I’m buying a 2010 Nissan Altima 2.5 S, 2 dr. tonight and would like opinions on it. $5000 at a dealer.
That model has a poor repair record in the area of transmission, cooling. Take a look at Consumer Reports for that specific year.
It is 10 years old so it may have had any problems taken care of by now. Just like any used vehicle it can be good or bad. And if you are committed to the purchase then the only opinion that matters is yours. I myself don’t care what anyone thinks about the vehicles I have .
I guess it’s too late to take it to a mechanic you trust for an evaluation. The next time you take it to a shop for an oil change, ask for a full evaluation. It will cost another $125 or so, and could help avoid problems when you least want them. I hope the evaluation shows few, if any, problems you need to address immediately.