Learn more about the Nissan Altima: Nissan Altima Reviews, Pricing, Specs and more »
If you are considering buying a used Nissan Altima, you should know that it may be a very wise choice. The Altima was not a top seller when it debuted in 1993, but it has always enjoyed a reputation for reliability and longevity. This is true for most Nissans. The first generation Nissan Altima--from 1993 to 1997--had a 50-hp 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine. The second generation--1998-2001--included many improvements, but the design was still very bland and not always attractive to buyers. The third generation Altima--2002 to 2006--is considered more desirable. If you want to buy a used Nissan Altima, you will want to buy either the current or third generation models if possible. The third generation model was the most powerful full sized sedan available at that time. It came equipped with either a 175-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine or a 240-hp 3.5-liter V6. These are long-lasting engines and are known for their durability.
If you see a used Nissan Altima for sale, you may wonder if it is the right car for you. As Altimas are full sized sedans with very roomy interiors, they are very popular as a family sedan. If you are looking for a roomy car, but would prefer something with a bit better gas mileage than an SUV, the Altima can be a solid choice for you. Altimas have also received great user reviews for power and handling. Both their size and their supreme construction make for a smooth ride, and they have a quick pick up and acceleration. On a whole, most Altima customers are satisfied with their purchase. To see listings for used Nissan Altimas, check out the CarsDirect links below.Show More »