2012 Nissan Altima Sedan
There are 92 user reviews for the 2.5 S trim shown below
- Good fuel economy, reliable car, CVT, etc
- Uncomfortable seats, cheap interior
Purchased As Used
I bought this car used, 2012 Altima 2.5s with 5,600 miles. Let me start by saying overall I LOVE THIS CAR. I would recommend it to anyone. It runs like such a better car than all the others I've owned. The best aspect of this car for me is the CVT transmission. I am someone who hates driving a slow car. Unforunately, my budget at this point in life (post-college) doesn't exactly allow for a v6. As soon as I test drove this car I thought this has to be a v6. Nope, it was only a 4 cylinder CVT. This car is plenty fast!! With this one you don't really need to worry about making a fool of yourself trying to pass others :) And after driving this transmission, it's safe to say I will never own a car without a CVT. The ride is SO SMOOTH - you don't feel any shifting. No jolts or hesitations of any kind... it's almost an eerie feeling! (In a good way of course.)
Ok, that's the best thing about the car. The worst thing is, unfortunately, a pretty big issue. The interior of this car is where I can tell Nissan saved money. (At least with cloth seats) the materials feel and look pretty cheap. Leather interior may very well be a different story. The dashboard looks like plastic and the radio and entire console in general looks like nobody put much effort into it. A very small but important issue to me is the viser. This thing is a joke... I pull it to the left side of my head, and it doesnt even reach the start of my face, so it does absolutely nothing. I'm left with at least 6 inches, completely exposed to the sun. :\ Not sure what I'll do about that. Seats: the back of the seat is comfortable, but the bottom is quite flat and hard.
Even though there are many things needing to be improved inside, I would still highly recommend this car in every other area. If you buy I would recommend spending more for interior upgrades, and you'll be golden. Overall I am very satisfied with this car because it drives amazingly and gives me all I need.
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