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A 2004 Nissan Altima is a great family vehicle with a comfortable interior and powerful powertrain. The four-speed automatic transmission is an excellent choice for the commuter or family runner. The Nissan Altima has a 5-speed manual transmission and a 4-speed automatic. The GXE and GLE trim levels feature manual windows and power locks and windows, a pass-through rear armrest, and keyless entry and alarm.
The second generation Altima was produced from 1996 to 2001 and continued into 2002. This version of the Altima was redesigned and restyled in California and manufactured in Tennessee. By 2000, the second generation Altima featured a more responsive engine and added quality features. It was also marketed as a value-priced sedan, featuring a new interior design.
The fourth-generation Nissan Altima's engines were revised from their predecessors, and its VQ35DE 3.5 L V6 produced 270 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. The base four-cylinder was noisy and coarse, and the four-cylinder ceased to be standard when Nissan moved to a more efficient CVT. The Altima's automatic transmission was replaced with a continuously variable transmission.
The fourth-generation Nissan Altima used revised engines from the third-generation model. It has a turbocharged 2.0L VC Turbo engine that makes 280 horsepower and 257 lb-ft of torque. The standard six-speed manual is the only transmission available. A CVT was replaced by the traditional automatic transmission. The CVT is a popular choice for many people.
The fourth-generation Nissan Altima is powered by two gasoline engines: a 3.5-liter V6 that makes 178 horsepower. The 5.0-liter V6 delivers 270 lb-ft of torque. Its standard transmission is a six-speed manual. The optional CVT has an eight-speed automatic. The four-cylinder engine is more efficient, and it accelerates quicker than its competitors. The 3.7 SE can reach 60 mph in less than seven seconds.
The second-generation Nissan Altima uses a revised version of its engines. The 2.5-liter inline-four engine makes 172 horsepower. The SR and SE trims feature a 6-speed manual transmission. The SR and SE models have a redesigned interior and include a remote vehicle starter system. All the versions of the 2002 Nissan Altima are automatic. The SR has a five-speed manual transmission.
In 2002, the Nissan Altima was the third-generation model. It was built on the same FF-L platform as the Maxima and Nissan Teana, which were designed for the Southeast Asian market. The sedan had greater interior volume than its predecessors, reaching 118.8 cubic feet. Its size also increased. In 2007, the Maxima was moved into the full-size segment.