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montyz81
05-05-2004, 12:15 PM
So far this year the Altima is ranked 9th according to MSN Auto. Last time I saw a Nissan in this space was the Altima's Father the Stanza in the early 90's
1.Ford F-Series
200,661

2.Chevrolet Silverado
147,337

3.Dodge Ram
102,845

4.Toyota Camry / Camry Solara
96,180

5.Honda Accord
83,231

6.Honda Civic
73,149

7.Chevrolet Impala
72,624

8.Ford Taurus
68,679

9.Nissan Altima
63,029

10.Ford Explorer
60,195

Here is the MSN Article (http://autos.msn.com/advice/article.aspx?contentid=4021893&src=NRES_Jump)

M_TYPE_X
05-05-2004, 12:57 PM
I actually don't like this one bit! Nissan has either unaffordable cars or mass-market machines. But then again, the whole point was to sell as many Altimas as they can, Maxima nameplate be damned (the Altima is as big or bigger than the Maxima and almost as real-world powerful, right)!
Sure, the Maxima offers more amentities, an upscaled image, and perhaps better driving dynamics, but when Accord or Altima V6 can whip it, who cares?

Summarizing my Rant: Quality > Quantity

In other news... The Stanza hit the charts that high? Wow. http://forums.freshalloy.com/images/graemlins/ooo.gif You don't see that many around here. Are you telling me that the world's Stanzas, Maximas, Cressidas, and the like are all on retirement down south? Man I gotta take a trip-tima. http://forums.freshalloy.com/images/graemlins/grin.gif

I was gonna make a smartass remark about "oh they all rusted through, so they're not around anymore" but I decided not to offend anyone's sensibilities. Stanzas are cool, wedgy-looking cars and I've found comments in Car Nazis & Driver insinuating that anyone who bought a 1992 Stanza was an idiot and persona non grata at the editorial offices. http://forums.freshalloy.com/images/graemlins/rolleyes1.gif

A guy I knew last summer dumped his beater Stanza (man that car had a lot of wear and tear, he drove it a lot) for a 2003 Sentra. http://forums.freshalloy.com/images/graemlins/blush.gif A lot of people wanting to get out of older Camrys, Accords, and Stanzas-Altimas find that Corollas, Civics, and Sentras are actually pretty big as well in physical size and price tag. http://forums.freshalloy.com/images/graemlins/ooo.gif http://forums.freshalloy.com/images/graemlins/crazy.gif

Vans
05-05-2004, 07:03 PM
would love to see the results of sales of the american cars NOT to the rental fleets.

M_TYPE_X
05-05-2004, 07:49 PM
would love to see the results of sales of the american cars NOT to the rental fleets.



AND minus employee/supplier [discounted] sales too, right?
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cheerioboy26
05-05-2004, 09:10 PM
Summarizing my Rant: Quality > Quantity




The 05 Altima seems to be getting good reviews for it's new interior. Seems like Nissan has addressed the issue of quality.

HisXLNC
05-06-2004, 09:12 AM
All I can say is it's about time.

The Altima is a great bread and butter car. I am proud of it.

CodeRedS
05-17-2004, 03:19 PM
When Asian brands offered more sporty two doors that they are "Supposed to make", they tanked. Celicas are down so low, why do they bother? Acura may be known for the Integras, but in reality their 4 doors and SUV's bring home the bacon.

Also, the Altima is being made in two plants now, so they can get more units. Maxima is being positioned as a near luxury car, instead of mass market.

In order for a car company to exist, they have to make money, and sell mass makret cars. We are not talking about luxury makes, so don't go there. They can't just cater to only the used car buying 2 door tuners.

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The Sentra was once in the top 10 back in the 80's.

M_TYPE_X
05-17-2004, 03:23 PM
The Sentra was once in the top 10 back in the 80's.



And then the price went up and Nissan let the car get boring. oops.

cwerdna
05-31-2004, 07:04 PM
That's interesting. The figures at http://www.theautochannel.com/news/2004/05/05/193340.html place the Altima at #13.

jsantos
06-01-2004, 06:56 PM
January through March 2004
...
9 Nissan Altima --- 63,029
...

January through April 2004
...
13 Nissan Altima --- 78,625
...