As a Nissan dealer of course I am going to stick up for the brand. Now I do have to say that rental companies buy base model vehicles to keep costs down. With that comes downgraded tires, which are noisy. Also, as the power problem goes, there are 3 different ways to go. The high horsepower 3.5 litre, the 2.5 litre, and the hybrid. All of which provide ample power IMO. As for no longer having the hybrid, well thats not so bad. I think well wait until the leaf comes out to worry about Nissans being electric.
Nissan Pulling the Plug on the Altima Hybrid After 2011
It was little more than a decade ago when the first mass-produced hybrid vehicle -- the Toyota Prius -- hit...
it blows my mind that anyone would buy an altima, in my company they rented several of these crappy cars and they ALL fell apart in one way or another! No starts, door handles falling off, glove boxes falling off no power, rattles my sister owns one and my 77 year old mother said she was in the back seat and she thought the car was going to fall apart. LOL