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2.5 Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
24 City / 31 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • 2.5L DOHC I4 engine
  • 105,000 mile tune-up interval
  • 5-speed manual transmission w/OD
  • Clutch/ignition interlock feature
  • Front wheel drive
  • Independent front suspension w/stabilizer bar
  • Multi-link rear suspension w/stabilizer bar
  • P215/60R16 all-season tires
  • 16" wheels w/full wheel covers
  • Pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr 4-wheel disc brakes

Exterior Features

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

Interior Features

  • Contoured reclining front bucket seats w/adjustable head restraints
  • Manual driver lumbar support
  • 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
  • Retained accessory pwr
  • Chrome inside door handle
  • Chrome ring around speedometer & speaker grilles
  • Dual front/rear 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
  • Assist handles-inc (1) front, (2) rear
  • 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
  • Front seat active head restraints
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • LATCH system (Lower Anchors & Tethers for Children)
  • Clutch/ignition interlock feature
  • Front & rear crumple zones
  • Side-door guard beams
  • Emergency inside trunk release

2006 Nissan Altima Owner Reviews

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Nissan Altima: A good car with minor issues

2006 Nissan Altima 2.5

A good, solid car for in town driving. The only problem I have had is the tire pressure indicator light constantly stays on, despite telling a Nissan dealership to fix it. Additionally, the low fuel light turns on way before it needs to. As for features, it won't have any newer features such as a backup camera or Sirius, but it does have basic features like tire pressure warning lights, miles remaining of fuel, and an aux cord port, which is great if you want to play music from your phone. Reliability wise, I spend about 700 per year on regular oil changes and repairs. I did have to replace the breaks last year. Finally, it is a somewhat comfortable ride.

- Ben G

Nissan Cars are the best!

2006 Nissan Altima 2.5

I purchased my vehicle in 2008. I loved my car it was easy on gas I would say in California my gas would be about $60 but it would last me for a good 3 weeks! It runs very smooth and not a lot of hiccups. You do have to be mindful of your maintenance. If not your car will end up with multiple issues as I have experienced but that is my fault not the car. Moving forward the car is very spacious with much leg room. I would say you could fit about 5 ppl. The trunk has a lot of space! The sound system is average nothing fancy. I would say all in all this vehicle has lasted for me to this day. Truly a reliable care.

- Marie J

the Nissan has been a great car for my family!

2006 Nissan Altima 2.5

My car has been very reliable for me. We have 3 people that normally ride in it and 1 is a baby she fits very well with all of her stuff. So overall it is great for comfort. I don't have that many features just the basics but that is fine with me. I get regular maintenance on the car so it runs really good for me. I do have a lot of miles on it, so we have had to replace and have things fixed that go out in time. But that's what happens with most cars. Overall my car has been a great car for me and my family.

- Angie F

Nissan Altima reliability.

2006 Nissan Altima 2.5

I have had good luck with my Altima. If you keep up on the maintenance you really will not have any big issues. My only concern was how quickly the rear shocks needed to be replaced. It also has a pretty small turning radius which makes parking or sharp turns quite difficult. This was my first car and I think it is safe and reliable. It rides 5 comfortably. Another issue about this car was the lack of aux input so I was unable to play music from my own devices.

- Hannah G

06 Nissan Altima. Great gas saver and family car.

2006 Nissan Altima 2.5

I have a Burgundy Nissan Altima. It has normal wear and tear. Low mileage. No check engine light is on. It has never been driven out of Mississippi. I take good care of my car. All new tires are on the car. Just had an oil change. It is a great gas saver. Family car. I have owned the car for a year now. The seats are very comfortable. A/C and heat works very good. There are no problems with my vehicle.

- Lana E

The most interesting detail about my vehicle is that I have had for three years.

2006 Nissan Altima 2.5

I have had my car for three years, it has 155000 miles on it and it runs great. It is been reliable in the winter also, but of course I had to put some work in to it. I needed to change the brakes front and back. It power locks and power windows, it is also has heated seats for the winter. I just recently did more maintenance to my vehicle, such as tune up, oil change, tire rotation.

- Matthew C

Nissan Altima are very truthful car

2006 Nissan Altima 2.5

I been driving this car for over ten years, and never had give me any problems, it still runs good, and the only time that I have spent money on it, is the normal stuff such oil change, brakes, tires and other minor details, never had a problem at all with the transmission, or the engine at all, overall is a good and reliable car.

- Joseph J

The Reliable Nissan Altima

2006 Nissan Altima 2.5

This care extremely reliable and has lasted 13 years! The engine is solid. The back seat is spacious and the trunk is a nice size. Over the years, the car does show rust easily and there is now a rust hole in the bottom of the passenger side floor. The gas tank cover has stopped opening with the lever as well.

- Abby W

It's a nice sized car that'll run forever, as long as you take care of it.

2006 Nissan Altima 2.5

I would highly recommend an Altima to anyone who is looking for a dependable vehicle. It's not the fastest or best handling car on the road but it is more than capable of anything you would need. Only complaint might be that it handled poorly when it snowed in Texas, but it does not snow often

- TJ H

Potential improvements in the future

2006 Nissan Altima 2.5

Mostly happy with the vehicle. Some problems are that it overheats sometimes but it's okay. Also it feels like a very big vehicle verses a small one. This makes parking tough sometimes. Another thing is that this car has small turning radius so it makes it hard to fit into tight spots.

- Joe B

None I drive it for fun and gets me where I need to go.

2006 Nissan Altima 2.5

The car is okay gets a lot of work done a lot of the time. Service engine is on most of the time. Breaks go very easy, and gas gage is broken. The car is okay gets a lot of work done a lot of the time. Service engine is on most of the time. Breaks go very easy, and gas gage is broken.

- Samantha N

Great Reliable Nissan Altima

2006 Nissan Altima 2.5

The car is really good on gas. Doesn't take much to fill it up. Drives really nice and is a good size. Long-lasting and a great first car for teens. Seats are very comfortable and spacious. Nice sized trunk. Easily susceptible to a couple starter issues but nothing to serious.

- Kayla E

Silver is truly gold: A review of my 2006 silver Nissan Altima

2006 Nissan Altima 2.5

I love everything about my car from the interior to the exterior. The gears move comfortably and it has great miles on it. I love the ease in the steering, the ease in the shifting and the ease in the driving itself. It's also really easy to turn in the car.

- Alice B

Great gas mileage. Super comfy.

2006 Nissan Altima 2.5

Amazing grocery getter. Gas mileage is good for the year. Perfect for a small family or someone who has to travel out of town frequently. Only downside is you may have trouble finding it in a busy parking lot as many people have cars that look very similar.

- Rebecca K

The amazing Nissan Altima

2006 Nissan Altima 2.5

My Nissan Altima is very dependable. I love my car. It's the best on the market. I wouldn't be afraid to drive it anywhere. Gets great gas mileage as well. Besides being dependable it's also a very beautiful car. Has great features, cold air and hot heat.

- Marcia B

Work project for after work

2006 Nissan Altima 2.5

CV axle, brakes, rotors, hub bearing passenger side rear driver side handle broke, transmission fluid change, transmission filter change, oil change and oil filter change. Brake fluid change, windshield wiper fluid, engine maintenance sensor replacement

- Natasha A

My car is just an average car that gets me to and from work.

2006 Nissan Altima 2.5

My car gets me to and from work. My car also allows me to run errands. As far as my car performance it has a few problems here and there. My car runs pretty good when everything is fixed. I am comfortable with my car, It really do not have any features.

- Phyllis C

A broken down car still trying to stay alive.

2006 Nissan Altima 2.5

Got a used Nissan and after 1 month of getting it checked and saying that it was fine. The battery died, the engine blew as well as the alternator. The car was still reliable after those things were fixed. I didn't have any more problems with it since.

- Andrew T

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