$24,470 - $25,850
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Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range
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3.5 SE Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$24,470 - $25,850
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
19 City / 26-27 HWY
Horsepower
270
Seats
5

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Mechanical Features

  • 3.5L DOHC V6 engine
  • 105,000 mile tune-up interval
  • Engine cover
  • 6-speed manual transmission w/OD
  • Xtronic continuously variable transmission (CVT)
  • Clutch interlock
  • Front wheel drive
  • Traction control system (TCS)
  • Battery saver
  • Performance suspension tuning
  • Independent front strut suspension w/stabilizer bar
  • Independent multi-link rear suspension w/stabilizer bar
  • P215/55R17 all-season tires
  • 17" alloy wheels
  • Vehicle speed sensitive pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr front vented & rear solid disc brakes
  • Anti-lock braking system
  • Electronic brake force distribution
  • Dual chrome-tipped exhaust

Exterior Features

  • Pwr tilt/sliding glass moonroof w/sunshade
  • Body color bumpers
  • Body color side moldings
  • Body color door handles
  • Body color front & rear splash guards
  • Auto on/off halogen headlights
  • Fog lamps
  • Body color pwr heated manual folding mirrors w/integrated turn signals
  • UV reducing glass w/dark upper windshield band
  • Flat blade speed-sensitive variable intermittent windshield wipers
  • Speed-sensitive variable intermittent windshield wipers w/mist function

Interior Features

  • Cloth seat trim
  • Coupe unique cloth seat trim
  • Contoured reclining front bucket seats w/adjustable head restraints
  • 8-way pwr driver seat
  • 8-way pwr driver seat w/manual lumbar
  • Driver/front passenger seat back pockets
  • 60/40 split-folding rear seat w/lock
  • Coin holder
  • Front console w/integral armrest, storage compartments
  • Center console dual bottle holders
  • Center console w/(3) bottle holders
  • Full cut pile carpeting
  • Driver footrest
  • Tilt & telescopic steering column
  • Leather wrapped steering wheel w/mounted audio & cruise controls
  • Intelligent Key system w/push-button ignition
  • Vehicle immobilizer system
  • Vehicle security system
  • Tachometer, coolant temp & fuel gauges
  • Vehicle info display
  • Trip computer w/outside temp gauge
  • Warning lights-inc: low fuel, door-ajar, low washer fluid, seat belt
  • Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
  • Pwr windows w/driver/front passenger 1-touch up/down & auto-reverse, key operated windows, key fob front up/down feature
  • Pwr door locks w/driver & passenger door lock switches
  • Retained accessory pwr
  • Cruise control
  • Trunk cancel switch
  • Remote hood/fuel-filler door & pwr trunk releases
  • AM/FM stereo w/CD player-inc: auxiliary input jack, (6) speakers
  • AM/FM stereo w/CD player & (6) speakers
  • In-glass radio antenna
  • Air conditioning w/micro filter ventilation, rear vents
  • Air conditioning w/micro filter
  • Rear seat heat ducts
  • Rear window defroster w/timer
  • Dual cup holders in rear center armrest
  • Dual 12V DC pwr points
  • Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors w/extensions
  • Interior courtesy lamps-inc: glove box, trunk
  • Map light w/sunglass holder in overhead console
  • Silver color door handles
  • Front door map pockets w/bottle holders
  • Rear side panels w/bottle holders
  • Rear coat hook
  • Cargo net
  • (3) passenger assist grips
  • Front assist grips

Safety Features

  • Anti-lock braking system
  • Traction control system (TCS)
  • Clutch interlock
  • Driver & passenger supplemental dual-stage front airbags
  • Front side-impact airbags
  • Roof mounted side curtain 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)
  • Energy absorbing steering column
  • Energy absorbing bumpers
  • Front & rear crumple zones
  • Side-door guard beams
  • Emergency inside trunk release

2008 Nissan Altima Owner Reviews

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420 Reviews
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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

The comfort of driving, the features, the roominess... Overall satisfied.

2008 Nissan Altima 3.5 SE

I have had problems with having to replace all four coil ignitions. I enjoy the features that is part of the car. It is a very comfortable car to door and smooth, the most comfortable car I have ever owned and driven. It has good pick-up for a 4 cylinder and plenty of space including the trunk. So far I have no complaints about the reliability. I would definitely purchase another Altima.

- Andrea H

Comfortable, stylish, reliable.

2008 Nissan Altima 3.5 SE

Honestly, this is the best car I have ever had. I bought it totaled and had it rebuilt and it is still a really great car. I haven't had any problems other than small maintenance issues. I had a tire that was loosing air, but my tire pressure light came on so I am not mad at all! This car is super comfortable and sleek and absolutely wonderful!

- Emma B

08 Nissan Altima. 2008 Nissan Altima has major transmission issues.

2008 Nissan Altima 3.5 SE

Transmission went out once already, not a reliable vehicle. No recall on transmission but extended the warranty mileage to 120,000. No where on website did it volunteer this information. Had to google it and call corporate. Trunk light out. Not a normal bulb. The car is oxidizing and we don't live near water. . Company not to truthful either.

- Michelle M

Significant Rouge Features

2008 Nissan Altima 3.5 SE

I have no complaints about my vehicle. It has a smooth ride. The vehicle is very reliable and is comfortable. This car is great in bad weather. This car has several cool features. My favorite feature is 4 wheel drive. The car also has great Bluetooth ability. Drivers will be able drive and talk on their phones without using a mobile device.

- Valerie D

I am not a sales person so I don't see why I need to write sales reviews.

2008 Nissan Altima 3.5 SE

There's isn't anything not to love about this car. Everything is perfect, rear view camera glitches every now and then. The car is pretty fast, the tech is basic in my car but everything works great. Doesn't have blind spot detection bit you can always purchase a vehicle with all the technology in it. I chose basic because it was cheaper.

- Ana T

The rear view camera is the most interesting detail

2008 Nissan Altima 3.5 SE

My vehicle comes with vehicle warranty. It has a rear view camera, automatic drive, etc. As far as problems I've recently had to replace the alternator as well as tires. I keep up with my routine maintenance such as oil changes and tune ups. My vehicle is really great on gas. I use premium gasoline

- Shikara N

Great style, shape, color. Sunroof!

2008 Nissan Altima 3.5 SE

No problems, very comfortable. Very reliable. Only fixed maintenance problems. Have had the car for 2 years. Only thing is tire pressure is always on. Great car overall, great first car, good on gas and mileage. I like the 2008 series. Mine is leather interior, sunroof.

- Robyn L

Premium gas is the death of me.

2008 Nissan Altima 3.5 SE

My car is great, the only thing that is a brother is that premium gas is recommended for high performance which is really the only gas that should go in it because gas mileage is really bad on any other grade of gas. Everything else about my car is actually really nice.

- Karen B

The best thing about my Altima is the stereo system by far!

2008 Nissan Altima 3.5 SE

My vehicle has leather seats, heated seats, Bose stereo system & great gas mileage. I would 10/10 recommend a Nissan Altima out of anything else on this planet. Mine drives so smooth and quiet. It is quite honestly the best thing ever. The price wasn't that bad either!

- Nicole A

The car is black, leather interior, sunroof, mp3 compatible, fog lights.

2008 Nissan Altima 3.5 SE

Love nissan, no major problems . Yet. Car has lasted several years with upkeep. I cannot wait to get a new nissan. My mechanic has been able to fix any problem that arose. I would recommend nissan to anyone. The only major fix was a fuel injector. No other issues.

- Beth L

This car will take you anywhere you need to be.

2008 Nissan Altima 3.5 SE

I have owned this car for almost 2 years and I love it! I like that it looks sleek and sporty, and has more than enough room for me and my family. The v6 engine allows for this beauty to be a beast on the road when needed. Would definitely recommend.

- Sarah W

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