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Canadian Crooks Lift Car With Radioactive Device

Talk about a HOT car. Sounds like these hosers got a little more than they bargained for when they stole a four-door purple Nissan Altima (classy) with a densometer in the trunk. For those who don't engage in the occasional road construction, a densometer is a device that measures asphalt or soil density. There's… » 11/05/07 12:30pm 11/05/07 12:30pm

Over The Back Fence: Memorial Day Drop-Top Madness Infects Infiniti…

Seems we're hearing a lot over the back fence today, eh? Not moments after penning the earlier post on what Nissan and Lexus are looking to bring out for a bright sunshine-y day, we were tipped off to a VWVortex thread on a Japanese magazine with a rendering for us to drop atop the Nissan rumor. The rendering is of an… » 5/29/07 11:30am 5/29/07 11:30am

Over The Back Fence: Nissan Altima And Lexus IS Going Topless?

Maybe it's the hot sun from the long weekend, but we're hearing all sorts of rumors of convertible action coming from the land of the rising sun. The folks at the line that's always on the inside over at Edmunds are claiming Nissan's looking at green-lighting an Altima convertible to roll against the Toyota Solara and… » 5/29/07 10:15am 5/29/07 10:15am

LA Auto Show Preview: 2008 Nissan Altima Coupe

Our mate at Carscoop calls it a poor man's Infiniti G35, and despite the front-wheel-drive that's probably as accurate a comparison as can be made. Rather than a sawed-off Altima sedan, the new Altima Coupe — coming in mid-2007 as a 2008 model — has its own dimensions. Its wheelbase is four inches shorter than the… » 11/29/06 9:57am 11/29/06 9:57am

Nissan Unveils Altima Hybrid at Orange County Show

Who knew the OC had its own car show, especially one that doesn't just feature row after row of BMW 6-Series convertibles? (Oh, that would be the mall.) Orange County's car show in Anaheim, today was the venue where Nissan for the first time wiped the cosmoline off its Altima hybrid, a car it plans to sell in… » 10/04/06 5:35pm 10/04/06 5:35pm

New VQ Review: Nissan Adds Power, Fuel Economy to V6s

We've been fans of Nissan's torquey VQ-series V6s from the first time we slid behind the wheel of a 350Z, and subsequently, when we accidentally lit up the front meats of a Maxima in view of local law enforcement patroling a school zone (yeah, that ended well). Now, the company says it's rejiggering its VQ sto get… » 8/29/06 10:10am 8/29/06 10:10am

Fire!: Nissan Tells Dealers to Stop Selling Altimas, Sentra SE-Rs

Reports of engine fires has led Nissan North America to warn dealers not to sell 2006 four-cylinder Nissan Altimas and Sentra SE-Rs. The company isn't sure why the some of the cars have also been sucking down oil like food athletes at a linguini-with-white-clam-sauce-eating contest. According to the Asssociated… » 6/04/06 3:33pm 6/04/06 3:33pm

Jalopnik Reviews: 2006 Nissan Altima SE, Part 2

Exterior Design ****
If Star Trek fans can get all excited about a Klingon ship's cloak of invisibility, I can give four-stars to the Altima for being the LAC (Least Objectionable Car) in the mid-market family sedan segment. My favorite (if that's the right word) part of the Altima's design is its relatively low… » 5/18/06 2:55pm 5/18/06 2:55pm