Like the G35 coupe, the Altima coupe offers gorgeous, striking styling. The new looks, combined with the available V6 and six-speed manual transmission, offer some genuine attitude in a segment filled with vanilla mediocrity. Just don't call it Nissan's Monte Carlo. ó Josh Jacquot
Straight from Edmunds... It even includes the Monte Carlo reference as if he KNEW this design sucked, yet had to compensate for it.
Talk about spreading it on thick.... "gorgeous, striking styling'
I bet the G6 (Or any other domestic) will never get accolades like that. In fact that's the best "Edmunds take" I've read about the whole show.
AND from Car & Driver:
But one of the car businessí best-kept secrets was that the new four-door Altima will be joined next summer by a striking coupe version. The 2008 Altima Coupe represents the first time that the Altima will be offered as anything but a four-door, and Nissan deserves some credit for styling a car that doesnít look like exactly like the sedan on which itís based. The proportions are much different, thanks to a four-inch-shorter wheelbase and 7.1-inch shorter overall length compared to its more domestically inclined sibling. Its sloping roofline and tapering greenhouse also look terrific, though both exact a measurable penalty in terms of overall rear seat space.