Cars Timeline

Over the years I’ve had many cars. From simply driving for enjoyment to the need for utility each one was special in some way. Here you can get a glimpse of each one.

2004 Nissan Altima 3.5 SE

On November 21, 2003 I had the pleasure of bringing home my first brand new car! It was truly worth every day that I waited.

With 245hp she’s definitely got the get up and go to keep me happy in the driver’s seat. It’s not just about horsepower though...there’s also plenty of comfort and convenience features to ensure even a trip to the store is enjoyable. Passengers will be more than comfortable as well with ample leg room, easy entry/exit and even rear cup holders and arm rest. grin

Special thanks go to my friend Steve for volunteering to snap a few pictures with his digital camera!!!


Specifications   +/- All

Mechanical -

Engine 3.5–liter DOHC 24–valve V6 engine
245 hp @ 5,800 rpm
246 lb–ft @ 4,400 rpm
Emissions – LEV
Continuously Variable Valve Timing Control System (CVTCS)
Variable Intake System
Nissan Direct Ignition System
Platinum–tipped spark plugs
Electronic drive–by–wire throttle
Drivetrain Front engine/front–wheel drive
4–speed automatic transmission
Traction Control System (TCS)
Brakes Front vented disc/rear disc brakes
4–wheel Anti–lock Braking System (ABS) with Brake Assist and Electronic Brake force Distribution (EBD)
Suspension and Steering Front: Independent subframe–mounted strut–type
Rear: Multi–link independent
Front and rear stabilizer bars
Sport–tuned suspension – firmer shocks and thicker rear stabilizer bar
Engine–speed–sensitive power–assisted rack–and–pinion steering

Exterior -

Color Velvet Beige
Wheels and Tires 17–inch 6–spoke aluminum–alloy wheels
P215/55HR17 (H–rated) tires (with A/T)
P215/55VR17 (V–rated) tires (with A/T)
Styling Automatic on/off headlights
Fog lights
Dual exhaust with chrome exhaust tip finishers
Dual body–color power outside mirrors
Heated outside mirrors with timer
Power sliding glass sunroof with tilt feature
UV–reducing solar glass

Interior -

Color Blond
Convenience Air conditioning
Automatic Temperature Control (ATC)
In–cabin microfilter
Power windows with driver–side one–touch auto–up/down and anti–pinch feature
Passenger–side front window one–touch auto–up/down and anti–pinch feature
Power door locks
Remote keyless entry with trunk release
Remote keyless front windows down
Key–operated front window up/down
Cruise control with steering–wheel–mounted controls Gated automatic transmission shifter (A/T only) HomeLink® Universal Transceiver
Trip computer with multiple displays
Tilt and telescoping steering column
Variable intermittent windshield wipers
Dual visor vanity mirrors
Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors with sun visor extenders
Digital clock (in radio)
Auto–dimming rearview mirror
Front cup holders
Rear center armrest with cup holders
Map lights with overhead sunglasses storage
Height–adjustable center console
Lower–dash covered CD storage
Driver and passenger seatback pocket
Cargo net
Two 12–volt DC power outlets (2)
Height–adjustable 3–point front seat belts
Retained accessory power and battery saver

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Seating/Appointments 8–way power adjustable driver’s seat
Simulated leather–door trim and center armrest cover
Leather–appointed seats
Heated front seats
Leather–wrapped steering wheel
60/40 split fold–down rear seatbacks with lock
Trunk lid trim

Audio -

Bose® AM/FM/in–dash 6–disc audio system (150 watts)
Steering–wheel–mounted audio controls
Eight speakers (six locations)
Radio Data System (RDS)
Speed–compensating volume

Safety -

Dual–stage supplemental front air bags with seat belt sensors
Driver and front–passenger side–impact air bags
Roof–mounted curtain side–impact supplemental air bags for front and rear– seat occupant head protection
3–point passenger ALR/ELR seat belt system for passenger positions (ELR for driver)
Front seat belts with pretensioners and load limiters
LATCH System (Lower Anchors and Tether for CHildren)
Energy–absorbing steering column
Pipe–style steel side–door guard beams
Zone body construction with front and rear crumple zones
Hood buckling creases

Security -

Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer System
Vehicle Security system

Curb Weight (lbs) -

Automatic transmission 3,246

Fuel Economy Estimate -

Automatic transmission (city/highway) 19/26

Capacities -

Interior passenger volume (cu. ft.) 103.2
Cargo capacity (cu. ft.) 15.6
Fuel Tank (gals.) 20.0

Dimensions (inches)-

Wheelbase 110.2
Overall length 191.5
Overall width 70.4
Overall height 57.9
Head room (front/rear) 40.8/37.6
Leg room (front/rear) 43.9/36.4
Hip room (front/rear) 53.0/52.7
Shoulder room (front/rear) 56.7/56.1