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 |  Oct 10 2014, 11:31 AM

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Nissan has issued a recall for 238,000 Altima sedans worldwide due to a faulty secondary hood latch.

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 |  Aug 21 2014, 8:31 AM

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Thieves still flock to Honda models even in 2013.

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 |  Jul 21 2014, 8:02 AM

It's OK to be cheap!


 

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Midsize sedans are a big deal; this segment is one of the most important in the automotive industry. Corporate fortunes are won or lost on the backs of these versatile, hard-working cars.

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 |  Jul 14 2014, 7:32 AM

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Nissan recently announced changes to its 2015 lineup, with multiple vehicles receiving its D-Step Shift logic technology.

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 |  May 30 2014, 2:32 PM

Which vehilces are the best and worst to see out of?


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It’s not a common aspect some car shoppers pay attention to or look for, but poor visibility in a vehicle can directly affect how safe a vehicle is to drive.

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 |  May 10 2014, 1:02 PM

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Nissan is out to prove that its Altima isn’t just some mundane, boring sedan.

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 |  Mar 11 2014, 3:45 PM

Is Nissan's Altima the Ultimate Sedan?


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Although the Mazda6 won AutoGuide.com’s huge midsize-sedan comparison there are some buyers that want extra power from a four-door car without having to pay a lot more, or sacrifice fuel efficiency. The Altima 3.5 deserves the attention of these people.

Nissan’s fully loaded offering is equipped with many of the same modern features found in the Mazda plus a powerful V6 engine, something that’s becoming quite rare in the segment. With extra cylinders and displacement you might just be surprised how well this car fares in testing.

 |  Dec 19 2013, 1:31 PM

Compact/Subcompact Cars: Volkswagen Beetle 2.5L


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An attractive price tag doesn’t always mean you’re getting a good deal for your money. That’s especially the case when you’re shopping for a car and you have to take into account its depreciation, cost of maintenance and even how much it’ll run you each time you have to fill up the gas tank.

Because of all those variables, Consumer Reports has released its list of new cars with the worst value, taking into account all the previously mentioned variables. As a result, the publication determined the five-year ownership cost for each vehicle and ranked them accordingly to determine which vehicles in today’s market gives you the worst bang for your buck.

While it certainly has its appeal as an iconic model in the automotive world, the Volkswagen Beetle 2.5-liter is actually the worst value in the compact/subcompact car category. With a starting price of $20,815 including destination, the Beetle 2.5-liter isn’t exactly an expensive car but considering it only gets 22 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway, it’s not the most fuel efficient either. The Beetle is powered by a 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine with 170 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque, but over five years its depreciation is worse than the average car in its category and its cost to maintain certainly gives it poor value.

 |  Aug 20 2013, 4:32 PM

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The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) has released its list of the top stolen vehicles in 2012, with the Honda Accord and Civic taking first and second, respectively.

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 |  Aug 07 2013, 6:59 PM

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The 2014 Nissan Altima sees a price increase of $100 for the new model year, with the 2.5 CVT model starting from $22,650 including a $790 destination and handling fee.

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 |  Apr 28 2013, 2:21 PM

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Nissan is issuing a recall for 123,308 Altima sedans from the 2013 model year for a spare tire defect, where the spare tires may be over- or under-inflated.

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 |  Apr 09 2013, 1:15 PM

Two-doors, too cool


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Lets face it, two-doors cars are more fun and better looking than sedans. But you don’t have to break the bank to drive around in a stylish coupe.

We have a list of the top 10 most affordable two-doors, starting at just under $26,000. We had to draw the line and not include any hatchbacks, like the Scion tC or Fiat 500. Still, you’ll find plenty of big and small coupes in this list, each providing great looks or driving dynamics.

 |  Apr 08 2013, 9:45 AM

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The Nissan Altima, a car that was for a long time not considered to be a contender for the top spot, claimed the sales crown in March among mid-size sedans, ousting the Toyota Camry. 

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 |  Mar 13 2013, 10:25 AM

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An undetermined number of Nissan Altimas, LEAFs, Pathfinders, Sentras, as well as the Infiniti JX35 built in 2013 are being recalled over a defect which can cause the airbag to not go off in the case of an accident. 

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 |  Feb 12 2013, 3:32 PM

Nissan Motorsport has unveiled its four-car Altima race team that will compete in this year’s V8 Supercar Championship.

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 |  Jan 03 2013, 7:02 PM

10. Ford Escape - 261,008 Units Sold


2012 was the best-selling year for automakers since 2007, marking the third year in a row that sales have increased. So now is a great time to look back at the best-selling vehicles from last year.

Coming in 10th place with 261,008 units sold is the Ford Escape which was updated for the 2013 model year. Earlier last year, AutoGuide.com had the opportunity to review the 2013 Ford Escape and we came away surprised by its sleek new look, engine selection, and its great handling. It wasn’t without its cons, but overall the crossover delivered a vastly improved driving experience.

SEE ALSO: 2013 Ford Escape Review – Video

[Source: Cars.com]

 |  Jan 03 2013, 8:31 AM

After several announcements of various models that were awarded the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s “Top Safety Pick Plus” rating, the IIHS has released its full list of its safest cars for 2013.

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 |  Dec 26 2012, 8:31 AM

As 2012 comes to an end, it’s always interesting to see what vehicles were most popular on everyone’s research list for the year.

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 |  Dec 22 2012, 2:01 PM

With the introduction of the 2013 Altima, Nissan hoped to gain ground in the competitive mid-size sedan category, and the four millionth Altima has now been delivered in America.

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 |  Dec 20 2012, 5:02 PM

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has awarded the 2013 Nissan Altima with a “Top Safety Pick Plus”, recognizing the new sedan for excellent performance in five passenger safety tests.

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 |  Dec 15 2012, 12:00 PM

Back in September, Nissan kicked off its “Innovation Garage” competition with two grand prize winners netting themselves a $50,000 grant and a 2013 Altima.

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 |  Nov 02 2012, 1:26 PM

Just a mere few days after its official unveiling, Nissan has already taken its Altima V8 Supercar out onto the race track for some shakedown runs.

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 |  Oct 30 2012, 2:15 AM

Last week, Nissan teased its Altima for the Australian V8 Supercars series and now it’s made its public debut at a special event out in Melbourne.

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 |  Oct 24 2012, 8:01 AM

Back in September, Nissan showed off its VK56DE powerplant for the V8 Supercars Series, and now the Japanese automaker is getting ready to show off its Altima race car where the new engine will reside.

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