Very reliable, but kind of ugly
Bumper falling off.
The 2001 Nissan Altima has been a very reliable car. Since I purchased it, I have only performed general maintenance (spark plugs, oil change, etc.) and it still runs great.
The A/C is ice cold. I rented a 2011 SUV for a trip recently, and the A/C was horrible compared to my Altima. It reminded me to be grateful for my A/C. I only mention this because it's been in the 100s lately, and I still have no problems.
Some negatives are that it's not the most comfortable or smooth car on the highway, but it's not horrible either.
One really annoying thing aesthetically is the bumper. If you drive around town and look at any 2001 Nissan Altima, you will notice a lot of bumpers falling off. It seems like mine is literally hanging on by a thread, and you really can't get anyone to fix it unless you want to spend way too much money. Still, I'd rather have a bumper falling off than a bad engine.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th July, 2011