2002 Nissan Altima Overview

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2002 Nissan Altima Overview

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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    wnaughton
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    I Have A 2002 Altima 2.5. Hard To Start, But If I Pump The Gas It Will Star...

    need to pump gas to starry, strong gas smell from exhaust, plugs were wes with gas after it sat for 1-2 days?? any suggestions?? thanks.

    542 views with 6 answers (last answer 2 days ago)
    misssims456
    120

    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...

    36,858 views with 15 answers (last answer 4 days ago)
    marcusgarland54
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    What To Do When Ignition Get Stuck On Lock.

    5 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 weeks ago)
    marcusgarland54
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    What To Do When Key Ignition Get Stuck And Will Not Let Me Start Car.

    the key is reading properly but for some reason will not go past 1 on ignition.

    7 views with no answers yet
    AutoLife805
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    What Could Be The Problem?

    My 2002 Nissan Altima was working fine yesterday until i got home from the gym and the battery and brake lights stayed on. The dashboard lights would only flash simultaneously and then go away. So...

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