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My birthday was on March 25th and have traveling to South Africa to meet with my #SmartBrownGirls, I was ready to get back into the swing of things in Houston and kick off my 30th birthday by giving back to the community! So it was great to get my hands on the 2015 Nissan Altima. I definitely appreciate the opportunity to preview luxury cars, but I almost always walk away appreciating a quality economy price car. For starters, the gas to mileage is a very big deal and this Altima was superb on gas! I drove from Houston to Dallas and used LESS than a half a tank of gas. I had a luxury vehicle that took an entire tank of gas for the ride, so when the Altima came along I was pleasantly surprised at the great mileage at 31MPG (27 city/38 highway).
I was in Dallas to see Erykah Badu perform. Lawdamercy that was an awesome show. I was so happy that she came out and did a nearly three hour set, so I could get all my life plus some. After spending the night with theKGLifestyle, I decided to drive around Dallas for a bit because I had some extra gas to spare. Gas can be the biggest deterrent to exploring your surroundings especially when you live in a city that requires driving. So the Altima fit right into the lifestyle that I need to have – the get out the house and make an effort to involve your self in your local community lifestyle. I made a stop at Sweet Georgia Brown‘s where I had the most delicious hypertension, diabetic inducing meal of my life, otherwise known as BBQ pork ribs, collard greens, black eye pies and macaroni & cheese. Then had the nerve to get a taste of the free peach cobbler and ice cream. I took my vitamins and drank a lot of water on the ride back to Houston in order to make up for all that eating. But it was damn good.
On to the car itself. The design of the car give a very nice sports feel. It’s just nice looking car all around. In this Texas heat, I don’t know that I would opt for the black leather interior…I would probably go for a leather/fabric combo, just so the seats aren’t hot and sticky. Because it was only March and the car was hot after leaving it parked outside. This Altima featured a 2.5 Liter 16-Valve 4-Cylinder Engine with Active Understeer Control and a 4-Wheel Anti-lock Braking System. Blind spot alert system is in the interior car instead of on the side view mirrors, so it’s easier to see the alerts and this system reads far, the car can be entirely behind you and it will pick up that a car is approaching your side so don’t merge over. Very easy to set up Bluetooth system that integrates with your phone without you having to download any new apps. And a GPS system, to help you get around ton.
I did a lot of driving starting with the ride to Dallas and then back to Houston. On Saturday I celebrated my birthday by donating feminine products to the Star of Hope Homeless shelter (if you’re reading this, it’s not to late to donate to your local shelter!) and then ate some tacos with friends, though I still need to get the tres leches that I wanted for my birthday as the restaurant we went to was sold out. Oh well…
Overall the Altima is a great option. I drove the fully stocked 2015 Nissan Altima that retails at $31k MRSP, but it’s starting price is $22k MRSP, leaving you alot of room to play around with and customize your car. What are your thoughts on the Nissan Altima?