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 S Review
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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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2008 Nissan Altima 2.5 Review
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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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2008 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Review
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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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2008 Nissan Altima 3.5 SE Review
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Everything

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None

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Nissan Altima — CVT is the greatest. Handles like a dream. Performance is awesome. Build quality is solid. Appearance is excellent. Gas mileage is good unless you punch it. It is indeed a fun car to drive. Nissan power delivered, period! Nissan = Quality.

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2008 Nissan Altima 3.5 SE Review
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Engine

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Gas Mileage

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Don't Regret The Purchase — It's a four-door sedan, but has the body of a coupe. The roof line is completely curved. It's a FWD car, yes, but the handling and power are top notch. Gas mileage is a definite setback, but worth it, in my opinion.

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2008 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Review
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Style, Space, Ride, Handling, Acceleration, Braking and its SEXY!!!!!

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NONE, NONE, NONE!!!!!

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New Car Love!! — Just bought the '08 Altima 2.5S and I LOVE IT!!!! The interior is spacious,seats are comfortable,and the ride is super quiet. Handles great in rainy weather, and the Push button ignition with Intelligent key is so convenient (no more searching for the keys in my purse), which adds to the safety factor for me. It is a "sexy" car with superb acceleration, braking and overall handling. Gas Mileage is a plus, especially on the highway.

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2008 Nissan Altima 2.5 Review
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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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2008 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Review
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acceleration, and Handlig

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small trunk

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Gorgeous — acceleration 0-100km in 7.5 sec. top speed 255 km/ hr with very good braking system Boss sound system 9 speakers,blue tooth,& 6cd changer duel AC average cost of ownership Its very fun to drive and looks very nice

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2008 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Review
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Price, Performance, Fuel Economey, Looks, Interior, Ride Quality

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Chrome, Nissan's Pricing Teir , Stock Tires

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08 Altima 2.5s — So..the 2008 Nissan Altima, what can be said about this car? First of all the Altima is viewed as a car for the slightly older demographic and is often compared to the Accord and Camry. With the redesign in 2007 Nissan sought to make the car sportier and much more ascetically pleasing to draw in a younger audience, despite dropping the SE-R variant the Altima has gone on to overtake even the Maxima in sales and popularity. The car's new design is more aggressive than older models but still manages to attract the older demographic, lots of chrome on the green house grill and rear make it known that this is an *upscale* Family sedan while subtle lines and a racy front end draw in younger customers. Power in the 2.5 S comes in at 175 Bhp, 180flbs. A higher torque to HP ratio gives the Altima 4 banger good acceleration but nothing that will make V6 Altima owners watch their rear view mirrors. The interior is amazing for a car in its price range, with soft malleable plastics, tons of cubby holes and rattle reducing design. The cloth seats are also pleasant to the touch and hug passengers and driver. Ride quality is also a plus with almost zero road noise and smooth operation thanks to the CVT, the Altima's suspension won't jar your teeth but it wont be winning any track days either. Body roll is never a real issue at moderate speed and the suspension holds up well under more daring maneuvers. For it's price the Altima is tough to beat however poor stock tires, a horrible pricing breakdown may keep those looking for a true sports orientated sedan away.

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2008 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Review
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all

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Shift It.... — lovely.... :-) very smooth with the electric gear box .... wide inside & very grand ... very nice options , key less, blue tooth is all great try it ... you will love it. all colors are very nice , i bought black & beige ... very heavy on the road ... beautiful inside with nice colors give you the comfort

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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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