2005 Nissan Altima S 2.5 4 cylinder from North America
Reliable, roomy, adequate, B-
Not much has gone wrong, the brakes wore out at about 20,000 miles but that mostly depends on how you drive.
Sometimes when you turn the A/C off a funky smell comes out of the vents, not very pleasant at all (stinky).
The paint is easily chipped and scratched, very cheap paint.
The engine noise is pretty noticeable, not deafening, but could definitely be a lot quieter.
<<< Update >>> I am currently at around 78,000 miles. since my review the crankshaft position sensor went out, the recall covered reprogramming but not the actual part, which cost around $120.00 to replace. Also the auto transmission seems to be shifting a little rough, but other than those two things it's been running strong.
This is a great car, very roomy, gets OK gas mileage; I average around 29 mpg, which is only a little better than the 6 cylinder, which is listed at around 26 mpg.
The car has good get up and go for a 4 cylinder, I usually have no trouble passing on the interstate.
Overall I have had a good experience with the car, and would buy another no questions asked, Might spring for the 3.5 next time though.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th April, 2008