...Thoughtful and uncommon features in this class include a tilt and telescopic steering wheel, a power point inside the center console (ideal for charging a cell phone) and, on higher-end models, steering wheel-mounted controls for the stereo and a trip computer. Feature highlights include leather seating, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, HomeLink universal transmitter, an in-dash six-disc CD changer, high-intensity discharge (HID) headlights, a power sunroof and a Cold package that comes with heated seats and outside mirrors. In terms of safety, the Altima offers the latest technology in...
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...It felt rather light on its feet as it traveled. No wonder. The hood and trunk lid are aluminum on this new Altima, helping to reduce weight by 72 pounds. But the Altima SE, with its bigger, 17-inch tires—V-rated with manual transmission models—conveyed more road feel, some of it bordering on harsh. There's also some engine and road noise in the new Altima, and it's much more prominent in the SE with bigger, sportier tires. The Altima's steering was responsive but not so touchy that you'd confuse it with a sports car. Interior thoughts, etc. Overall, the interior looks smarter than those...
...The 2.5 S model adds cruise control, a CD player, air conditioning, remote keyless entry and power mirrors. The 2.5 SL gets leather-appointed seats, an eight-way power driver?s seat, eight-speaker Bose premium audio system with an in-dash CD changer, and a Vehicle Security System. The 3.5 SE with V-6 power has a six-speaker CD audio system. Options for the 3.5 SE include a rear spoiler, high-intensity-discharge (HID) headlights and a Leather Package. Under the Hood The base engine is a new 2.5-liter four-cylinder that produces 180 horsepower, 25 horses more than the 2.4-liter engine it...
...All models came with a folding rear seat, power doors, and a tilting steering wheel. Upgrading to the S got air conditioning, cruise control, remote keyless entry, and a CD player. The SL included a power driver's seat and an upgraded sound system. Upgrading to the SE got the bigger engine, foglamps, and bigger wheels. Drivers found the new Nissan Altima to be much better looking than the previous version. Owners still praise the car's value and reliability, and say that while the V6 engine is a nice addition, the four cylinder offers so much pep a bigger one isn't necessary. Many find the...
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