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2002 Nissan Altima - Consumer Reviews

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Very Nice Car
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By beetle662
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2002 Nissan Altima 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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Have had this car over a year now, it has been wonderful. Only problem was a sensor for the air conditioner last summer, but that was covered by warranty. Standard maintenance is a bit pricey using Nissan's guidelines (which I suggest that you do), but that comes with any vehicle. Opted for the 5 speed manual, which is comfortable and provides more pop to the I4 engine. Plenty of "giddyupandgo"! Abundance of interior room (the main reason we bought this car instead of the Sonata, Taurus, et al). Some of the interior features are cheap... the fuel fill release on the floor looks like an after thought. Some minor squeeks which are unexplained.


Best Features

Interior room - great. Exterior design - outstanding. Fuel economy - good. Acceleration - great.


Worst Features

Better quality on the plastic components that make up the interior. Fog lights should be standard.


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Not Exactly Happy
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By tejewa
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2002 Nissan Altima 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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I was really taken aback when I realized how terrible it handled in snow/icy conditions. It slid and slid, and the ABS made huge sounds but never stopped the car. Never felt safe in snowy/icy weather after that. The fabric on the seats attracts so much dog hair and yet our dogs have never even been in the car. And you can't get the hair out. Twice in a year we've had to take it to the dealership because the memory in the computer system goes out and all the radio settings, clock, etc. have to be re-set.


Best Features

The body design is very attractive


Worst Features

interior fabric improved


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Altima 3.5 SE
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By Carr Man
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2002 Nissan Altima 3.5 SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5M)


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Great car for the price. Has most of the features found on more expensive cars and they work well. Gas mileage is very good 19/29.


Best Features

3.5 V6 & auto transmission, handling, exterior styling........can't beat the looks


Worst Features

Interior design is great but dash and console materials are too cheaply made (Come on Nissan...you can do better).


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Great car
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By Alejoa
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2002 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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Up to now the car is excellent. Good price for what you get. Great pasenger space.


Best Features

6 cd player, design, automatic mirror,


Worst Features

Cheap wood/plastic interiors, light in cruise controls and radio. Foldable mirrors.Spaces for coins and small objects.The drivers seat screeches all the time.


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sue's car
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By hermit
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2002 Nissan Altima 3.5 SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5M)


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An exciting and powerful car, reminiscent of the 1970's


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