2005 Nissan Altima User Reviews

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    2005 Nissan Altima SE-RReview
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    Serious Takeoff - A Driving Experience — I bought this car -Test drove many cars has quiet cockpit, excellent handling - great Amenities - looks wicked - great gas mileage i get 38mpg - can not say enough about the hp

    Owner for 0 years, 10 months

    Miles Driven per Year:4,200

    Pros: hp and fuel mileage

    Cons: has an auto wished i would have bought the manual-no problems with automatic - that was for the wife

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    2005 Nissan Altima 3.5 SEReview
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    Very Nice Car — This is one nice car. Does everything well, goes fast, handels great and is comfortable. And the mileage is in the mid 20's. Since I have owned the Altima all that I have had to do is change the oil. What more is there to say....very good car for the money.

    Owner for 2 years, 6 months

    Miles Driven per Year:20,000

    Pros: Nav system. Really works

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    2005 Nissan Altima 3.5 SLReview
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    Good — 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.

    Pros: good

    Cons: good

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    2005 Nissan Altima 3.5 SEReview
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    My Red Racecar — Bouught the car this summer and haven't regreted a thing since. The moment I test drove it and took off I was sold. Even though it is a front wheel drive it launches when I take off and I love the response. The handling is not the best but still inspiring and fun. The worst is probably the braking, but why need brakes when all you want to do is go fast? I love the appearance in and out- the 8 speaker bose system with 6 CD in dash changer sounds awesome and the cabin design gets me excited to drive every time I get in. Outside the car is hot-roddish with clean wheels, dual exhaust, sweet dark red/maroon clearcoat paint, and smoked HID headlamps. I get lots of good comments and that keeps me happy. The car is awesome to drive and I will never get bored of it. The only thing that I would change are the little unnoticable dents and dings from the previous owner, oh and maybe an iPod adapter- but that can be fixed in the future if I can make some money...

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: 3.5L V6, bose sound, Xenon headlights, 240 HP

    Cons: None

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    2005 Nissan Altima 2.5 Review
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    This is a nice car that fits the family saves gas and has lasted a long time.
    vs2005 Toyota Camry
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    Handling Ranked 2005 Toyota Camry worse.
    "Take off on it "
    Looks/Style Ranked 2005 Toyota Camry worse.
    "Sporty"
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    2005 Nissan Altima 2.5 Review
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    As far as economy goes, this car is easy to get repaired, easy on gas, and easy on the wallet compared to the Infiniti (which makes sense, considering the branding). That being said, I was surprised by just how much you lose out on by buying an Altima vs. the G35. The interior is far more comfortable in the Infiniti, and the power and handling are also far superior. Gas mileage also is only marginally different between the two cars- the Nissan gets a paltry 3 or 4 mpg more than the G35. Even so, both cars were great to drive and use, and they were very reliable for my purposes.
    vs2005 INFINITI G35 x AWD
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    2005 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Review
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    very good and reliable.
    vs2006 Ford Fusion
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    Power Ranked 2006 Ford Fusion better.
    "acceleration"
    Family Car Ranked 2006 Ford Fusion worse.
    "comfort-ability for a family of 4"
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    2005 Nissan Altima Review
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    Great power n very roomy but was very high maintenance...
    vs2005 Dodge Stratus
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    Handling Ranked 2005 Dodge Stratus better.
    "Because of size n over all design"
    Back Seats Ranked 2005 Dodge Stratus better.
    "More leg room w me..."
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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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