2003 Nissan Altima Overview


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2003 Nissan Altima Overview

The Nissan Altima saw a few changes for the 2003 model year, despite the fact that it had just been redesigned the previous year, including some new option packages and faux wood and titanium accents in some models.

The 2003 Altima came in four trims: the base model, the midrange S, the plush SL, and the top-of-the-line SE. The SE came standard with a 3.5-liter, 240-horsepower V6, and the others had a 2.5-liter, 175-horsepower four cylinder engine. All models came with a folding rear seat, power doors, and a tilting steering wheel. Upgrading to the S got air conditioning, cruise control, remote keyless entry, and a CD player. The SL included a power driver's seat and an upgraded sound system. Upgrading to the SE got the bigger engine, foglamps, and bigger wheels.

The Altima is Nissan's best-selling vehicle, and drivers like it because it is a good value and is very reliable. Owners also praise its good looks and ample trunk space. Some drivers complain about the front seats, and others caution that in the event that the car does need repairs, parts and labor can be expensive.


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    2003 Nissan Altima No Power

    Why there no power drive real slow while it runs good no problem Battery: good Starter: good Fuel pump: good Alternator: brand new Coilpeck: just replace yesterday Any idea why no power.

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    Why Are Wipers On As Soon As Battery Is On Even W/switch Is Removed

    alt. burned out melting wires on alt. replaced wiring and alt. starts and runs,but wipers cannot be turned off even with switch on column removed

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    Wont Start

    You can hear it firing but it won't catch,recently replaced crank and cam sensors ,plugs,coilpacks and the drivebelt

    8 views with 1 answer (last answer about a week ago)


    Makes a ticking noise when i start it

    19 views with 8 answers (last answer about a week ago)

    2003 Nissan Altima

    Battery and brake light came on, then after driving car just lost power. Had it jumped it started but would only go like 15/20 miles per hour until it just died again.. had alternator replaced an...

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