2002 Nissan Altima User Reviews

2002 Nissan Altima Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 26 reviews

  • Performance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Appearance:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 / 5
  • Overall: 3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 11 reviews
"power" 11 reviews
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
"comfortable car" 4 reviews
"brakes" 3 reviews
CONS
"power" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"build quality" 2 reviews
"noise" 2 reviews

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2002 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Review
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Parts are reasonable

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suwannaregister
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Great Car!!! — Had car 4 years and it was very reliable. No major work to be done. Regular maintenance is all it needed. Parts are easily found. Great body. Gives u that good pepp when u need it to go fast without delay

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2002 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Review
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starter car, no major problems

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outside noise ride comfort

Melkoun1
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Decent Starter Car — ok looks if you treat it like a sports car the ride is good but on rhode island roads its not that good road noise is loud but the stereo helped with that and the blind spots were average. it was not in the shop often only for a motor swap and that was because of the nature the job it had to perform. it averaged 26 but trip to maine it got 28, sadly in winter it dropped to about 21-23mpg. for this car the mechanic was my father so naturally costs were down but again other than the engine swap and routine maintenance the car was golden. performance wise i couldn't ask for more i love the car for that the most the only performance problem was in the snow even with new all season tires i could not go more than 25 mph with out the car fighting me

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2002 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Review
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Acceleration, Brakes, Turning, MPG

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Not very sporty, blown head gasket

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My Altima — Performance - Great acceleration, fast brakes, smooth handling Build Quality - Blown head gasket recently Appearance - Clean inside and out Cost of ownership - 20+ mpg, Low maintenance cost Fun Factor - Fun to drive despite its tendency to look like an older car

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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2002 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL Review
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Power everything and leather seats!

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4 cyl

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2002 Altima 2.5 Sl — 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. It's fun to drive, has fast acceleration, looks good inside and out, and doesn't cost much at all.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2002 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Review
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Good car for a family sedan.

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Recalls recalls recalls.

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Love It, Want Another. — There is some recall issues but other than that it is a good car. It has nice acceleration and the 5 speed transmission makes it fun to drive. It has good gas mileage and requires little work. The brakes work well and it handles like a small car.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2002 Nissan Altima 3.5 SE Review
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3.5L VQ Motor

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Build quality and poor materials used

wildwilly_24_48_88_5
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Fast, Great Looking, But Poorly And Cheaply Made. — Great Motor, the car pulls like a freight train. Excellent torque and decent MPG as long as you stay out of the pedal Very poor build quality and materials used by Nissan. Plenty of recalls and TSB's out on this car Need for Premium fuel is not a positive.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2002 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Review
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Look and cost to operate.

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Took a long time to blow warm.

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Good Little Car In Warmer Places. — Good comfortable car. Quality is nice all the features are well located. For 4 Cylinder decent go power. Fuel costs where reasonable had no real issue that require repair. Only replaced thermostat to address heating issue. Other then that this car was fun to drive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2002 Nissan Altima 3.5 SE Review
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it was built for drifiting not my car but thats what nissan is about

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I cant drift with it

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If You Want Something Luxurious And Spacious That Looks Classy I Recommend The Nissan Altima Lineup — 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 and big however I like the nissan 350 Z or the Nissan GTR

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2002 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL Review
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style. if u don't get d sl; u may as well get da maxima

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defects; but not many

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18595.00 — my car note; of course the wheels should have been bigger 18's or beter. must get one with lether or ur cheating ur self. i loved da car but i could have had my lexus instead. don't buy unless it 2001-2004

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2002 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Review
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It accelerates well.

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It tends to make funny noises.

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Its A Great First Car! — It's fun to drive, gets good gas mileage, and looks kind of cool. There are a few scratches on it (due to ass holes in parking lots) and the engine makes a funny squeaking noise sometimes, especially after it's rained.

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2013 Nissan Altima Reviews

Economic And Family Car By Hajjaj

it's nice great care.. beautiful look.. great power with 3.5L & technology package, economic and family car with a beautiful appearance Car drive great and generally it's in a great technology.. Excel... Read More

Good Value, Good Looks, Everyday Driver With No Frills Or Spills By Dusek

This is my 4th Altima. Fit and finish are good for price point 4 door sedan. Overall usage of vehicle is daily driver commute. Gets an average of 30-32 mpg with a range of approx 500 miles on 1 full ... Read More

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2012 Nissan Altima Reviews

You Definitely Get More Than You Paid For By ixica777

Excellent mid size sedan to use for business and private purpose, not the best looking kid in the block but definitely one of the most comfortable vehicles, add a really low price to it and you got yo... Read More

Nice Car By bearball

i like it has good gas mileage and very comfortable. the back up monitor is a bit small. the tech is not as nice as newer models. being a 4 cylinder it is not as peppy as say, a 6 cylinder. overall go... Read More

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2011 Nissan Altima Reviews

Simple Reliable Daily-driver, Ut Dont Expect Much If You Love Your Autos. By James

This vehicle would have benefited greatly from a more refined interior. I suppose the 2.5 S model is not going to come with all the bells and whistles, however, from a design stance, its rather plain-... Read More

Stylish, Sporty And Reliable By playkate

I love the styling of this car, inside and out. You just cannot beat the price for such a nice looking car that also has a sporty feel. I really like everything about this car and will hate to see i... Read More

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2010 Nissan Altima Reviews

All Around Great Car For Anyone! By leannegail

I loved everything about this car! First car I ever owned and I have had it for 3 years now and never once did I have to put it in the shop unless it was for general maintenance (oil change brakes etc... Read More

Great Car By daniimcd

This is my second car, but the first car I have ever bought. I feel a though i made a great decision in purchasing this car as my first. The car has GREAT fuel economy which I was amazed with consider... Read More

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2009 Nissan Altima Reviews

Great Fuel Savings, Nice Style , Small Truck By mbifalco

Excellent fuel mileage , more power than most Hybrids , has same 2.5 engine as non-Hybrid and electric engine makes it faster from 0-60 than the non-hybrids. Nice leather, the trunk is small but worka... Read More

Gas Saver! By crimeserginip1

I love the fact that the 18 gallon tank averages 530 miles! Also, it is super reliable and inexpensive to maintain! This car is extremely comfortable and great to drive around in! Super economic that ... Read More

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