1993 Nissan Altima GXE from North America
Not a bad car
The entire steering column had to be replaced while still under warranty.
I've had brakes replaced numerous times.
The rear passenger power window is broken; it needs a new motor which will cost $700 approximately I am told.
A few months later, the passenger side front window stopped working. The dealer says it needs repair, approximately $300.
The cigarette lighter broke around 55000 miles.
The rubber lining around the windows has come unglued several times.
The "service engine" light has come on several times over the years. The service department tried a few times to fix it, but it was only temporary. Eventually, fixing the problem cost around $700 plus towing when my car just stopped on the freeway. (This was a day after the dealer had worked on it.) Prior to that, I had paid another $200 for them to fix it which didn't work.
The key insert in the trunk suddenly isn't working (since 75000 miles), or will only open after much jiggling. Nissan Service lubricated it, but believes I need to have it repaired, at around $200.
Despite all the repairs, the car is in pretty good shape and still handles well on the highway.
This is my second Altima. I had less problems with the first. This is also my last Altima, I think I will try something else. Nissan Service has been so-so, depending on which technician I am assigned. I was treated pretty badly on my last visit and was upset enough to request the manager's name - something I never do.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 10th May, 2002
10th May 2002, 16:06
I have the same problem with the locks on my Altima I have to struggle to open my drivers door with my key. I also am not happy with Nissan service. My head light shorted out, and the car made a loud buzzing sound when the lights were off. I is so irritating. I took it to Nissan paid over a $100 and the same thing happened the next day. Parts are also expensive, but the car hasn't had many problems so I'm happy. Over all it is still a great car for the money.