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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    kcjasmin
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    Records Of 2003 Altima Prematurely Deploying Air Bags?

    both front airbags deployed without cause or warning causing collision with preceding vehicle, and total loss of my car plus chest and head trauma to me

    14 views with 1 answer (last answer about a week ago)
    lordes1
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    Why Is White Smoke Coming From My Exhaust And I Can't Keep Radiator Fluid M...

    7 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 weeks ago)
    Tammie Whitlock-Tetzloff
    0

    Loss Of Power; Idles Fine; Only Does It At Times

    I bought a 2003 nissan altima 4 cylinder I drove it 2 hours home it drove perfect. The next morning after warming up for at least 15 mins. it wouldn't excel over 5 mph. My husband came home for lu...

    6 views with no answers yet
    lala2004
    20

    2003 Nissan Altima Overheated, My Mechanic Says It Needs A Head Gasket $15...

    Should I fix it and sell it or do people buy cars to fix up. Where do I advertise it. I can't put a for sale sign in the car window in my driveway. Tacky. and inspection up so can't drive to put any...

    24 views with 2 answers (last answer about a month ago)
    lala2004
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    2003 Nissan Altima Overheated, My Mechanic Needs Head Gasket $15-1800. I ...

    Should I fix it and sell it or do people buy cars to fix up. Where do I advertise it. I can't put a for sale sign in the car window in my driveway. Tacky. and inspection up so can't drive to put any...

    3 views with no answers yet