2007 Nissan Altima 2.5S 4 cylinder from North America




Acquires dust inside and out.

General Comments:

I love the CAR! I love its comfort, look, design, and power. Its 170hp, but it definitely feels like its 300hp. I'm still adjusting to how it accelerates because I'm not used to the CVT, but I really love it. Its eye catching too.

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Review Date: 19th March, 2007

2007 Nissan Altima S 2.5 liter 4 cylinder from North America


If you can handle a little less panache, this is like a mini-Infiniti at little over half the price


Nothing yet! Knock on wood, it's a new car and under warranty.

General Comments:

This is a car I traded in my 2003 Legacy on. The old Subi (bless it's flat little heart) just didn't have the road manners it once did. It was loud and a little underpowered on the highway. I do a lot of driving for work now, so I wanted something with a little more power and a little more smoothness and refinement. I think I got it. My '07 Altima is real nice. Not real ostentatious, just stylish. I like it great so far. I'm also surprised by the CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission). This thing gets off the line very nicely, but then a strange thing happens: the engine just sort of lazes up to 1,800 to 2,100 rpm and that's about it. It doesn't matter whether you're going 15 mph or 75 mph. It works great.

I like the stereo, the steering wheel mounted controls, and the sunroof. The pushbutton start and keyless takes me a while to get used to. This car has upgraded safety features, too. Unlike my former car, this one has side airbags and all that. It has good trunk room. I'm getting a little over 28 mpg with it (on the highway), but it's not exactly broken in yet either. The cruise control works nicely.

On the negative side, the interior seat fabric is a little dull. Not cheap or uncomfortable, just not very fancy. The dash is simple and dull too. It does have a "retro" signature touch reminiscent of the old 280ZX, with the "triple pod" look in the center of the dash.

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Review Date: 14th February, 2007

2007 Nissan Altima 2.5 S 2.5L 4 cylinder from North America


All-new-for-2007; a huge improvement over 2006!


Nothing yet. Brand new car!

General Comments:

My previous car was a 1993 Altima, which is generation one, year one for the Altima in the states. It had 130,000+ miles on it when I traded it in. I got the all-new-for-07 Altima. I leased it, with 15,000 miles per year. The leasing deals they offer are fantastic, and the level of service I got from my local dealer was also top-notch.

The car is a huge departure from my old one in terms of design, performance and comfort. It comes standard with key less entry with push button start, and an auxiliary jack for my iPod.

The car also has a CVT automatic transmission, which made me nervous at first, but I actually really love it. It is very smooth and makes the most out of the 175 horsepower that the 2.5 puts out. It actually feels like it makes much more power than it does. My salesperson chalks that up to the fact that you do not wait for the transmission to down shift when you need extra power for passing. You just put your foot down and it goes.

The ride is smooth. Much smoother than my old Altima. The wheelbase is much longer on the new generation so I expected it to be a smooth rider. The seats are a bit firm, but supportive. I got the convenience plus package, so I get power seat, auto headlights, leather wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, alloy wheels and a power moonroof. I chose the Metallic Jade color because I know that by the end of my two year lease, I'm going to be seeing these cars everywhere I wanted to get something that was different and more rare. It's an attractive color on the car, in my opinion.

There is just one thing I don't like about the car and that is the steering feel. The car has a speed-sensitive steering system so that at low speeds (i.e. a parking lot) it's easy to turn the wheel and maneuver. However, at higher speeds it is supposed to tighten up, but in my opinion it doesn't tighten up quite enough. It's something that I will have to get used to. It could be too, that after driving my '93 model for so long that I simply am not used to driving a modern car.

I would highly recommend the new Altima over the Camry, Accord and Aura. The Altima is a better looking car with more cool touches, like the push button start with Nissan's Intelligent Key. Plus, Nissan's lease deals are always good and when I bought my Altima, special financing rates were also available. They weren't on the other cars though, and I was quoted prices $50-$100 more per month on the same lease term with the same mileage.

Give it a try, you will most likely love it!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th February, 2007

9th Mar 2007, 14:17

We have had our 07 Altima for three months now and love it. At first, I was skeptical of the CVT, it felt like driving a manual with bad clutch. Now that I have mastered it, it works like a charm. The ride is smooth and quiet and we are averaging 28 mpg city/hiway mix. We also chose the Jade color and it is the only one I have seen in Palm Beach County. Most of the others are silver, white or maroon.