25th Feb 2004, 20:54

Can a 96 Altima really pass 200k miles on the odometer? I just bought a used 96 Altima with 127k miles from a dealer in San Diego. It runs awesome and smooth so far. I love it. The dealer told me these Nissan's can reach 300k miles, but I know that they will say anything.

16th Jul 2004, 23:21

Yes you can reach 300k miles. I have a 93' at 200k miles and still going stong. Ilove it, but don't like the continuous blinking of the air bag light.

6th Aug 2005, 14:23

I agree with those comments above, my car altima was made in March 1996 USA, I bought it in 1997 Taiwan, that was say it be stored in the warehouse one year. my Oxygen sensor 'air conditioner and radiator were replacement 6 moths ago! so far it's excellent! it runs over 87500 miles now!

11th Aug 2005, 07:40

Sounds like to me that you are doing pretty much general maintenance to your car. You said it was a higher mileage car. Oxygen sensors are considered part of a normal tune up now. most people don't change them until they give trouble. Higher mileage vehicles do start to have alternator problems the brushes and components in them will only last so long before wearing out. As far as the oil leaks, again general maintenance higher mileage cars do begin to have leaks the gaskets and seals will dry and crack after a while. I have 133k miles on my 94 Altima ands with regular maintenance I have no leaks car runs and drives greats. It sounds as if the person that you purchased the car did not maintain it well and now your having to play catch up. But nothing that you have described is out of the ordinary.

3rd Oct 2005, 09:49

I am trying to figure out if my oxygen sensors on my 97 Nissan Altima has gone bad. My car gets become jumpy if I accelerate too much, or it will just turn off completely and I can restart again if I give it a few minutes. I had the oxygen sensor unplugged by a mechanic until he orders the part. The car runs fine now without the oxygen sensor, but it still will get jumpy sometime when I accelerate so I am hoping it's not just that sensor that has gone wrong. Any comments would be helpful, I see that a lot of you have had to replace it. Thanks.

28th Jun 2007, 00:58

The oxygen sensors (O2 sensor) goes bad on these cars. It's a gremlin with these cars. It's a rather inexpensive repair considering all the kinds of things that can actually go wrong with a car. O2 sensor failure is common on all cars pretty much anything early 90's and newer. I had a used car dealership. Bad O2 sensors seemed to be a reoccuring problem with cars on my car lot. I can't tell you how many I had to replace. Subaru Legacy is also bad for burning out O2 sensors as is Ford Taurus.

5th May 2008, 19:43

I got a 94 altima with 265k on it and it runs like I just bought it just minor problems as with any other car love it.