The Truth About Cars » Altima http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Tue, 09 Feb 2016 19:20:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » Altima http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Nissan Recalling 870,000 Altimas for Faulty Hood Latches, Again http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/nissan-recalling-870000-altimas-faulty-hood-latches/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/nissan-recalling-870000-altimas-faulty-hood-latches/#comments Fri, 29 Jan 2016 18:00:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1276161 Nissan announced Friday that it would recall about 870,000 Altimas for faulty hood latches, the third time the automaker has recalled the cars since 2014, according to Reuters. The affected models are 2013-2015 Altimas, whose secondary hood latches could rust and be ineffective at keeping 20-some square feet of sheet metal from blocking your view […]

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Nissan announced Friday that it would recall about 870,000 Altimas for faulty hood latches, the third time the automaker has recalled the cars since 2014, according to Reuters. The affected models are 2013-2015 Altimas, whose secondary hood latches could rust and be ineffective at keeping 20-some square feet of sheet metal from blocking your view […]

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Piston Slap: Cool Thoughts on Electric Fan Conversions http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/piston-slap-18/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/piston-slap-18/#comments Thu, 21 Jan 2016 13:00:04 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1269073 Robin writes: Hi Sajeev, Back with a topic that might be real to many Texans and others of warmer climes. I’m close to 220,000 miles on my 94 Nissan D21. She’s still motoring along and I’m doing my to keep her maintained. We’ve just come through the dog days. Back when it was hitting 112° […]

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Robin writes: Hi Sajeev, Back with a topic that might be real to many Texans and others of warmer climes. I’m close to 220,000 miles on my 94 Nissan D21. She’s still motoring along and I’m doing my to keep her maintained. We’ve just come through the dog days. Back when it was hitting 112° […]

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2016 Nissan Altima First Drive – Baby Steps http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/2016-nissan-altima-first-drive-baby-steps/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/2016-nissan-altima-first-drive-baby-steps/#comments Fri, 27 Nov 2015 20:16:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1230753 Most midsize sedans don’t have a happy ending. Many get passed down as second-hand family cars, looking for their second wind from being a daily commuter only to find themselves as daily bangers in high school parking lots. Or worse. Mid-sized sedans can be sold at used car lots as forgettable appliances; used like washing […]

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Most midsize sedans don’t have a happy ending. Many get passed down as second-hand family cars, looking for their second wind from being a daily commuter only to find themselves as daily bangers in high school parking lots. Or worse. Mid-sized sedans can be sold at used car lots as forgettable appliances; used like washing […]

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Nissan Confirms $23,325 Price For Altima; We Can Be Right – Once http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/nissan-confirms-23325-price-altima-can-right/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/nissan-confirms-23325-price-altima-can-right/#comments Tue, 27 Oct 2015 20:00:25 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1205625 Nissan announced Tuesday that its refreshed Altima would start at $23,325 (including $825 destination) when that car goes on sale later next month (you read it here first!) and outlined pricing for its seven different trims. The newly introduced SR trim, with smoked headlights, rear spoiler (probably adds 10 percent fast or so), 18-inch wheels and […]

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Nissan announced Tuesday that its refreshed Altima would start at $23,325 (including $825 destination) when that car goes on sale later next month (you read it here first!) and outlined pricing for its seven different trims. The newly introduced SR trim, with smoked headlights, rear spoiler (probably adds 10 percent fast or so), 18-inch wheels and […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Nissan’s New Altima Features Updated Face, Starting at $22,500 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/nissan-reveals-new-altima-looks-kind-like-old-altima/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/nissan-reveals-new-altima-looks-kind-like-old-altima/#comments Tue, 22 Sep 2015 18:00:06 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1178178 Nissan unveiled its newest Altima in New York on Tuesday, complete with Maxima-like headlights and hood lines. The newest Altima will sport the same engine options as the last model, a 2.5-liter I-4 and 3.5-liter V-6. The former produces 182 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque, with the latter making 270 hp and 251 lb.-ft. of […]

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Nissan unveiled its newest Altima in New York on Tuesday, complete with Maxima-like headlights and hood lines. The newest Altima will sport the same engine options as the last model, a 2.5-liter I-4 and 3.5-liter V-6. The former produces 182 horsepower and 180 pound-feet of torque, with the latter making 270 hp and 251 lb.-ft. of […]

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2016 Nissan Altima, Sentra Receiving Extensive Mid-Cycle Refreshes http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/2016-nissan-altima-sentra-receiving-extensive-mid-cycle-refreshes/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/2016-nissan-altima-sentra-receiving-extensive-mid-cycle-refreshes/#comments Mon, 15 Jun 2015 20:00:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1092921 The 2016 Nissan Maxima won’t be the only one to receive an extensive update to its style, as the automaker plans to do the same for the Altima and Sentra. Nissan’s U.S. sales boss Fred Diaz says both sedans will be “incredibly refreshed” when they enter showrooms for the 2016 model year, Automotive News reports, […]

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The 2016 Nissan Maxima won’t be the only one to receive an extensive update to its style, as the automaker plans to do the same for the Altima and Sentra. Nissan’s U.S. sales boss Fred Diaz says both sedans will be “incredibly refreshed” when they enter showrooms for the 2016 model year, Automotive News reports, […]

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Rental Review: 2015 Nissan Altima 2.5 CVT http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/rental-review-2015-nissan-altima/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/rental-review-2015-nissan-altima/#comments Tue, 31 Mar 2015 19:30:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1031561 Well, it’s well into 2015, and time for another Nissan Altima review. My Casamigos hampered research tells me TTAC has done a review of the Altima every year since 2006, except for 2011. Go ahead, search for Nissan Altima, I’ll wait. You are the B&B and you’ll probably find the review I missed. It looks […]

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Well, it’s well into 2015, and time for another Nissan Altima review. My Casamigos hampered research tells me TTAC has done a review of the Altima every year since 2006, except for 2011. Go ahead, search for Nissan Altima, I’ll wait. You are the B&B and you’ll probably find the review I missed. It looks […]

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Piston Slap: Justy-fied Freestylin’ over CVTs, Part IV http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/piston-slap-justy-fied-freestylin-cvts-part-iv/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/piston-slap-justy-fied-freestylin-cvts-part-iv/#comments Wed, 14 Jan 2015 13:40:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=975865   Mark writes: Hello, I enjoy reading the piston slap series. I have a 2009 Altima with the 2.5 4 banger and the CVT transmission. I’m not a big fan of the CVT, but it works ok and gets decent mileage. I bought this car as it was the cheapest car I could find that […]

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  Mark writes: Hello, I enjoy reading the piston slap series. I have a 2009 Altima with the 2.5 4 banger and the CVT transmission. I’m not a big fan of the CVT, but it works ok and gets decent mileage. I bought this car as it was the cheapest car I could find that […]

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The Pitstop http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/the-pitstop/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/the-pitstop/#comments Sat, 29 Jun 2013 14:28:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=493552 This isn’t quite in time for Father’s Day, mostly because it took me a little bit of time to get permission to use the photos, but these photos of club racer Mark Domo and his son Tyler working the pitlane at the recent Grand-Am Continental Challenge are timeless examples of how motorsports bring generations of […]

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This isn’t quite in time for Father’s Day, mostly because it took me a little bit of time to get permission to use the photos, but these photos of club racer Mark Domo and his son Tyler working the pitlane at the recent Grand-Am Continental Challenge are timeless examples of how motorsports bring generations of […]

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New or Used? : The Blasphemy Of Accountancy Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/new-or-used-the-blasphemy-of-accountancy-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/new-or-used-the-blasphemy-of-accountancy-edition/#comments Tue, 30 Apr 2013 10:00:16 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=486607 TTAC commentator Gannett writes: This has now become an important question around our house: what’s the best/cheapest (not necessarily the same thing) way to drive 25,000 miles a year? My wife commutes about 90 miles a day round-trip.  She has been driving a ’98 Crown Vic P71, but that’s getting to be about done.  I […]

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TTAC commentator Gannett writes: This has now become an important question around our house: what’s the best/cheapest (not necessarily the same thing) way to drive 25,000 miles a year? My wife commutes about 90 miles a day round-trip.  She has been driving a ’98 Crown Vic P71, but that’s getting to be about done.  I […]

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Trackday Diaries: Continuously Variable Emotion. http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/trackday-diaries-continuously-variable-emotion/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/trackday-diaries-continuously-variable-emotion/#comments Wed, 06 Feb 2013 10:10:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=476479 There is a level of distracted driving that exists far above that enjoyed by the texting teen or harried housewife haranguing her husband via shattered-screen iPhone 4. It is the level where one’s mind is in the grip of an idea so compelling, so overwhelming, that the task of driving the car has to be […]

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There is a level of distracted driving that exists far above that enjoyed by the texting teen or harried housewife haranguing her husband via shattered-screen iPhone 4. It is the level where one’s mind is in the grip of an idea so compelling, so overwhelming, that the task of driving the car has to be […]

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Review: 2013 Nissan Altima SL 3.5 (Video) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/review-2013-nissan-altima-sl-3-5-video/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/review-2013-nissan-altima-sl-3-5-video/#comments Sun, 30 Dec 2012 14:32:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=471393 The “family sedan” may not be very exciting, but without midsized sales auto makers would be in a pickle. Ponder this: the five best-selling midsized sedans in America accounted for 1.3 million of the 12.8 million vehicles sold in 2011. With numbers like that, it’s important to get your mass-market people mover right. This means […]

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The “family sedan” may not be very exciting, but without midsized sales auto makers would be in a pickle. Ponder this: the five best-selling midsized sedans in America accounted for 1.3 million of the 12.8 million vehicles sold in 2011. With numbers like that, it’s important to get your mass-market people mover right. This means […]

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Review: 2013 Ford Fusion SE 1.6L Ecoboost (Video) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/review-2013-ford-fusion-se-1-6l-ecoboost-video/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/review-2013-ford-fusion-se-1-6l-ecoboost-video/#comments Sat, 22 Dec 2012 14:00:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=470078 The 2013 Fusion is a critical car for Ford. Despite the rise of the Koreans, an Americanized Passat, refreshed GM and Chrysler products and a dip in Fusion sales between the 2012 and the all-new 2013 model, the Ford is still the fourth-best-selling mid-size sedan in America. Michael was invited to a regional Ford event […]

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The 2013 Fusion is a critical car for Ford. Despite the rise of the Koreans, an Americanized Passat, refreshed GM and Chrysler products and a dip in Fusion sales between the 2012 and the all-new 2013 model, the Ford is still the fourth-best-selling mid-size sedan in America. Michael was invited to a regional Ford event […]

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Review: 2013 Nissan Altima http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/review-2013-nissan-altima/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/review-2013-nissan-altima/#comments Fri, 25 May 2012 15:10:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=445962 Eleven years ago, Nissan’s Altima became a major player in the midsize sedan segment on the basis of three things: bold styling, a roomy rear seat, and a stonkin’ 3.5-liter V6 engine good for 240 horsepower (the competition used 3.0L V6s that topped out at 200 horses). The 2007 model year redesign tamed the exterior, […]

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Eleven years ago, Nissan’s Altima became a major player in the midsize sedan segment on the basis of three things: bold styling, a roomy rear seat, and a stonkin’ 3.5-liter V6 engine good for 240 horsepower (the competition used 3.0L V6s that topped out at 200 horses). The 2007 model year redesign tamed the exterior, […]

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New or Used: Wants, Needs and Bathwater http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/new-or-used-wants-needs-and-bathwater/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/new-or-used-wants-needs-and-bathwater/#comments Tue, 30 Aug 2011 18:14:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=409271 Steven writes: Sajeev and Steve, I have a 2001 Volvo XC wagon, that has about 175 k on it, the car is in pretty good shape, had the tranny replaced before I got it, I have put about 4k in since Jan, the real problem is it gets about 22 MPG with 90% highway, all […]

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Steven writes: Sajeev and Steve, I have a 2001 Volvo XC wagon, that has about 175 k on it, the car is in pretty good shape, had the tranny replaced before I got it, I have put about 4k in since Jan, the real problem is it gets about 22 MPG with 90% highway, all […]

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New or Used: Fahrvergnügen Incarnate? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/new-or-used-fahrvergnugen-incarnate/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/new-or-used-fahrvergnugen-incarnate/#comments Tue, 12 Jul 2011 17:33:06 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=401697 Joana writes: I am sure you get this all of the time…my apologies in advance. I am replacing my VW Passat 2003 GLS. It was fun to drive, but had its issues as we all know. No sludge thank goodness. Several leaks! I would like a car that is comparable in drivability, (I have a […]

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Joana writes: I am sure you get this all of the time…my apologies in advance. I am replacing my VW Passat 2003 GLS. It was fun to drive, but had its issues as we all know. No sludge thank goodness. Several leaks! I would like a car that is comparable in drivability, (I have a […]

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Sales Chart: The “Big Six” Midsize Sedans In 2010 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/07/sales-chart-the-big-six-midsize-sedans-in-2010/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/07/sales-chart-the-big-six-midsize-sedans-in-2010/#comments Fri, 02 Jul 2010 19:34:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=360146 These six sedans are the fleshy part of the American car market. Big-name D-segment sedans sell like crazy, and pretty much made Honda and Toyota what they are today. Their dominance of this segment, often called “Camccord” after their two best-sellers, remains unchecked as each has spent three months on top of the chart. But […]

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These six sedans are the fleshy part of the American car market. Big-name D-segment sedans sell like crazy, and pretty much made Honda and Toyota what they are today. Their dominance of this segment, often called “Camccord” after their two best-sellers, remains unchecked as each has spent three months on top of the chart. But […]

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Review: 2010 Nissan Altima Coupe http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/02/review-2010-nissan-altima-coupe/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/02/review-2010-nissan-altima-coupe/#comments Mon, 08 Feb 2010 18:38:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=344590 Until recently, if you wanted a semi-practical sport coupe for less than $30,000, and pony cars weren’t your thing, you had to get one based on a front-drive sedan. Chevrolet offered the Monte Carlo, Honda offered the Accord Coupe, Toyota offered the Solara, and two years ago Nissan introduced an Altima Coupe. The Nissan was […]

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Until recently, if you wanted a semi-practical sport coupe for less than $30,000, and pony cars weren’t your thing, you had to get one based on a front-drive sedan. Chevrolet offered the Monte Carlo, Honda offered the Accord Coupe, Toyota offered the Solara, and two years ago Nissan introduced an Altima Coupe. The Nissan was […]

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