Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range

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Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
* Photo: 2003 Nissan Altima Trim Image

Base Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
23 City / 29 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • 2.5L DOHC 4-cyl engine
  • 105,000 mile tune-up interval
  • 4-speed automatic transmission w/OD
  • Front wheel drive
  • Independent front suspension w/stabilizer bar
  • Multi-link rear suspension w/stabilizer bar
  • P205/65R16 all-season tires
  • 16" wheels w/full wheel covers
  • Pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr 4-wheel disc brakes
  • 20 gallon fuel tank

Exterior Features

  • Bright side-window moldings
  • Body-color door handles
  • Body-color side moldings & bumpers
  • Multi-parabola halogen headlights
  • Body-color dual exterior mirrors
  • Solar green glass
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers w/mist function

Interior Features

  • Contoured reclining front bucket seats w/adjustable head restraints
  • Velour seat trim
  • 60/40 split-folding rear seat w/lock
  • Coin holder
  • Padded cloth-covered center armrest
  • Dual cup holders in center console w/1-liter bottle capacity
  • Full cut pile carpeting
  • Tilt & telescopic steering column
  • Illuminated ignition key cylinder
  • Immobilizer key system
  • Tachometer, coolant temperature & fuel gauges
  • Pwr windows w/driver-side auto-up/down & anti-pinch feature
  • Pwr door locks
  • Titanium-color inside door handle
  • Dual front door map pockets
  • Remote hood/trunk/fuel-filler door releases
  • Rear window defroster/side window defoggers w/timer
  • In-glass radio antenna
  • Dual cup holders in rear center armrest
  • Dual 12V DC pwr points
  • Dual sunvisors w/vanity mirror
  • Interior courtesy lamps-inc: glove box, trunk, door marker
  • Map light w/sunglass holder in overhead console
  • Dual rear coat hooks

Safety Features

  • Driver & passenger supplemental dual-stage front airbags
  • Front seat belts w/pretensioners, load limiters, adjustable upper anchors
  • 3-point seat belts in all seating positions
  • ELR seat belt system for driver seating position
  • ALR/ELR seat belt system for passenger seating positions
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • LATCH system (Lower Anchors & Tethers for Children)
  • Front & rear crumple zones
  • Side-door guard beams
  • Emergency inside trunk release

Options & Packages

2003 Nissan Altima Owner Reviews

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My car is pretty regular. Unfortunately there are no fun features to mention.

2003 Nissan Altima Base

Nissan Altima is a very reliable car. Mine is an older model but it still runs great. There is a defect with all the models with the gas cap latch. It seems like every Altima I see has the gas latch open because it won't close and a lot of them have a front bumper replacement like mine as well. But overall she is very reliable and comfortable to ride in. Right now I'm having issues with my crankshaft position sensor but I think that problem only occurred because the guy I brought the car from actually gave me a different Altima engine with less miles. Just a little advice, buy the engine as is without prior modifications.

- Aretha K

This is a safe and reliable car to drive for years. It has easy maintenance.

2003 Nissan Altima Base

Very reliable, some troubles with maintaining tire pressure. It has great gas mileage on the highway but not as well on the street. There is easy maintenance. It is very comfortable and smooth to drive. I like the features presented and with additional add-ons. I would recommend this car to anyone!

- Chris D

It's a good reliable vehicle.

2003 Nissan Altima Base

The car is just to long for me to drive comfortably. It has good gas mileage and has a lot of room. It has been a pretty reliable car but a couple of years ago it started shaking. It's been 'fixed' but it just keeps happening. I would like if the car wasn't so long and wide

- Sarah T

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