2008 Nissan Altima User Reviews

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BJHiggins writes:
2008 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL Review
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4

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ZERO problems... has been a perfect car

Cons

not a truck

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Perfect Reliable Family/commuter Car — Bought this car because I knew I was going to be commuting but wanted some style... this car is LOADED... tons of room and an absolute pleasure to drive. But again, I am a Truck person and do not commute anymore.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jonathan writes:
2008 Nissan Altima 2.5 Review
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5

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CVT box's performance, relatively well built, size, push button starter

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Gimmicky electronics with uncertain reliability, so so fuel economy, the 2.5 makes you wish you were driving the 3.5L V6

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A Good Large Car From A Japanese Company — This version of the Nissan Altima is quite big. It is definitely clear that Nissan put a lot of effort into making this car and it shows once you drive one. At first the specs of the 2.5 4-cylinder engine seems really pathetic with only 175 hp and ho hum torque. Its really the CVT gearbox that makes this engine really move quickly. If the CVT box is as efficient as they say it is and can make a weak engine move a big car fast...I like it. If it can make a 4-cylinder seem amazing...I honestly couldn't imagine what a V6 feels like. Handling on the Altima I thought was good, not quite a Mazda 6 but better than say a terrible Sebring. The interior is rather conventional looking initially since it doesn't exactly look all too different from any other car. There are a few neat touches like the push start button which I actually like. It also has a diagnostic system you can play with, probably a good idea not to do this while driving though considering how small the screen text is. Since this car is built in the USA it does not have the same issues as Nissan cars made in Mexico. Glitches are another issue though, the gimmick systems have that potential for problems. I've already mentioned the size of this car, I also think it looks quite good among the boring looking cars in this segment. I like this styling a lot more than the uninteresting Camry and unappealing look of the Accord sedan. Fuel economy is rather average and I don't know about electrical reliability since I don't drive these cars as often. Bottom line, I'd put this car in front of the Camry and Accord just because its a good car while not being boring like those two.

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dxl writes:
2008 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL Review
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5

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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).

dxl
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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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Michael writes:
2008 Nissan Altima 3.5 SE Review
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Handling, Sound system

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The rims

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Very Fast And Good Gas Mileage. — Great car. Bought it brand new. Fast, quiet, comfortable, moon roof, bose sound system. About to buy rims and body kit.

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investorgadget writes:
2008 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL Review
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I love the CVT transmission.  You can not hear or feel the gears shift.  This makes for a smooth and pleasant driving experience.

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I am currently paying $400 per month for the car.  I have a goal of opening my own business.  That $400 can go to the start up costs for the business.  Another con is that it costs over $50 to fill up the tank at the pump.  It takes 87 unleaded gas.

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It Is A Wonderful Car To Drive! — I really liked the fact that I have not had any major problems with it. I have not had to change the transmission. To the best of my knowledge the only things that I have replaced are the brakes, tires, and front bumper.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Angela writes:
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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Nick writes:
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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Ryan3171 writes:
2008 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Review
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5

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Sporty handling for class
+ V-6 performance
+ Responsive CVT
+ High-quality interior materials
+ Comfortable rear seat

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CVT bogs engine at lower speeds
- Fussy tilt/telescope steering wheel adjustment (sedan)
- Cheapo faux wood trim with tan interior (sedan)
- Inconvenient release straps for folding rear seats (sedan)

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Excellence Disguised — I've been driving the 3.5 SL for a 3 monthw now and highly enjoy driving it around town. Getting used to the luxery ride in the SL is taking some time. The 2008 Altima is nimble and quick to respond both with acceleration, manuvering, and braking. My only complaint other than the fact this car doesn't stand out as much as it should on the road - look at the overall design closely and you have A sexy car here - but my one complaint is with highway driving. The smallest movement on the steering wheel and the car is all over the lane. It was windy the other day and I felt it was difficult to handle. Driving around town, I haven't noticed this. But on a long trip awhile back, it was kind of un-nerving driving at 80 mph, which is easy to do in this car. Favorite feature has to be push start ignition. When I drive my personal car I'm always looking for a button to turn it on/off. Who needs a key anymore? I should state that I would choose this vehicle over a slightly more expensive, and less fuel efficient, Infiniti G35. Very similar vehicle, though the Altima at least has 6 speeds. Its overall a sweet ride...just slightly invisible

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Callee writes:
2008 Nissan Altima 3.5 SL Review
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5

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Engine size, CVT, keyless entry, push start, body style, sound system

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Gas mileage, brakes

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Gotta Love The Altima — The minute I saw the Nissan Altima I fell in love with it. I was originally going to purchase a Honda Accord but went to test drive the Altima first and couldn't leave without one. It has amazing features and the engine is powerful. It also has a sporty look that after 2 years of owning it, I'm still in love with. The maintenance costs are fairly cheap since I got the 3 year maintenance package and the gas mileage is ok. I usually get around 22mpg. I would definitely buy another Altima.

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

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Muhammad writes:
2008 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Review
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build quality

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Good — all time favourtie TAxi.. didnt try 3.5 SE but i love CVT transmission and its noise specifically.. interior is simple and easy to understand good space but suspension is not sport... back view problem hard to see car behind u

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

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