1997 Nissan Altima Reviews - Page 7 of 7

1997 Nissan Altima GXE 145 cu in 4 cyl from North America

Year of manufacture1997
Engine and transmission 145 cu in 4 cyl
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 1 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10

Faults:

Oxygen sensor at 3000 miles.

General Comments:

Most uncomfortable car I have ever owned. Seats are at a bad angle and the center console is too wide to allow room for the drivers feet. Car has no power unless you stand on it to make it go. No lugging power at all.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 29th June, 1998

16th Dec 2000, 05:26

I have a 97 Altima GXE myself and I put 13,000 miles on it in 6 months, I have not had a problem with the comfort. And you say it has no power? I go from 0-60mph in 8.3sec.

2nd Feb 2001, 11:30

Man, did you say no power? The Altima is pretty fast compared to the competitors, it hits 60 mph in 8.5 seconds.

1997 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L 4 Cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1997
Engine and transmission 2.4L 4 Cylinder
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10

Faults:

Absolutely nothing!

General Comments:

This is one of the best used-car values right now, as many 1996 and 1997 units are coming off leases. The car is comfortable, handles well, is very reliable, and reasonably economical. The best value is found in the GXE equipment package, but some SE models (with a slightly different suspension) are also good value.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th June, 1998

1997 Nissan Altima GXE from North America

Year of manufacture1997
Engine and transmission  
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10

Faults:

The automatic antenna does not go up and down. It gets terrible gas mileage. The

seat belts in the back of the car either will not pull out or they will not lock when you hit the brakes hard. The dealership we bought it from makes every excuse that is possible to not fix anything covered under warranty and the corporation is also totally unhelpful but besides that the car runs very well.

General Comments:

I would never buy a car from Nissan again. Even though I like the cars it is not worth the hassle of trying to work with the terrible dealership, which is the only Nissan dealer in our area, and the Nissan company. For future warning for anyone in the Provo, Ut area, do not

buy a car from Rick Warner Nissan.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 16th June, 1998

17th Jul 2003, 07:55

Sounds like a dealer problem to me.

12th Oct 2006, 00:33

You're supposed to review the car, not the dealer. Your problems seem pretty minor anyway.

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 24 reviews