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2000 Nissan Altima

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$482 — $5,118 USED
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5 Seats
24-27 MPG
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Vehicle Overview
Nissan's compact sedan receives a facelift and several mechanical changes for 2000. The front-drive Altima was redesigned for the 1998 model year, when it gained fresh styling and more interior space. The present design is scheduled to last through the 2001 model year. For 2002, Nissan plans a larger Altima to compete head-on with the midsize Toyota Camry and Honda Accord, currently the two best-selling passenger cars. Like the current model, the new one will be built at Nissan's plant in Tennessee.

Interior
New seat designs, control enhancements and other minor changes are being made this year. Nissan also says it has reduced noise with thicker door glass, reshaped outside mirrors and more sound insulation. The 1998 redesign moved Altima closer to being a true five-seat car. Three adults are still a squeeze in the back seat, but there's more legroom and headroom for all positions. Base XE models lack a folding rear seatback for expanding cargo space, but all other models have one.

Exterior
New front and rear fascias are intended to make Altima look wider, and newly optional 16-inch wheels are designed to give it a more substantial stance (15-inch wheels are standard).

Under the Hood
Engine and exhaust system improvements combine to boost horsepower by 5 to 155 in Altima's 2.4-liter four-cylinder. Manual and automatic transmissions are available. Nissan says handling improves this year from new stabilizer bars, spring rates and struts.

 
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Vehicle Overview
Nissan's compact sedan receives a facelift and several mechanical changes for 2000. The front-drive Altima was redesigned for the 1998 model year, when it gained fresh styling and more interior space. The present design is scheduled to last through the 2001 model year. For 2002, Nissan plans a larger Altima to compete head-on with the midsize Toyota Camry and Honda Accord, currently the two best-selling passenger cars. Like the current model, the new one will be built at Nissan's plant in Tennessee.

Interior
New seat designs, control enhancements and other minor changes are being made this year. Nissan also says it has reduced noise with thicker door glass, reshaped outside mirrors and more sound insulation. The 1998 redesign moved Altima closer to being a true five-seat car. Three adults are still a squeeze in the back seat, but there's more legroom and headroom for all positions. Base XE models lack a folding rear seatback for expanding cargo space, but all other models have one.

Exterior
New front and rear fascias are intended to make Altima look wider, and newly optional 16-inch wheels are designed to give it a more substantial stance (15-inch wheels are standard).

Under the Hood
Engine and exhaust system improvements combine to boost horsepower by 5 to 155 in Altima's 2.4-liter four-cylinder. Manual and automatic transmissions are available. Nissan says handling improves this year from new stabilizer bars, spring rates and struts.

 
Reported by Rick Popely  for cars.com
From the cars.com 2000 Buying Guide

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.3
20 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.0)
Performance
(4.4)
Interior Design
(4.0)
Comfort
(4.2)
Reliability
(4.5)
Value For The Money
(4.2)

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(4.0)

17 years old & still starts on first turn!!!

by Early Gurl from HAZELWOOD on December 19, 2017

For the $$$ spent I got a great value. 17 years old, starts right up, rides good only added a better sound system & speakers. It still doesn't have 100,000 miles! Best purchase I could've made!!! Read full review

(4.0)

2000 Nissan altima excellent car

by lovemynissan on August 25, 2017

I bought it in 2002 and it still keeps on ticking! Take good care of it and it will run forever. I would say it is an excellent car...but gave a 4 star due to the fact it does not drive good in the ... Read full review

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The 2000 Nissan Altima currently has 2 recalls


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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Altima received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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