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1993 Nissan Altima GXE

1993 Nissan Altima GXE

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Details

Price: SOLD

Mileage: 51,200 Miles

Engine: 150-Horsepower KA24DE 4-Cylinder Engine

Transmission: 4-Speed Automatic Transmission

Exterior color: Blue Jade Pearl Exterior (419)

Interior: Beige Cloth Interior

Additional features:

Rosewood Dashboard Trim

Power Windows

Power Mirrors

Power Retracting Antenna

Pass Through Rear Arm Rest

Front Arm Rest

Digital Clock

Cruise Control

Air Conditioning

Carpet Floor Mats

Anti-Lock Brakes

Chrome Hub Caps

Chrome Door Handles

13-Inch BMW Light Alloy FPS Wheels

Road Hugger Tires

Grandma’s Nissan Altima!

1-Owner Colorado Car

Background

1993 Nissan Altima GXE exterior photo

1993 was the introductory year for the Nissan Altima, a continuation of the Stanza, Nissan’s mid-size sedan. Early Altima’s even had a small Stanza badge mounted to the left of the Altima trunk badge. Early Altima’s also featured Rosewood dashboard trim, which was quickly changed to something less vibrant. The Altima featured a lush cloth interior, and for all but the base XE model, a host of power options considering the time. Despite its subdued styling and mid-range spot in the model line-up, the Altima became wildly popular, outselling initial sales projections by significant numbers. Under the hood was the high-revving 150-horsepower dual-overhead cam KA24DE engine, an evolution of the KA24E found in the 240SX. An optional limited-slip differential aided in power delivery, an unexpectedly sporty option! Even after 35,000 long-term-test miles, the stalwarts at Car and Driver could find little to fault with the 1993 Altima, giving it unanimous rave reviews on their long term test.

Summary

 exterior photo

This 1993 Nissan Altima GXE finished in Blue Jade Pearl is a time-capsule example. It was purchased by the original owner on June 16, 1993 and lived in their garage until we purchased it in early 2021. It is literally Grandma’s Nissan, and has been preserved as such. It found its way to us via their son in-law as Grandma has reached a point where she has stopped driving. Her husband always maintained the Altima, a fastidious retired fire fighter who kept all of his gear in tip-top shape. The condition it is photographed in is exactly how we picked it up earlier that day—no detail was required because he kept it perfect. The only word for its condition is pristine, and we reckon this could be the most pristine first-generation Nissan Altima in the country. It’s had a fresh oil change, and the tires were mounted in 2018 with lots of tread remaining. The exterior is very presentable, but it does have numerous small imperfections and several door dings commiserate with age. The windshield has a small chip in the lower center that has been repaired. The factory stereo no longer works and the air conditioning could use a re-charge. The Carfax shows it has a 1-owner example and documents several regular services. It shows two mileage discrepancies in 2003 and 2005 during emissions tests where an extra digit was added bumping the mileage to 284,000 and 322,000 miles instead of 28,400 and 32,200, but it is clearly an error by the mileage progression before and after and even clearer when seeing the condition of the car in person. As it sits, it’s a turn-key Altima that would make a great first car or nostalgic journey back to the 1990s—when Japanese cars were simple, reliable, and utterly fantastic!