2007 Nissan Altima S 2.5 from North America
Great style, average performance, above average value!
100% reliable and satisfied to date... But to me, a 2007 is still a new car, and shouldn't have issues yet. Even if it was a cheap Korean car, I wouldn't be expecting problems at this time and low mileage.
Bought it in October of 2010 as a lease trade in from the local Nissan dealer. I am most impressed with the quality of the interior panels and dash. Seems very well built and solid, no rattles yet.
The CVT is smooth, and allows for better fuel consumption due to the fact that the torque converter can lock up at almost any speed if you are light footed.
It hasn't burned a drop of oil between oil changes, but also has never missed an oil change since new, according to the service records.
This car replaced my 850 turbo sedan, and we still own a 2002 Volvo XC. In comparison, the Nissan is a bad winter car. Doesn't seem to get the traction I would expect, but I'm thinking it's in part due to the lighter CVT transmission that reduces the weight over the front tires. Once up to speed, it sticks to the road well and is decent. But it's definitely not a GOOD winter car.
The engine is loud when started in sub zero temperatures, but quiets and smooths out once warmed up.
Better handling than I expected.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th March, 2011