As part of Nissan’s new performance blitz, the third generation 2002 Altima was bigger, faster, and openly performance oriented. It’s available with either a 3.5L/240hp V6 or 2.5L/180hp four cylinder, which it shared with the Sentra SE-R. An all new and larger exterior made the Altima roomier, placing it in closer competition with CamCord. Standard brakes were four-wheel discs, and ABS, along with electronic brake force distribution. Side impact airbags were optional, as was a 150watt Bose audio. Lots of room and performance for the money.