2006 Nissan Altima
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LOVE my 3.5 SE!!!

by from Roanoke, VA on August 10, 2011

Absolutely love my Altima!! Owned a 2.5 S special edition bought new in 06. Owned until 2010 when it was hit and totaled on the interstate by a wreckless Semi driver. Car held up VERY well! Loved that...
Absolutely love my Altima!! Owned a 2.5 S special edition bought new in 06. Owned until 2010 when it was hit and totaled on the interstate by a wreckless Semi driver. Car held up VERY well! Loved that one so much I went out and bought another 06 almost just like it! Only differences are the bigger engine, Spoiler, Sunroof and exterior color. A little upset with the MPG but once your used to getting 33-35 MPG down to 23 I guess its a little shocking. Cant complain though. 2.5 had over 75,000 miles on it and the current one only had 56,000 when I bought it. Certainly a HUGE Nissan fan now! Dont think I could ever go back!!
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Love my 2006 Altima!

by from Missouri on February 23, 2011

Great car, no problems. Bought it new and now have 147,000 miles on it. Absolutely no problems with this car. I drive 100 miles per day, 5 days a week and enjoy driving my car. I love the way it handl...
Great car, no problems. Bought it new and now have 147,000 miles on it. Absolutely no problems with this car. I drive 100 miles per day, 5 days a week and enjoy driving my car. I love the way it handles, hugs the road. A great looking and reliable car. Fun to drive.
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Altima SE-R is perfect mix of sports car and sedan

by from Alabama on June 1, 2013

I found an '06 Altima SE-R with 12,345 miles and couldn't pass it up. Mine is the six speed manual and it is the easiest manual you'll ever drive. Very smooth gearbox that lets you shift effortlessly ...
I found an '06 Altima SE-R with 12,345 miles and couldn't pass it up. Mine is the six speed manual and it is the easiest manual you'll ever drive. Very smooth gearbox that lets you shift effortlessly between the gears. The engine setup is also nice in that it is not picky about what gear you are in. Even takes off in second. Very classy yet sporty interior. Sport seats are not only nice looking but also functional and comfortable. Also comes with heated seats. Only thing this car is missing is a rear view camera. The exhaust y-pipe design is less than perfect, but I plan to install an aftermarket one to help exhaust flow. I really like the body styling on the SE-R. The fascia and the big dual exhaust pipes really add a nice touch. Suspension is sport tuned, yet doesn't bounce you around. Very comfortable ride with good feedback from the steering. With the 3.5L V6 there is a good balance of power and gas mileage. From the positive reliability history the Altima's have, I hope to get many years of fun out of my new SE-R.
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luxury car look sport's car performance

by from shelby, north carolina on December 28, 2010

I've had my 3.5 SL for about three months and I have really enjoyed it so far. It has awesome power,and it is fun to drive, and it is very comfortable driving down the road. The eight speaker BOSE sou...
I've had my 3.5 SL for about three months and I have really enjoyed it so far. It has awesome power,and it is fun to drive, and it is very comfortable driving down the road. The eight speaker BOSE sound system is the best I have ever heard, it really sounds good. The exterior is beautiful, and the interior, with the heated leather seats, looks like a luxury car. I bought it used, and I would recommend it to anyone.
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LOVE IT

by from PA on July 3, 2009

I have an '06 Altima SL and have loved driving it. It is very roomy, comfortable, and handles well in all kinds of weather. What I like about this car are all the compartments in the front for putting...
I have an '06 Altima SL and have loved driving it. It is very roomy, comfortable, and handles well in all kinds of weather. What I like about this car are all the compartments in the front for putting your CD's, phone, navigation system, drinks, Satelite radio box, etc. The console is very sharp looking. I got the leather heated seats and they are very comfortable. The back seat is roomy for those longer trips when I sit in the back with my son and my husband drives. I found the engine to be a bit loud but I would not complain about this. The pick up is good and the car has power. My Altima was leased and it is time to turn it in for an SUV. I have enjoyed driving it and do highly recommend it. I only have 36,000 miles on the car but haven't put any money into it except tires.
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Excellent auto

by from canada on November 11, 2010

I bought car used and in a year and a half I put an air filter in it. I hope I keep having this luck for a long time. Nice handling, roomy, adequate power for the engine size (2.5S), sharp looking car...
I bought car used and in a year and a half I put an air filter in it. I hope I keep having this luck for a long time. Nice handling, roomy, adequate power for the engine size (2.5S), sharp looking car and the price was very affordable. I would recommend this vehicle to anyone.
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Excellent

by from California on August 29, 2008

If the sporty stance and Nissan's reputation doesn't already attract you to this car, after test driving it there should be no question left in your mind. The 3.5 litre V6 delivers. With great acceler...
If the sporty stance and Nissan's reputation doesn't already attract you to this car, after test driving it there should be no question left in your mind. The 3.5 litre V6 delivers. With great acceleration from a stop or a roll, and handling to match any driver should love this car. Whats great is you can even load the kids up, fit a stroller and all your groceries in the trunk. Functionality meets performance here!
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Great value & performance

by from San Diego, CA. on April 7, 2007

I have a BMW 530i and I like the my wife's 06 Altima SE-R better. A lot more power, handling is about the same, and the over all value goes to the SE-R Altima.
I have a BMW 530i and I like the my wife's 06 Altima SE-R better. A lot more power, handling is about the same, and the over all value goes to the SE-R Altima.
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Best car we've ever owned!

by from Phoenix, AZ on April 27, 2009

This is a great mid-sized car! We have had our Altima V-6 for over 2 years, and not one bit of trouble. With routine maintenance, it keeps on going and going. We drive city streets mostly (25 mpg) and...
This is a great mid-sized car! We have had our Altima V-6 for over 2 years, and not one bit of trouble. With routine maintenance, it keeps on going and going. We drive city streets mostly (25 mpg) and freeways occasionally (40 mph). We will definitely buy another when the time is right, but it will take a lot to get this baby away from us!
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2005 Altima SER

by from Mass on April 27, 2010

Bought '05 in Jan "10 with 33,500 mi. Loaded every opt avail incl trac control side curtain air bags. Paid $14,500. Car has surprising level of quality. Not one rattle or gap of any kind. Bose stereo ...
Bought '05 in Jan "10 with 33,500 mi. Loaded every opt avail incl trac control side curtain air bags. Paid $14,500. Car has surprising level of quality. Not one rattle or gap of any kind. Bose stereo is very good for stock radio (no mp3 though). Rides like brothers BMW 330i, but faster. Looks great with black on black and 18in wheels. Backseat room is limo like. Heated leather seats a godsend in northeast winters. Not good in snow. Exhaust sound is refined yet sporty. HID headlights are great. Good gas mileage for v6 power. Did I mention power---there is plenty of that. Power is smooth in delivery, meaning you are not really sure how fast you are going until you look at speedo. Overall best value I have ever in my 20+ cars owned. Previous vehicle was 2002 sentra ser. Went from economy car to luxury. Had very few problems with previous nissan, expect same with Altima SER.
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