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2008 Nissan Altima User Reviews

2008 Nissan Altima Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 50 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" 20 reviews
"power" 17 reviews
"ride" 14 reviews
"space" 7 reviews
"handling" 7 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 7 reviews
"power" 6 reviews
"heavy car" 2 reviews
"interior" 2 reviews
"build quality" 2 reviews

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Displaying 41 - 50 of 50 2008 Nissan Altima reviews.

Steven writes:
2008 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Review
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5

Pros

Great Gas Mileage, Good Sound, Good Power, and the appearance of the car is phenomenal.

Cons

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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Daniel writes:
2008 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Review
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5

Pros

Feels like a V-6, rips anything except infiniti. Amazing interior. Mix between sporty sedan and family car

Cons

n/a

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Nissan Altima 2.5 Sl — Leather interior is very high quality. Standard Nissan Audio system (not bose) is excellent. Steering wheel adjusts tightness based on speed, amazing brakes.

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Tia writes:
2008 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Review
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5

Pros

Push button start, LOUD sterio (Bose), heated leather seats, CVT transmission, sunroof, and on and on and on, I'm not kidding!

Cons

Could have put 17" wheels on instead on 16".

35

Omg, What A Great Car! — Looking for a family car? This one is it! It has every possible feature you can think of, and its zippy and wicked on gas. I can't find one thing bad to say about it!

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Varun writes:
2008 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Review
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5

Pros

very good on gas, awsome steering

Cons

kind of bulky

35

Safe, Fast, Good Looking — this car is very reliable it has great handle and acceleration top speed isn't that bad

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Peter writes:
2008 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Review
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4

Pros

Styling, Powerful/Reliable Motor. Push button ignition is a neat feature.

Cons

Strange Throttle issue, still gotta take it to the dealership to get it looked at, other than that. it's pretty much bulletproof.

35

It's Not My Maxima, But Close. — I picked this up the day after my jetta blew up on me, I got it for what I would consider a decent price considering the build quality and the performance. even thought it's just a 4cyl the 6spd really makes it perform (it can keep in line with my buddies Subaru WRX,)

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Sara550 writes:
2008 Nissan Altima 2.5 Review
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5

Pros

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

Cons

Shows dirt easily

25

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

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Patsy writes:
2008 Nissan Altima 3.5 SE Review
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5

Pros

This car is the sweetest ride I have ever been in or owned!

Cons

There are NONE!

25

Awesome!!!!!!!!!!! 2 Thumbs Way Up!!! — Love this car! I envy my husband that he gets to drive it every day! It's simply an amazing and quite beautiful car!!!

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Night_Silence writes:
2008 Nissan Altima 3.5 SE Review
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4

Pros

great performance, beautiful interior and exterior design

Cons

some quality flaws

Night_Silence
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Almost Perfect! — I purchased my 2008 3.5 SE Altima almost a month ago, and now with around 4200 Km on the odo, this is my opinion about it: Engine/Trans: This car is a true performance machine, and every time I accelerate it hard, it makes me smile. The engine is working in full harmony with the CVT engine to deliever immediate power once needed. I have to mention, though, that CVT takes some time to get used to. It is not a regular auto transmission; it works in a different way and gives a strange feeling at first. Fuel consumption is also average, not bad for a performance sedan. Design: I can say nothing less than HOT! It turns heads wherever I go! New Accord (my second option when I was in the market for a new car) looks very ugly in comparison. Interior: Nissan almost did a good job dealing with their usual problem of making cheap interiors. The dashboard design is much better than previous generation. All control buttons are in the right place. I love the Bluetooth feature. Interior space is very good in front and back. Now to things I don’t like: 1.The new Altima is just released in Saudi Arabia (as 2008 model), and 6 cylinder model stock was very low, color options was very limited based on the available stock. Nissan: when you release a new model, please make sure to supply the dealers with enough stock and make all colors/combinations available. 2.I am hearing some noise from the right side of the center console when driving on any less-than-perfect roads, and I heard from some other owners that this a common problem in the new Altima dashboard! Nissan needs to work a fix ASAP! 3.This one is serious: my car had a front axis alignment problem (car tends to steer to the right) from day 1. It took the dealer 2 days to fix it. This is clearly an assembly problem from USA factory. This car is almost perfect and it could have been the leader in its segment except for a few quality flaws. I love it and I have no regrets at all. My last words to Nissan: you are on the right path, but you need to focus more on quality (hint: take Honda Accord as a model and apply its high quality standards).

Owner for 0 years, 1 months

Miles Driven per Year:3,000

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Nick writes:
2008 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Review
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5

Pros

Comfort, Look, Sporty, and just clean

Cons

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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Michael writes:
2008 Nissan Altima 3.5 SE Review
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5

Pros

Handling, Sound system

Cons

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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2013 Nissan Altima Reviews

Nice Family And Commuter Car By Mike

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The Pros Outweigh The Cons By unhappybuyer

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2012 Nissan Altima Reviews

Very Nice, Dependable, Well Made, And Fast Vehicle. By buchanac

It's a great looking sporty sedan, perfect to haul kids or use as a business car. This is the V6 model, which could get a bit better gas mileage, but at 25 mpg is still decent. It is a very powerful... Read More

Perfect For Everyday Lifestyle! By MissSunshine

Honestly there is not anything I haven't enjoyed about this car. I love everything from the ride, the maintenance is easy, the stereo, built in bluetooth you can actually use and hear. Plenty of space... Read More

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2011 Nissan Altima Reviews

Best Decision Ever By gracie_sm22

it fits my needs perfectly while also staying within my budget :) The sound system is amazing it is so clear. We recently took a family vacation in it i was sooo impressed with the fuel mileage & over... Read More

Sleek Beautiful Superior Nissan Design And Luxury By Heather

Great for a family of 4 or single driver! Handling is smooth and acceleration is powerful enough you would never know it is a 4 cyl. Great variable transmission provides unique driving experience. ... Read More

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2010 Nissan Altima Reviews

Best Affordable Performance Family Sedan By rjhill2

I bought this car without a test drive (due to my location) simply by comparing to every other mid-size. So happy with my choice. It has 60K on it and has been everything I asked for. The only issu... Read More

Awesome, Affordable, Reliable Family Car By jfbarnes

The Altima has been around a long time and has improved in technology, ride, styling and safety every year. Just look around as you drive and you will now notice just how many are on the road. We are ... Read More

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2009 Nissan Altima Reviews

Altima By petey_mpls

The car is decent. Nissan seems to really push the maint packages and they aren't cheep. The best thing about the car is the trunk space. Interior is small. There is no room for more than 2 kids in th... Read More

Love It!! By sarvesh

this is a very nice car with modern look. so that not just family but even bachelors can enjoy driving it. you will never get tired in long trips and it gives a very good gas mileage inside city on fr... Read More

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