Used Car of the Day: 2012 Nissan Altima SR

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

Today's UCOTD is a bit different -- it's more of a daily driver than a project car or show queen or odd duck.

It's a 2012 Nissan Altima SR.


It has leather seats, heated seats, a Bose stereo with Bluetooth, a sunroof, and a rearview camera. The tires are new, as are the front brakes and rotors.

The seller says it's clean, has been garage-kept, and still smells new.

The ask is $17,800 and you can check out this Maryland-based car here.

[Images: Seller]

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Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at Web2Carz.com. He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for About.com, CarFax, Vehix.com, High Gear Media, Torque News, FutureCar.com, Cars.com, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as AutoGuide.com, Off-Road.com, and HybridCars.com. He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • Tassos Tassos on Oct 26, 2023

    I would not touch any Nissan with a 20 foot pole, let alone a 10.

  • Ray Ray on Mar 13, 2024

    I recently bought a 2012 Nissan Altima 2.5 S. I told myself I wouldn't buy a car older than 5 years old but this one was one owner, no accidents, and only 67K miles. A car this age has on average 144K miles. I love this mid size sedan. It drives very smooth but I wish it had the 3.5 V6. It does feel a little underpowered for a car this size even if it's a 2.5 L 4 cylinder engine. It cost me less than $11,000.

  • Teddyc73 Doesn't matter, out of control Democrats will still do everything they can to force us to drive them.
  • Teddyc73 Look at that dreary lifeless color scheme. The dull grey and black wheels and trim is infecting the auto world like a disease. Americans are living in grey houses with grey interiors driving look a like boring grey cars with black interiors and working in grey buildings with grey interiors. America is turning into a living black and white movie.
  • Jalop1991 take longer than expected.Uh-huh. Gotcha. Next step: acknowledging that the fantasies of 2020 were indeed fantasies, and "longer than expected" is 2024 code word for "not gonna happen at all".But we can't actually say that, right? It's like COVID. You remember that, don't you? That thing that was going to kill the entire planet unless you all were good little boys and girls and strapped yourself into your living room and never left, just like the government told you to do. That thing you're now completely ignoring, and will now deny publicly that you ever agreed with the government about.Take your "EV-only as of 2025" cards from 2020 and put them in the same file with your COVID shot cards.
  • Jalop1991 Every state. - Alex Roy
  • CanadaCraig My 2006 300C SRT8 weighs 4,100 lbs. The all-new 2024 Dodge Charge EV weighs 5,800 lbs. Would it not be fair to assume that in an accident the vehicles these new Chargers hit will suffer more damage? And perhaps kill more people?
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