2008 Nissan Altima
There are 20 user reviews for the 3.5 SE trim shown below
- 3.5 SE Loaded. Nice five spoke mags. Looks hot. Is hot. About power.
- The power package is so great I really don't have any "Cons" about this car yet.
I sold my '04 2.5 SL to my Son in Law. He loves it. I got a fully loaded 3.5 SE in the Sand color with the Blonde leather interior. The car is beautiful. When I say fully loaded I mean it. 'Crankin Bose sterio..Power driver's seat..heated mirrors..Touch screen Nav system..Heated seats..Hi power headlights..Fog lights..6 Speed shifter on automatic..Moon roof..Blinker strips on the mirrors..XM radio sterio..Blue tooth phone on touch screen..Steering wheel controls for phone, Nav, and Cruise control. I passed a garbage truck today. In the blink of an eye I went from 35 MPH to 80MPH. The CVT and engine responds fabulously. 270 HP is right there. Want all this stuff?..Look at an Infinity loaded like this..You'll pay maybe 15K more. Also..it sticks to the road..rain or shine. It's like driving a fully loaded B'mr at 20K less....read morehide
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- Great acceleration with V6 and 6 spd, Handles very well, lots of room for tall guy in the front seat
- have already had some type of issue with ipod input...not sure what yet
Overall very very please with car. A lot of fun to drive. Vehicle is very well built, feels very tight and even with V6 getting good gas mileage. My wife has 2008 Accord, if you are looking for a little bit sportier car that still has great resale value, you should definitely look at an Altima. Not quite as big as the Accord, but still roomy with good trunk space and great head and leg room in the front seat....read morehide
9 out of 13 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- strong engine, very good handling, sharp exterior styling, decent mpg, excellent value
- should offer programmable automatic power locks
I traded in my 2006 Altima (2.5 S - Special Edition) for this 2008 Altima 3.5 SE V6 - CVT. What a difference a couple of manufacturing years make in the vehicle. Don't get me wrong, the '06 was a good, solid car, but lacked what I consider should be standard safety equipment for all trim lines -- the additional airbags and ABS. The 2007 and newer Altimas addressed these safety issues, improved handling and braking (in all trim lines), and made an overall good car even better. The '08 3.5 SE is quick, handles very nicely, and is suprisingly roomy (even though it is shorter than the '06). The CVT transmission takes a little getting used to, but once you "learn" how it behaves, it is a blast to drive. The same goes for the keyless ignition, after getting used to this feature, I really like it. I had no problems with my '06 Altima and am looking forward to the same with my '08.
I think after the "newness" wears off, I will adopt a less-spirited driving style, which will improve my in-town mpg average. According to the onboard trip computer, I am averaging 23 mpg in town, and I suspect this will improve as the engine breaks in -- like my '06 did.
The 3.5 SE model offers several amenities that are hard to find in other makes/models. Nissan did a good job with the standard features that are included in the price. Nissan could, however, offer more options as stand-alone features and not bundle them together. It would be nice, for example, to get a fully loaded 3.5 SL without the leather seats option.
A couple of suggestions for Nissan: 1) incorporate a programmable automatic locking system for the power door locks. And 2) expand the power windows function to include an "all windows closed" feature where you could press one button and all the open windows -- including the moonroof -- would close at the same time. (I know, I am lazy.)
The 2008 Nissan Altima 3.5 SE is an excellent "sporty" car choice for anyone considering the Toyota Camry SE V6, the Honda Accord EX-V6, the Saturn Aura XR V6, or the Chevy Impala SS. I am quite happy with my choice and would highly recommend giving it a test drive....read morehide
7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- very attractive inside and outside; powerful engine
- much too rough a ride
It has been about a month and a half driving the new 2008 Altima 3.5 SE. Very satisfied with the interior and exterior. It is a joy feeling to drive this car if one doesn't mind the bumps and holes on the road. Being an SE, I guess the ride is supposed to be a little rough. However, I wish Nissan could have made the suspension in this car a bit less sensitive to handle better the road conditions...read morehide
6 out of 8 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- gas mileage, comfort, looks great
- brakes do make noise, other than that great great
I bought my 1998 Altima in 2004 and it is a great car. Fun to drive, great , mileage and looks and runs great. I have not had an issues with this car. I do have to say the brakes to make noise when you first start driving after it has been parked for a few hours, but that goes away.. My car now has 149,000 miles on it and I still Love it...read morehide
3 out of 12 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Very Nice Luxury Car, Very Nice Interior
- Very expensive, Brakes always brake when let lose on the gas pedel
Transmisson failer on 13,000 miles, Engine makes wierd noise, The passenger air bag comes on when someone is actually sitting on the passenger seat.
7 out of 10 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Good fuel economy, plenty of power, auto manual shift, solid feeling interior, touch-start ignition
- Rough ride, cheap tires (causing poor handling), engine makes weird noises occasionally.
If you want a sportier car this is much better than the bland, boring 08 Honda Accord EX V6 which I was also looking at buying. It has a lot of extra features like touch-start ignition, buttons to open trunk and driver/pass doors, much more attractive and better layed out interior (unlike accord where all buttons are crammed in middle dash), more attractive exterior (never been a strong point with Honda), auto-manual shift, better acceleration and braking, and driving computer that the Accord lacked. The Accord is also more expensive and Honda doesn't like offering incentives. On the other hand the Accord is not as rough as a ride and depreciates slightly slower like all hondas do...read morehide
0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Great power, exterior looks, push-start ignition , spacious seating,
- gas mileage, tires, factory options, stereo system, rough acceleration at times
Great car for its worth. The 3.5 SE definitely has strong power with its V6. The exterior looks very nice where I've been complemented many times for how the car is (stock). However, my only grudges that I have with owning this Altima model is the stereo system, horrible options (wanted to Xenon headlights and is only available with the premium package where I got the sport package), location of the parking brake next to the brake pedal, and not-too-good factory tires. There have been times where acceleration felt rough with the motor and times where it felt extremely smooth. Other than these minor complaints, the car is great for its price... I just wish there was an option to have HID-Xenon headlights separately or with a relevantly cheaper package other than the expensive premium and technology packages....read morehide
5 out of 9 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- good engine performance, great looks, sporty handling
- fuel economy, jittery ride
i got a 3.5 SE model its really fast, good acceleration and have a great looks. i just dont like the ride quality it is somehow jittery i dont know if it is because SE models have sport tuned suspension.. the 2.5 models rides better. but over all i prefer my cars than its competitors such as camry, accord, fusion....read morehide
2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Fuel Economy, Attractive, Comfortable
- Push Button Start is Bad for hearing impaired
Even though we have hearing aids, we have to remember to actually look at the dash gages to make sure the car is turned off.
Unlike a key ignition ... you can ... have the key fob in your hand and the vehicle still running.
This is a theft waiting to happen. We're going to have to get out of the lease in order to get a standard key ignition vehicle. We're going to end up loosing a few thousand dollars at least....read morehide
4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
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