Rob Moody’s (Rob.Vegan) Nissan Altima Coupe
The summer of 2007 I was sitting in a friend’s living room watching television and I saw a Nissan commercial advertising for the new Altima Coupe that was beingreleased. I fell in love instantly..
GT Concept Carbon Fiber HoodStillen front fasciaAtlas Hood DampersInjen SR IntakeRacingline Strut Tower BarSentientByDesign Grounding kitPainted HeadlightsPainted tail lightsBlue painted Brake CalipersPainted engine cover and accentsPainted Black OEM rims8000k HID’sBlue footwell LED’sBlue step lightsWhite LED Reverse and license plate lights
Later that year my parents wanted to purchase a car for me, I was looking around for some older cars including Evolutions, WRXs, and GTIs. My father didn’t want thehassle of dealing with a used car and to find a new, decently priced, car. Iimmediately saidNissan Altima Coupe. After some running around some different dealerships no car really felt that great. The onlyother car I was considering was theVolkswagen GTI, but my mom didn’t want me to have a manual transmission so I was set onthe Altima Coupe. We go to a Nissan dealership and I hop in the 2008 Altima Coupe3.5SE It had great acceleration and handled wonderfully. We wound up picking up a 2.5S in fear I would have too many speeding tickets with the v6.
After a few months of ownership I ran across NICO while I was searching for some info on my brakes. I see that Stillen is coming out with a bumper and I started saving. I went to a meet at Super Autobacs and met a few members there. Aftera bit of saving I was able to purchase the Stillen Fascia with help from myfather. I had it about 1 month before having it painted while my car was being fixed after a little run in with a pillar. I didn’t have much money to bedumping into upgrades but Iconstantlywanted a change to my car. I tinted the taillights and headlights myself. They came out a bit darker than I wanted but that lead me to wanting to black out my car. I painted the OEM rims blackand had my windows tinted. I got a few deals thanks to fellow NICO members on some engine bay upgrades and it was looking good.
I ran into some money and drove to Stillen to buy an intake. A bit more saving and I was able to purchase a carbon fiber hood thanks to Extreme Dimensions car show that came across at the perfect time for my financial state. I’m planning a lotmore for my car and within the next year I should have about another 3k put intoit on upgrades. This car will see many more shows and hopefully it will meet the standard I have for the final product.