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2002 Nissan Altima

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By 02 Nissan Altima
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2002 Nissan Altima 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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Ever since i bought the car the clutch would stick down in the bottom but it never happened frequently enough for the problem to get resolved and they always claimed that there was nothing wrong with. At 114000 miles my engine started to knock and i later found out coolant was leaking into my engine through a bad head gasket. $3000 later a used engine was installed and now I'm looking to repair a head gasket issue on this newly installed engine at 160000 miles. Never again will i purchase and Altima!!


Best Features

pretty comfortable and spacious interior. This was one of the main features that made me buy the car. Very pretty!!


Worst Features

Increase the quality of the engine and the interior dash


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Great Style, Great Performance. Reliable
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By deftech
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2002 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


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I bought this car with 10000 miles on it. I now have 80000 miles on it and have not had any trouble with it whatsoever. The big 2.5L cylinder has lots of power and is fun to drive. The cabin has more room than other cars in its class. The good fuel economy is just another plus.


Best Features

Interior design and Bose stereo


Worst Features

Wish I had the sunroof.


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Better than average vehicle
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By libbstah
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2002 Nissan Altima 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


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While this car has had many recalls since first purchased it has been a very reliable vehicle. It was my parents before they gave it to me, and as a student, I find it great to own. It's fun to drive, looks nice, and gets average fuel economy. Other than the recalls, I have only had minor issues with the vehicle. I have no complaints. Love it!


Best Features

Sound system, cabin space, looks, handling, average gas mileage.


Worst Features

Quality of interior.


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A fine, reliable car
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By dinoman
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2002 Nissan Altima 3.5 SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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Bought the car new for its huge interior and exciting acceleration. It won out over the current Accord (much smaller interior, bland) and Camry (boring, slow, awful brake feel). Have had to replace the hood prop rod catch and took it to dealer for drive belt squeal when started cold. That is it. Pretty good for 92,000 miles and eight years!


Best Features

Engine - powerful and fairly economical. Reliability and low cost of maintenance.


Worst Features

Interior plastics.


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Would not reccomment another Nissan
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By Prof
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2002 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


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I bought the Nissan altima 02 new and had planned o drive for at least 10 yrs. In the beginning it had recalls every other 3 mths. Every thing was ok since I made sure I took it in for every service the manufacturer recommended. This was until it go to 95,000 miles. It could not start in the mornings and the dealer said I had to replace the head gasket ($1500). This is after they replaced the body throttle 2 weeks before ($600). 3 mths later it just loses power while driving on the highway. I took it to the Nissan dealer 3 times ad they could not figure the problem out. I drove it to 3 mechanics who could not fix the problem. I had to buy another car. I do not recommend Nissan car to anyone. That engine?


Best Features

The sound system.


Worst Features

The engine. Failing the start regularly for unknown reasons on a new car. At least they have to listen to their customers complaints. They are all e same, so fix them.


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