Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,455 - $6,735
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
35 City / 33 HWY
Horsepower
158-270
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,455 - $6,735
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
35 City / 33 HWY
Horsepower
158-270
Seats
5

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2008 Nissan Altima Owner Reviews

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No accidents. Cvt transmission. Dual exhaust.

2008 Nissan Altima

Ok so I bought my 08 Nissan Altima 2. 5s from a used car dealer a few months back. When I first got it the odometer was 103, 117 now I am at 112, 099. However the problem is when coming to complete stops my oil light will flicker then go off right after. I do not know what's wrong but I think it is the oil pan. There's also a high pitched gurgling sound coming from the right side of the engine. I do believe this may be more costly the longer I drive on it so I am having it looked at in the morning. Other than that the near 10, 000 miles I have drove it for has been fun. The cvt transmission is one of my favorite parts about the car. The fact that you can switch from automatic to manual minus the clutch is pretty cool. My car still has been in no accidents and the exterior is sleek as well as the fuzzy soft black foam seats. The mpg is not horrible but not impressive just slightly above average. As of now I average 23 city and 28 highway.

- Aaron W

Handling, reliability, and comfort.

2008 Nissan Altima 3.5 SE

Problems: the biggest issue with this vehicle is that the dash melts in the sun. It gets sticky and tacky, and over time it has basically ruined. Performance: this car is fantastic and fun to drive. The 3.5L coupe that I have is zippy and has a lot of acceleration for an Altima. It handles very well. Reliability: I have had no problems at all with this car being reliable. With dedicated maintenance, this car is now 11 years old and still drives great. Comfort: front seat comfort is fantastic with plenty of legroom. Head room is fine for me (5'6'), but if you are very tall you might hit your head on the ceiling if you hit a speed bump. Back seat comfort is fine once you are in the seat, but climbing back there is difficult in the coupe. Features: with the 3.5L SE trim, I have the sunroof, cruise control, a decent stereo, and a fair bit of power. The only thing this car is lacking is bluetooth (but it's an older car).

- Lena L

Very good car, good mileage low maintenance.

2008 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL

It is quiet. I have driven it for six hours filling the tank before I left Dallas TX and when I left port Arthur TX to come back to Dallas. It is heavy and can handle strong winds with ease. Changes lanes with ease, barely turning the steering wheel. I added run deflectors on all windows because if it is raining when you go through the drive through at a fast food restaurant you will get wet. When the rain hits the front window it does not distort your vision. I am a cup holder person, I have three middle console and one on each door. I have used the console as a cooler when traveling to keep sandwiches cool. You wrap an ice pack in a plastic bag and sit sandwich on top of ice pack. I love the space, no closeness of passengers. Trunk holds a lot of stuff. I like that it tells you when something is wrong and where it is. I love every aspect of this model of car.

- Wilma W

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$4,455 - $5,736
$5,328 - $6,735

Horsepower

Horsepower
175 hp
270 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.5L DOHC I4 engine
3.5L DOHC V6 engine
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof

Alarm

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
44.1 in.
44.1 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.1 - 40.6 in.
40.1 - 40.6 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.8 in.
35.8 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
35.9 - 36.8 in.
35.9 - 36.8 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
13.1 - 15.3 cu. ft.
13.1 - 15.3 cu. ft.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio

CD Player

CD Player

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control

Dual Zone

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
109.3 in.
109.3 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36.1 ft.
36.1 ft.

Length

Length
189.8 in.
189.8 in.

Width

Width
70.7 in.
70.7 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3112 lbs.
3417 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
175 hp
270 hp

Torque

Torque
180 ft. lbs.
258 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
100 lbs.
100 lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
20 gal.
20 gal.

Combined

Combined
28 mpg
23 mpg

City

City
23 mpg
19 mpg

Highway

Highway
32 mpg
26 mpg

Transmission

CVT Transmission

CVT Transmission
Safety Features

Features

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control
Optional

Traction Control

Traction Control
Optional

HID Headlights

HID Headlights

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety