2008 Nissan Altima S 2.5 from North America
Fast, reliable, fun
No problems with the car whatsoever.
This car is great! It replaced a Volkswagen Jetta, which was a money pit and needed major repairs every week it seemed.
The Altima drives really well, the ride is smooth but handling is still exceptional. Steering feel is far better than the Jetta, and so is handling despite it being a larger car!
Interior room is excellent, unlike the useless Jetta. I love the telescoping steering wheel, as I have plenty of room and it's easy to get comfortable. I'd like an adjustable lumbar support, but the seat comfort is still terrific. I also like the high quality suede Nissan uses - I definitely don't miss the leather.
The sound system is pretty good, too, though I wish it came with either Mp3 playback standard or a CD changer. At least it has an AUX port (really all you use), and for having just 6 speakers it's better than the "premium" Monsoon system I had.
This car has a ton of power for a 4cyl - even when the car is full of passengers I've never had to floor it to get up to speed. I've been averaging about 31mpg based on my calculations (the fuel economy gauge tells me 32.)
The A/C / Heat works really well. Seems like a minor thing, but given its all-black interior, I haven't felt the need to get tinted windows. It's really quick at cooling the car.
The glove box is huge (I keep my laptop in it), and the cup holders are great for storing lots of little things.
Definitely get the CVT - it is smooth and its tiptronic mode works way better than just about everything else I've encountered - including Volkswagen's DSG.
Best of all, not a single thing has gone wrong or malfunctioned.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd October, 2008