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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.

2007 Nissan Altima 3.5 SE

On November 28, 2006 I brought home my second Nissan Altima. I truly loved the first one and with the new features and subtle styling changes I just had to have the new one. It was that or I would have to replace the tires on my 2004. grin

This new Altima kicks out 270hp and does so without the torque–steer that my 2004 had. With the Xtronic CVT (Continuously Variable Trasmission) you get an even smoother acceleration adding to the joy of driving. With great features such as Bluetooth®, satellite radio, MP3 playback and Intelligent Key she definitely caters to my “inner geek”.

The interior is roomy and well laid out keeping things within easy reach and aesthetically appealing. Front occupants need not be concerned with cold seats in New England winters thanks to heated front seats. Rear passengers will also be kept more comfortable with rear seat vents.

Of course I’ve got plenty of pictures.


Specifications   +/- All

Mechanical -

Engine 3.5–liter DOHC 24–valve V6 engine
270 hp @ 6,000 rpm
258 lb–ft @ 4,400 rpm
Emissions – Tier 2, Bin 5
Continuously Variable Valve Timing Control System (CVTCS)
Variable Intake System
Nissan Direct Ignition System
Iridium–tipped spark plugs
Electronic drive–by–wire throttle
Drivetrain Front engine/front–wheel drive
Xtronic CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) with manual mode
Traction Control System (TCS)
Brakes 11.7" Vented front disc/11.5" rear disc brakes
4–wheel Anti–lock Braking System (ABS) with 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 — retuned struts/shocks, stiffer springs, and thicker front (24.2 mm) and rear (18.3 mm) stabilizer bars
Vehicle speed–sensitive variable–assist power rack–and–pinion steering

Exterior -

Color Winter Frost
Wheels and Tires 17–inch x 7.5&ndashinch 5–spoke aluminum–alloy wheels
P215/55VR17 (V–rated) Bridgestone® Turanza® EL400 tires
Styling Automatic on/off headlights
High Intensity Discharge (HID) xenon headlights
Fog lights
Rear spoiler
Dual exhaust with single chrome exhaust tip finishers
Splash guards
Dual body–color power outside mirrors
Folding outside mirrors with turn signal indicators
Heated outside mirrors with timer
Power sliding glass sunroof with tilt feature
UV–reducing solar glass

Interior -

Color Blond Leather
Convenience Intelligent Key with push–button ignition
Bluetooth® Hands–free Phone System
HomeLink® Universal Transceiver
Air conditioning with in–cabin microfilter
Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) with in–cabin microfilter and rear vents
Power windows with one–touch driver–side auto-up/down with auto–reverse
Passenger–side front window one–touch auto–up/down with auto–reverse
Remote front windows down
Key–operated windows up/down
Power door locks
Remote keyless entry with trunk release
Cruise control with steering wheel–mounted controls
Fine Vision meters (speedometer and tachometer)
Multi–functional trip computer
Tilt and telescoping steering column
Vehicle speed–sensitive variable intermittent windshield wipers
Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors with sun visor extenders
Auto–dimming inside rearview mirror with compass
12–volt DC power outlets (2) and retained accessory power
Overhead sunglasses holder
Illuminated center console
Map lights and rear reading lights
Carpeted trunk lid

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Seating/Appointments 8–way power adjustable driver's seat
Driver's power adjustable lumbar support
Leather–appointed seats and door tri
Leather–wrapped steering wheel
Leather–wrapped shift knob
Heated front seats
Wood–tone trim
60/40 split fold-down rear seatbacks

Audio -

Digital Bose® audion system with AM/FM/in–dash 6–CD changer, 9 speakers, Radio Data System (RDS), and MP3/WMA CD playback capability
Steering–wheel–mounted audio controls
Speed–sensitive volume control
Auxiliary audio input
XM® satellite radio

Safety -

Nissan Advanced Air Bag System with dual–stage supplemental front air bags with seat belt and occupant–classification sensor
Driver and front–passenger seat mounted side–impact supplemental air bags
Roof–mounted curtain side–impact supplemental air bags for front and rear– seat outboard occupant head protection
3–point ALR/ELR passenger seat belt system (ELR for driver)
Front–seat Active Head Restraints
Front seat belts with pretensioners and load limiters
LATCH System (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren)
Zone Body construction with front and rear crumple zones
Hood buckling creases, pipe–style steel side–door guard beams, and energy– absorbing steering column
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

Security -

Nissan Vehicle Immobilizer System
Vehicle Security system

Curb Weight (lbs) -

Xtronic CVT 3,364

Fuel Economy Estimate -

Xtronic CVT (city/highway) 22/28

Capacities -

Interior passenger volume (cu. ft.) 100.7
Cargo capacity (cu. ft.) 15.3
Fuel Tank (gals.) 20.0

Dimensions (inches) -

Wheelbase 109.3
Overall length 189.8
Overall width 70.7
Overall height 57.9
Track Width 61.0
Head room without sunroof (front/rear) 40.6/36.8
Leg room (front/rear) 42.2/34.5
Hip room (front/rear) 56.8/52.5
Shoulder room (front/rear) 55.7/55.5