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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
When We Turn The Heater On The Car Overheats And No Hot Air Comes Out
Can anyone an were this question for me? We just purchased this Nissan, and since it was summer we did not check the heater until we got home. The air conditioning works great but the Car Fax said t...
Heater Not Putting Out Any Heat
So drove my car 50 miles back home after purchasing it. It was 80 degrees outside so I turned on the air conditioning. When I arrived home I decided I better make sure that the heater also worked. Y...
Headlights Won't Come On
Went to turn on the headlights, and they won't come on. Bright lights work, and parking lights work? Can you give me some solutions to solve this issue?????
Is This Serious?
My "service engine soon" indicator light came on yesterday steady not blinking, when my gas tank was nearly enpty. I filled up my car and the light is still on. Should I worry? The car runs perfect...
Head Gasket But There's No Leaks
My check engine light is on the code is p0300 an my temp gauge goes up and down. I contacted by mechanic told him I was driving on highway when I got off car started to putt an shut off When I st...