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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2008 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL Review
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smooth. looks. everything is awesome about this car!

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the car payment!

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I Know Why These Car Are So Popular — bought with 21k miles - not even broken in! seems sluggish with more than one person in car. wont be surprised when i get a ticket though. comfy. elegant, yet sporty. my second Nissan. hope i get over 200k out of this Nissan too. Love this car!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2008 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL Review
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Nearly everything. This is just a great well made fun car. Great on gas, no mechanical issues, fun to drive.

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Trunk has limited space with the design and indentations that take up room. Also i have had challenges with a blind spot on right side (5'4") even when i have the front seat lifted to maximum height (nice feature on driver seat for shorter people by the way).

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I Love This Car. One Of The Besti I Have Ever Owned So Far — My 2008 Altima was my first experience with Nissan and it has been a great one. So good in fact that I feel comfortable with my teenage son in this car as I am in need of an SUV. The car is quiet, has great acceleration and braking, comfortable and i average 23-25 mpg in mid size city driving, 26-28 highway. If the newer models have this amazing foundation and even newer technology....it is a real winner.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2008 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Review
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great gas mileage ave 28 city/ 37 hwy

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feels very small if on a long trip

b_in_ohio2002
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A Great Dependable Clean Used Car With No Problems — The CVT transmission is great because you never feel a shift as you accelerate. Push button start is great because you just leave your keys in your pocket at all times. It has great fuel economy with a I4 automatic transmission.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2008 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Review
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Incredible gas mileage 25(City)/32(Hwy).   Lots of storage space.

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Side mirrors must be adjusted correctly to avoid blind spots.

abyrd7
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This Is A Outstanding Car That I Would Keep, But I Have Two Other Cars Already. — Incredible gas mileage 25(City)/32(Hwy). Extra large trunk. Fold down 50/50 seat backs provide extra storage for long items in trunk. Plenty of leg room in the front and back seats. New tires. Extra car from divorce. Priced to sell.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2008 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Review
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Comfortablity

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no leather

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The Wise Choice — acceptional car. One of the most reliable cars and saves you money. No regrets. Went from a 2008 BMW 328xi coupe, to 2008 Nisaan Altima. Best choice. Plenty of power. The body style is pretty cool. Deffenetly a great buy.

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2008 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Review
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Comfort, Look, Sporty, and just clean

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None

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Awesome-highly Recomend It For The Price — CVT Transmission is the perfect combo for any mood Interior- Black leather is sharp and extremely comfortable Exterior- has a really sporty look for a sedan and the dual tailpipes makes the rear end Very sporty for a four door sedan-I love this car perfect daily driver The push start button and keyless fob makes this a perfect combo Epic for a 4 cylinder-very fun to drive and great gas mileage

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2008 Nissan Altima Hybrid Review
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Gas mileage

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lack of power

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Love It — Love it - 4 cylinder with plenty of torque because of the electric motors, gorgeous leather interior with touch screen navigation, 28-32 MPG overall (depending on how aggressive I drive) - fun, sporty, luxurious car! (My first "nice car") - Love it

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2008 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Review
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Gas mileage, room and trunk space, easy to drive.

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The 2.5 Liter 4-cyl isn't performance oriented...Go for the 3.5 Liter 6-cyl if you want performance.

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Good Family Vehicle. — Performance is mediocre. It is an Altima after all. Quality is top notch. The interior is comfortable. The Exterior is good looking. Great gas mileage when on road trips. Easy on maintenance, except tires. New tires can be a bit pricey. The fun factor is like a 3 out of 5.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2008 Nissan Altima 3.5 SE Review
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Really quick, build well.

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You want the best gas mileage

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Great Car, Great Price, Too Bad They No Longer Produce The 4 Door In A 6 Speed. — Great car! great price, great value. 6 speed with a 270 HP 6 cyl! What could be better. Glad to have it, sleek design, great room. Can hold a lot of cargo, love the moon roof and the rear spoiler. Why doesn't anyone make a decent sport wagon in a manual transmission anymore????

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2008 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Review
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Its a Nissan need I say more

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Its not as fast as my honda!

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Buy One If You Have The Opportunity Its Worth Every Penny — This car is bad ass car for a family car. This car is not only safe for the kiddos but also affordable to. It can be custom and it looks like a BMW easily. I would buy it again yep

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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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