2002 Nissan Altima Top Comparisons

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2002 Nissan Altima 2.5 SReview
Greg writes:
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"loved It, Hated It" — The Aluminum Engine Block is to delicate for every day driving. I hope they improve the car.

Pros: "Great Acceleration a real wheel burner". 4 disc brakes, excelliant stopping
power.

Cons: All model of this model within the first year. Need to have a "New head gasket".

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2002 Nissan Altima 2.5 SReview
RonelNISsan writes:
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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

Pros: Good handle on the power stirring,

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

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2002 Nissan Altima 2.5 SReview
Edward writes:
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A Good Day To Day Car — Performance- enough for day to day commuting Build Quality- Only factory recall repairs other wise reliable Appearance- Interior basic but nice and exterior is the same Cost of Ownership- around 24 mpg and less then 1500 for maintenance Fun Factor- Sorta fun to drive

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Fun to drive and gets the job done

Cons: Not enough power but it is what it is

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2002 Nissan Altima 2.5 SLReview
Travis writes:
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The Car Is Great To Drive But Very Hard To Maintain. — First of all the car is very roomy, it can seat five passengers easily and comfortably. It has a telescoping steering wheel and a okay factory sound system. The car comes with a 2.5l 4 cylinder engine that puts out about 170+ horsepower. Even though it is such a large car it has great acceleration. The steering is super responsive which may make feel as if the car moves to suddenly sometimes. Overall this is a great car to have.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: for a 4 cylinder the has a high output and great acceleration for a large car.

Cons: Top reason to avoid the car is that some engines are known to have high mechanical failures rates before 100k miles.

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2002 Nissan Altima 2.5 SReview
Owen writes:
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Altima Goodness — love it, looks great, and goes well. Had to replace the engine, but now she purrs. Installed a brand new engine, clutch, cold air intake, and exhaust, and a few other parts along the way. Car is great through the twisty roads, and perfect for long hauls( given you keep the stock exhaust on, mine is too loud!) oh and whatever you do, take the upper cat/manifold off IT WILL KILL YOUR ENGINE!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: very usable powercurve

Cons: bad wet weather traction, clutch can be picky sometimes, installing headers a must

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2002 Nissan Altima 2.5 SReview
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2002 North American Car Of The Year. — Great car, fast acceleration for a 4 cylinder, Great looks, Brakes are pretty solid, Interior could be better, cheep plastic and somewhat britle, With the way i drive i get about 25 miles to the gallon, i've gotten 30 at the most. Constant hard acceleration led to the head gasket being blow, and a month later the alternator went $2,400 all together, but a great car and the repair was worth it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Fast acceleration for a 4 Cylinder,

Cons: head gasket blew, and alternator went $2,400.

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2002 Nissan Altima Review
Europa_829 says:
vs2002 Honda Accord LX
2002 Nissan Altima winning categories:
  • Power
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  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
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Cargo Capacity Ranked 2002 Honda Accord LX worse.
"just a larger trunk"
Value Ranked 2002 Honda Accord LX worse.
"larger and more power"
2002 Nissan Altima Review
Guru99WWJZ says:
vs1985 Renault Encore
2002 Nissan Altima winning categories:
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Handling Ranked 1985 Renault Encore better.
"I had a renault encore hatchback from 1986 new until 2002 and it never let me down it had rotate front seats"
Front Seats Ranked 1985 Renault Encore better.
"No rotation in front seat for easy getting out of car"
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL Review
Smartmomma says:
vs2001 Dodge Stratus SE Coupe FWD
2002 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL winning categories:
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Power Ranked 2001 Dodge Stratus SE Coupe FWD better.
"I couldnt tell you the price if the car got my attention.cou"
Handling Ranked 2001 Dodge Stratus SE Coupe FWD worse.
"Cause it a newer year and it runs really smooth"
Front Seats Ranked 2001 Dodge Stratus SE Coupe FWD better.
"Cause it makes my back stable with out hurting."
Back Seats Ranked 2001 Dodge Stratus SE Coupe FWD worse.
"More soft then the other.cause"
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2001 Dodge Stratus SE Coupe FWD worse.
"More mileage "
Family Car Ranked 2001 Dodge Stratus SE Coupe FWD worse.
"The look of the car and the year of the car."
Value Ranked 2001 Dodge Stratus SE Coupe FWD better.
"The price"
Would Buy Ranked 2001 Dodge Stratus SE Coupe FWD better.
"Because if the price I can afford that if they would let it go for 200$ I would have that dodge stratus we coupe October 3rd. No lie I need transportation plz help me out."

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