1999 Nissan Altima Reviews - Page 3 of 6

1999 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4 from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.4 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired56000 miles
Most recent distance72000 miles
Previous carToyota Camry

Faults:

Upon cold start, the transmission does not engage as it should and feels weak and when I depress the gas pedal, it engages rough. Driving uphill with the A/C on, it heats up. I never had a slight problem like this with my Camry.

General Comments:

Very nice car, but no comparision with the Camry(3.0 v6) I had. I drove my Camry for 200,000 miles and it is still perfect in terms of engine and transmission repair or performance.

The speakers suck.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 13th August, 2005

1999 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4 from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.4 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired62000 miles
Most recent distance83000 miles
Previous carMazda Protege

Summary:

Great daily driver vehicle

Faults:

I suspected I needed new brakes 5,000 miles ago, but turned out there was only a hard spot on the pad.

Light rattle under hood when under acceleration, I suspect it to be the BTV valve bracket. Hasn't been fixed yet.

Suspect idler pulley needs fixed because it makes a little noise when the engine is cold. Hasn't been fixed yet.

The trunk leaks during heavy rains and I've been unable to find where it's leaking from.

General Comments:

This car has been extremely reliable ever since purchasing it last year. Only maintenance has been regular oil changes every 3,000 miles. I probably should have performed the 60,000 mile tune-up, but didn't want to pay what the dealership wanted for the procedure. Gas mileage hovers around 28 and would like it to be a little better, but it is quite reasonable for a larger 4 cylinder. Best mileage was in the high 30s, but that was on a cross country trip.

Exterior is holding up nicely, as long as I take time for the occasional wash and wax. The ride is comfortable and reasonably soft. Body lean can be a bit pronounced at times, but is still reasonable. Interior noise is moderate to low, depending on the driving surface. Interior fit and finish is very good and has stayed looking great, partly due to my frequent vacuuming and spot treatment.

Overall this car is a great everyday car that will double as economical cross country transportation. I recently drove from Missouri to California and had no problems throughout my 2,200 mile trip. I highly recommend this car as a everyday use car that rewards the driver with reliability and efficiency.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd February, 2005

29th Jul 2005, 17:54

I also had a leak in my trunk and I took it to the Nissan dealer 6 times and they couldn't find the problem. My friend told me it could be the rear window seal so I had it checked out and "BINGO" that was the problem. it hasn't leaked since.

4th Apr 2007, 11:24

I have owned my 99 Altima GXE since 2002. I'm up to 130,000 miles. I also have a problem with the trunk getting damp during heavy rains. I'll have to check out the previous poster's suggestion. Overall, I love this car. Never any major problems. I've put on 100K miles since I bought it without doing much more than changing the oil every 3,000 miles.

I am currently considering trading it in for the new 2007 Altima.

1999 Nissan Altima GLE 2.4L-4 cylinder from Albania

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.4L-4 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired55200 miles
Most recent distance186000 miles
Previous carDodge Intrepid

Summary:

A great car for a great price, I would highly recommend it to everyone

Faults:

In the week and a half that I've owned it, absolutely nothing has gone wrong, and it appears that nothing will.

General Comments:

The GLE is a incredible car, especially in terms of the value. The engine is unbelievably quiet and surprisingly has fairly good power/acceleration considering it is only a 4 cyl. I was the type of person who had always said that I would never purchase a car with less than a 3.0-V6, but the power is more than adequate.

The ride is very smooth and it seems like the suspension system does its job well.

The interior is impeccable, the power moonroof/sunroof is flawless, and the seats are comparable to that of a Toyota Avalon in terms of comfort and support. Another great feature is the adjustabilitiy of the steering wheel. Instead of just being able to lock the wheel at a few positions, in terms of the height, you can adjust it to any height that you wish, making the car very easy/comfortable to drive.

The trunk is ample sized as well, allowing enough room for 2-3 fully packed suitcases.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd November, 2004

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 24 reviews