I was advised not to buy one; look into a Toyota.
I guess I should have kept track of all the dates and the mileage whenever a problem arose. All I can remember is that from the moment I drove off the dealership:
1) The check engine light has gone on and off to this day (a year later).
2) I've replaced two sensors, crankshaft position sensor (I believe) and camshaft.
3) I've replaced the battery twice.
There were other repairs that my dad has done for me that I completely forgot, and now I was told that I might need to replace the catalytic converter.
Its very sad how I completely fell in love with this car the moment I saw it (I bought it at 19 against everyone's wishes with a bank loan) and now I absolutely regret it. I have owned a '93 Honda Civic as well as a '95 Honda Accord before this, and would have to say that although I had problems with the Hondas, they were definitely not as annoying as this Nissan.
To me, the Altima is still one of the best looking mid-sized cars out there.
Its comfortable inside and spacious at the back.
The trunk is a good size.
I however, would not purchase a Nissan again.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 4th December, 2008