LOVE MY NISSAN!
Betsy, my 2005 Nissan Altima, has taken me on many road trips around Az and recently to California. Also, I drive 75 miles round trip from Gilbert to Phoenix 5 days a week. She handles running the air conditioner constantly in rush hour traffic in 110 temperature and the engine temperature only reaches 1/2 way between C and H. On cruise control, she kicks into high gear surpassing other Makes of vehicles on a 6% incline such as going to Payson and Globe, Az. Also, on flat highways, she cruises so smoothly, my legs and back don't get tired from driving long distance because the seats are so comfortable and with cruise control, I can relax and bend my legs. My model and year have the most spacious trunk, not to mention the comfort and roominess of the cabin. I am seriously considering just replacing the engine rather than buying a newer vehicle the day Betsy gets into serious repair issues. At 214K miles, she is still running strong. The most wear and tear seems to be on the CV boots and the motor mounts. I've had to replace one or the other a few times since 2005. Transmission, radiator, cooling system, rear axles, driveshaft, are still original parts.