Used 2012 Nissan Altima Coupe Review & Ratings

Review & Ratings of the 2012 Nissan Altima Coupe

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The Nissan Altima Coupe is the two door version of the popular Altima Sedan. Though it is a sports coupe, it offers the affordability that is common with a family sedan. The original Altima was released 1992 and has always been made in the United States. It was designed to replace the Nissan Stanza as a mid-size family sedan and quickly garnered the popularity that Nissan was after when they designed it. Overall, the Altima is known for providing both the practicality of a family sedan and the athletic handling common in a sports car. With a performance that entices enthusiasts, it is often considered a good value for the money even when the more expensive options are added.

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The two door Nissan Altima Coupe has kept the reputation that came with its four door counterpart. Revealed at the 2006 Los Angeles Auto Show, the first ever two door Altima offered a shorter wheelbase, shorter length and lower height than the sedan it was modeled after. The production version was not released until May of 2007 after much anticipation from the sports coupe crowd. It came with the choice of a 4 cylinder or V6 engine and in 2009 the six speed manual transmission was improved.

The Nissan Altima Coupe underwent a few facelifts over the years which would net it such benefits as wheel cover design, alloy wheels on the 3.5 trim, and high gloss grille finish. The 2010 revision gave it more of a redesigned look on both the exterior and the interior. The goal was to create a stylish and yet affordable sports coupe for the economy car market. With such additions as a Bose Sound system and navigation system, the Altima Coupe was a showcase of both style and technology. However, that is not all the sports coupe had to offer buyers.

One of the things that drivers enjoy most about the Nissan Altima Coupe is what they experience when behind the wheel. The experience of driving the sports coupe is often described as engaging and enjoyable. The interior of the vehicle is both comfortable and stylish whole some upscale options will increase the look and feel of the inside easily. The only real drawback to the interior of the sports coupe is the tight headroom that is found in the rear. However, it makes an ideal sports car for families that only want to fit children into the rear seat.

The Nissan Altima Coupe is sporty and stylish with top quality materials inside the cabin. It features sports seats and simple controls. The ride is soft and comfortable while the handling is fair for the class. Buyers opting for the V6 version will find a stronger acceleration and more power in their driving. The only downside is that there is less room in the rear and less cargo space than a traditional sedan. Still, it makes for a pleasant ride regardless of the destination.

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