(4.8) 5 reviews
MSRP: $11$3,667
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 27
Engine: 150-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
1997 Nissan Altima


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A good car is as quiet at highway speeds as it is coasting along suburban streets. And it is as effortless -- that is, it gives no sense of engine stress or strain at higher rotations per minute. A good car is tight. Every visible piece fits together perfectly, and not one of those pieces is given to squeaks or rattles during travel. A good car is attractive -- not necessarily "Wow!" att... Read full review for the 1997 Nissan Altima

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Reliable and Dependable

by The AL-Tima "Altima" from FL on February 27, 2009

My 1997 Altima was the best car ever. It extremely reliable. My family has brought cars more up to date than mine and their cars are DEAD, BUT my Altima is still goind and in great shape as long as I ... Read Full Review

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