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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kevinoh writes:
2008 Nissan Altima 3.5 SE Review
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4

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smooth CVT v-6, design of the car, turning signal light on side view mirrors. things that come with the sports package.

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excessive noise from the vehicle. stiff ride that doesnt match the car's smooth ride.

kevinoh
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Why I Semi-love This Car — I bought this car about a month ago (BRAND NEW), and comparing to my old 2003 Toyota Corolla, it is no doubt,a lovely car. The v-6 makes passing cars and going up the hill a breeze. The interior of the car is not all that impressive, but it's still a big improvement from the 2006 version of the altima. i have the 3.5 SE with the sports package so i get: moon roof/spoiler and fog light. they say that 3.5 SE has a sports suspension which i find very annoying and i think that it messes up the balance of the car. when you look at this car, you don't automatically think of speed and racing. i wanted more of comfortable ride rather then stiff, bouncy ride. there are few noises made by the vehicle that drives me insane sometimes. first there is the sound that come from the side door panels in the front driver and passanger seat. put your leg against it, and it will make a rather loud squick sound. the rear suspension also makes a squick sound going over a bump. the air conditioning noise is unbearable. the car is super quiet when the a/c is off but when you turn it on, you can really hear it inside and outside the car.

Owner for 0 years, 1 months

Miles Driven per Year:30,000

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Adam writes:
2008 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Review
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5

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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.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Steve writes:
2008 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Review
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5

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Safe

Cons

Options package

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2008 Nissan Altima — Tri-coat white pearl made this a beautiul car to look at especially in the sunlight. The options were not as good as the new 2009 Altima I own, however, it was to be our main family car until a truck hit the front end and rolled over the hood. Thankful the unibody design help up well in the crash and kept the passengers safe.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Aliesha writes:
2008 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Review
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5

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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

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Tariq writes:
2008 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Review
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3

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good for daily use

Cons

not attractive

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Toz — about performance, it's quite good compared with same level. breaking is fair handling is moderate. build quatliy is good refering to its price. its back lights and bumper is beautiful, specially the twin exahust. actuly, you will enjoy driving it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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ennaej23 writes:
2008 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Review
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5

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CVT, MPG, Exterior styling, and overall feel

Cons

no 6 disc cd changer in S model

ennaej23
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I Have Been An Avid Honda Owner But Nissan Has Swayed My Vote! Great Investment! — Even though I bought my 08 Altima used...I love it!! I was initially going to buy a Honda like I have done before..but Nissan has stolen the show. Great to drive. Nissan for life! Great product for me

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Vontye Trevise writes:
2008 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Review
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3

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Nice 4 door spaced car with luxery qualitys and low price!

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Clutch easily ruined! It seems that Altimas have bad life span!

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Booyah Car Nice Look, But Trickey Insides! — Nice on the outside crazy on the inside. This car has two different transmission makes it fun. Its around 19,000 to own brand new. Since it has split shift makes driving more exciting! But beware of whats under the hood!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Michael writes:
2008 Nissan Altima 2.5 Review
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4

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It is ballin

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none

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Ballin — It is a great car. Front wheel drive, so it is good in the rain. The only thing i dont like about it that it has a cvt transmission which doesnt last too long and its not the best performing tranny. Average about 30 miles to gallon. Looks pretty good.

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

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Randy writes:
2008 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Review
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5

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accelaration

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nothing

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The Look Ofit — This is a nice car to own, it is a gas saver it looks a bit sport with is what i like about cars. it is a sedan but it don't loose accelaration one bit. It is strong if some one bump you.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Robert writes:
2008 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Review
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5

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A fun car to drive with many luxury amenities at a very low pricce

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Nothing!

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Nicest Car I've Ever Driven! — Build Quality: I've had it for over a year, and the only issue was with a tire sensor whose battery went out. Performance: I've taken this car everywhere, including the Mass Pike in Boston, and have not felt afraid to do so. Appearance: Let's just say that I still love to look out my living room window to gawk at it! Cost of Ownership: Very low maintenance. Gas mileage gets skewed because I do a lot of city driving. Fun Factor: See review for performance.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1993 Nissan Altima Reviews

I Would Definately Own This Car Again Because It Was So Good On Gas And Sounded Good. By Samson

This car had good acceleration, good braking, and good handling. It needed motors in all the windows they did not roll up or down. The interior was good it was kinda water stained. The exterior was gr... Read More

Great Starter Car By Nino

I bought it for $1200 and it was a great car. 5 speed manual, and for a compact car, it had good performance. AC could be colder but it's fine and it's R134, so its easy to refill. Good handling, fu... Read More

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1994 Nissan Altima Reviews

Great Car But Avg Less Than 30 Mpg. Need More Mpg. By hide5000

Replaced clutch, distributor, radiator, starter, alternator, right & left drive shafts exchanged (boots), new valve cover gasket, timing belt, oxygen sensor, batteries and tires, 190,000 miles. This i... Read More

Meh By Siraj

low maintenance cost, manual so fun to drive, acceleration is poor, braking is okay handlingi is decent. build quality is decent. styling is meh. cost of ownership is pretty low concidering that i ... Read More

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1995 Nissan Altima Reviews

Nissan Sss By Mark

This is the one car we used on most cross-island drives around Luzon. Manila to Bicolandia, Manila to Ilocandia, and the almost legendary trip over the top Ilocos to Pagudpud to Cagayan Valley. All... Read More

My Little Beater By Dennis

this car had potential when i got it but i started pushing it past its limits. performance wise, it had a coneair filter, muffler, and spark plug wires. i had a lot of fun in this car although it gave... Read More

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1996 Nissan Altima Reviews

Inexpensive, Comfortable, Roomy By Adam

Performance: Highest HP rating of any car in its class. Has plenty of power for what it is and somewhat surprisingly spunky for being a 4cyl. Build Quality: As you would expect, I suppose. I find i... Read More

Great, Reliable, Inexpensive To Maintain Car By Lydia_Bungalow

I bought this car car when it was 6 years old. I have it for almost 8 years now and I still love it. It still runs smoothly. The body is still clean with only tiny (less than 1/2 inch) rust spot... Read More

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1997 Nissan Altima Reviews

Fun Car By sdbrandonb

I like how quick it is and how much power it feels like it has, It handles very well and looks great especially when it was just washed!! I can drive forever without having to get gas and thats a good... Read More

Good Car By amora

I have owned this car since 1998 and it has been sturdy, reliable, and comfortable. The paint is crap after this long, but have only had to replace tires, battery, brakes, and radiator. I would have... Read More

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