2002 Nissan Altima Overview

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2.5
33 national listings
2.5 S
Avg. Price: $5,175
2.5 SL
Avg. Price: $5,540
3.5 SE
Avg. Price: $5,557

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Average User Score

3.85 stars

Based on 26 reviews

2002 Altima 2.5 Sl by Michael
 — I love my car! It's better than some of the luxury sedans I've ridden in. It has a driver's power seat, 6 disc changer, Bose system, and power everything else. This car is AWESOME! You should get one.... Read More
My Best Car In 5 Years by Harry
 — This car is on the average of for the performances (6cyl) I never had trouble with the mechanic exept for maintenance. Now I have 130 000 kms and It's a 2002. I bought it for 16k in 2006. I invested 6... Read More
If You Want Something Luxurious And Spacious That Looks Classy I Recommend The Nissan Altima Lineup by Fabia_1290
 — fast smooth ride leather interior heated seats BOSE soundsystem good repsonse time with the engine and horespower. Subwoofers in the back large trunk space cant complain its a fun car to drive nice an... Read More

2002 Nissan Altima Overview

Overall User Score

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Based on 26 reviews

2002 Nissan Altima

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

vasmania
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Engine Hesitates And Stalls.

The engine hesitates and stalls after 15 minutes of driving and starts right up without difficulty and drives for another 30 minutes when temperatures are below freezing point (-10 degrees Celsius)....

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Meme Alameda
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I Bought A Car From A Guy The Guy Bought From Someone Else But Didn't Put T...

I bought a car on Craigslist and the guy was so sure it was an easy fix.. So he had the old title when he bought the car himself and signed it but he never transferred the title in his own name.....

41 views with 4 answers (last answer 5 days ago)
zaybrick
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Coolant Leaking In Cylinder On 2002 Nissan Altima

The repairs will cost approximately $3,800. Is it worth to get fixed? Do I need a head gasket or engine

18 views with 2 answers (last answer about a week ago)
AlexRod
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So I Have An 02 Nissan Altima 3.5l That Doesn't Start Right Away. When I Tu...

It does start after a while. In order for it to start I have to turn the key to the position where/when I hear the click and turn it back and forth (making it click multiple times rapidly). Event...

10 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)
GSTATER3
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How Do I Reset 2002 Nissan Altima Anti Theft System

Car turns over but won't start and 3 different people say I need to reset the anti theft system

135 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 weeks ago)