One biggie, one small and annoying.
At around 51,000m the vehicle very slowly engaged into reverse when cold. The engine would rev as the car would very slowly creep backwards. I was not very pleased with Nissan that they knew the solution to the problem, but alas never issued any notices to owners. This is possibly the only thing that would keep me from buying another Nissan product. It was covered under warranty though.
Deep inside the drivers seat is a clicking noise that won't go away, might be something with the motors in there.
Other than those issues, the car has been a true warrior. Minnesota is not easy on vehicles and this Altima has never left myself or my wife stranded. We bought it new for her, I truly wanted an Accord, but she got a killer deal through her employer. That said, it doesn't burn a drop of oil, after 5,000m the exact amount of Mobil 1 that went in the car is still present.
Nice durability of leather.
Put on Bridgestone RE950s at 45,000m, highly recommend them for improved handling and rain stability.
Ride is a good balance between sporty and cruiser, choppy though when below 20 degrees or so.
Drives like new at 73,500, going to run it into the ground, I trust I'll see 250,000m.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 27th December, 2003