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2003 Nissan Altima

2003 Nissan Altima

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This is an awesome car

by from south carolina on March 12, 2011

This car is very reliable. I put over 400,000 miles on mine and it still runs great. This car is a good value for the money. I would totally buy another. You cant beat a nissan.
This car is very reliable. I put over 400,000 miles on mine and it still runs great. This car is a good value for the money. I would totally buy another. You cant beat a nissan.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Work

Does recommend this car

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Junk!

by from Mass on March 9, 2008

I bought this car brand new and have been sorry ever since. Multiple recalls (6 to be exact) than once it hit 90K it all fell apart. Catalytic converter failed caused engine damage and exhaust system ...
I bought this car brand new and have been sorry ever since. Multiple recalls (6 to be exact) than once it hit 90K it all fell apart. Catalytic converter failed caused engine damage and exhaust system completly failed, the only thing worse was the lack of support from Nissan who is completely aware of this problem on the 2002 and 2003 Altima's. Luckly I only dropped $1,000 into it and was able to walk away with a decent trade in value towards a Camry. Honestly, don't waste your money. This is the second Altima that gave me 90,000 / 5 years, the major components of a car these days should last longer.
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Does not recommend this car

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Can you spell A-M-A-Z-I-N-G?!?

by from Tupelo, MS on November 7, 2011

I'm 17 years old and this is my first car. I have the 2.5S and it's everything i need in a car. I'm a huge speed demon and this car gives me what I want :-) It's really peppy!!! I would put this car u...
I'm 17 years old and this is my first car. I have the 2.5S and it's everything i need in a car. I'm a huge speed demon and this car gives me what I want :-) It's really peppy!!! I would put this car up against any 4 cylinder out there!! Gas mileage is really good in my opinion. [Memphis and back (about 250 miles) and only used 1/2 tank!). This car makes me want to take long trips because the stereo is awesome, the air conditioner and the heater are very responsive, passing people is a joy, the car handles curves wonderfully, and the engine sounds awesome when roaring!!! It's always turning heads and people can't believe it's just a 4cyl, they always think it's a V6 under the hood. Also, my car had 140,000 miles on it and it runs like a champ and it feels really well built and solid. I LOVE IT!!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

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Extremely Reliable Transportation

by from Watertown, NY on May 4, 2011

The Altima 2.5s has been nothing but great in the 180000 miles I have put on it. Have had no major problems what so ever. I only recently replaced the battery but thats it. Handles great but is pretty...
The Altima 2.5s has been nothing but great in the 180000 miles I have put on it. Have had no major problems what so ever. I only recently replaced the battery but thats it. Handles great but is pretty low on power but if that does not bother you its a great car for reliable transportation.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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Yes, I do recomend this car

by from Seattle, Wa on January 21, 2011

Just bought this car and absolutly love it. I drove over 50 honda's , camery's and audi's. This drove the best, looked the best and price was lower than all of them. Do your self a favor and buy an al...
Just bought this car and absolutly love it. I drove over 50 honda's , camery's and audi's. This drove the best, looked the best and price was lower than all of them. Do your self a favor and buy an altima.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Work

Does recommend this car

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Nissan Owner For LIfe

by from Northern Wisconsin on April 6, 2009

I purchased a used 2003 Nissan 2.5 S and I have been a happy consumer ever since. The vehicle has started and performed well in all kinds of weather.
I purchased a used 2003 Nissan 2.5 S and I have been a happy consumer ever since. The vehicle has started and performed well in all kinds of weather.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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Great Peppy Reliable car!

by from Chicago, IL on December 24, 2008

I bought this car brand new in 2003 and it has not broken down or had any severe mechanical problems as long as i owned it. There are a few technical kinks that still need to be worked out, but overal...
I bought this car brand new in 2003 and it has not broken down or had any severe mechanical problems as long as i owned it. There are a few technical kinks that still need to be worked out, but overall it is a great car.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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'03 Altima

by from Phoenix, AZ on July 22, 2011

Bought this car used with 31000 miles. This car performs like our Toyotas and is larger than the Honda Accord that I previously owned. Gas mileage is about 26 miles per gallon overall but is decent fo...
Bought this car used with 31000 miles. This car performs like our Toyotas and is larger than the Honda Accord that I previously owned. Gas mileage is about 26 miles per gallon overall but is decent for a mid sized sedan.
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Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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Plenty of Power in the Altima 3.5 SE

by from Arlington, Virginia on May 21, 2006

The Altima 3.5 SE has a manual transmission with O/D and a V-6 engine, which give it lots of power on the road. After test driving many cars, I selected this one because of its combination of superior...
The Altima 3.5 SE has a manual transmission with O/D and a V-6 engine, which give it lots of power on the road. After test driving many cars, I selected this one because of its combination of superior performance, quick acceleration (it beats cars like BMW and Mercedes on the German autobahn), beauty and style. It's truly a great car.
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Great Car

by from Savannag, GA on May 26, 2011

I bought this 2003 Nissan Altima in 2002 NEW 59 miles, I now have 92000 miles, no major repairs. The car still looks good and rides good.
I bought this 2003 Nissan Altima in 2002 NEW 59 miles, I now have 92000 miles, no major repairs. The car still looks good and rides good.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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