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2002 Nissan Sentra

Nissan Sentra Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.5 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 165 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 20/25 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2002 Nissan Sentra

  • An economy sedan that doesn't feel like an economy sedan.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    SULEV emissions status for CA model, 165-horsepower SE-R sport version, pleasing cabin design, fun to drive.

  • Cons

    Generic styling, GXE and SE-R models command premium price.

  • What's New for 2002

    Beloved by compact car enthusiasts, the Nissan Sentra SE-R returns after a seven-year hiatus. The Sentra SE is no longer available, though Nissan has created additional options packages for the GXE to make it similar to the SE.

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Customer Reviews

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Owning my nissan sentra se

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Vehicle: 2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 4A)

I bought my car brand new in 2002. Oil changes were done every 5,000 miles. I did have some trouble with the way the alternator was wired, and also trouble with a sensor. The car would not move when stepping on the gas, even while driving. The emission control needed replaced, but was just under an 8 yr. warranty. I drove the car until 2010 and my daughter drives it now.




More smash for your cash!

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Vehicle: 2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 4A)

This is my first six speed, it took a minute to get used to it...but now i don't ever want to go back to a five speed..i love banging all those gears! My first test drive of this vehicle convinced me to buy one...I raced a 2000 civic Si on the freeway and blew it's doors off!




Great concept, poor execution

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Vehicle: 2002 Nissan Sentra SE-R 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 4A)

The 165 bhp 2.5 litre motor is a great concept. The Automatic Transmission has much to be desired. The Seats could use a little color and the A/C Center could use a lot more attention to detail.



Full 2002 Nissan Sentra Review

What's New for 2002

Beloved by compact car enthusiasts, the Nissan Sentra SE-R returns after a seven-year hiatus. The Sentra SE is no longer available, though Nissan has created additional options packages for the GXE to make it similar to the SE.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 20
  • cty
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  • 25
  • highway
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