http://www.autobytel.com/nissan/altima/2012/ The styling on the 2012 Nissan Altima Coupe is very bold and it draws a lot of styling que's from other Nissan sports cars like the 370z and the Infiniti G37. The mid-sized coupe segment has an handful of cars but none of these can compare to the Altima Coupe. With a base price of $23,600 the Altima 2.5 comes powered by a 2.5 liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 180 horsepower and 175 lb-ft. of torque. This engine gets 23 MPG in the city and 31 MPG in the highway. But stepping up to the 3.5 liter V-6 engine is where the 2012 Nissan Altima Coupe really shines. The larger motor produces 270 horsepower and 258 lb-ft. of torque. Fuel economy is good at 18 MPG in the city and 27 MPG on the highway. There is also a 6-speed manual transmission that can be had.
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2012 Nissan 370Z Test Drive & Car Review
http://www.autobytel.com/nissan/370z/2012/?id=32972 The Nissan Z Car has
been around since the early 1970's under the Datsun name. For year the Z
has been one of the most beloved affordable sports cars both here in the
United States and in Japan as well. The 2012 Nissan 370Z is considered the
Mustang of Japan since the
drive train configuration, price, and body style is similar to that of many
American muscle cars. The 2012 Nissan 370Z has a base price of $31,910 with
the top of the line Touring Roadster costing over $44,000.
The 2012 Nissan 370Z is powered by one of the best engines every produced
by Nissan. The VQ37VHR is a 3.7 liter V-6 engine with Variable Valve Timing
that produces 332 horsepower and 270 lb-ft. of
torque. A 6-speed manual or 7-speed automatic transmission puts the power
down to the rear wheels. The 2012 Nissan 370Z can achieve up to 19 MPG in
the city and 26 MPG on the highway.
The 370Z is considered to be the little brother of the mighty Nissan GT-R.
It is smaller, costs less, and does not have as much power. That being said
the 2012 Nissan 370Z does benefit from having the GT-R as an older brother
in that some of the high end technology and options have been passed down
to the 370Z. The first thing you notice are the huge 19-inch RAYS sport
rims. These forged alloy wheels are not only strong but they are also
lightweight. The 370Z also sports a sleek body with functional spoilers
both front and rear. In the performance department the 2012 Nissan 370Z has
a viscous limited-slip differential which makes sure power is transferred
to the wheel that needs it the most. Also the Nissan 370Z features a
SynchroRev Match system which automatically blips the throttle to promote
faster and smoother shifting
The 2012 Nissan 370Z is an excellent sports car. It may be a little rough
around the edges and a little on the pricey side, but if you want a true
Japanese sports car with over 300 horsepower and rear-wheel
drive, then the 370Z is an excellent choice.
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2012 Kia Forte Car Review
http://www.autobytel.com/kia/forte/2012/ The 2012 Kia Forte is the
replacement for the Kia Spectra of yesteryear. But the Forte is a big step
ahead in terms of design, power, and fuel economy. The Kia Forte resides
in a very competitive segment that includes the Honda Civic, Toyota
Corolla, Nissan Sentra, and Volkswagen Jetta. The 2012 Kia Forte is one of
the better looking cars in the small sedan class and you can see a little
bit of German style in the exterior.
The base model 2012 Kia Forte costs $15,200 while the top of the line costs
$19,600. There are 2 different engines available. First is a 2.0 liter
4-cylinder that produces 166 horsepower and 144 lb-ft. of
torque while netting 25 MPG in the city and 34 MPG on the highway. The
second engine is a 2.4 liter 4-cylinder that produces 173 horsepower and 168 lb-ft. of
torque while getting 23 MPG in the city and 32 MPG on the highway through a
The 2012 Kia Forte is something a little more unique than the rest of the
compact car segment. Plus you get a 5 year 60k mile bumper to bumper
warranty and a 100k mile powertrain warranty. This is one of the best
warranties currently on the market today.
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2012 Honda Odyssey Test Drive & Minivan Review
http://www.autobytel.com/honda/odyssey/2012/?id=32972 The 2012 Honda
Odyssey may be the best minivan you can buy. It is comfortable, it
performs well, and it is very practical. The base model Odyssey Minivan
retails for $28,225. The top of the line Odyssey Touring Elite model is
$43,675 but comes packed with tons of equipment and technology. There is
enough seating for 8 passengers which makes the Odyssey a great bargain for
those who need to carry a lot of people. The 2012 Honda Odyssey minivan is
powered by a 3.5 liter V-6 engine that produces 248 horsepower and 250 lb-ft. of
torque. There is some really cool Honda technology called VCM (variable
cylinder management) which can cut the usage from 6 cylinders to 3 or 4
cylinders which aids in fuel economy. The Odyssey gets 19 MPG in the city
and 28 MPG on the highway.
The 2012 Honda Odyssey is a wonderful total package if you are in the
minivan market. The Odyssey has a good warranty and the resale value for
this van is very high meaning it will hold its value well.
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2012 Honda Accord Coupe Test Drive & Car Review
http://www.autobytel.com/honda/accord/2012/?id=32972 The 2012 Honda Accord
Coupe may be the most exciting car to drive from the current Honda stable.
The coupe body style is subtle and sporty with tons of cool accents like
the black grill treatment, swept headlights, and hot wheels. The 2012 Honda
Accord Coupe comes with your choice of 2 different engines. There is the
fuel efficient 4-cylinder that nets 23 MPG in the city and 32 MPG on the
highway, or the sporty V-6 engine which gets 19 MPG in the city and 29 MPG
ion the highway. The V-6 engine also produces over 270 horsepower.
The 2012 Honda Accord Coupe is very fun to drive. The engine is
surprisingly responsive and powerful. There is just something about the
Honda i-VTECH system that makes you smile. And the Accord Coupe V-6 puts
out over 250 lb-ft. of torque which really helps the car get off the line
in a hurry. To top it all off you can get the 2012 Honda Accord Coupe with
a 6-speed manual transmission.
The interior of the Accord Coupe is a nice place to be. The leather seats
are comfortable, all of the buttons are within easy reach, the gauges are
easy to read, and the Nav system is excellent. The Accord Coupe is a great
deal for those looking at buying a nice, reliable, sporty midsized coupe.
Base price is $22,980 for the 4-cylinder engine and the maxed out version
with the V-6 and all the extra amenities and options costs $31,930.
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2013 Nissan Altima vs Maxima 0-60 MPH Mashup Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The brand new 2013 Nissan Altima and the new 2013
Nissan Maxima are two family sedans cut from the same cloth. Of course the
Maxima is Nissan's top of the line sedan while the Nissan Altima slots
right below the Maxima in both price and performance...or at least so we
thought until we tested both cars in another fun and informative TFLcar
Mashup Review. There's of course no doubt that the Maxima is the more
expensive of the two Nissan sedans. It also can be had with the more
powerful V6 but what about size and performance and perhaps more
importantly which car is the better driver. Check out this video comparison
to find out which Nissan sedan is really the top dog.
2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI vs Nissan Altima 0-60 MPH Mashup Drive & Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2012 Volkswagen Passat turbo Diesel TDI is the only front wheel drive
mid-sized sedan with a diesel engine and a dual clutch gearbox that you can
buy in America. In other words, it has no direct competition. The 2012
Nissan Altima has been around for a while. Nissan gave the car a 2.5 liter
engine mated to a CVT transmission to help improve gas mileage. While it
also competes in the mid-sized sedan class, it due to be replaced this
year. So of course the obvious TFLcar question is which one of these cars
is after to 60 MPH. Watch the video to find out.
2011 Nissan Altima 3.5SR Coupe Start Up, Exterior/ Interior Tour
Thanks to Sean Briggs, New Car Director at Texas Nissan of Grapevine, and
his sales personnel who made this tour possible. If you're looking for a
new or pre-owned Nissan, and a friendly sales staff to help you out, then
check out Texas Nissan of Grapevine, at the intersection of Hwy 114 and
Grapevine Hwy. in Grapevine, or check out the website at
www.mytexasnissan.com for the latest inventory. Also, if you do buy a car
from Texas Nissan due to this video, please refer my name to your salesman
and Mr. Briggs.
New S-Class Coupé: S 500 and S 63 AMG (C217) on Test Drive in Italy
Our hands-on review of the 2015 S-Class Coupé: S 500 4MATIC and S63 AMG
4MATIC on route through beautiful Tuscany, Italy.
Hear the tremendous V8 flap Exhaust
sound of both models, see the new CURVE function of "active body control"
in action, witness people's reactions to the stunning design, the swarovski
crystal headlights and the beautiful "designo" interior.
We hope you enjoy this unbelievable ride as much as we did! :-D Have fun
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2012 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Review & Drive
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2012 Nissan Altima 2.5 S is like Vanilla ice
cream. It is smooth, easy to drive, and a bit boring. The Altima competes
in a very tough crowd that includes the Honda Accord and the Toyota Camry.
So is being Vanilla enough to take on the competition. Check out this first
drive video review to find out.
2015 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG Coupe Review - Fast Lane Daily
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe is one of the sexiest coupes by the brand.
Sarah Sauer takes the new 2015 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG Coupe for a spin in
Italy to give us her take on the new beast from AMG. The S63 AMG Coupe is
powered by a 5.5 liter Biturbo V8 making
577-hp. 0 to 60 mph can go from 3.9 seconds with a top speed of 186 mph.
Check it out!
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The "family sedan" may not be very exciting, but without midsized sales
auto makers would be in a pickle. Ponder this: the five best-selling
midsized sedans in America accounted for 1.3 million of the 12.8 million
vehicles sold in 2011. With numbers like that, it's important to get your
mass-market people mover right. This means competitive fuel economy, a low
base price and swipe as much tech from your luxury brand as possible.
Either that or just wear a Nissan badge on the front. Say what? The last
generation Altima was the second best-selling car despite being long in the
tooth and filled with some questionable plastics. This Altima has a tougher
task however, it needs to compete with Honda's new Accord and Ford's sexy
Fusion which is selling like hot cakes. Can Nissan's traditional value
proposition make up the difference? Or does the Altima have something else
up its sleeve?
A design that doesn't alienate the customer you expect to return and buy
their second or third car is critical. Just ask Ford how that bubble-Taurus
redesign went in 1996. Still, midsize sedan shoppers demand some style so
Nissan's design team jammed a bit of Maxima, a pinch of Infiniti M and a
"whole-lotta" Versa into a sausage press and cut the Altima off at 191.5
inches. This makes the new Altima longer than a Camry, a hair longer than a
Maxima and essentially the same size as the Accord and Fusion. Nobody will
confuse the Altima with an Aston Martin, nor will they think their neighbor
is driving a budget Bentley. Instead the slab-sided Altima delivers clean
lines and elegant good looks. Think of it as the Midwestern farm girl to
the Fusion's Los Angeles call girl.
Since our tester was the top-of-the-line SL, the cockpit featured a heated
tilt/telescopic steering wheel, an 8-way power driver's seat and manually
adjustable lumbar support. Shoppers that chose the 3.5L V6 will be treated
to a pair of the best looking and best feeling magnesium paddle shifters
this side of a BMW M6. Seriously. There's just one problem: paddle shifters
on a car with a CVT make as much sense as a parking brake on a french
poodle. (Yet for some reason I found myself caressing their magnesium
goodness non-stop when I was behind the wheel.) Like the most entries in
this segment, the front passenger seat remains manually adjustable
regardless of trim level and upholstery. Thanks to Nissan's "Zero Gravity"
seat design, the front seats proved comfortable and didn't' aggravate my
temperamental knee during a 2 hour road trip. Since manufacturers "march to
their own drummer" when measuring legroom, take your family to the dealer
and jam them all in the car before making a purchase.
The crash diet and CVT pay dividends at the pump. The Altima 2.5 manages
27/38/31 MPG (City/Highway/Combined) and does so without direct injection,
start/stop, batteries or aero packages. What about that V6? Nissan's focus
on weight has made the Altima 3.5 lighter than the Accord V6 and Fusion 2.0
EcoBoost by over 200lbs. In our 3.5
SL I averaged an impressive 27.6MPG over a week of mixed driving. This is
notably above the 25MPG combined EPA score despite my commute and the
2,200ft mountain pass I cross twice a day. You can thank the light curb
weight and CVT for that. The Accord V6 matches the Altima's combined EPA
number and the Fusion trumps it by one MPG on paper. In the real world, the
Altima beat both by 4MPG.
When the road curves, a light chassis will only get you so far, thankfully
Nissan tuned the Altima's suspension to be compliant but surprisingly
agile. Adding to the fun-factor, all V6 models are shod with 235/45R18
rubber, notably wider than the V6 Camry's standard 215 or optional 225
tires. The suspension, curb weight and tires combine to give the Altima a
slightly higher road holding score than the Fusion 2.0 EcoBoost we got our hands on, but numbers aren't
everything. The Fusion's steering may be numb, but it manages more feeling
than the Altima and even I have to admit the CVT sucks the fun out of
aggressive driving. If that matters to you, drive past the Nissan dealer
and pick up a Fusion 2.0T with or without AWD.
Some may call this a cop-out, but in my book the Accord, Fusion and Altima
tie for first place in my mind. Here's why: each of this trio plays to a
different audience. The Fusion is gorgeous, more dynamic than the Altima
but has stumbled with the 1.6L EcoBoost quality issues. The Accord is a
traditional choice with a solid reputation and greater visibility thanks to
an enormous greenhouse. Meanwhile the new Altima is a stylish elegant sedan
with a powerful and seriously efficient V6. If I were dropping my own money
on a sedan in this category I would have a hard time choosing between the
Altima 3.5 SL and a Fusion 2.0 EcoBoost.
1997 Nissan Altima Misfire Diagnosis -EricTheCarGuy
In this video I get into a misfire and check engine light on this 1997
Nissan Altima. The misfire codes are P0100 MAF sensor, P0325 Knock Sensor,
and P0304 Misfire cylinder #4. The engine also runs rough at idle. I go
through the steps of it's diagnosis, find the problem, and come back after
the repair. The actual repair of this vehicle will take place in another
video (next week), this video covers how I found out what was wrong with
this Altima. Engine performance issues can be tricky to nail down but with
a little time, patients, and some diagnostic know how, I'm sure you'll be
able to overcome any engine performance issue.
Here's a link to the repair video:
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Here are some useful video links that may help you in your quest.
Power Balance Test
Finding Vacuum Leaks
Finding Voltage Leaks
Re: P0325 Diagnosis
Leak Down Testing
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2013 Nissan Altima 2.5SL Review, Walkaround, Exhaust, & Test Drive
As the best-selling and most important model in Nissan's lineup, the
all-new fifth generation Altima sedan continues to move up the mid-size
family sedan ladder with improved fuel-efficiency, refinement, technology,
and space. It's a top-pick in a segment crowded with excellent offerings,
only a lack of a manual transmission and somewhat deja-vu styling may have
other buyers looking elsewhere.