- sedan 106,566
- Chicago, IL
- 2 years
- sedan 106,566 grey manual
2008 nissan altima review this car review is specific to this model, not the actual vehicle for sale. Hybrid joins line of sporty sedans. introductionthe nissan altima is a driver's car among midsize sedans. Indeed, the 2008 altima comes loaded with safety features. a gas-electric hybrid version is available boasting an epa-rated 35 miles per gallon city, extending its range past 600 miles between fill-ups. It feels powerful and luxurious. The 3. 5-liter v6 makes 270 hp and 258 pound-feet of torque and rates. The price for that power, however, is an epa-rated 19/26 mpg appetite for premium fuel. Hybrid technology isn't cheap, however, and the altima uses the best: from toyota. for drivers who appreciate sharp handling, the altima excels. This is a car that inspires driver confidence, a car that a driver can really connect with. It's steady and predictable in extreme situations, including rough pavement. Its suspension is quite firm but isn't harsh. a sporty new altima coupe has joined the lineup. Standard equipment includes cloth upholstery, 60/40 split fold-down rear seats, power windows and door locks, cruise control, tilt/telescope steering wheel, metallic-look interior trim, pre-wiring for an audio system, an intelligent key with push-button starting, and 16-inch steel wheels. Abs and ebd are standard. Air conditioning does not come standard. A six-speed manual transmission is standard, an automatic is not available. altima 2. 5 s 20,080) and 2. 5 s automatic 20,580) add air conditioning, six-speaker am/fm/cd, trip computer, and a greatly expanded option list. The 2. 5 s convenience package 1,050) adds an eight-way power driver's seat, audio controls in a leather-wrapped steering wheel, automatic headlamps, and other appointments from the higher-line models; convenience plus 2,150) includes a power glass sunroof, alloy wheels, and the convenience package. The 2. 5 sl package 3,850) includes leather upholstery and most of the 3. 5 sl features except the v6 engine. Bluetooth and the premium stereo can be added with the connection package 1000). altima 3. 5 se comes with a six-speed manual 24,080) or automatic transmission 24,580) and a 3. 5-liter v6 rated 270 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The se also adds 17-inch alloy wheels, power-adjustable driver's seat, steering-wheel mounted controls for audio and trip computer, a combination of wood and metallic interior trim, automatic headlamps, heated side view mirrors and other features, including power windows that can be raised or lowered with the key. Vehicle dynamic control 900) is optional and is packaged with a full-size spare tire. The sport package 1300) adds sunroof, fog lights, and a rear spoiler; the premium package 4200) adds the sport package and the connection package with hid xenon headlamps, heated leather seats, and other interior features. altima 3. 5 sl 28,280) comes with a cvt automatic and most of the se features, though it comes with 16-inch alloy wheels. The sl adds leather upholstery; dual-zone automatic climate control; heated front seats (with power lumbar support for the driver); power glass sunroof; fog lights; bluetooth hands-free phone system; homelink universal transceiver; and a nine-speaker bose 6cd/mp3/wma sound system with rds, speed-sensitive volume control, and xm satellite radio. a navigation system, a rearview camera, and xm satellite radio are available in various packages. A rear spoiler 370), fog lights 310), and splash guards 135) are available as standalone options. altima hybrid 25,070) comes with cloth upholstery and uses a mix of base, midgrade and upgrade trim levels. The electrically powered air conditioning works even when the engine is stopped. It can be loaded with the hybrid connection package 4,400) with leather upholstery and every available altima feature except the navigation system, which is included in the technology package 6,400), making a hybrid technology package the ultimate altima. safety features that come on all models include abs with electronic brake-force distribution, an advanced air bag system, with frontal and side-impact airbags in front, full side curtain bags, active head restraints in front, and a tire pressure monitoring system. Vdc electronic stability control is available on v6 models. walkaroundthe nissan altima looks quite stylish, especially for a mid-size car. The deck is distinctively short, yet trunk space remains a useful 15. 3 cubic feet. The fender flares are edgy and pronounced, allowing the rest of the body to be narrower and slip through the wind with less frontal area. The gap between the tires and flares was tightened. Altima presents a slippery 0. 31 drag coefficient, thanks to many things, including the steeply sloped windshield. the headlamps and taillamps are elaborate and appear almost exotic. Nissan calls the headlamp arrangement a multi-parabola, which means its coverage is all over the place. As for the taillamps, nissan says they cost nearly as much as the headlamps, so don't back into anything, and they definitely do look expensive. They're covered with clear plastic like the headlamps, and contain a silver ray-gun looking cylinder with the red lamp, plus a round white beam for the backup light, and a big orange piece for the parking lamp and turn signal. interiorthe nissan altima features a roomy, comfortable cabin. We've been in many luxury cars that didn't feel this classy inside. The available leather feels rich. Soft materials are used for touches like padded armrests, and the overall level of refinement is higher than in pre-2007 models. They feel firm and longer and higher than in the previous models. They also have optional power lumbar support and elevate higher, something that most cars do nowadays, as people need a better view of the road, with all the suvs out there blocking visibility. The gauges are arranged in the practical tripod design, with speedometer in center, tachometer on left, and fuel gauge and water temperature on right. The lettering is sharp, white on black, with red needles. the center stack is neatly designed, with three hvac (heating-air conditioning) vents at the top, audio controls in the center. Below, big, handy knobs handle hvac functions. Usable storage slots are interspersed. That leaves the system in the accessories mode, and drains the juice. Without the owner's manual we would not have been able to begin to figure out how to make it work. Not even with a passenger totally devoted to the challenge while we were stuck in traffic.
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