2010 Nissan Altima Coupe S 2.5 from North America


A well designed, manufactured and presented auto, that is still pleasing after 6 years of ownership


The Bridgestone tires are not very long lasting. Less than 40K on 3 of them, and they are NOT cheap.

Mileage is good, but not great; now averaging about 22. I feel it should be around 23-24.

Other than a battery going south after 1 1/2 years, which the dealer replaced with a 8 year unit, nothing else failed.

General Comments:

The car has a sporty look that attracts attention.

Fit and finish on the car was and still is exceptional.

I liked the way the car handled, and to see if I could upgrade, I added a front strut connector, and the handling was improved considerably.

Power was good at 177 HP, with acceleration very pleasing for a small engine.

To me, the brakes were not as strong as expected, but still got the job done, with resurfacing the rotors and replacing the pads after 35K. Now considering replacing the pads with a high friction set of pads, for increased stopping power.

Gas mileage is fair, as I sometimes have a heavy foot, but generally 19-22 MPG. Snow or inclement weather has not stopped the car once, and that also reflects to the previous Altima sedan I owned.

The dealer has taken exceptional care of the car, any concerns I might have had, and at only 49K miles, I will have this car for a long time. Happy and pleased with this car, and it helps that a VERY reputable and caring dealer stands behind it. AND, NO, I do not work for the dealer or Nissan.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 19th March, 2016

2008 Nissan Altima Coupe S 2.5 from North America


It's a love hate relationship


The first day I had the car, the check engine light came on and the engine started to misfire randomly. The dealer could not find which cylinder it was, so they told me it wasn't a problem. After contacting Nissan America and posting what was wrong with my car on their Facebook page, the dealer managed to find the problem.

Over a six month period, the car was at the dealer for three days out of every week. In order, they replaced the spark plugs and coil packs, exhaust, battery, negative ground wire to the battery, passenger seat airbag sensor, then finally the computer. Turns out the first owner had the same problem with the car and had the computer "re-programmed" a week after she got it. There is no longer a misfire.

The factory struts and shocks are horrible. They failed at 60000 miles and were a pain to replace. If you are thinking about replacing the shocks and struts on this car yourself, DON'T. Take it to a dealer that will allow you to buy your own replacement shocks and struts. I say dealer, because there are bushings in the back that are going to need to be replaced, and the dealer is the one with the tool to get them out and push the new ones in. Do not let them fool you into getting the Nissan shocks and struts. They do not last.

The door panels are noisy now when I play music. I have removed the panels to tighten the speaker screws, but they are still tight.

The seal on the top of the wind shield blew off and the seal on the rear window is coming out.

Tires are not cheap for this car, and you need to buy good ones or you will not stay on the road.

The accessory belt was suppose to last 100000 miles. I had to replace it because I was losing engine power and the belt was beginning to show cracks. It was not an easy job to do.

General Comments:

I do love this car. It handles better than any other car I have had, and I have had a few. The manual gear box is amazing, but it is weird to feel the over drive kick in.

It is one of the most beautiful coupes. I love having keyless entry and push to start. The power from the 2.5 inline 4 is effortless. The arm rest is the perfect place to have your elbow and throw through the gears. It's like a sleeper. I beat cars all the time. And people notice you in it.

I will have this car forever, even if it is on blocks in the garage.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 17th November, 2014