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Nissan Altima reliability - how does it truly compare?

Postby mkaresh » Sat Dec 02, 2006 4:07 pm

In the fall of 2005 I started conducting my own reliability research, with the aim of reporting more detailed and more easily compared information than is currently available. While over 10,000 cars have been enrolled in the panel, far more are needed. So I am very grateful that the owner of this forum has seen the value of this research and agreed to help out.

When I first posted this thread, I hadn't started collecting data on the Altima yet, because not enough are signed up--84 for all model years.

There are now 371 owners signed up, and we're collecting data (so far) on the 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, and 2008. Many more participants are needed, though.

Participants simply report repairs the month after they occur on a one-page survey. When there are no repairs, they simply report an approximate odometer reading four times a year, at the end of each quarter.

To encourage participation, panel members will receive full access to the results for free.

For the details, and to sign up to help out:

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Re: Nissan Altima reliability - how does it truly compare? (mkaresh)

Postby mkaresh » Tue Jan 23, 2007 9:47 am

Just need a couple more 2007s to get started.

The next closest year is 2005, where I need six more signed up.

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Re: Nissan Altima reliability - how does it truly compare? (mkaresh)

Postby mkaresh » Mon Feb 05, 2007 7:27 am

I'm going to start collecting data on the 2007 this month. More cars will still be needed before there can be any results, I'm assuming these will come.

With the 2005, still five cars short.

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Re: Nissan Altima reliability - how does it truly compare? (mkaresh)

Postby mkaresh » Wed Mar 07, 2007 10:19 am

Started on the 2007.2005 still four cars short. 2002 and 2003 are both 60% of the way to the minimum. Overall up to 131 Altimas. Thanks, guys.

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Re: Nissan Altima reliability - how does it truly compare? (mkaresh)

Postby e_a_olson » Mon Mar 26, 2007 2:59 am

I just purchased a 2005 Altima 2.5SL. I take delivery on Tuesday, and I'll sign up then!

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Postby Jesda » Mon May 07, 2007 10:31 pm

Hey, I remember you from GM Inside News. Greetings.

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Postby mkaresh » Tue May 08, 2007 5:22 pm

Greetings to you as well. Nice car. Unfortunately, the last time I drove a 1990 Q45 was 1990. Drove both the regular and the Q45a back-to-back. Quite a difference. The Q had so much more character than the Lexus, it's just a shame that the Lexus had ten times the impact.

I visit a lot of forums. But Nico and GMI are easily among my favorites. Greg (AZhitman) has been awesome.

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Postby AZhitman » Tue May 08, 2007 7:59 pm

Let's go guys, we need more cars in this study!!!

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Postby Notorious170 » Fri May 11, 2007 3:08 am

signed up my 98

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Re: Nissan Altima reliability - how does it truly compare? (mkaresh)

Postby Awlrize » Wed Jul 11, 2007 12:39 pm

Signed up 2005

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Re: Nissan Altima reliability - how does it truly compare? (mkaresh)

Postby jevanstastic » Sat Sep 08, 2007 4:31 pm

I've ordered an 07 Altima 2.5 and if I stick with it I'm in!

Thanks for the research.

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Postby LongBeachCoupe » Mon Sep 24, 2007 9:45 am

flippin them switches!

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Re: Nissan Altima reliability - how does it truly compare? (mkaresh)

Postby mezer » Sun Oct 28, 2007 4:59 pm

signed up my 2001 altima

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Re: Nissan Altima reliability - how does it truly compare? (mezer)

Postby Shift_usmc00 » Fri Nov 02, 2007 1:32 pm

signed up 2007 3.5 SE Sedan!

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Re: Nissan Altima reliability - how does it truly compare? (Shift_usmc00)

Postby Vet Boots » Mon Nov 12, 2007 8:04 am

I'm signed up with my new 2008 Altima Coupe 3.5 L V-6 . WOW ! ! What a car.......

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Re: Nissan Altima reliability - how does it truly compare? (mkaresh)

Postby ANNIE07 » Fri Nov 16, 2007 5:59 pm

well i have my o7 for 6 months it has been in the shop 4 times for the same problem.it is still in the shop they have had it 2 weeks so far this time after sitting over night it sound like a diesle it is so loud you can hear it over the radio. they have put 2 new heat sheilds on and it did not fix the problem..i am very disappointed in my car and nissan now they say its a vtc gear and they have no fix at this time for me to just drive it until the find a fix.. it is still under warranty they want even put another motor in it or give me my money back!!! i am just tired of all the hassel of being without my car and they dont car about you once you drive it off the lot...i thought this was going to be a great car . and i did not think i would be on foot with a new car....very disappointed
mkaresh wrote:Just need a couple more 2007s to get started.

The next closest year is 2005, where I need six more signed up.

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Re: Nissan Altima reliability - how does it truly compare? (ANNIE07)

Postby warrantynazi » Wed Nov 28, 2007 5:32 pm

when does it make the noise exactly? all the time, or just after start up? I may be some help. familiar with altima issues.

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Re: Nissan Altima reliability - how does it truly compare? (warrantynazi)

Postby ChuckG » Thu Nov 29, 2007 11:18 am

I've signed up my 2007 Altima 3.5SE

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Re: Nissan Altima reliability - how does it truly compare? (ChuckG)

Postby mkaresh » Mon Jan 07, 2008 6:11 am

Thanks, I appreciate it.

For the 2008, 32 owners have signed up so far.

However, only 16 of these have responded to the survey, for a total of 38 months of data. I only show a result at all if there are at least 45 months of data, and asterisk this result unless there are at least 75 months of data.

There will almost certainly be a result. But unless quite a few more owners respond, this result will be asterisked.

A follow-up email with links to the survey goes out tomorrow. If you've already signed up, please respond to it. If you haven't yet signed up, please consider doing so.

Details and link to the enrollment form here:

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Re: Nissan Altima reliability - how does it truly compare? (mkaresh)

Postby QT » Mon Jan 07, 2008 8:27 pm

I enrolled my 2007 Altima 3.5SE Manual Transmission.

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Postby NissNEZ08 » Thu Feb 14, 2008 7:36 am

Hey there, Im new to the site and just got my 2008 Altmima Coupe 3.5SE a month ago today. I enrolled the car on the panel for ya though.

I didn't see a spot to report anything. Like at 180 miles my airbag light came on and I had to put it in the shop overnight for the "blown" fuse to be replaced. Not a big deal, but still something to report.

BTW, I love this car! Take it easy.

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Postby iam8up » Tue Feb 19, 2008 8:04 pm

I added my 2008 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

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Re: Nissan Altima reliability - how does it truly compare? (mkaresh)

Postby shenxiaosjtu » Thu Feb 21, 2008 9:25 pm

I added my 2007 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

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Re: Nissan Altima reliability - how does it truly compare? (shenxiaosjtu)

Postby MidLife_Coupe » Sun Mar 02, 2008 5:04 am

Added my 2008 Altima Coupe 2.5S 6MT. Just got it 2/28 only took 7 weeks after ordering.

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Re: Nissan Altima reliability - how does it truly compare? (MidLife_Coupe)

Postby Leuthesius » Wed Mar 12, 2008 1:33 pm

lol... 1995 Altima GXE. 225,000+ on original engine. Would still be running strong if I hadn't totaled it a couple weeks ago. Transmission has been replaced/rebuilt twice (5spd)

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Re: Nissan Altima reliability - how does it truly compare? (mkaresh)

Postby Mo's_SER » Fri Mar 14, 2008 9:38 am

Hey Guys Im new to the thread.. I have a Altima SE-R..I will GEt a Picture up soon

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Re: Nissan Altima reliability - how does it truly compare?

Postby mkaresh » Tue Jun 10, 2008 6:09 am

473 owners now signed up for all years, among the best. 500 soon?

Additional participants needed for all years, especially 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2006.

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Re: Nissan Altima reliability - how does it truly compare? (mkaresh)

Postby 300dollababy » Thu Jun 26, 2008 2:06 pm

2006 ALTIMA 2.5 R-TUNE,NISMO APPROVED.SIGNED UP!

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Re: Nissan Altima reliability - how does it truly compare? (mkaresh)

Postby jeffliu35 » Thu Jul 17, 2008 9:39 am

hi

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Re: Nissan Altima reliability - how does it truly compare? (jeffliu35)

Postby RussTee » Thu Jul 31, 2008 4:56 am

Too bad I can't sign up my '98, '02', and '05 Altimas. Had them all 4+ years, and not a flippin' thing ever went wrong with them. Just tires, batteries, etc... Only one of them needed brakes during that time. This is what keeps me coming back for more.

I'll sign up my '08 coupe and sedan, though.


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