The Best Cars for College Students: 49K Reviews
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- "My second car was a leased 2012 Kia Optima - absolutely loved it, but was looking for something slightly bigger while still having decent gas mileage." in 71 reviews
- "I had a 2009 Nissan Versa Hatch and just loved it, it was my first car I purchased off the car lot but sadly was t-boned and car was totaled." in 33 reviews
- "I was kind of skeptical at first because it is a smaller car, but it gets great gas mileage and it is comfortable for long road trips." in 26 reviews
- "I drove a 2004 Nissan Altima while I was in high school, then I had a brand new 2012 Nissan Altima for about 2 years before it was totaled out in which I turned right around and bought a brand new 2014 Nissan Altima." in 20 reviews
- "I love my Nissan i have a Juke now for the past 2 years it runs great never a problem and before I had the Cube which is really roomy inside and great on gas." in 16 reviews
I give Nissan a 1 star review because of their terrible customer service. My car had a recall on it that they failed to fix. It was 800 miles over the mileage so we called to see if we could still have it fixed, and they said yes. When we got to the dealership (which was over an hour away) they told us they'd have to keep it overnight just to diagnose the problem. DIAGNOSE. Not fix. We already knew what the issue was (gas gauge) so there wasn't anything to diagnose. On top of all of that they wanted us to pay for a rental car and come back the next day. Both my husband and I had requested off of work to make the trip to the dealership and we weren't able to come the next day. I had my car run out of gas on me in the middle of nowhere, PREGNANT in Texas where it was 100 degrees. Another time I had my newborn with me. And yes, I track my mileage. I was disappointed that Nissan wouldn't fix THEIR problem that left me stranded on numerous occasions.
I used to love Nissan cars. I had a 1999 and a 2003 nissan Altima. My 1999 lasted until 2005 until I was in a car accident and it was totalled. I then purchased the 2003 Altima as I loved the car. That year of Altima were a mess and not reliable. I had the car for about a year and half. During that time the car was in the shop more than when I actually had it. We went to Nissan to discuss the issues with the car as it was issues that had to do with the computer and engine. They would NOT help whatsoever or provide any insight on it. They completely wrote me off and had horrible customer service. That was the last time I ever bought nissan or anyone in my family for that matter. So disappointing! I even had a coworker who was doing a trade in and a loyal customer of many years and they offered her nearly nothing for her stunning, good shape car.
I just bought a brand new 2016 Nissan Altima SV. It is the nicest car I have ever owned. It has a back up cam, navigation, sunroof, XM radio, bluetooth, and so much more. I really like that I can use Apple's Siri directly through my car. It makes it convenient when driving and trying to make a phone call. The color is a beautiful pearl white, which I really love that it is not just a flat or glossy white. It truly shines in the sun. The cloth interior is made beautifully. I could have upgraded to leather heated seats but I got remote start so I felt like I didn't need the heated seats since i can just start the car and warm it up that way. The alloy wheels are also superstylish, not only are they silver but they also have gunmetal accents as well. This car is still new so I don't know how it will be in a few years, but right now I'm in lurve!
I will always go with Nissan no question. I've owned three in my life: Sentra basic model bought new; maxima bought used and an Infiniti (their luxury brand) used and knew of previous owner's front end accident. All three cars ran the longest with not much more than oil changes, tires and breaks. I drove my Sentra till 175K and had even accidentally driven off a shoulder at one point totally scraping the underside of the car. Though the oil pan was always a bit dented and screw was a bit off it never even leaked one drop of oil. They were zippy reliable cars with character. Some sedans are so boring (feel like the shell of a car with no perks) when you sit in them but not Nissans. I highly recommend them.
I was in desperate need of a vehicle that could comfortable sit our growing family— and their 3 car seats! We test drove many different minivans, until we found the Nissan Quest. I had previously owned another Nissan(the versa), and it was just like upgrading my versa! The quest is so roomy! And it drives very well. We have enjoyed taking our yearly road trips in it! And talk about zip!! I often smile as I pass others- in my minivan. The only reason I did not give it 5 stars was that there is only 1 forward facing top tether anchor in the third row. Meaning only one child can sit forward facing there, and the other 2 seats can only accommodate rear facing car seats.
I hate writing bad reviews, but the reality is that not all products are worth the money we spend. The Nissan Rogue is not worth a dime. At least, not the one we have. I realize that the newer ones are hopefully better, but not the 2010. We can't make long trips due to the transmission not screaming at us to pull over. If you drive a long distance on a highway and come to a more congested area, good luck trying to go again. The Rogue doesn't adjust to the stop and go traffic and will leave you stranded or even worse...in an accident. We don't go as many places because we don't have a reliable vehicle to get us there. Never again....never again....
We have a 2012 Nissan Versa SL that we purchased new in early 2013 and it's been a really great car so far. It has held up very well over the 40,000+ miles we've put on it and has only had to have one warrantied repair done (fan belt). The car is built well, the seats are comfortable (fabric upholstery), the sound system is good, the brakes are good, the handling is good, the trunk space and interior space is good, there needs to be more storage within the cabin of the car (no console storage, no sunglasses spot in the roof, just a glove box), and the gas mileage is good. I would get another Nissan and I would recommend this brand to others.
Nissan cars are great! I've had a Versa and an Altima both good and no problems with them. I used them often. My only cons are when I had the versa, it was very basic, it was new but I had to manually open windows and manually lock doors, speakers were okay but not great. But that's because of the model of versa that I had. It wasn't until I upgraded to the Altima that I realized how awesome those little changes really were. Also they are made pretty good. I had someone back up into my car in a parking lot and it sounded awful but when I checked my car had no scratches. Very satisfied. And I've always have great customer service with them.
I have an Altima which is fun and easy to drive. I feel like everyone has an Altima because I see them all over the road. There are a few glitchy things with mine that has been going on since I got it. For example, my breaks squeak when I break at low speeds. I've been told it's due to moisture rust etc... But I've had them cleaned, changed, etc. and it's a constant sound. It's embarrassing really. Also, the check tire pressure light is faulty in my tire and Nissan always wants me to replace it for a costly fee. I'm not about to spend 200 bucks to replace a sensor that's been broken after 1 year of use.
My very first car I bought myself was a 2012 Nissan Altima. I was young when I bought the car and "settled" when I bought it. I desperately needed something new because my old clunker was falling apart and the Altima was pretty much the only thing I could get into on the lot for a decent payment. I was the second owner and never had an issue out of the vehicle. Looking back I wish I would have kept it a little longer considering the gas mileage was amazing. I traded it in for a Dodge Charger and thought how much of a difference could there be?! A HUGE difference. Overall, it was a great vehicle!
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