2007 Nissan Altima




Looks pretty nice so far.
Remember this is a car that starts at around $19 000 street price. And they lease it for $200 a month.
So we can’t compare it to a Mercedes..
More later…

Conversation 40 comments

  1. hideous inside, especially the steering while.

    althought the radio HVAC controls look scary similar to the new “corporate” gm consoles…

  2. ..was expecting a BANG and got a fizzzzle fo shizzzzle. Hmm…let me see…the front end looks almost exactly the same as the outgoing model. The horrendous wheel gap seems to have gotten worse up front. The rear end has that tacky chrome trim above the plates. The interior looks like it was inspired by something AMC did back in the early 80’s. I’m dissapointed. One would think that with all the criticism the outgoing model has gotten about the interior over the years, Nissan would pay extra special attention to that at least. Well it was a good run while it lasted. For a while there it seemed Nissan could no wrong in the design dept. but, with the new Sentra and now this, I think Nissan’s streak has come to an end.

  3. Looks good inside and out. I like the non-whited-out tail lights better, and the back end looks nice overall. And the side and overall profile are just beautiful. The grille could use some work, though. And this thing looks so similar to a G35, one would think they’re clones.

    The interior looks nice design-wise. I love the steering wheel and the centre stack. Not 100% sure about the round A/C vents, though. And I’m guessing that it’s all made of POS materials, unfortunately. Don’t hold your breath on that.

  4. I am so confused…

    Folks keep saying this New Nissan has a “Pontiac” interior..

    If that’s the case, what in the Hell does the new Audi tt have.

    If anything, the new TT’s interior is FAR FAR more tacky than this new altima.

  5. I happen to agree with you Regi Gist. The TT’s interior looks like it came out of a Pontiac. I thought I was the first one to say that…

    If anything, this Maxima’s interior is a bit like the Mazda 6’s or the Honda Accord’s. I think it looks better than the 6’s, though. Just a bit cheap.

  6. wow, it isnt being compared to a mercedes you must really love nissans or japanese cars, because you trash mercedes, and you only write good things about this odd creation. it has the quest minivan grill, the maximas ugly back end, and the side looks just like the current altima….atrocious. than factor the gm interior, audi vents, and impala radio controls(universal gm controls), and you have something that is unoriginal, and mis shapen. come on man……

  7. man I really hate that headlight design its too far off to the side, but I do like the interior and the steering wheel and the back looks amazing

  8. Where is the idiot who was bragging about blowing away everything in the competition with the new Nissan/Infiniti line-up…

    Let me Gurantee right now, the new altima (just like i expected) will be no major competition for the new camry, the next accord or the Mazda6!

    posted by: TSX

  9. First impression is Hey, this is a redesign? It looks like a refrsh to me though I have to give Nissan credit for the “refresh” they did on the current Altima couple of years ago, completely changing the interior. It does look like that they used the same shapes and materials for this new Altima.

    Couple of criticims:
    1. steering wheel looks good, good modification of a 3spoke wheel.
    2. overall interior is nice, I like how they got rid of the 3knob Hvac system and added some buttons in there though the layout looks very similar to that of GMs interiors now. Nissan is miles ahead in material quality though.
    3. exterior seems to be exactly the same from these pics. They did implement the new grill design (introduced in the Quest refreshing), which looks like the car crashed into a pole and lost its tooth. Even the side mirrors look identical. The rear looks nice with a strong stance like stature due to the incredibly large bumpers that Nissan/infiniti love to use. The front, on the other hand, is horrible. There looks identical to the current gen and there is way to much plastic in the front fascia.

    Overall, its not bad, but keep those pics coming.

  10. Not impressed. Too many styling cues from the Maxima, which is an ugly car and not the best choice for design inspiration. Plus the interior is awash in that cheap looking silvery plastic. Nissan’s design edge is slipping badly.

  11. I’ll have a mazda 6 as an appetizer, Um, A Camry as an entre, annnnnd maybe an Accord as my main course. I will eat all this out and then go out for a jog says the all-new hungry and powerfully svelte Altima!

  12. Too much ‘family’ and not enough ‘sport’. I don’t understand which demographic Nissan is targeting with this. Seems to me that it is just another repeat of the Maxima. Why not make one line more family oriented and make the other more sporty?? Just one word comes to mind when viewing these new pics- bloated.

  13. You guys have seen one picture of the interior and are calling it crappy. I’ve worked on this car for the past year, driven it, and I love it. You have to give it a chance.

  14. That’s right, all of us that have worked on it have back to backed it with bmw, lexus, acura. This car is better than all in every possible segment. I wonder who else wrote in from our team.

  15. ” I’ve worked on this car for the past year, driven it, and I love it. You have to give it a chance.” … begging for a “chance” is a sign of failure. You shouldn’t have to qualify nor justify anything- the product design speaks for itself. In the past, the performance of the Altima more than made up for its shortcomings. That was then, this is now…the competition has caught up and perhaps even surpassed it.

  16. It seems that Nissan fans/employees or whoever they are, are really lighting up the internet with a grand display of defensive comments.

    Even on many Nissan boards, the new Altima and G35 are being ridiculed.

    If only Nissan called both vehicles a “refresh” rather than “all new redesigns” then the criticism wouldn’t be as harsh.

  17. the thing is when they came out they had good performance and looks, and a decent price. but hell its 2006 ive never like the camry but its got the horsepower the price, quality and reliability, so does the accord, sonata, mazda 6, fusion, and this isnt accounting for the models that havnt been redesighned like the accord. and same goes for the g35, performance and styling are good enough anymore at a “lower” price isnt good enough anymore. you have an all new 3 series, upcoming c class, new tl on the way, new cts on the way….all cars that will/have performance and quality not to mention the lexus is. this was just a half behind redesighn and the infiniti looks older than the original im confused is it a new chinese knock off of the g35…….maybe they will learn one day

  18. Is it me or did Nissan just shuffle parts from its existing parts bins?? The Maxima got the Altimas interior and front end. The Altima got the Maximas fenders and front end. The Sentra got the leftovers from the Maxima. I don’t know about you but I’m confused.

  19. If you’re confused, I’m totally lost.

    I’m right there with you. Not to mention, the G35 now has the Infiniti M’s side profile, and it looks more like a Lexus with all those curves and emphasis on “L shapes”. The G35’s headlights also resemble the Altima’s from the side view, and both actually share similar character lines in the side profile.

    To add to all that confusion, the new Altima and new G both look similar to the current dated designs. I really don’t understand what Nissan is thinking. And that interior, I hate to say it, design-wise makes the Saturn Aura look good. This interior is just depressing, being all-black.

  20. Nissan took bold foward steps in design with the 3rd gen. Altima. It can be argued that it’s design (and of course the VQ) was the reason for Nissan’s turnaround from a near demise. I think that this blessing in design has turned into a double-edged sword because Nissan is now too timid to move foward. Rather than continue in its direction with bold foward leaps, Nissan is now content with making small incremental steps, if it can be even called that. This latest design is going to alienate the many loyal Nissan enthusiats that want nothing more than an affordable sports inspired sedan. Altima R.I.P.
    Maxima R.I.P.
    240 R.I.P.
    Sentra R.I.P.

  21. LOL, wow, so much doom and gloom. I guess Nissan should just close up shop right now, and let people go back to driving other brands’ mainstream mediocre-mobiles, LOL. This 4th gen Altima looks great, and I’m sure it will sell well. Ghosn stated at the press conference that the average age of Altima buyers is lower than for any other vehicle in it’s market segment, and I see nothing about this new version that would cause Nissan to lose that demographic. If anything, I bet that it’s going to increase.

  22. This thing will sell, but it won’t gain any new ground. It’s just too much like the current one, with a few new grabs into the parts bin. The Nissan styling language does nothing for me, but at least it has one. Hyundai’s designs have turned me into Rip van Winkle, putting me to sleep every time I see one. And don’t get me started on the new Camry that already needs a nosejob…

  23. “I guess Nissan should just close up shop right now, and let people go back to driving other brands’ mainstream mediocre-mobiles, LOL. This 4th gen Altima looks great, and I’m sure it will sell well”-

    …did someone say “mediocre”? That sums up the so-called all new Altima in one word. And it’s obvious you guys work for Nissan given your bias and constant reference to your leader Ghosn. Good luck in Tennessee.

  24. ^ Well said.

    Another thing I want to know is, why is it such a huge concern for Nissan to be grabbing young buyers in the *midsize sedan market*? Fact is, the vast majority of American car buyers are getting older. The market for middle aged buyers is absolutely HUGE. If Nissan focuses on younger buyers exclusively, it will lose sales. Definitely a bad idea. Both Toyota and Honda have a variety of models to lure in younger buyers. Scion for instance has one of the lowest average buyer age of any car brand.

    For all of the Nissan employees and fans present, what exactly makes the new Altima better than a Camry or Accord for families? Is it the racy red lighting, or the depressing interior? Is it the big emphasis on performance?

    Toyota was able to lower the average age of Avalon buyers by a significant amount with the new Avalon, and the new Camry will do the same. The old Camry’s interior was really boring, and the styling was quite plain. The new Camry’s interior is actually exciting and inviting. Plus, the styling seems to be a love/hate thing on forums, and that means the styling is actually arousing some emotion.

  25. “And it’s obvious you guys work for Nissan given your bias and constant reference to your leader Ghosn.”

    Interesting how it’s obvious for you, because I posted the comment you quoted from, and I don’t work for Nissan. If you’re not capable of recognizing, much less appreciating, the excellent work of Nissan’s designers, well, I guess that sucks for you.

    One thing that IS obvious, though, is that Johnson is a Toyota fanboy. Dangling booger grill, bloated whale midsection, novelty boombox-colored interior plastics Camry r0x0rs, yo!!! LOL…

  26. Let’s see ruin the 240 – check.
    ..ruin the Sentra – check.
    ..ruin the Maxima – check.
    ..ruin the Altima – check.
    ..only one car left in Nissan’s quest for absolute and total mediocrity- the 305Z.
    OH PLEASE OH PLEASE DON’T RUIN THAT ONE!!

  27. “One thing that IS obvious, though, is that Johnson is a Toyota fanboy. Dangling booger grill, bloated whale midsection, novelty boombox-colored interior plastics Camry r0x0rs, yo!!! LOL… “

    Such great intellectual wisdom you are showing. Instead of actually sticking to the argument, and countering my points, you attack me with schoolyard insults. All that shows is you don’t have anything to say against my points.

  28. Johnson, when your “arguments” consist of things like deriding the importance of the lower avg buyers age, but then immediately scurrying around to mention that Toyota has lowered avg buyers age for it’s vehicles, there’s no need no bother responding. And this is but one example of the circular and/or nonsensical logic you’ve posted on this board.

    Just keep bouncin’ that Camry in the ‘burbs, babee!!! But with your comment about it’s “exciting and inviting” interior, I really wonder if you’re able to keep your hands on the steering wheel…LOL.

  29. Love IT! It has the uninspired and bored Toyota and Honda sheep in a very vulnerable position. Don’t worry you idiots, it won’t hurt. Nissan will eat you up gently!!!

  30. The new Altima is still a good looking sedan, but I think the 2002-2006 Altima’s have a more sporty design. When the 2002 Altima came out, it was a huge, huge improvement over the 1998-2001 Altima’s (which were extremely boring and ugly). For 2007, it is sort of hard to top the 3rd generation Altima’s design. But I think that this new Altima will host better quality and craftmanship than the last one; it will also perform much better as well.

  31. The new Altima is still a good looking sedan, but I think the 2002-2006 Altima’s have a more sporty design. When the 2002 Altima came out, it was a huge, huge improvement over the 1998-2001 Altima’s (which were extremely boring and ugly). For 2007, it is sort of hard to top the 3rd generation Altima’s design. But I think that this new Altima will host better quality and craftmanship than the last one; it will also perform much better as well.

  32. “Johnson, when your “arguments” consist of things like deriding the importance of the lower avg buyers age, but then immediately scurrying around to mention that Toyota has lowered avg buyers age for it’s vehicles, there’s no need no bother responding. And this is but one example of the circular and/or nonsensical logic you’ve posted on this board.

    Just keep bouncin’ that Camry in the ‘burbs, babee!!! But with your comment about it’s “exciting and inviting” interior, I really wonder if you’re able to keep your hands on the steering wheel…LOL.”

    But one example? Do tell me more. What this I see? Are you actually having an argument with me? Quite a rare sight on this blog, where all you have is people name calling each other and never saying anything worth of substance or relevance. Seriously, if you have more to argue against my points, go right ahead.

    You have not responded to the fact that the majority of car buyers in America are old, and getting older. My original point was to “anonymous” who made mention of the supposedly low average buyer age of the Altima. In response, I brought it up that when you look at the market, attract younger buyers *is* important to an extent for future sales within a company brand, BUT, it’s not AS important as catering to the majority of the market, and this is older buyers.

    You made a good attempt at trying to misconstrue my points, but you misunderstood me.

    If you were trying to imply Toyota should feverishly abandon older buyers, then you my friend are foolish. It would be a stupid move to abandom the majority of the market.

    But because attracting younger buyers *does* hold some importance, that is why Toyota is trying to attract younger buyers, while still catering to older buyers.

  33. I HAVE ONE CONCERN….. All those who say that this car is UGLY or IT’S A REPLICA OF THE NISSAN MAXIMA..

    You have on problem.. You’re not in the car DRIVING it… You’re outside LOOKING at it….. LOL.. I own a 2007 Nissan Altima (probably one of the first customers here in Guam to buy one) and let me tell you this car is POWERFUL.. If you don’t want to spend $40K on a fast car, the 2007 Nissan Altima will fit your standards.. I love this car….. People may say your speeding but your only going the speed limit.. that is how fast it is.. If you have any concerns or questions, please feel free to email me… jaynnikki_04@hotmail.com

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