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After a solid 7 years of Altima ownership & Nissanclub membership, I've finally decided to move on

Not sure if anyone noticed but I've tried a few times to sell my car, but ended up getting cold feet and keeping it because I loved it so much. My Altima served me very well and to me this car is a great balance of performance, practicality, reliability and value, and for this reason, I've had a hard time letting it go.

I went thru think and thin with my Alti and put in some very solid years of service, and the help this community provided along the way is much appreciated. I mainly lurked the maintenance/tech issues and photos for inspiration (I remember "spike" being a big one), but did my best to weigh in with answers or help someone if I could.

I guess I didn't stray too far with my new car, but the driving experience is VERY different.

Out with the old (06 Atlima SER 6MT :shift:):


In with the new (13 G sedan 6MT :shift:):




Mainly planning cosmetic mods for now, would like to do mild drop with 19" coupe wheels eventually but I'm more than satisfied for now.

Thanks again folks! I do plan to stop by once in a while. I also have to check my grandparents' basement to see if I have any Altima goodies to put up for sale!

(sorry if this post came off too sappy or boring!)
 

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^thanks, I did my best to take care of it over the years, the buyer was pretty surprised about the condition. Always like your car, simple and clean

Thanks a lot guys, it seems like there's a lot of people I remember on here that's moved on as well, but great to see others staying with the community and doing cool stuff to their Altimas

Although driving the G is pretty different from the Altima :ser:, it still kinda feels like a natural progression to it ... Also glad I stuck with the stick shift

Anyone recommend a tint %? I was thinking 25% since the seats a light?
 

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That is being a very common transition for many altima owners.
 

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nice bro atleast your still in the nissan family
thanks, I was happy with my Altima so I figured I'd stay stick with Nissan (noisy timing chain tensioners notwithstanding :rolleyes:). Looked at the 335i and s4, but I think it'd be hard to argue that infinti doesn't offer the best balance of performance, reliability and value in the segment (got the G for $36k+ttl, an equivalently equipped s4 was $50k+!)...just couldn't justify the extra front-end cost AND reliability issues AND maintenance costs (I plan to hold on to this car for 6yrs probably more)

Now let me have your coupe wheels!

That is being a very common transition for many altima owners.
based on your sig you're one of them! Nice G and alti man
 

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congrats on the purchase! hope u stick around still atleast in OT like a few of us that have sold the altis.
 

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I've had the G longer, but i did have my old 1st gen altima when i got the G. I almost traded my current altima for a black on black G37 Sedan 6MT a few months back. It was REALLY REALLY tempting




 

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congrats on the purchase! hope u stick around still atleast in OT like a few of us that have sold the altis.
thanks! Your SER is gone?! Your car was really nice, those gunmetal 19s are serious. Hope it's in good hands now, I'm sure the EVO is serving you well

I've had the G longer, but i did have my old 1st gen altima when i got the G. I almost traded my current altima for a black on black G37 Sedan 6MT a few months back. It was REALLY REALLY tempting
DO IT. Although I was very pensive about getting rid of my altima for a bunch of reasons, I don't regret the move at all (I thought I was going to for some reason) and I couldn't be happier with the G (and I think it will only get better after break-in :shift: )
 

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it would have been a backwards move financially for me, thats why i passed. Besides, I still want a CTS-V, so that is most likely my next car
 

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thanks! Your SER is gone?! Your car was really nice, those gunmetal 19s are serious. Hope it's in good hands now, I'm sure the EVO is serving you well
yeah, traded in couple days before new years. miss it from time to time, but the Evo is a lil more fun to say the least. :)
 

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Congrats on new ride , would ve done the same I guess .
 

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Nice ride and congrats. Not too many stick shift sedan around.
 

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^Thanks man, always admired your car, lots of time and sweat and $$$ I'm sure (I think I may have seen you on the belt pky once!).

Based on my shopping, it seems like the 6MT sedan reps a pretty tiny fraction of G's on the road, which is why I was surprised at how great of a price the dealer offered


it would have been a backwards move financially for me, thats why i passed. Besides, I still want a CTS-V, so that is most likely my next car
Gotcha.

I think my 320hp is tons of power I couldn't imagine driving that caddy, serious automobile right there

yeah, traded in couple days before new years. miss it from time to time, but the Evo is a lil more fun to say the least. :)
I'd imagine the EVO would offer quite a different experience :shift:

It's sad to say but once this break-in period is over (almost there!), I think I'll start forgetting about the Alti more and more. guess we all need to move on at some point, but the Alti will never be forgotten (hope the buyer takes somewhat good care of it, but can't really worry about that!)

Congrats on new ride , would ve done the same I guess .
Thank you sir

Kinda want to take some better photos but it filthy
 

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My altima is over 320BHP and i'm so use to it, it doesn't feel fast anymore until i drive one that isn't like mine. yesterday i helped out a friend who needed work done on her 09 3.5SE, and i gave her a free intake I built a few years ago. I took it for a test drive thinking too much like my car, and i got on it, and it felt so slow even with the intake. As soon as I got back in my car, I realized how different the two cars are. Of course, her CVT didn't help

But on a side note, i did have a discussion a couple days ago with another altima owner who has a SE-R and what we figured out is that for the price, a VQ powered altima can't really be matched by cars in it's category on performance, space, comfort. The accord, needs more torque & space. Camry needs more space and a little more power.The camry is pretty close, but the altima still seems to outdue it. You have to upgrade to a more expensive car to feel like you have made a good choice in switching.
 

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Oh man nice ride dude!! Truly jealous!! I love those cars and only started liking them just last year.
 
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