2002 Nissan Altima User Reviews

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    Displaying 21 - 27 of 27 2002 Nissan Altima reviews.

    2002 Nissan Altima 2.5 S Review
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    35

    "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
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    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 S Review
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    45

    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 S Review
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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 SL Review
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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 S Review
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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 S Review
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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 2.5 SL Review
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    Power Ranked 2001 Dodge Stratus SE Coupe better.
    "I couldnt tell you the price if the car got my attention.cou"
    Handling Ranked 2001 Dodge Stratus SE Coupe worse.
    "Cause it a newer year and it runs really smooth"
    Front Seats Ranked 2001 Dodge Stratus SE Coupe better.
    "Cause it makes my back stable with out hurting."
    Back Seats Ranked 2001 Dodge Stratus SE Coupe worse.
    "More soft then the other.cause"
    Cargo Capacity Ranked 2001 Dodge Stratus SE Coupe worse.
    "More mileage "
    Family Car Ranked 2001 Dodge Stratus SE Coupe worse.
    "The look of the car and the year of the car."
    Value Ranked 2001 Dodge Stratus SE Coupe better.
    "The price"
    Would Buy Ranked 2001 Dodge Stratus SE Coupe 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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    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

    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

    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 Sherr

    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

    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

    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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