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Would you find this suspicious? It's about buying a used car.

Asked by Blackberry (31878points) October 26th, 2010

So I was reading these reviews about the 2007 Altima 2.5 S Sedan. Multiple reviews have talked about having to replace their transmissions, some even twice.

Then, I read about some of the recalls on this car, and it just sucks because the ones in my area are all so cheap for their mileage and year, but obviously it’s too good to be true, right?

On some of the dealer websites, there are numerous Altimas that are for sale and they’re all cheap, there’s too many red flags. But I really want one…...Should I just look for something else? I don’t want to be a victim.

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Brian1946's avatar

How about getting a 2008 Altima?

skinba44's avatar

well if you are buying used from the dealer see if it may come from a warranty? also how were the statistics for those that did need a replacement compared to those that did not…I would look into that 1st because if it not that much of a significant differnce that can help you with your choice, especially if you buy outright from someone just selling it where there will be no warranty…hope this helps and good luck!!!

CFi's avatar

You can always purchase a extended warranty from the dealer you plan to purchase the vehicle from. Like with anything in life you don’t really know what can happen with the vehicle, it could be there was a design flaw during a series production that was corrected by the manufacturer only affecting a limited number.
Are the reviews stating the trans replacements from people of a certain state or area or magazine articles?
It also all depends on how well maintained and how you drive the vehicle. Generally Nissan doesn’t have a good buy back value in comparison to Toyota or Honda, which would semi-justify why used Nissan’s are so much cheaper.
In my line of work I haven’t heard much about transmission issues with Altima’s and I deal directly with repair shops every day, I hope this helps.

crisw's avatar

Why, exactly, do you want one?

Blackberry's avatar

@crisw I got the chance to drive a friend’s and fell in love lol. Although I like other cars and might be looking for a different kind.

crisw's avatar


It’s easy to fall in love with a car short-term. Issues like safety and reliability are probably more important in the long run.

Blackberry's avatar

@crisw Yeah, you’re right. It does suck how a car gives you the same feeling as overwhelming sexual infatuation lol.

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