hope you enjoy your new car
hope you enjoy your new car
Dude that is one hot altima. :P I'm considering for our family's next car to be a hybrid but still trying to decide on what we should get. I am still kinda of waiting for more to come out before making a final decision. I'm sure other manufacturers will eventually come on the bandwagon.
Well I have just about 1500 miles on the car. It is displaying 35.5 MPG but I am actually calculating about 37 MPG's. Still riding great and I am still very happy!
congrats, your a true american patriot for buying a hybrid vehicle!!!
35.5 is great....
so far after 500 miles, i'm straddling the 34.8/35.0 line
I have just over 1600 on mine and at fill ups have been averaging around 31. mostly highway at 70MPH.
The tax credits are a Federal program, so they are applicable to all 50 states, as long as you purchase instead of leasing.
I bought a Nissan Altima Hybrid in August and I love it. I had to jump through some hoops to get it here in Arizona, but I finally got it. I got the full package (with Nav, leather, etc.) since I hope to not have to buy a car for at least 5 years. I bought it to take advantage of the tax refunds, since if you lease you canít get rebates.
I really love the car so far. I trade in an SUV which used to get me 14 MPG with my driving style. The Altima has gives me 31 MPG so far, but I have also adjusted my driving style a bit, since I can only use EV under 40 mph. By the end of my time in the SUV, I tried hard to increase MPG but only got up to 16 MPG.
So, right off the bat, Iím saving about half with each fill up. Granted, I bought it in the middle of summer, where the temps go above 110 F, so Iíve had to use the A/C a lot! My last fill-up was 10/8, 16.32 gallons, 481.5 miles, avg. MPG 31. Iím hoping it will improve once the weather improves.
The trunk space is still pretty big, though the batteries take up a good chunk of the back of the trunk. (Its been hard adjusting from the space in the SUV to the car. Where do I put my ladders now?)
Iíve noticed a few places where you can tell Nissan took shortcuts in the interior and such, but the keyless entry/start is cool and the tech package has bluetooth phone, iPod connection, navigation, XM radio and even traffic warnings.
So far, Iím happy with it. In fact I love it.
i'm loving mine too, best tank i've had i went to 708 miles with an 18.5 gallon fill up
New proud owner of the Altima hybrid as of today. Like another poster, I also purchased mine in N. Attleboro MA. Jeez I love this car so far. I got an 07 model off the lot. It has the convenience package and a sunroof, It listed for 28 and change. I have no idea if I got a good deal, been buying cars for 30 years and never really knew what a good deal was. But I paid 23.5K for this one, and they threw in a portable navigation system. (they had a special for remote car starters until I explained to them that it wouldn't work in a hybrid, so they changed it to the nav system)