2002 Nissan Altima Consumer Review: Happy Nissan Owner

2002 Nissan Altima - Consumer Review

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2.5 Sedan (2.5L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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By Tim on


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


I loved my '94 Altima so much that buying another was an easy choice. My '02 has its ups & downs. Its performance is great, though 3rd-to-2nd-gear shifting could be crisper. My mileage with the automatic transmission is good enough (26.5 mpg freeway). this car's andling is good as well. Its fun to throw around. I have not experienced any mechanical problems, other than several annoying sensor problems. the body style is gorgeous, and the interior is plain, but it doesn't bother me. I agree that its wet weather traction isn't as good as older models. the sun visors are too small, so sunset driving can be challenging. But all things considered, I'd buy another.

Best Features

Looks, handling, smooth free-revving engine, great interior space. Trunk is large enough for 5 guitars.

Worst Features

Better non-A/C ventilation would be nice; find a way to keep the windshield from fogging so easily. Larger visors are a must.
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