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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 purchased my first car, a 2015 Rouge and I absolutely love it!!! I always say that I can live in my car because I genuinely think I can if it came down to that. I was told that Nissans are good quality cars such as Honda and Toyota and I wanted to give it try myself. I've gotten 2 oil changes done since October and every time I have received very great customer service from the employees and when I have a question about my car everyone is always very knowledgable about every type of car. I love how roomy the Rouge is and how I can put the back seats down if I want/need to put more things in my car.I love that although I have an SUV it's still for the most part very gas efficient and that is perfect for me since I drive a lot, also one thing I was told and I've found to be true is that Nissan cars have a rough engine and the more you know your car the more you realize that. The noises my car would make had me worried but soon found out that is normal for most Nissan cars.
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.
My first car was a Nissan Rouge. It handled very well and came equipped with all the latest technology/backup cameras etc. however, I am far more impressed with the employees. I was a very new driver and was by myself when I bought the car. The salesperson Mr. Walker, sensed I was nervous about driving home in the dark, in a new city, and actually left work after I finished my paperwork and drove in front of me all the way back to my apartment which was about 5 miles from the dealership and the opposite direction from where I lived. I was so touched I contacted Nissans corporate office and told them, and when I went to buy my second car from mr. Walker I learned he actually was given a customer service award from my review. I think this experience really speaks for the company as a whole and made me feel confident that Nissan is receptive to feedback from their customers.
I absolutely love my new Nissan Rogue. It runs great and has better gas mileage than I expected. I have had major issues with it working with my Iphone, and they seem to know that the tech in the car is behind the tech in the phone. Seems like Nissan needs to catch up with the times since phones come out every other week now. I had more of a problem with how our salesperson at Germaine Nissan treated us. When we walked in, he flat out asked if we had any money. I was also pretty disappointed to find out later that my truck came with an outdated Navigation system, and no cover for the cargo hold/trunk. Both of these are now my expense I guess. Considering we have purchased 5 cars from Germain, I would think we would be treated better. They call constantly for their next lead for a sale. Maybe it will dawn on them to treat their customers better.
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!
The electric in the car is terrible after a time. It is the first thing to start failing in my experience. I have a 2001 Nissan Sentra. It has been used for road trips for my family and then passed to me. I only drive it from my home to work and choose to take the bus other places. The sunroof went out and started malfunctioning just a few years after my family purchased the car. Now in 2015, the car has trouble rolling the windows down or up. The sunroof was never able to be fixed completely because the electric in the car is so shot. The radio is completely useless and I cannot even change the time anymore. The only thing this car is useful for is driving the short distance from my home to my workplace a few times a week. Would not buy for long term ownership.
Nissan is by far my favorite car brand. The Altima was my first car purchase. I leased it for three years and ended up buying it because of how much I loved the car. I've had it for nine years and have never had any major issues. My husband drives it now as he is on the road so it has high miles but still no issues. I recently purchased the Pathfinder as I needed a larger SUV and couldn't be happier. It has so much room but isn't obscenely larger, even though it has a third row. Other friends/family members are always commenting on the amount of space in the car, especially compared to other mid-size SUVs. I am so happy with this purchase! Nissans are our official family car brand. I always recommend them when others are car shopping.
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.
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