2005 Nissan Altima User Reviews

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    2005 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Review
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    30

    Great Vehicle — The color is beautiful and I love the interior. Very dependable and pretty car because the new bodys are hideous in my opinion... much too bubbly and futuristic cheap look. The new ones are a lot better on gas. My best friend just bought a new one because she loved mine, and she drives it for like eight hours and her gas needle barely moves. I love this car and recommend it to everyone.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Great, quick , and spacious.

    Cons: A lot of them on road.. not really a con though.

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    2005 Nissan Altima SE-R Review
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    65

    Love It!! — When I found this car on the dealer lot back in 2005 I couldn't afford it but wanted it as bad as a Snoop needs a Dogg. A very hard car to find used. I've now had mine for more than two years and love it to pieces. Huge interior for a vehicle of this class, (remember Nissan's "4 door sports car?), and has better interior/exterior finish than any other 3rd generation Altima. I autocrossed it last year. Took third place in GS class it's that good of a road car. Ask for it to blow past the car holding you up on a backroad two-lane and it's done. Better be prepared for torque-steer though. 260+ horsepower through the front wheels can be a handful with the amount of twisting force grabbing for pavement. The brakes are so-so and could be better but most drivers would not use as much stopping force as an autocrosser would. The steering is spot on too. So fast that you have to 'pre-think' your sneezes. All in all, the 3rd generation SE-R is a blast to drive. A true driver's car.

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

    Pros: Fast, Powerful and corners like a cat with long claws.

    Cons: fuel econ.

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    2005 Nissan Altima 2.5 Review
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    Great Car! — Really love that this car was great on gas and only cost $45 to fill up. I can comfortably fit 5 people in this car and so far I havent had any maintenance problems what so ever. Lots of thread on tires, with new cd player.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Roomy car for family of four, great on gas with zero maintenance problems

    Cons: mint green

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    2005 Nissan Altima 3.5 SL Review
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    35

    Will Buy Another One.... Same Year Too — The seats aren't the most comfortable but I can live with that! I love everything else about this car.... Especially the Bose sound system... As I stated before. I will buy another in the next few months and then I will have two cars.

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

    Pros: Fuel Econimics outstanding, Excellent maintenance cost, Great purchase price

    Cons: none

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    2005 Nissan Altima SE-R Review
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    Nissan Altima Se R — Nissan Altima SE R, comfortable, a lot of space in and in the trunk. Great looking interior "Dash, Seats, Sound System". Reason I decided to sell my SE R is because need more room for 6 persons otherwise would never had put it up for sale.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Simply a great car.

    Cons: Realy fast, got me 3 speeding tickets

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    2005 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Review
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    35

    Nissan Daily Driver — The car is a good back and forth to work driver. Its very under powered but so are most 4 cyl. cars. Best advise is to run synthetic oil and bosch platinum 4 spark plugs with high performance coils. Also, tune up in a bottle is great to run about once a month to keep down on the carbon build up away.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Get good mpg on long trips or back and forth to work

    Cons: low power especially in the wind

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    2005 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Review
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    55

    Nissan Altima — It's been a great vechicle for the purposes I use it for. All around solid car, affordable, cheap on gas, and low maintenance. After owning a Mustang, this car almost paid for itself in the money I save on gas and maintenance.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Easy to Drive, comfortable, all around solid vehicle

    Cons: for the price and type there's really no cons

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    2005 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL Review
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    Altima — I like how roomy and comfortable it is!!! I LOVE the leather seating in it and the heated seats are the best in the winter!!!! The maintenance is also very reasonable! I love the bose audio and the multi-disc changer!!!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: The interior and comfortability inside - it is very roomy!

    Cons: Sometimes sensors go out, but it is standard in Nissans!

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    2005 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Review
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    105

    Great Basic Car — This Altima is fun to drive and easy to care for. It is very reliable and has good room and comfort particularly in the front seat. We use the car regularly around town and also on long trips. It has adequate power, but we are not high speed drivers. Accelleration is fine for driving in town and on the highway, it handles and brakes well. The ride is smoth and comfortable.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Handles well, very little maintenence, comfortable

    Cons: Limited power, a lot of similar cars on the road

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    2005 Nissan Altima 3.5 SE Review
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    A Simple, Over-powered — nissan altima 3.5SE is a very roomy & simple in repair car. but somtimes it feels like it's too much power for frontwhell drive vihicle, especially when it's rainy outside. in other terms it's mostly like toyota camry 2002-2006. but it's fun to drive it! the only reason i sold it, because the cost of ownership was exceeding my family budget haveing two cars with 3.5L engine.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: roomy, powerfull

    Cons: fuel consumption

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    Reviews From Other Years

    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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