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Nissan Altima/Bluebird Review 2002

Date:October 27, 2005, 6:53 am
Name, Location:missduvy
Vehicle:Nissan Bluebird
Modification:Nissan Altima/Bluebird
General comments:I purchased this car during the first model year. I was a little hesitant about the quality of the Nissan family, having driven a Honda immediately beforehand, but I was impressed that it had been named the 2002 North American Car of the Year -- so I gave it a shot. I was incredibly impressed with the styling and the sleekenss of the exterior. There's no denying that this car's a looker. Plus, driving it for the first time was a real turn-on, too. The 3.5 liter engine in the SE model has a lot of pick up and makes driving so much fun. What sealed the deal for me was the fantastic audio system that comes with the Bose system.

However, after I'd owned the car for only a few days, I already began to experience remorse. The quality of the interior design was more than a little disappointing. Closing the glove compartment or middle console compartments sounds like shutting the doors in a toy car -- it just sounds "hollow" and plastic.

So far, two years later, I haven't had any major functional problems with my Altima. I did have to take it in twice for repair of the same problem, but once if was fixed, I've had no problems since.

What I loved about the car originally, I still love today. The engine is fantastic, as is the stereo and the exterior styling. But the quality just isn't there.
What things have gone wrong with the car:Quality of interior, air vents are difficult to manipulate
Previous car:Honda Accord

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