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Average User Score
3.8 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 26 reviews
2002 Nissan Altima Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 26 reviews
The Altima was redesigned for 2002. It grew significantly, bumping it out of the compact car class and into the midsized sedan range. It was even larger than Nissan's flagship Maxima. For the first time, a V6 engine was available.
The 2002 Altima came in four trims: the base model, the midrange S, the plush SL, and the top-of-the-line SE. The SE came standard with a 3.5-liter, 240-horsepower V6, and the others had a 2.5-liter, 175-horsepower four cylinder engine. All models came with a folding rear seat, power doors, and a tilting steering wheel. Upgrading to the S got air conditioning, cruise control, remote keyless entry, and a CD player. The SL included a power driver's seat and an upgraded sound system. Upgrading to the SE got the bigger engine, foglamps, and bigger wheels.
Drivers found the new Nissan Altima to be much better looking than the previous version. Owners still praise the car's value and reliability, and say that while the V6 engine is a nice addition, the four cylinder offers so much pep a bigger one isn't necessary. Many find the interior to be unpolished, and the addition of optional features can cause the Altima's price to approach that of the Maxima.
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Nissan Altima Questions
My 2002 Altima Will Not Crank Completly Up. It Will Turn Over But Not Crank...
I Was Wondering How Many Ignition Coil Are On A 2002 Nissan Altima?
I went to auto zone and got my car put on the machine to see what was wrong with it and a worker told me it was my igniton coil . well i bought the part and it seems like it has more than one igniti...
The Water Pump Just Went Out On My 2002 Nissan Altima 3.5, Do I Have To Rep...
Someone told me that when you replace the water pump on the 3.5 Nissan Altima, you have to replace the timing chain too. Is that true?
Can I Buy A New Engine And Replace My Old Engine? My Car Is A Nissan 2002 A...
I'm working on getting my mom's Nissan Altima fixed up, so I can use it. I like to replace all parts that is under the hood of the car. The Altima is a 2002. Would it be best to just get one from the ...