1997 Nissan Altima User Reviews

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    1997 Nissan Altima GXE Review
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    45

    Fun Car — I like how quick it is and how much power it feels like it has, It handles very well and looks great especially when it was just washed!! I can drive forever without having to get gas and thats a good time

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: great gas mielage, fun to drive , quick and responsive

    Cons: to small for families

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    1997 Nissan Altima GXE Review
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    25

    Good Car — I have owned this car since 1998 and it has been sturdy, reliable, and comfortable. The paint is crap after this long, but have only had to replace tires, battery, brakes, and radiator. I would have replaced the antennae, but have to take the side rear panel off to do so.

    Pros: reliable

    Cons: none

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    1997 Nissan Altima GXE Review
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    It Is Both Fast An Has Plenty Of Space So It Wold Be Nice For A Person With A Small Familly — i didnt own this car for very long unfortunetly but for the time i did have it it was one of the best cars ive owned. mine was a 5 speed so it made it real fun to drive, it picked up speed really well an braked just as good it was super nice on the outside an the inside, with a classy look to the interior. mine was super good on gas even tho ive herd that others r not as good. but then with out warning it just stalled out an would not start up, i looked thru every thing an replaced a bunch of things an still nothing, i brought the car to nissan an even they couldnt figure out what was wrong with it. so i gave up an got rid of it. while it did run tho it was a very fun car to drive more than likely just cuz it was standerd but hey what the hell right

    Pros: great on gas an handles like a dream

    Cons: when it breaks down it BREAKS down

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    Great Car Worth Driving, All Nissan's Are! — This car is fun to drive, good acceleration, and smooth shifting. The interior is nothing fancy, but its nice, the AC is really cold in ours, its great. Gets about 25-30 mpg and does well in city driving. The build quality is ok, nothing major that you wouldn't expect with a car of this age.

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

    Pros: Fun to drive, safe and well built.

    Cons: Coolant system seems a bit off

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    1997 Nissan Altima GLE Review
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    Still Not My Car — I wish that I will have it soon. It's my uncle who have it and he want to change it for a subbie outback the sooner possible. I have been in it a lot of time and the interior is clean and mechanic run very well. More than 150K kilo.

    Pros: long-lasting mechanic

    Cons: a little rust

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    Good, Solid Car. — I bought the car used in late 2004 with 86,000 miles. The car currently has over 130,000. Acceleration is brisk enough with plenty of low-end grunt. Build Quality is fairly good considering its age and mileage, few trouble spots. Appearance could be better; the design is typical mid-90's, and its age is showing in the paint and body panel fitment. The interior is fairly plain, gray on gray with little trim to offset it. Cost of Ownership has been very good, after fixing some trouble spots and neglected maintenance, the car has run basically trouble-free for years. Fun Factor is subjective, but I enjoy tossing the car around and driving it hard, and it's never let me down.

    Pros: Solid build quality, good fuel mileage

    Cons: Dull exterior and interior, showing its age

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    1997 Nissan Altima GLE Review
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    Middle Ground Between Luxury Car And Family Sedan — I'm about ready to sell this guy, but I've been quite a proud owner during it's life. Good performance, great steering, mileage was very nice, and for a 4-cyl car, it packed a good punch when the pedal got pounded.

    Pros: Very sleek looks, comfortable, nice interior, reliable.

    Cons: Air intake problems kept cropping up - mostly the O2 sensor(s), and once the manifold gasket slipped, which was an expensive repair (labor to get to it was rough).

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    97 Nissan Altima — I love this car, it could have a little more get-up and go, but besides that the brakes are more than adequate and it handles great! Solid build quality, the interior never gets boring to stare at and it is not a "surprise!" car like we all know Alfas can be. I added some H&R springs, Tokico struts, Nissan Sentra SE-R 17's, a Magnaflow muffler and K&N intake, and a Fidanza short-throw shifter, couldn't be happier!

    Pros: Great handling, braking, and build quality.

    Cons: Steering radius is crying out for help, and CV shafts tend to go out quicker.  But hey, it's an 11-year-old car!

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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

    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

    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 Sherr

    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

    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

    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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