click above image to view more shots of the 2008 Nissan Altima Coupe

When we first met the 2008 Nissan Altima Coupe at last year's LA Auto Show, we called it the "poor man's G35" despite its front-wheel drive layout. The reference is based more on the fact that the Altima Coupe is a looker just like the Infiniti G35 (soon to be G37) Coupe. According to Nissan, the new Altima Coupe will start at $20,490, excluding a $625 destination charge, making its style much more attainable than the significantly more expensive Infiniti coupe, and adding some substance to that "poor man's G35" label.

The $20,490 base price will get you an Altima Coupe 2.5 S with a six-speed manual transmission. For $500 more, or $20,990, you can have a CVT transmission instead of the manual. Both cars feature the 2.5L four-cylinder producing 170 horsepower. It would be a shame, however, to pass up on the 270-horsepower, 3.5L VQ-Series V6 engine, which is available on the uplevel SE model. The Altima Coupe 3.5 SE with a six-speed manual tranny starts at $24,890. Again, add another $500 to make it $25,390 for a 3.5 SE with Nissan's CVT transmission.

There are plenty of more packages and individual options available to inch the price of your 2008 Nissan Altima Coupe every upwards, all of which can be viewed after the jump.

[Source: Nissan]


Additional Options
Convenience Package $1,300 (2.5 S)
2.5S Premium Package $5,100 (2.5 S)
Technology Package $2,000 (Both models)
3.5SE Premium Package $3,200 (3.5 SE)
Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC) $600 (3.5 SE)

Moonroof $850 (2.5 S)
Fog Lamps $310 (2.5 S)

Moonroof Wind Deflector $100 (Both models)
Carpeted Floor/Trunk Mat Set (5-Piece) $175 (Both models)
Aluminum kick plates $85 (Both models)

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