2000 Nissan Altima

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$15,140

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2000 Nissan Altima

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Overview

4 trims

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2000 Nissan Altima review: Our expert's take

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

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.3
  • Interior design 4.0
  • Performance 4.3
  • Value for the money 4.3
  • Exterior styling 4.0
  • Reliability 4.5

Most recent consumer reviews

4.4

Runs like a top & the Air Conditioning Works

In the Fall of 2018, my mechanic said: "My customer's daughter bought a new Altima, and is giving my customer her used Altima. So my customer must get rid of the previous Altima that her daughter gave her. It runs like a top & the air conditioning works." I've been driving said 2000 Altima to date (7/15/2020) without problems except for the duct-taped bumpers & fenders. Good acceleration. The smooth automatic transmission allows me to drive slower more comfortably than I do in my manual 5-speed 1990 240SX. The check engine light lit recently. It probably indicates I need a routine oil change as it did last time. 18 mpg under all conditions. My other car is a 1988 Fiero which handles better than anything new available below $50,000. The Fiero is better in the snow. But the Altima makes me think a new 21st-century car might be a good thing.

4.3

very dependable car, only issue i have is not good

good on gas, comfortable, and reliability has been good. Its 19 yrs old, and only has 90,000. only issue now is sensors near cadalac converter. i believe previous owners driving in OD all the time is causing issues with sensors causing bucking and skipping running and idling rough.

4.0

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

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!!!

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Nissan
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
6 years/less than 80,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
N/A
Powertrain
84 months/100,000 miles (includes LEAF electric vehicle system and powertrain)
Dealer certification required
167-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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