1994 Nissan Altima GXE from North America
Overall, a dependable nice looking car with pep
When I got this car, it had been wrecked and I bought it for $300. It needed an inner and outer tie rod, strut, and I believe a control arm due to the accident.
Had to buy tires and get an alignment too, because of the accident and not passing inspection due to bad tires.
The switch that turns the AC/heat on at levels 1, 2, 3, and 4 has broke, and I can only get 4, meaning it blows out on the highest setting only. You can adjust the heat/coldness though.
Overall, this car is great. If taken care of, I think it will last a long time with little in the way of repairs or expense. The car I bought was totaled, yet I bought it for $300, put $1000 in it, and drove it for 2 years now.
Due to the car having a bent frame from the accident, my car won't hold a perfect alignment so I go through tires more so than normal. This car can take a lot of abuse and still go strong. The front grill is held on by twisters, since the little tabs broke off that hold it on.
It handles wells, is very comfortable and roomy for the front or back passengers to sit in. The air is cold and the heat is hot. Rear windshield defogger works great. Front defrost works good. Electric windows and locks all work fine. Mine seems to go through a little bit of oil though.
Anyone wanting to buy a Nissan Altima will probably be happy with their purchase, but always look at the condition of the vehicle. If it looks fairly clean (and thus taken care of), and if it seems to idle OK and drive fine, you will probably find it to be a dependable car. Even though mine was abused before I got it, it still ran like a workhorse.
I still have mine and if it wasn't for the fact that it has a bent frame and goes through tires now, I would have no problem keeping it. As I have been looking for a better car recently, I have found that all the cars I am looking at aren't even as good as my Altima, even though they are asking more than I plan to ask for my Altima.
This car does have some pep, and gets up and goes when needed. Also, gas mileage is not bad.. gets 20-27, and this is even without a tuneup in 2 years.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 31st March, 2009