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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Greg writes:
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Review
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3

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"Great Acceleration a real wheel burner". 4 disc brakes, excelliant stopping
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All model of this model within the first year. Need to have a "New head gasket".

35

"loved It, Hated It" — The Aluminum Engine Block is to delicate for every day driving. I hope they improve the car.

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Zach writes:
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Review
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okay swound system

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everything

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Terrible — horrible build all around except on the look. decent looking, but everything else was horrible. Even the tests on the car were not much past passing. At first the car was a decent ride, nice driving and looked nice and every one said the car was a good buy. ha what a joke

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Michael writes:
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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Adam writes:
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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Melkoun1 writes:
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Review
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4

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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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suwannaregister writes:
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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Collin writes:
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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wildwilly_24_48_88_5 writes:
2002 Nissan Altima 3.5 SE Review
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4

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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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Fernando writes:
2002 Nissan Altima 3.5 SE Review
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4

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chick magnet looks very luxurious when crusing around

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hardly anything but if i would have to choose the incabilities of add on for increased performance parts

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Awesome — performance is awesome more than u would expect from a family sedan...took it to the track did pretty good i think for the type of car ... really inexpensive car if you think about it... one bad thing is that if u get the se gas is kinda bad on it u get in the low 20's per gallon

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RonelNISsan writes:
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Review
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3

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Good handle on the power stirring,

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always check you tired pressure, sometime the tired pressure are unlevel

RonelNISsan
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Pretty Good — my first car i bought when i was going to college. It rides very smoothly and if you changes you oil every month you shouldn't have any problems. This car is great if you travelling long distances. Its a great car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1993 Nissan Altima Reviews

I Would Definately Own This Car Again Because It Was So Good On Gas And Sounded Good. By Samson

This car had good acceleration, good braking, and good handling. It needed motors in all the windows they did not roll up or down. The interior was good it was kinda water stained. The exterior was gr... Read More

Great Starter Car By Nino

I bought it for $1200 and it was a great car. 5 speed manual, and for a compact car, it had good performance. AC could be colder but it's fine and it's R134, so its easy to refill. Good handling, fu... Read More

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1994 Nissan Altima Reviews

Great Car But Avg Less Than 30 Mpg. Need More Mpg. By hide5000

Replaced clutch, distributor, radiator, starter, alternator, right & left drive shafts exchanged (boots), new valve cover gasket, timing belt, oxygen sensor, batteries and tires, 190,000 miles. This i... Read More

Meh By Siraj

low maintenance cost, manual so fun to drive, acceleration is poor, braking is okay handlingi is decent. build quality is decent. styling is meh. cost of ownership is pretty low concidering that i ... Read More

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1995 Nissan Altima Reviews

Nissan Sss By Mark

This is the one car we used on most cross-island drives around Luzon. Manila to Bicolandia, Manila to Ilocandia, and the almost legendary trip over the top Ilocos to Pagudpud to Cagayan Valley. All... Read More

My Little Beater By Dennis

this car had potential when i got it but i started pushing it past its limits. performance wise, it had a coneair filter, muffler, and spark plug wires. i had a lot of fun in this car although it gave... Read More

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1996 Nissan Altima Reviews

Inexpensive, Comfortable, Roomy By Adam

Performance: Highest HP rating of any car in its class. Has plenty of power for what it is and somewhat surprisingly spunky for being a 4cyl. Build Quality: As you would expect, I suppose. I find i... Read More

Great, Reliable, Inexpensive To Maintain Car By Lydia_Bungalow

I bought this car car when it was 6 years old. I have it for almost 8 years now and I still love it. It still runs smoothly. The body is still clean with only tiny (less than 1/2 inch) rust spot... Read More

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1997 Nissan Altima Reviews

Fun Car By sdbrandonb

I like how quick it is and how much power it feels like it has, It handles very well and looks great especially when it was just washed!! I can drive forever without having to get gas and thats a good... Read More

Good Car By amora

I have owned this car since 1998 and it has been sturdy, reliable, and comfortable. The paint is crap after this long, but have only had to replace tires, battery, brakes, and radiator. I would have... Read More

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