2016 Nissan Altima SL Test Drive

?2016 Nissan Altima SL Sedan? Bows with revised styling and enhanced performance Last year, after two decades, Nissan?s top-selling model, the Altima, entered its fifth generation with an all-new model lineup that included 6 specific choices, with two engine options and two distinctively different feeling Continuously Variable Transmissions (CVT). For the 2016 model year, the…

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2015 Nissan Altima SV Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer San Jose, Calif. ? It had been more than two years since we had driven the Nissan Altima so when we scheduled a trip to California to see our grandson play in a couple of high school baseball games, we asked Nissan if we could borrow the latest model for…

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A Nissan Playdate

By Bill Schaffer   Nashville ? Occasionally, an auto manufacturer will gather a sampling of their current lineup and invite a group of automotive journalists over to get a little refresher in what they have to offer. Nissan did just that last week putting together a group of more than 40 Nissans and even a…

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2014 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL Test Drive

?Nissan Altima: A class above? After two decades, the Nissan?s top-selling model, the Altima, entered its fifth generation last year with an all-new model lineup that included 6 specific choices, with two engine options and two distinctively different feeling Continuously Variable Transmissions (CVT).?For the 2014 model year, the Nissan Altima will come in four models…

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2013 Nissan Altima Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer We are car watchers and are continually looking at the vehicles around us on the highways, streets and in parking lots. We like to see what is popular in the area and what type of people are driving — women, men, young, old, etc. The results of this unofficial sampling…

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Test Drive: 2013 Nissan Altima 3.5 SL

2013 Nissan Altima 3.5 SL The best family sedan, hands down. I didn?t set out this week to write a best family sedan article. Frankly, I don?t care much for sedans, and there?s good reason why. In this modern and diversified automotive world, I am not convinced families use sedan. That, however, is neither here…

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Test Drive: Nissan Altima

By Bill Schaffer Nashville, Tenn. ?A car has to be pretty darn good to do the things the Nissan Altima has done during the last year.? Usually three or four years into a new model sales slip badly, but in the sixth year of the fourth generation model, Altima sales advanced to the position of…

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Test Drive: 2013 Nissan Altima Sedan

?Nissan Altima celebrates 20 years with all-new model lineup? After two decades, the Nissan?s top-selling model, the Nissan Altima, enters its fifth generation with an all-new model lineup that includes 6 specific choices, with two engine options and two distinctively different feeling Continuously Variable Transmissions (CVT)….

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Test Drive: 2011 Nissan Altima

When it first came out, the Nissan Altima was a compact economy car, with emphasis on the economy.? That?s a far cry from the 2011 Nissan Altima, which boasts a 270 horsepower 3.5-liter V6 engine and all the interior comforts that used to define a luxury car. Give this Nissan a snazzy clock and it…

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Test Drive: Nissan Altima Coupe

When we drove the first Nissan Altima Coupe two years ago, we said the styling would be a head turner for years, and we were right, or at least it turns our heads, still. Slightly smaller and a little more athletic-looking than the Altima sedan that it?s derived from, the Coupe gets several styling enhancements…

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