Nissan Altima News

How to Avoid Flood-Damaged Cars in Tennessee and Everywhere Else
How to Avoid Flood-Damaged Cars in Tennessee and Everywhere Else

  This weekend's historic rain in Nashville seems like just the latest in a string of catastrophes and calamities--and even if you're not a Music City resident, you should know what happens in the aftermath of disasters like this one when it comes to your next car. First, the good news. Our...Read More»

2011 Nissan NV
Revealed: 2011 Nissan NV

ST. LOUIS--Is the commercial van niche the next hot market? First the Dodge Sprinter, then the Ford Transit Connect--and now the Nissan NV? Yes sir, that's no Altima. It's not even a 370Z. Nor is it a Titan--although it shares some DNA with Nissan's full-size pickup. Nope, it's an all-new cargo van...Read More»

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Consumer Reports' 2010 Top Picks...And How TCC Rates Them

Consumer Reports, the widely respected magazine from the non-profit Consumers Union, has published their annual list of Top Picks, and although Toyota might be maligned in the press due to the current accelerator-related recall hearings, the automaker still has two vehicles (including one Lexus) on...Read More»

2010 Nissan Altima Coupe and Sedan
Preview: 2010 Nissan Altima

What is it?: Nissan's sporty mid-size coupe and sedan The basics: A choice of four- and six-cylinder engines or hybrid drive means this is one flexible car. Price: $19,900-$29,600 On sale:  October 5th. Last week the 2010 Nissan Altima was revealed prematurely revealed thanks to, oddly enough, a...Read More»

2009 Nissan Altima Hybrid
San Antonio Nissan Fans Hoping For Rain On August 8

World Nissan in San Antonio, Texas is making customers an interesting offer: buy Nissan Altima between July 15 and August 1, and if it rains in San Antonio on August 8, the dealership will refund the car's purchase price. The promotion comes by way of the dealership's car sales manager, "Big Al"...Read More»

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Nissan Cuts 2009 Altima Production for North America

Detroit News reported that Nissan Motor Co. will be cutting production of its popular 2009 Altima sedan, built in its Smyrna, Tenn., and Canton, Miss., assembly plants. Steve Parrett, Nissan North America spokesman, explained that employees in both plants will take three successive Fridays off...Read More»

2009 Nissan Altima S
Nissan Recalls 3,403 Altimas

In a fairly serious recall that affects only 3,403 2009 Nissan Altimas, vehicles with the 16-inch aluminum alloy wheels could experience lug nut loosening. "If the lug nuts become loose, it could eventually result in a loss of control and a crash without warning," cautioned NHTSA, via Edmunds. A...Read More»

2010 Suzuki Kizashi spy shots
Spy Shots: 2010 Suzuki Kizashi

The 2010 Suzuki Kazashi has arrived in Nevada for some hot-weather testing.  Our latest look at Suzuki's new midsize sedan has generated some new details--including our first looks at the Kizashi's engine and interior. Likely to take design cues from handsome Suzuki's Kizashi 3 concept car show at...Read More»

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Chrysler Giving Up on Cars?

It makes sense to some industry analysts and to the team here at TheCarConnection.com--but Chrysler is denying that it's planning to drop its car lineup and link up with Nissan in an alliance that would leave Chrysler to focus on trucks, SUVs, and minivans. The Wall Street Journal reports the two...Read More»

Nissan Hybrid
Nissan Shows Off New Electric Vehicle, Hybrid System

At a wide-ranging presentation on its "green" car initiatives, Nissan said today that it's working on a new lithium-ion-based hybrid powertrain to bow in 2010, and showed off the electric-vehicle technology it's developing for a new car to bow in 2010. The hybrid vehicle, Nissan says, is a...Read More»

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Nissan Goes Electric

Why is it conventional wisdom is so often wrong? The general consensus has long been that there’s no market for battery cars. Just go to the local video store and rent a copy of “Who Killed the Electric Vehicle?” the populist documentary that stirred so many waves last year. The thing is, the...Read More»

Nissan Does a 360

It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly nine years since Carlos Ghosn made his arrival in Tokyo, the multi-pedigreed gaijin who was going to show the Japanese how to run their auto industry. Dispatched by Renault to take over the troubled Asian automaker Nissan, Ghosn outlined an aggressive –...Read More»

CR Ranks Honda at the Top

Consumer Reports’ annual auto issue is just out, and according to the publication, Honda still makes the best cars sold in the U.S., overall. In CR’s so-called “automaker report cards,” which compare automakers based on the overall scores of its vehicles in CR’s road...Read More»

What Should Ford’s Next Taurus Be?

It’s been about a year since Ford took its full-size Five Hundred sedan and renamed it Taurus. The move hasn’t won over new converts - Taurus sales were off 19 percent this year -- and in the meantime, competitors like the Nissan Altima and Chevrolet Malibu have taken a bigger chunk of...Read More»

Nissan Altima Bests Honda Accord in Throwdown

Nissan’s V-6-powered Altima has taken down perennial top-dog Honda Accord as Consumer Reports magazine’s top-ranked midpriced sedan. The narrow upset in the influential publication’s annual throwdown underscores the strong market performance of the Altima, which was completely...Read More»

2006 Nissan Altima 4-door Sedan 2.5 S Auto Angular Rear Exterior View
2006 New York Auto Show: Last Words

2006 New York Auto Show Coverage by TCC Team (4/10/2006) Best New Concept: Scion’s FUSE was probably the most intriguing inNew York’s unusually short list of concept cars. Toyota’s youthful brand-within-a-brand has shown a willingness to break out of the proverbial box with production models...Read More»

2006 Nissan Altima 4-door Sedan 3.5 SE-R Auto Side Exterior View
2006 New York Show, Part IV

2006 New York Auto Show Coverage by TCC Team (4/10/2006) New Altima from Nissan In the past six years, Nissan nearly doubled the number of models offered in North America . Sales have doubled as well, surpassing one-million in total for the last two years, led by the Altima, the highest volume...Read More»

2006 Nissan Altima 4-door Sedan 3.5 SE-R Auto Grille
2006 New York Auto Show Preview

2006 Detroit Auto Show Index by TCC Team (1/7/2006) TheCarConnection's Index of Car Shows by TCC Team (3/20/2006)Find coverage for all the top car shows in the world at The Car Connection. Audi TT Sometimes you just can't wait. So Audi has decided to give a sneak peek of what it will formally...Read More»

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2002 Detroit Auto Show, Part I

2002 Detroit Auto Show by TCC Team (1/6/2002) sponsored by Toyota click on pictures for larger views SCHEELE OUTLINES SHAKEUP TO COME AT FORDWhile some plant closings and layoffs seem likely to come when Ford announces its long-awaited turnaround plan later this week, "This is likely to be (just)...Read More»