Buying a hybrid car is like making a compromise to helping the world. It’s a joyful experience that makes you feel great and it gives you pride in knowing that you are now part of those who don’t just go around burning gas like it will last forever. However, with so many choices out there, how do you know which car to buy?
That’s why I started researching all the available models out there. Here is my latest hybrid car review: The Nisssan Altima Hybrid.
The 2010 Nissan Altima Hybrid is the first attempt to break into the hybrid market from Nissan. With a 244.8v NiMH battery pack designed by Panasonic, the Altima is a hodge podge of automotive ingredients that range from Ford to Toyota. The exterior is nicely packaged and yet traditional in a specifically Nissan way.
The 2010 Nissan Altima Hybrid is a response from Nissan to the success of the Toyota Prius. Nissan claims that diesels are the most efficient route to take with hybrids. That’s why Nissan is debuting their hybrid line with a diesel.
The Altima hybrid is only on sale in 8 states, which will make it hard to find replacement parts and general service for the vehicle. All in all, this hybrid doesn’t exactly spark excitement when I think of it. The overall design is the same as the non-hybrid Altima and the car wasn’t that impressive even when it was only gasoline. It is rumored that a new redesign will be implemented in the 2012 model. It might be a good idea to wait the two years for the new version.