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

User Reviews

Displaying 41 - 50 of 55 2008 Nissan Altima reviews.

Jessica writes:
2008 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Review
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5

Pros

GAS MILEAGE!!!!  

Cons

The headlights don't come on automatically like my old car.  Not a big deal just something to get use to.

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The Best Car Ever! — I love the fact that I can start it/unlock it/open the trunk without a key. Push button start rocks!

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Stephen writes:
2008 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Review
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Amazing — I LOVE MY CAR!! i just got it for graduation and i love it...it is super black with a sunroof, push button start, intellegent key and sooo much more!!

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Steven writes:
2008 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Review
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5

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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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Daniel writes:
2008 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Review
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5

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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

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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".

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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

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very good on gas, awsome steering

Cons

kind of bulky

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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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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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Peter writes:
2008 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Review
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4

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

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

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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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Ryan3171 writes:
2008 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Review
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5

Pros

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

Cons

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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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).

Cons

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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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

The Car For Everyone! By leannegail

The performance, look and maintenance is great on this car. One of the safest cars on the road today. I would recommend this car to anyone whether it was for a family, a 16 year old, or an older perso... Read More

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

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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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