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2007 Nissan Altima

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Bimmer325    18

More coming at Nissan's press conference midday tommorow.

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Northstar    11

Hmm, I don't know. The crease seems a little too low and it looks like more of a refresh than redesign.

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turbo200    6

They cleaned up every Nissan line except for that funky crease going down the from the taillight. However the rest of the design looks hot at this point. Not as dramatically different as I expected, nor does it look amazingly better than Aura, with just a few sportier trim pieces Aura would have this.

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Moto_08    0

They cleaned up every Nissan line except for that funky crease going down the from the taillight. However the rest of the design looks hot at this point. Not as dramatically different as I expected, nor does it look amazingly better than Aura, with just a few sportier trim pieces Aura would have this.

This is so nice it looks way better than the Aura the Aura is nice I like it I actually think it'll do great but the Altima is way better looking than the Aura I mean the side view on the Aura looks like an old peoples car with all that overdid chrome but thats good for mainstream buyers to compete with the Camry. I mean come on the Aura's rear looks very similar to the G6,Impala, and Lacrosse its gettin kinda tired with the same rear end.

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Snate    0

Still looks like japanese generic to me...then again I don't really care for the Aura either and they look somewhat similar.

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CSpec    515

I like it, except the taillights wrap around too much and I dislike the diving body crease (probably to give it a family resemblance to the disgusting Sentra).

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Nick    31

Can't wait to see more...if there is a Japanese manufacturer I like, it is Nissan/Infiniti. So far, so good.

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Hmm, I don't know. The crease seems a little too low and it looks like more of a refresh than redesign.

Ditto. Doesn't look much changed right off the bat.

Need more pics.

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sciguy_0504    0

I agree, the crease does start too low in the front but the rear looks good so far. I think this is just your basic refresh.

You should see the 2007 Maxima. The headlights have been changed and wood added to the interior. That's about it. The next-gen E-Class (as Benz is calling it) silences the crowd, too, and not in a good way.

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Variance    0

I agree, the crease does start too low in the front but the rear looks good so far.  I think this is just your basic refresh.

Not really. It's sitting on an all-new platform and has a new V6 engine.

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Paolino    99

Not really. It's sitting on an all-new platform and has a new V6 engine.

Really? I thought the same 3.5 was being carried over?

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Variance    0

Isn't the rumoured 3.7L V6? Remember G37 trademark?

Actually, no. It's a new 3.5.

http://www.autoweek.com/apps/pbcs.dll/arti...E/60410001/1041

The redesigned 2007 Nissan Altima is the first Nissan built on the automaker's new D platform. Engineering enhancements include a new front suspension, upgraded rear suspension and improved body rigidity. The Altima's wheelbase is 1 inch shorter than the 2006 model, but Nissan says the redesigned car has the same interior space as the current model. The 2007 Altima is the first Nissan to receive the automaker's new 3.5-liter V-6 engine and the first Nissan sedan offered with a continuously variable transmission. Nissan says the updated V-6 engine will provide slightly more horsepower than the current 250-hp V-6. A six-speed manual transmission will be standard with V-6 and four-cylinder engines. The car goes on sale this fall. A hybrid model goes on sale in the winter of 2007. \

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regfootball    234

I agree, the crease does start too low in the front but the rear looks good so far.  I think this is just your basic refresh.

You should see the 2007 Maxima.  The headlights have been changed and wood added to the interior.  That's about it.  The next-gen E-Class (as Benz is calling it) silences the crowd, too, and not in a good way.

the interior is what turned me off of getting a maxima last fall. the numbers were right and i love the hp but why does Nissan have to screw up their interiors so much?

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regfootball    234

how can Nissan's VQ get any better?

6 speed and new engine? HMMMMM this could be interesting

kinda looks like a shortened cab forward maxima with a 3 series crook in the window.

personally though, i hope Nissan delivers some serious blows to Honda and Toyota this year.

ever notice (and it shows up here too) how badly Nissan does at matching plastic rear bumper finishes to the adjacent sheet metal? Even on Maximas and stuff....the paint and sheen and the way the surfaces read and reflect light are visually off each other a LOT more than almost every other manufacturer.

edit: a longer look DOES make it seem like just a reskin. the rear bumper has been puffed up. the side window glass looks about the same as does the diving character line. the wheel treatments are bolder. notice how they didn't show the front end.

I sure hope they changed the interior.

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regfootball    234

the new center stack looks a bit G6ish meets 3000GT and lower part meets accord with very GM parts bin looking radio and climate control knobs and its NOT that great!

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