by qwerty01 on Feb 6, 2014 Vehicle: 2002 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
Purchased my Altima with 75K miles, it now has 191K miles.
Nothing really major that I can complain about, it's taken my abuse very well.
My CONS would be:
Cam Shaft sensor failed around 150K miles.
Both rear calipers seized around 100K miles.
#4 cylinder ignition coil failed around 175K miles.
BOSE CD changer is completely unreliable.
Pop out gasoline door is horrendous, I need to use a prybar to get it open.
Around 150K miles the car started having intermittent difficulties with engine starts...takes 10-15 seconds to start.
Mechanic doesn't have a good solution to the problem.
Door actuators seize when it's cold out.
by _boone_ on Dec 15, 2013 Vehicle: 2002 Nissan Altima 2.5 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
i like the car I haven't had any problems out of it besides the usually up keep of the car I honestly don't see how it has so many bad reviews like really what are some of you looking to get out of the car
by lmth10 on Jul 28, 2012 Vehicle: 2002 Nissan Altima 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 4A)
I bought my 02 altima in 2005 with 26k miles. Loved it at first; did all the recommended maintenance; highway mpg 26 but it seemed like I was always spending money on things going wrong that never occurred with my family's hondas and toyotas. My catalytic converter was replaced and less than a year later the engine light came on signaling it needed to be redone. My car also wouldnt start and I got a new crank shaft sensor and that took care of the problem for a few months until it happened again. Got another crank shaft sensor and cam shaft sensor and it still wouldnt start regularly! Finally the mechanic said I needed a new gasket which could cost $2500. I traded it in for $2k with 114k mil
The all-new third-generation 2002 Altima represents a total revision and rethinking of Nissan's midsize sedan -- it brings a level of design and performance that currently does not exist in its class. With a choice of a 240-horsepower, 3.5-liter V6 or 175-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder and an all-new four-wheel independent suspension, the Altima offers spirit with state-of-the-art technology. An aggressive new exterior design with increases in all major dimensions and a driver-oriented interior with myriad convenience and luxury features set the Altima apart in the highly competitive sedan marketplace.