2000 Nissan Altima GXE from North America


Wonderful first time car, how could you go wrong?


This car has been a fantastic first car.

When I bought this thing in 2004, it only had 10000 miles on it and looked brand new. Right away I noticed on the side it had been hit. I told the used car dealer to fix the place it had been hit and I would purchase the car at their asking price of $10,000.

Haven't had any problems with it until recently. I had to replace the battery, but that was the original battery that lasted 120,000 miles and 10 years!

I had to replace the turn signal light, but only on the easy side. If you've seen the engine, you know the side you don't want it to blow on because the battery is there.

I have had the oil done every 3000 miles, and the car has run very nice.

I have had to do the rear brakes twice in 2 years lately. Not sure what the issue there is.

The dashboard always shuts off when it rains and when it is hot out (never does it in the winter).

I was recently told my power steering is leaking, but at this mileage you would think something like that would be the case (only a $500 dollar fix anyway).

General Comments:

The car was very useful and it has never stranded me. The great backseat in the car is wonderful for having company. The fixes are predictable, and overall make this car a steal for the reliability, and the fact that I could drive this car for another 5 years, and it is paid for and gets good gas mileage.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd April, 2010

2000 Nissan Altima GXE 2.5 from North America


Maybe it is just a lemon, but I will never buy another Nissan


Rusted under rear window.

Catalytic converter.

Intake manifold gasket.

Air conditioner compressor.

Idler pulley and belts.

Seats are uncomfortable.

General Comments:

This car gets terrible mileage for a 4 cylinder.

The seats are very uncomfortable.

I have put over $3000.00 in mechanical repairs, all with less than 58,000 miles.

Replaced catalytic converter and full exhaust.

Replaced intake manifold gasket. Which is common to this car.

Replaced air conditioner compressor.

Replaced idler pulley and belts.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 27th May, 2009

29th May 2009, 16:16

I thought the foreign cars were supposed to be more reliable.. sheesh. That's just another widespread misconception. They cost much more to repair and aren't necessarily built any better then a domestic. My 2000 Chevy Lumina which probably cost a fraction of the purchase price of your Nissan has been rock-solid for all the 80,000 miles I've put on it (had 23k already when I purchased it). Except for the intake gasket which I also had to repair once, its been a somewhat boring but reliable ride. And its a 10-year old Chevy.. just food for thought...

18th Dec 2016, 18:33

As he said, he just got lemon. Look at all the other positive comments about this car on this board. And Japanese cars are still among the best built. I have seen Altimas of this year with 260K, no major repairs and still running strong.

2000 Nissan Altima GXE from North America


The most reliable transportation I have owned


Basic wear and tear... I have owned it from the start and have had very little upkeep in cost.

Recently I have to replace the motor in the automatic door, as the window will no longer go up.

I have had the body start to decline because of the Maine weather, thus had some welding to the body done..

A gasket blew this year, and I will fault myself on this one.. possibly low on oil.

This car I have put approx $1500 into in the last 9 years.. it has been to Florida a couple of times from Maine...

The one time I was stranded.. again this year, was due to the battery terminal having a build up on it..

My car trunk opening did go approximately 3 years ago, and the remote key stopped about 3 years into ownership and I declined to fix this.

This is my 5th Nissan, but the only one I purchased new from the dealer, and I can't say enough great things about it.. cost has been about 30.00 a week to run this car, and that includes the purchase price @ 16,500... would not hesitate to buy another Nissan.. actually I am hesitant to buy anything else. I will continue to drive the Altima until it can go no further.. I have been advised that the body will go before the motor..

General Comments:

Only a 4 cylinder, but has great pickup and go.

Seats are great, comfortable.

I did replace 3 seat belts.. but this was a dog issue and not a Nissan issue!

CD player love, love the various outlets for cell phone charger etc.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd May, 2009