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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b_in_ohio2002 writes:
2008 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Review
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4

Pros

great gas mileage ave 28 city/ 37 hwy

Cons

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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Jordan writes:
2008 Nissan Altima Review
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5

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good built car, no problems, good gas milage

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none

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Best Car We Have Ever Had — Performance - Acceleration(excelent) Braking(OMG super sensative), Handling (very good) Build Quality - Repairs(only once, loose bolt) no squeaks or rattles Appearence - Exterior(a little bulky but still nice, it is red) Interior(leather) Cost of Ownership - MPG(about 30-35) Maintenance(the usual, oil change, rotate tires, thats about it) Fun Factor - it is very fun to drive, i know from experience

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Steven writes:
2008 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Review
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Great Gas Mileage, Good Sound, Good Power, and the appearance of the car is phenomenal.

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none

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Great Car — I was in the process of getting a new care due to an unforeseen accident. It was either the Altima or a 2008 Focus. I ended up choosing the Altima not because I didn't like the Focus, but because it was a little bit bigger. I didn't really want a small car, but let me tell you the Altima outperforms the Civic, Corrola, and Camry that I got to drive. The Altima also gets better gas mileage than what I got with the Civic. The Focus gets a little bit better, but not by much. The best thing about this car is its outward appearance it by far beats the design of the Camry and Accord and has way better reviews then either of those cars. Thanks to me my grandpa didn't even waste his time looking at a Toyota Prius he went out and got a Altima Hybrid, which is far superior to a Prius. For one reason the Altima Hybrid isn't a status symbol it's an actual car that looks good and you can feel good about having the car. Where as with the Prius you have too constantly remind yourself that this is not an ugly car when it is one of the worst looking cars ever buiilt.

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abyrd7 writes:
2008 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Review
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5

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Incredible gas mileage 25(City)/32(Hwy).   Lots of storage space.

Cons

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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Sara550 writes:
2008 Nissan Altima 2.5 Review
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5

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Good gas mileage, smooth riding, comfortable, roomy, smooth brakes(stopping).

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Shows dirt easily

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So Easy To Drive! — Ok, this car is the most amazing car I have ever driven. I love it!

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Robert writes:
2008 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Review
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5

Pros

Lots of features at a low price

Cons

Doors are too big, seat belts are hard to reach, windshields slope, making them hard to clean.  TPMS is very winter sensitive.  I've had to reset it twice in the past 1-1/2 months

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It's The Biggest And Nicest Car I've Ever Driven — This is one car that really tears up the highway. It just blow by all the other cars. It handles and breaks great, Have had it for 5 months, with no repairs yet. I like the color-coded trim (in my case, all brown) The gadgets on the dash are easy to find and operate. It is an easy and fun car to drive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Donald writes:
2008 Nissan Altima Hybrid Review
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5

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Gas mileage

Cons

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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Joseph writes:
2008 Nissan Altima 3.5 SE Review
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5

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Really quick, build well.

Cons

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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Eric writes:
2008 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Review
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4

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awesome

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angle of turning

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Great Lil Car — love it, pretty quick for a lil 2.3, 4 cylinder. lots of leg room. The i key is a great lil feature with the push button start. i love the manual shift feature and the body style is really sleek.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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woofer writes:
2008 Nissan Altima 3.5 SE Review
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3

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nice looks

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poor build quality

woofer
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Disapointed — This is my Fifth Nissan and its quality is by far the worse,It rattles, the center console door,something I never use broke.the sun roof squeaks when closed,I would expect this quality from GM not Nissan,my plan to buy a Z next has faded, To bad, thev car looks great but it feels cheep

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Reviews From Other Years

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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