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Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
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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 16-valve 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

2004 Nissan Altima Owner Reviews

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I drive a black manual transmission Nissan Altima.

2004 Nissan Altima Base

I had no issues with my vehicle for a long time. I have had it since I was sixteen. It is an manual transmission so it is really fun to drive. As of recently I have had problems with the battery and have had the alternator replaced. It sometimes dies while I am idling but starts back up immediately. I will see if this problem continues or if it can work itself out.

- Austin W

Very reliable for lots of travel. Great car.

2004 Nissan Altima Base

As long as I take the car in for its regularly scheduled maintenance at the time it is needed the car performs perfectly and runs smooth just as any other vehicle. My job requires a lot of driving so it has to be able to handle a reasonable amount of wear and tear; also some pretty frequent oil change/ tire rotations something of which I generally do once a month.

- Jacob B

Car is Ok but needs improvement

2004 Nissan Altima Base

Issues with intake manifold. Also very large for a sedan. Consumes a lot of gas. Car is somewhat comfy but plush seats can be painful. Car also feels very stiff. Has a tendency to have check engine light on and off. Interior is poorly made and needs to be cleaned frequently. Interior has a tendency to smell like smog or gas vapor.

- Art V

My car is pretty standard there's nothing in particular that makes it stand out.

2004 Nissan Altima Base

My car for its age and mileage treats me very well! It is a very reliable car when driving an hour away to visit my parents and it is great with gas. The inside is incredibly spacious. I once was able to carry a desk in the backseat and it fit perfectly! This car has and continues to be the best car I have ever had.

- Maria G

Pretty good running vehicle

2004 Nissan Altima Base

When I first purchased my car 3 years ago it was very reliable. Everything worked perfect. Now 3 years later the check engine light will not go off it revs on its own. Even with the revving uncontrollably it still runs and goes pretty well. As long as you keep up like you would need to on any other vehicle.

- Adrian L

Comfort, reliability and confidence in my Altima.

2004 Nissan Altima Base

My Nissan Altima is a great car. It had incredible gas mileage. The drive is so smooth and next to mention is a nice looking car. I find my Altima to be very dependable in all types of weather. The seats are comfortable for driving and relaxing as passenger and spacious back seat and trunk.

- Jennifer W

Great starter or beginner car! Super reliable and great controls overall.

2004 Nissan Altima Base

I love the car! It has great gas mileage, control, and steering. I like how it's also a good beginner car and is very reliable with few issues or maintenance. I also find the design of the car appealing and comforting. It has served many good years of service and continues to run perfect.

- Samantha G

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