2002 Nissan Altima Consumer Review: A solid car with its own Achil

2002 Nissan Altima - Consumer Review

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2.5 S Sedan (2.5L 4-cyl. 4-speed Automatic)

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A solid car with its own Achilles' heel(s)
By kismet1113 on


2002 Nissan Altima 2.5 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 4A)


My '02 Altima has over 200,000 miles on it with little more than normal repairs.
Like most Altimas my crankshaft sensor failed around 150k miles.
The frame of the car is 100% rust free, except for the floor panels right under the drivers side and passenger side front seats.
This again is a common failure with these cars.
My radiator started leaking around 150k miles and having to jack the front end of the car up 20" or so off the ground to work the air out of the lines is very annoying, but manageable.
At the end of the day I have over 200k miles on the car and have yet to run into repairs I couldn't do myself...and for a woman I can't complain about that.

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The roomy interior is wonderful. I've laid the back seats down and hauled 8' lumber in the car.
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