and has a ton of power for the size of the car. I only wish that it would get better gas mileage. Only getting about 25.5 mpg at this time!

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2013 Nissan Altima Reviews

Economic And Family Car By Hajjaj

it's nice great care.. beautiful look.. great power with 3.5L & technology package, economic and family car with a beautiful appearance Car drive great and generally it's in a great technology.. Excel... Read More

Good Value, Good Looks, Everyday Driver With No Frills Or Spills By Dusek

This is my 4th Altima. Fit and finish are good for price point 4 door sedan. Overall usage of vehicle is daily driver commute. Gets an average of 30-32 mpg with a range of approx 500 miles on 1 full ... Read More

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2012 Nissan Altima Reviews

You Definitely Get More Than You Paid For By ixica777

Excellent mid size sedan to use for business and private purpose, not the best looking kid in the block but definitely one of the most comfortable vehicles, add a really low price to it and you got yo... Read More

Nice Car By bearball

i like it has good gas mileage and very comfortable. the back up monitor is a bit small. the tech is not as nice as newer models. being a 4 cylinder it is not as peppy as say, a 6 cylinder. overall go... Read More

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2011 Nissan Altima Reviews

Simple Reliable Daily-driver, Ut Dont Expect Much If You Love Your Autos. By James

This vehicle would have benefited greatly from a more refined interior. I suppose the 2.5 S model is not going to come with all the bells and whistles, however, from a design stance, its rather plain-... Read More

Stylish, Sporty And Reliable By playkate

I love the styling of this car, inside and out. You just cannot beat the price for such a nice looking car that also has a sporty feel. I really like everything about this car and will hate to see i... Read More

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2010 Nissan Altima Reviews

All Around Great Car For Anyone! By leannegail

I loved everything about this car! First car I ever owned and I have had it for 3 years now and never once did I have to put it in the shop unless it was for general maintenance (oil change brakes etc... Read More

Great Car By daniimcd

This is my second car, but the first car I have ever bought. I feel a though i made a great decision in purchasing this car as my first. The car has GREAT fuel economy which I was amazed with consider... Read More

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2009 Nissan Altima Reviews

Great Fuel Savings, Nice Style , Small Truck By mbifalco

Excellent fuel mileage , more power than most Hybrids , has same 2.5 engine as non-Hybrid and electric engine makes it faster from 0-60 than the non-hybrids. Nice leather, the trunk is small but worka... Read More

Gas Saver! By crimeserginip1

I love the fact that the 18 gallon tank averages 530 miles! Also, it is super reliable and inexpensive to maintain! This car is extremely comfortable and great to drive around in! Super economic that ... Read More

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