2004 Nissan Altima Top Comparisons

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2004 Nissan Altima 3.5 SE Review
Bo says:
Noisy and do not feel well planted on the road.
vs2004 Kia Optima EX
2004 Nissan Altima 3.5 SE winning categories:
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Looks/Style Ranked 2004 Kia Optima EX better.
"One of the most beautiful designed tail lights on any car."
Would Buy Ranked 2004 Kia Optima EX better.
"In my opinion it is a better car."
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2004 Nissan Altima Review
Tim says:
great car my mom had it when it was only 2 yrs old never left me stranded besides an alternator going bad but never had major work done however the car barely has 137000 miles the transmission is rough and the engine noise in the cabin was ridiculously loud Btw its an 02 not a 04
vs2004 Ford Focus
2004 Nissan Altima winning categories:
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Power Ranked 2004 Ford Focus better.
"Never had that problem with getting up to 65 before the ramp ends and I need to merge the altima took a lil longer and considering my car is a 2.0L vs the altima 2.5 engine"
Handling Ranked 2004 Ford Focus better.
"unlike the altima it never got stuck in the snow with me going sideways and the focus feels a lot more responsive and quick which means it wont slide as easy"
Looks/Style Ranked 2004 Ford Focus worse.
"Focus for this generation was run down and basic the altima has some class to it"
Front Seats Ranked 2004 Ford Focus worse.
"more comfortable and easy to adjust the focus was pushing on my body fat"
Back Seats Ranked 2004 Ford Focus worse.
"Larger can fit more comfortably"
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2004 Ford Focus better.
"i had a wagon so there was tons of room since altima never had a wagon version of the car"
Family Car Ranked 2004 Ford Focus worse.
"the fact that I know the altima has a lot better in the crash test rating unlike the focus"
Value Ranked 2004 Ford Focus worse.
"Get more for your money the check engine light came on only 8 times in 14 years vs me had 12 issues in 3"
Would Buy Ranked 2004 Ford Focus better.
"Better for hauling my stuff and not need to worry about the trunk when I can stack it up"
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2004 Nissan Altima Review
Gina says:
vs2004 Pontiac Grand Prix
2004 Nissan Altima winning categories:
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Back Seats Ranked 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix better.
"they are wider and there is more room"
Family Car Ranked 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix worse.
"it is economical and more of a family car"
2004 Nissan Altima 3.5 SEReview
emmalex000 writes:
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Great Car! — The 2004 Nissan Altima is a very great car on gas. it is a 4 cylinder. This car can be used as family or individual. It has a very good shape on the outside. In general it is a great car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Great Car on Gas.

Cons: Does not have navigation system

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2004 Nissan Altima 2.5 SReview
skatefreak162 writes:
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Great Car And Easy To Own! — Great fuel economy, fits me and all my friends, space for a big dog too if you have one! Easy to clean, easy to maintain, parts are inexpensive, overall amazing car. This one personally needed a little TLC when I got it, but it's been perfect ever since I've put all the work in. Only downside I can see is that it lacks in power and it doesn't come in a manual transmission. And the black interior holds a bit too much heat, but you can solve that easily. I'm just cheap and don't want to spend that money.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Great fuel economy, fits me and all my friends, space for a big dog too if you have one! Easy to clean, easy to maintain, parts are inexpensive, overall amazing car.

Cons: Only downside I can see is that it lacks in power and it doesn't come in a manual transmission. And the black interior holds a bit too much heat, but you can solve that easily. I'm just cheap and don't want to spend that money.

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2004 Nissan Altima 2.5Review
kristen3158 writes:
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Great First Car, Great Family Car — I liked how comfortable this car is to drive. It's very fast for its age and has a lot of room for passengers and trunk space. I don't have to fill up on gas very often which is also very nice.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: great on gas, lots go horsepower

Cons: not a lot of technology

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2004 Nissan Altima 2.5 SLReview
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Great — Looks great, drives great, feels great. I've only had this car a few weeks so far. Picked up the car at a great price too. Handles really well and has a quality of build that's so really nice. Leather seats are a neat change too.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: The tail light treatment

Cons: nothing that I've found so far.

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2004 Nissan Altima 2.5 SReview
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Altima - Maximillian — i love how sleek the car looks, as well as the size. i wish the seats were leather. its great on gas, 4-cyl engine, but it doesnt have the punch of a 6-cyl. i want that. maintenance on the car is definitely affordable, just a pain

Pros: great on gas, great steering, stylish body for a sedan, roomie backseat

Cons: continental tires are hard to find, must order. air filter has to be replaced nearly every yr - not expensive just annoying

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2004 Nissan Altima 2.5 SReview
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Altima — Most powerful 4 cylinder sedan I've ever driven. Acceleration feels better than most late 90s model V6's. Handling is great but torque steer is a bit out of control so for all you race enthusiasts out there, hold on to the steering wheel. This car looks great and is fun to drive, without spending too much at the gas pump.

Pros: Handling, Appearance, Gas Mileage

Cons: Torque Steer

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2004 Nissan Altima 3.5 SEReview
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This Car Is Fast, Reliable And Solid! — VQ35 - what else could you ask for? Award winning for the past 10 years!. Used on Nissan Altimas, Maximas, Muranos, 350Z, G35, M35, FX35, EX35. Why wouldn't Nissan/Infiniti do this with such a reliable motor? The Altima 3.5SE is packed with features and without a doubt a powerful motor that can hold its own on the road. The room doesn't fall short of your needs no matter who is in your car. The torque is awesome. Full load and no problems! Love my nissan!

Pros: VQ35 motor!! - Torque, Handling, Minimal Road Noise, Cargo space, Reliable, Gas consumption for a V6!

Cons: Very little aftermarket parts - then again, why would you want to do anything to this car?

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