1996 Nissan Altima Overview


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1996 Nissan Altima Overview

The 1996 Nissan Altima, which was quickly becoming one of Nissan's best-selling vehicles, was unchanged for the model year.

The 1996 Altima came in four trim levels: the base XE, the midrange GXE, the sporty SE, and the luxurious GLE... (more about the 1993 Nissan Altima)
All Altimas in the lineup shared a 2.4 liter, 150 horsepower four cylinder engine. Fuel economy is 21/29 mpg.

Drivers like the 1996 Altima because it is a good, reliable car at a reasonable price. Some drivers find the car to be too small, and others complain about the large turning radius.


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    Emily Nylund

    My 96 Nissan Altima Sometimes Has Trouble Starting

    I have a 96 nissan altima that sometimes has trouble starting. I had it to many mechanics but no one has been able to fix it. Ive rebuilt the motor, changed the starter the, distributor and i few ...

    6 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 months ago)
    Kenneth Galliher

    Accelerator Connecting Rod & Tps

    Hi so my accelerator connecting rod completely broke the other day while I was driving. Floppy pedal and all, no acceleration whatsoever. My question is could this throw a TPS code? My theory is t...

    14 views with 1 answer (last answer 4 months ago)
    PJay Rangel


    Car wouldn't start replaced starter and now it'll start but after a few attempt I realized I replaced it with a 95 year instead of a 96 year cause this be why it delays to start

    11 views with 1 answer (last answer 5 months ago)
    Kristina Gerdin

    Need Help

    Changed the radiator in my Nissan Altima and it now won't start.

    10 views with 1 answer (last answer 8 months ago)
    Quette Mc

    When I Turn The Key In My 1996 Nissan Maxima It Wont Start Just Makes This ...

    22 views with 3 answers (last answer 10 months ago)