Post # 1
Hello, there! I’m currently looking for a new vehicle and have some interest in nissans. I want to know what you bees think of these cars! I’m currently looking at a 2007 nissan altima, does anyone have any experience with this car? Or have an amazing experience with a car they love? I’m a student so I don’t want a car that is going to constantly be breaking down, and good gas mileage is important! Tell me your stories! Thanks in advance 🙂
Post # 3
- Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor
I have a Prius, and I absolutely love it. Toyotas are really well built – my parents have had their 2003 Prius for 10+ years and it’s never had anything worse than a cracked windshield – i.e. no breaking down or reliability problems. I bought a (used) 2012 Prius last year, and it’s perfect for my lifestyle. They also make Prius C which is smaller and under $20k, that might be a good option for you! You really can’t beat the gas mileage – I get 50+ mpg and it feels like I never have to fill up on gas anymore.
Post # 4
If it isnt a German car, I’m not driving it 🙂
(and i’m not saying that because I’m german. But because out of all the cars I have driven the ones I have felt safest in and think that drive wise are the best have been german)
Post # 5
@mallo: I heart Germans. Do you have a make/model recommendation?
Post # 6
I have a 2009 Nissan Versa hatchback and it has been just wonderful for me!
Post # 7
@Mrs. Wallaby: Toyotas are very reliable… they’re just pretty hard to find used where I come from! People drive them until they have 200,000+ miles! I’ve been trying to keep my eye out, though. Thank you for the help 🙂
Post # 8
i have a hyundai elantra, and i love it. mine is a 2005, but my mom has the new version, and it’s fantastic. we both get awesome gas mileage, and they have an easy upkeep. my mom has had four hyundai cars- my elantra was hers, then she had another elantra, then a tuscon (which was awesome, i loved that little SUV), and now another elantra.
i also love the 2013 subaru forrester. we had one as a rental over the summer, it was awesome. i think the gas mileage wasn’t as good as my car, but it was a nice car to drive, and had a lot more space than mine.
my dad has a ford edge, and it drives really really nicely. it’s big, since i’m so used to my little elantra. but it really does drive nicely. the gas mileage isn’t great, since it’s such a big car.
Post # 9
I have a 2010 nissan murano and love it! FI has a 2004 nissan altima, and it’s holding up pretty well, with minimal repairs needed. His car is got 126k miles already, probably can go up to 200k no problem. He also doesn’t maintain his car as much as he should, so if you are good about maintence and such, an older altima will be fine!
Post # 10
I have a 2013 Corolla and I love it! Toyota’s are great (I’m slighly biased being that FI is a Toyota tech) and they always have good financing deals
Post # 11
- Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI
My cousin is on her 2nd Nissan Altima because she loved the car and my Dad is on his second Nissan Maxima because he loved the car so much. My Dad actually flew from WI to OH to get his current Maxima with all the specs and color he wanted. Right now in the middle of winter I am very envious of my Dad’s heated steering wheel. Both are on their 2nd ones not because of anything going wrong with the first they both just wanted a upgrade.
I have a Mazda 6 and I love it.
Post # 12
My mom has the Nissan van (sorry, can’t remember the name) and we’ve been pretty happy with it. It’s super roomy and it took a while for my mom to get used to parking it, but it’s very comfortable, we love the seat warmers, it’s not too tall for my grandparents to climb into, and it’s generally been pretty good.
I know someone who has the hatchback – I think it’s the Versa? – and she’s very happy with it as well.
Post # 13
we have a 2010 (I believe) Nissan Pathfinder and love it! FI and his family only drive Nissans.
Post # 14
I have a Nissan Armada, not what youre looking for if you want good gas mileage but I can atest to their service being great and my vehicle feels very well built, ive had one of most brands over the years and I would buy another for sure.
Post # 15
No experience with Nissan, but I have a Hyundai Elentra Touring and my DH has the sedan version, and we love both! They are both around 3 years old with ~80,000 km on each, and we haven’t had any problems with them. Our parents all have at least one Hyundai as well and they haven’t had problems either.
Post # 16
@mrsquigley8-17-13: I had a Nissan Sentra and it was decent. It ran pretty well for a good 10 years. I think Honda’s are better though at that price point. I’d go with an Accord. Mine is 10 years old and I have had to do very little with it. I just had to replace the gasket and o2 sensor, which cost $800 and the most expensive thing I’ve ever had to do to it.