12th May 2008, 12:20
I wrote the earlier comment. My Altima is now averaging 29mpg with the spring warm-up. It isn't hot out yet so I'm thinking I may see 30mpg this summer if the A/C doesn't offset it. Because the car has automatic climate control the A/C has been on part of the time already so we'll see...I'm really happy with the car so far (10,000 miles on the odometer).
30th Jun 2008, 13:07
I fell in love with the new Altima Coupe's looks, but I was very concerned about Nissan's reputation for very poor build quality (notably with the Titan and Armada lines).
However, the real deal breaker was the PRICE. For the same price as a bare-bones basic Altima 4 cylinder coupe with a 5-speed manual I bought a fully loaded Mustang 4.0 Pony Edition with upgraded wheels and 17" tires, leather, satellite radio, automatic, upgraded sound system, and power everything. It also came with a longer warranty and the top rating in its class from J.D. Power and Associates.
The Altima coupe is in the same class as the Chevy Cobalt, and its price should be more in line with cars in its class. I can't believe people would pay $25,000 for a stripper economy car.
14th Jul 2008, 11:23
No, the Altima coupe would be in the same class as the Chevrolet Malibu coupe if they built one. The Cobalt coupe is smaller, less powerful, and less well equipped-- comparing base model to base model. Also, the base price on an Altima coupe is $20,950.00. Plus my own experience (I bought an 08 Altima sedan) is that Nissan will come down on Altimas at least $1500.00 so a $19,450.00 Altima coupe should be a possibility. A Mustang is a great car too. There is a lot of performance for the money there. Sounds like the real problem was that your Nissan dealership wasn't hungry enough. They will be if they keep acting like that, though. Enjoy your Mustang. Shouldn't be too hard :)
17th Jul 2008, 16:36
Yeah and you shouldn't have to accept less. I'm glad things worked out for you. Fabric protection and window glass etching are nothing but cheap add-ons that dealers use to bolster their profits. The window etching I've heard about is for etching on a security code in case of theft or something. But a kit for doing the same thing yourself is inexpensive and very available. I gotta say--the Altima coupe is a nice car but I'd have done the same thing you did.
5th Apr 2009, 20:03
I have the coupe. So far so good for the most part. There are just a few things I would like to say about the coupe that happened to me.
1. Squeaky brakes - at first they were fine then started to squeak for a few months (cold months), now they are fine.
2. Keyless Key - (this isn't not a big deal), be careful when you see the warning sign for the battery. I changed it, but if I didn't I wouldn't know how to get in because there's no key hole on the door.
3. One night I went home and locked my doors, my windows were up and everything was fine. A few hours later I come out and both windows were down. Kinda freaked me out, but at the same time amused and worried. Hasn't happened again though.
Other than that, a fun car, but won't ever get a 2 door car again... I might move on to a Jeep size or a big 4dr...
Take care all.