2002 Nissan Altima Consumer Review: Stay Away!

2002 Nissan Altima - Consumer Review

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

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Stay Away!
By unchainedskydiver on


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


I bought this car after saving money for two years. As a college student, my commute only involved going to college and back, and work almost everyday. The car started giving me problems from the day I bought it. Cam/crank position sensors, which had already been replaced before because of a recall went bad. Had to pay $400. The head gasket is faulty in these models. Consumes more oil than gas. Ac/heater problems. Suspension has issues. The backlight for radio stopped working. Its a very fragile car. Unless you love wasting your hard earned money, don't buy this car, even if it is handed to you for free. Its a complete piece of junk!

Best Features

sound system. comfortable seats. trunk space

Worst Features

Nissan should own up to its mistakes and fix the problems for people. Car has countless problems with engine and starting up.
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By lmth10
on 07/28/12 07:45 AM (PDT)

I had the same problems. After hundreds of dollars spent to fix things I traded mine in for a measely $2000. Good luck

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