1999 Nissan Altima Owner Ratings & Reviews

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1999 Nissan Altima - Last Forever

VJ
Nashville, Tennessee
Overall
4.0
Value
4.0
Performance
3.0
Style
3.0
Comfort
4.0
Fuel Economy
4.0
Reliability
4.0
This car has almost 300,000 miles and is still going strong. Although the finish is starting to come off, it still looks OK. This car has been our family car since 2001 when we purchased it with less than 30,000 miles on it. It has lots of trunk space and the back seats can be put down for extra long and skinny items like bolts of fabric. Nearly every mechanic I have taken the car too says this car will last forever if taken car off. It is a gray blue 4 door sedan which is great for small and then larger children. Oil changes about every 5000 miles have helped. I have had no major engine trouble. Of course, I have had work done on the car, including a recent seal on the engine with a bad oil leak. But, this car is easy to handle and goes forever getting about 25miles/gallon. The one ir... (more)
Story
This car has made multiple road trips for family vacations and trips.
Pros
Good gas mileage 4 door nice trunk space dependable Nice looking car
Cons
The seats are low which makes backing up difficult The upper bars in the trunk get in the way Fabric seats are more difficult to clean with small children

1999 Nissan Altima - Problematic

HT
Stone Mountain, Georgia
Overall
3.0
Value
3.0
Performance
2.0
Style
3.0
Comfort
3.0
Fuel Economy
3.0
Reliability
4.0
I own a 1999 Nissan Altima. I like that for the most part over it's 130,XXX mile lifespan, it has have very few problems. We replaced the alternator a few years ago when it wouldn't charge the car battery anymore. Major key components are still original including engine and transmission. The car handles astoundingly well and the steering is precise once you get used to it. It may not have the smallest turning radius, but it does have that "fun to drive" feel if you are driving on a road with a lot of twists and turns. The radio was a problem area. The speakers burst after years of ownership and the CD player started to skip as well. We replaced these with after market speakers and an aftermarket head unit with CD player. Nowadays, this isn't so much of an issue since most people are... (more)
Story
There is a winding road behind my house that I've taken when I needed to go for a drive to clear my head. On a cool, crisp night with the stars out, it is relaxing to take the car out on this road.
Pros
Pros include longevity with minimal parts replacement. The car has over 130,XXX original miles on it. It is still running on its original engine and transmission. The wearable parts have been replaced as needed of course, including brake pads, tires, etc.
Cons
The radio and CD player gave out after years of ownership. Another con is that the alternator blew and wouldn't charge the battery anymore. Both were easy fixes. Could also use a little bit more horsepower and torque.