Even with the automatic transmission, passing response is fine. The interior provides adequate head room for all passengers and enough space for two adults in the rear seat. Assembled in Smyrna, Tennessee, the mid-size front-wheel drive Altima contends in the fiercely competitive family sedan market against other smaller mid-size entries such as the Ford Contour, Mercury Mystique, Mazda 626, Chryler Cirrus and Dodge Stratus--to name just a few. If you are having problems with the transmission in your Altima, such as clunky shifting or hesitation, check the fluid level first - it is amazing how many drivers pay thousands of dollars for transmission work when a half quart of transmission fluid would have fixed the problem. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.
It produces 150 horsepower at 5600 rpm and 154 pound-feet of torque at 4400 rpm. Dealer will replace all affected air bags. Acceleration is more than adequate, with 0-60 times of 9. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating. Yearly Updates 1994 Altima A passenger-side airbag and 3-point manual front seatbelts are the major new features this year for Altima. When comparing vehicles using our Rating System, it's important to note that the rating earned by each vehicle correlates only to the models within its class.
Trouble Spots Air conditioner Description: Poor air-conditioner performance may be caused by a refrigerant leak at the compressor-joint connector and is fixed by replacing the O-ring. All Brakes Description: Inspect the right-rear brake hose for chafing on the rear suspension, which could lead to a leak and brake failure. The only potential drawback is a cabin that could use a bit more sound insulation. The car has been a strong player for Nissan ever since its debut, and was singled out by J. Overview For 1993, Nissan replaced the Stanza with the Altima.
Decent, but not quite the best. Although newer designs have come along since its introduction, and a major makeover is just around the corner, this is still an appealing sedan that combines solid engineering, competent performance and value in a stylish package. Performance and fuel economy from the standard 150-horsepower 2. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class. If the transmission fluid level on your Altima is low, you need to add fluid through the dipstick tube.
A driver-side airbag came standard and when optional antilock brakes were ordered, rear disc brakes replaced the standard rear drums. The trunk has a wide, flat floor, giving the Altima good cargo room for its size. . The major improvement over the Stanza was an extra inch of rear leg room and head room. Nissan has been developed sophisticated transmissions through years and it is critical that you add the exact type of transmission fluid stipulated by your owner's manual typically in the back of the manual in a section titled Fluid Capacities. When installed in the Altima, it provided 150 horsepower. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.
But when called upon to pass quickly or make a merging maneuver, aggressive use of the accelerator is required to coax the automatic to make its one- or two-gear downshift. Unlike other websites and magazines, our ratings are not based solely on a singular road test, but rather a more encompassing batch of criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value. When adding transmission fluid to your Altima, be sure to add it slowly as the transmission fluid capacity is reached quickly and it is difficult to remove excess fluid if you overfill. This video shows you how to add transmission fluid to your 1996 Nissan Altima. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.
You can interpret our ratings in the following way: 5-Star: Outstanding vehicle. Ride quality is comfortable, if firm, and braking is strong and progressive. Before adding transmission fluid, make sure that your engine was running when you checked the fluid level. . . .
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