$19,600 - $20,100
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2.5 S Key Features & Specs

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$19,600 - $20,100
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
23-24 City / 29-31 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
  • 4-speed automatic transmission w/OD
  • 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
  • Dual body-color pwr exterior mirrors
  • Solar green glass
  • Variable intermittent windshield wipers w/mist function

Interior Features

  • Contoured reclining front bucket seats w/adjustable head restraints
  • Dual height adjustable driver seat
  • Manual driver lumbar support
  • Driver/front passenger seat back pockets
  • 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
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Cruise control
  • 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
  • Air conditioning
  • Microfilter ventilation
  • AM/FM stereo w/CD player & (6) speakers
  • 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
  • Trunk lid trim

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 Is an All Around Champ

2006 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

This is the second Nissan Altima I have owned and both have been a pleasure! Reliable, good on gas mileage, spacious trunk as well as back seat fold down capability. Equipped with car seat connections for all 3 seats in the back. Quality Noss speakers for great sound as well 2 DCV charging ports, one conveniently located in the center console for access from the back seat. Relatively low maintenance even at high mileage- just maintain fluids and tune ups and you're good to go! Under the hood layout is very accessible even for a car novice and parts are delightfully cheaper than same class size sedans!

- Katrina L

My 2006 Nissan Altima is reliable for the most part with some issues.

2006 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

I like the size of my vehicle. I find it not too big nor too small. It is reliable for the most part. There were unexpected issues though and I wish there were maintenance warnings before hand. One time it just stopped on me, but after a while I could get it to go and I had it checked out. One day, the gears couldn't shift and I had some help where someone went in to it and made it to where I could shift gears, just needed a tiny screwdriver to help me do so. Those unexpected car trouble events were very embarrassing because it caused inconvenience for other drivers without warning.

- April A

@183,000 miles and going strong...

2006 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

Brand new; leased first then purchased at the end of the lease. It is the best car of this type that we have ever owned. Yes we maintained it through the dealer until the loan was paid. After that we always changed the oil every 3000 - 4000 miles watched the rubber on the ground (tires) and drove it kind of carefully.. Mostly not too hot off the line and hardly ever over 72 mph. Had major front end work at 150,000 miles - wear-and-tear... I would buy another one.

- Phillip H

Great family car with extra trunk lock!

2006 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

It is appealing to the eye. Silver. 4 doors. Plenty of room for 2 to 3 children. Smooth when driving. Sunroof. Power windows and locks. CD player. Something I thought was really neat is in the glove box is a button you can push that locks the trunk. I really liked it because my 2 kids would try to get in the trunk playing and shut it. Made me nervous! So I pushed that button and not even the key fob will open it. Very great car. Especially for families.

- Jennifer C

Is a Nissan Altima 2.5 liter 4 cylinder 4 door and it's a light golden

2006 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

It has a warped head gasket but all in all it's a very good running and reliable vehicle. It's very clean and comfortable. It has all black interior and the outside paint color is like a goldish light brown. It's very nice and up to date as far as the radio system and CD player and all the other knobs on the car interior. The passengers back doors handle is broken off but I have a replacement one in my trunk as we speak.

- Crystal H

The Yes's and the No's with a Nissan Altima

2006 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

It's a very nice car just a little bit snug for me since I am six feet tall. And besides that, the interior setup is very nice and straight to the point. Now, it does not have an auxiliary cord due to it being an older car but it does have a disc dispenser so it is not too much of a loss. Also it is a coaster car meaning the vehicle will roll even when your foot is off the accelerator.

- Tiara N

Great commuter car or for small families

2006 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

My car runs great! It is a comfortable ride and I am able to adjust the seat well for being on the shorter side, but my husband who is quite tall is also able to easily adjust. I wish the Max A/C would work a bit faster, and the front of my hood is easily scratched from paint. It also sits down quite low so other drivers headlights can get distracted easily.

- Tammy H

My 2006 Nissan Altima! Oldie but Goodie!

2006 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

My vehicle has been through some damage the past couple of years I've been into accidents and just have not had time to get the bumper or the trunk replaced but driving wise it's been a very good vehicle. The gas mileage is outstanding. For it being an older vehicle it's definitely gotten me where I've needed to go and I've never had any problems

- Tara P

You take good care of your Nissan and it will take good care of you!

2006 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

I've been driving my Nissan for 13 years. I maintain regular oil changes and maintenance on my car. It drives as well now as it did when I bought it brand new. I was told from the beginning how reliable they are as long as you do the above. Being an older car it doesn't have all of the current bells and whistles, but I don't need those anyway.

- Kim L

Nissan Altima: Look at That Trunk Space!

2006 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

The 2006 Nissan Altima is a fairly reliable car, albeit a little boring at times. No major issues with the car that wasn't caused by negligence or an outside force. There is loads of trunk space in the back, so much can fit. It also has a lot of ample space in the back seats so people with long legs will feel comfortable.

- Corey S

A very reliable vehicle..

2006 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

The Nissan Altima car is very reliable. The only problem I have with it is that the ac needs to be recharged but even then the ac is still cool. It's a 2006 but it's runs as if it was new. It's good on gas because I would have to commute and I never had any problems with gas. The Nissan is also relatively cheap to insure.

- Janet P

Overview of Nissan, going great

2006 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

It's has really good gas mileage, no major problems at all if I must say. Maintenance is not expensive, most things that would tear down in most cars easily doesn't happen with the Nissan Altima. I think it's a really great car and I would love to stay in the Nissan family, it has been a pleasant experience for me .

- Mike H

2006 Nissan Altima: A dream first car

2006 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

This vehicle handles incredibly well in every condition I've driven it in. For a car that is over ten years old it still drives like it's brand new. Trunk space is surprising large for a rather small car. The seats are very comfy and have caught myself drifting off to sleep in them while waiting in parking lots.

- Drake M

Oldie but Goodie '06 Nissan Altima

2006 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

Although this car is relatively old in comparison to the newer cars in our area, parts and maintenance are cheap and it's a decent little car. With that being said, the car does have its issues. Parts go out regularly. However, Its looks still compare with the newer cars you'd see on the streets and highways.

- Sarah S

I would buy an Altima for every member of my family if I could!

2006 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

runs really well! I've had issues with the o2 sensors in it, which is common in Altima, but other than that I love it. Very comfortable. Gas is great. Feels really good on the road when it comes to handling! my next car I get will indeed be another Altima, but hopefully a newer year! I highly suggest Altimas!

- Adam W

Nissan Altima 2.5 S Best Car Ever

2006 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

Leaks water when it rains. Hard to clean. Gas is okay sometimes and at other times it runs hard on gas. It doesn't really cost too much money to get things fixed on it. So I'm okay with my car. My daughter knows how to buckle her seat belt in the car. All features work mostly so I find my car satisfying

- Kristen W

A very interesting detail is that it lasts a long time and so many years.

2006 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

The car has lasted a very long time but the gas meter does not work. It stops on me occasionally in the road. I never know if the car has full tank of gas or not. The color is fading pretty bad. Also the battery does not work sometimes when you need it to the most. The A/C does not blow hard at all.

- Jane R

The Nissan Altima, a good all American, foreign car.

2006 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

The Nissan Altimas are great vehicles, have no problems with them at all good vehicles, had a problem with a valve cover gasket that's about it so far, and this vehicle has almost 200, 000 miles on it now. I would recommend the Nissan Altima as a family car, business car or sports car to anyone.

- Geoff W

Nissan Altima the very best.

2006 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

It has no issues, Nissan for me is a trustable brand because i had no issues with my car, the parts are cheap and is very comfortable because it is a full car. I recommend Nissan Altima for your next buy. I love the Japanese mechanic and technology. They are very experienced on this matter.

- Walter M

Our Nissan Altima has been our reliable vehicle when others would break down.

2006 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

Very reliable and has many miles. Air Conditioner compressor has been a problem and finding affordable maintenance has been an issue. Also, we have had problems lately with the head gasket blowing. But has almost 200,000 miles on. It has been our most reliable vehicle over the years.

- Dawn D

Great little used car minor transmission issue.

2006 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

Biggest problem is the transmission. I clunk when shifting. Everything else is wonderful. A good amount of power, other than the transmission the car is great. Plenty of room, 30 mph, ever after being hit by a car it is solid enough to move forward and get me to where I have to go.

- Ray B

Comfortable and good gas mileage, but has engine issues.

2006 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

This particular year of Altima has a lot of engine problems. My engine overheated and I ended up having to get a engine replacement. The car is comfortable, has the basic features (heat/ac, radio, CD player, sunroof), but the problems I have had with this car outweigh the features.

- Gabby B

It's is very sporty and runs like a 6 cylinder vehicle

2006 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

The vehicle is reliable it is good on gas mileage. It's a really good family car very safe to drive it looks very sporty as well. Car is pretty big it makes wide turns but overall it's a nice vehicle and makes for a good starter car.. Vehicle is known for having multiple misfires

- Christian R

The Altima is the perfect freeway machine

2006 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

Low maintenance car with parts easily available and at a relatively low cost. Mileage is great at 25-27 mpg even after being 13 years old. Has Cruise control which is great for long drives. The only drawback is that the car has started showing signs of corrosion on the body.

- John N

Transmission is the current problem or starter.

2006 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

I bought the car used so there was a previous owner. But I had battery die on me 2 times within a year. When I put it into drive, it shifts real hard as if the transmission is going out. Sometimes when I want to turn it on, key turns in ignition but does not start.

- A C

It is a gas saver. $40 dollars for a full tank and lasts about 10 days

2006 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

This is a great vehicle. Very reliable great with gas never any real problems with it. The only thing I don't like is the remote for the car I wish we could still use regular keys. If you lose the remote it is difficult to find where to buy it, and it's expensive.

- Elizabeth A

Gets you to the places you need to go

2006 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

I think my car performs well. I bought it used and it is 13 years old and it still runs well. I don't travel that much so it doesn't have to many miles, so that helps but I've never had any problems. Just the regular upkeep for a car that anyone should do.

- Diana N

Smooth driving but has a few links to be worked out

2006 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

It's a decent car. The air vents crack easily and I've replaced the radiator with three brand new radiators in the last three years. It sometimes takes a while before it can be put into gear once it's first crunk up as well. It's still a pretty durable car.

- Heather H

Nissan is the best reliable vehicle.

2006 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

I love that I have not had any major problems for this vehicle and that it is excellent on gas mileage. This car has been very reliable to me. I love Nissan vehicles. Nissan will be my next car again. It is a nice sized vehicle for a family. Love the color.

- Ernest S

Nissan's run for life when taken care of

2006 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

Nissan Altima is a great and reliable car. The engine when maintained properly with maintenance being done consistently seems it will run forever. Keep up with the oil change and tune ups and the car will not let you down. Great on mileage and rides smooth

- Jerry C

Unreal reliability and performance.

2006 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

I have had only one problem with the Altima since I bought it new in 2006. This was a 15 dollar replacement sensor. The car is an excellent value and tremendously reliable. I would highly recommend a Nissan to any and all who asked me for my opinion.

- Mark M

Great second hand car. Love the look inside. Lots of room.

2006 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

This is a used vehicle. Think I am the 3rd owner. I have had no problems with it so far. I have owned it for about a year. It drives smooth, it has a great heater, a/c not cooling right now. Has a little power steering leak. Having those checked out.


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