2000 Nissan Altima GXE 2.4L 4 cylinder from North America
IDEAL for a first-time driver
Fuel gage, odometer, speedometer and dash lights would fail from time to time after a fused needed to be replaced.
Can be unsafe to control when driven on snowy or slick roads in bad weather.
This was my very first car. I bought an 2000 GXE in 2005.
The car was immaculate when I bought it at 56K. It used to be a rental in it's former life -- it looked SOOO good that the back seats looked like they weren't even sat in.
I heard GOOD things about Nissan and the ALTIMA GXE was in my budget. When I rode around in this car I barely put any miles on it each year.
It never gave me any probs until I stored in my garage for a few months. After I took it out, only thing that need changing was the battery and a fuse -- aside from that, it was always reliable. I wish I could've treated it better.
Quiet car, firm ride with an athletic feel, but a little disappointed with the handling. All I really would've changed was that the interior room could've been bigger--I'm 6ft tall and need that leg room.
I'm getting a 02 MITSUBISHI GALANT ES because I need a change, it's bigger and the car fits more of my personality... but I'll NEVER forget the good times I had with my ALTIMA.
Overall this car makes an IDEAL first car for any driver.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th July, 2008
23rd Oct 2010, 02:21
My 2000 Altima was bought brand new from the dealer. I can't complain anything about this car. Odometer reads 345,213 miles as of this writing.
Things I have replaced since year 2000:
1. Radiator - once.
2. Brake shoes - once.
3. Brake pads - Too many, can't remember anymore.
4. Transmission fluid has been replaced religiously every 12000 miles.
5. Change oil every 10,000 miles (used Mobil 1).
6. Axle (CV joint) replaced with brand new replacement parts.
7. Water pump - three times.
8. Tires been replaced 5 times, currently running on the 6th sets.
9. Sets of shocks and springs just a week ago.
Major problems encountered : None
Minor problems: water pump, engine light would lit if using Shell, Union 76, and Mobil gasoline, but will stay off with Chevron gasoline.
What I like about this car, is that the engine power and acceleration is still there.