I've owned three consecutive Maximas over the years: '91, '94, '03. I've not heard of a more consistently reliable and fun to drive vehicle. The ONLY problems I've encountered are fuel injectors which tend to go after 120,000 miles or so. These cars are beyond what you could ask for in reliability. Change the oil, throw in some brake pads when needed, and maybe a muffler over the life of the car, and you won't ever have to worry about anything else.
I love the looks. I love the pep! Even my '94 pulls off the line with gusto.
My husband bought this car for me when I got my first driving license. I was reluctant about driving this strong monster. After getting the hang of it, I just fall in love with this car. I can be sure the power is there whenever I need it. But when it comes to the gas station, my heart just beat a little faster. Hell it drinks gas !
I have had the car for 5.5 years & 100,000 miles of it's life. At 171K the car doesn't leak a drop of fluid and runs like a scared cat. Normal window regulators, antenna & ABS sensor problems. No transmission problems. At 11 years old the car requires service, love and care. However, for the money, I doubt one can beat the performance & reliability. Unbelievable.
The power. Can shift at 4,000+ RPM and never tax the engine or transmission. Skirts through traffic like a rabbit on speed. Cruise at 75 mph all day long and get 28+ mpg.
After test driving the Maxima two years
ago, I realized it was the car for me.
Dark green with beige leather and every
option imaginable, with quality and
reliability to match, I'd recommend the
Maxima to everyone I know. It's got
great acceleration, handling, build
quality, and it's fun to drive. No
major repairs to note, other than
antenna and passenger-side power window.
Interior quality and design. Leather
holds up amazingly well (I did have the
windows lightly tinted to protect it).
V-6 engine makes it feel like a sports
car, not a 4 door sedan.
It's kind of noisy at high speeds, and
on long trips the driver-side seat is
very uncomfortable. Fuel economy in
the city also makes it expensive to
keep as an around-town car, and
automatic transmission acts up
occasionally during heavy acceleration.
I've had the car a little while now.
It has all reoccuring problems of the
3rd generation Max. Window
regulators, antenna, and transmission
slipage. Other than that its a great
bang for the buck. The bose system is
easily replaced w/better speakers and
a CD player. If ya got music and a
peppy car what else do you need. The
thing tops out at 135mph with 140k
miles. That's reliability...
Especially w/me beatin it to hell in
my college yrs. If you want a car
that will take a lickin' and keep
tickin', you got a taker
Easy car to fix yourself... except for
the tight spaces in the engine
Replace the bose system, fix the
predominate problems and you have a