2012 Nissan Altima User Reviews

2012 Nissan Altima Review Ratings

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"comfortable car" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"ride" 4 reviews
"big space" 3 reviews
"storage" 2 reviews
"speed" 2 reviews
"price" 2 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews
"interior" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews

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SimplyIrie writes:
2012 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Review
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roomey

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no power

SimplyIrie
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Not Enough Power — Not enought power and its too easy to shift from auto to stander. I like to bluetooth phone system and the roomeness of the car. like the headlights tail lights are ok. I also like to power seat and the storage space.

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CuervoPadre writes:
2012 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Review
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4

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Comfort, reliability, fuel economy

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CVT

CuervoPadre
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Comfortable — This is a nice comfortable car. The seats are good for long drives, and the back seats have good legroom. Fuel economy is good. This car feels bigger, in a good way, than it looks from the outside. Handling and braking are good. The CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) is a feels strange if you are used to a traditional automatic. I am sometimes surprised how the speed sneaks up on you while you are waiting for the engine to speed up. Handling in snow was adequate.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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buchanac writes:
2012 Nissan Altima 3.5 SR Review
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5

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Most roomy mid-size sedan out there, with lots of headroom for tall people like me.  Was able to be ordered without a sunroof (which would've taken too much headroom away.

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The ride is sport-like but is almost caught in between a standard bouncy 4 cylinder sedan and a more sport-tuned suspension.  It's good but I would've preferred they went ahead and tuned it all the way toward a full sport sedan.  Still a very good ride though.

buchanac
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Very Nice, Dependable, Well Made, And Fast Vehicle. — 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 engine, more powerful than others in its class, but a bit thirstier as a result. It has a continuously variable transmission which is interesting to feel...it does not shift gears so when accelerating it's just one long high winding rev up to speed.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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MissSunshine writes:
2012 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Review
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Unique color, tinted windows, usb port, large glove compartment, Spacious.

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No navigation

MissSunshine
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Perfect For Everyday Lifestyle! — 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. Spacious trunk for lots of shopping bags is my favorite!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Prettyrashia writes:
2012 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Review
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Fast like a sports car.

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Uses a lot of gas.

Prettyrashia
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Altima — I love this car. Great price for a great car. I love the push to start feature. This isn't really a family car. It's closer to a sports car and drinks gas like one. But overall I would suggest that you buy it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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ironwood529 writes:
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Love the transmission, and GREAT on MPG. Can not go wrong with this car.
To expensive much better off to buy a 2012 saves a lot of money.

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Could us a little bit more horsepower.

ironwood529
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Best Family Car For The Money — Nice style, GREAT on gas, fun to drive. Save a lot don't buy the Accord first look at this car. Fun to drive, plenty of room for the family and a HUGE trunk,and if you need more room both rear seats fold down.

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Jim writes:
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what a little rocket

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nothing

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You Don't Now What Your Missing — lots of power its like driving a nascar, still breaking it in bought in new so got to be gentle , the interior and exterior are amazing nice clean lines outside and lots of head room for us tall people. the gas mileage is amazing for a car of this size, if you in the market for a new car try the nissan altima its a blast to drive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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nighthawks246 writes:
2012 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Review
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5

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What a Machine

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The Transmission takes a bit to get used to but when you do you start wondering How you ever got along without CVT

nighthawks246
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Wow — At this point I have found Nothing to Dislike about the 2012 Altima 2.5s and Everything to Love. I have 700 miles on it so lets wait and see what happens. I found these Forums very helpful in discovering Noises, and features.. The Dealership Cochran Nissan in Pittsburgh was really great, I went in only for a test drive of the Juke, and 3 hours later left with the Altima, Easiest Buying Experience of my life.

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

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OLDGUY77 writes:
2012 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL Review
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Great mpg, interior,looks, ride.

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NONE

OLDGUY77
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The Best I Have Owned. — I like everything about this car. This is one my 60 cars I have owned and number 20 that have been new. I will say there is nothing I dislike about this car I think might be the best one.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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brianjahn writes:
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Nice car.  No problems at all so far.  Everything works as expected.  Nice ride.  Very comefortable and very quiet.  Only maintenance needed so far is to change oil on scheduled intervals.  Highly recommend.

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None.

brianjahn
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Very Nice. Very Reliable, Very Comefortable, Smooth And Quiet. — It has nice looks, comefortable seating, nice ride, decent handling, fair price. The CVT transmission works very nice. There is no downshifting on hills. (well, actually there is but you can't tell it unless you watch the tach.) I would definitely consider buying another.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2010 Nissan Altima Reviews

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2008 Nissan Altima Reviews

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