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Well-Produced but Check engine problems(light only)
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By superflykhaeyo
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 4dr Sedan


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+PROS:Looks GREAT inside/out, FUN TO DRIVE, and i get on the highway and never have to slow down, i floor it and im already caught up to traffic. The FOLD-IN side-mirrors help avoid hit-and-run parking lot drivers. -CONS:The suspension is so/so, the ride is just as harsh as a school bus as far as suspension, and its hard to block the sunlight sometimes, My check Engine light would NOT go off no matter how well the car was running, even after i replace the parts the obd reader told me to because The COIL PACKS&O2sens must be original manufactured, meaning mainly dealer parts but some websites have them at wholesale prices from the factory. OTHERWISE the light wont go off even with no faults


Favorite Features

Fold in mirrors, powerful engine, great acceleration, and interior design.


Suggested Improvements

Bumpy ride, Check Engine light never goes off and very difficult to pay for by dealer and light wouldnt go off and the computer said "NO FAULTS DETECTED)


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Good Performance but
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By joenoles1
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 4dr Sedan


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powerful engine and very comfortable ride. There are some common problems with this vehicle namely, brakes due to crappy rotors, ignition coils, MAF and suspension issues. I have over 150k miles and it has been an excellent vehicle.


Favorite Features

climate control and Bose stereo. seats are comfortable especially for long trips.


Suggested Improvements

need bigger brakes and rotors. Nissan needs to own up to recalls. Don't know anyone that had this car that didn't have problem with coils--a $700 fix.


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A wonderful friend
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Wendy
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 4dr Sedan


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I bought this car in 2001 because (1) the old Sentra died and (2)the test drive of Honda Accord and Toyota Camry at that time were not too good. This car has been so reliable, comfort, and it moves as expected. When stop at up- hill, it does not slid down even tiny bit. When speed up, it picks up right within half second. I have more children now and need a van to carry them but I can't find another good car to replace this dear one!


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Delivered In Almost Every Aspect
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By I.K
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 4dr Sedan


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I purchased this car with the idea that I would be obtaining a fun to drive and reliable car. It delivered well on performance, the VQ30 engine is very responsive and extremely smooth and the gearing of the 4 spd. auto transmission is pretty well suited to my sometimes spirited driving style. The ride and handling of of the Max is great; it was smooth enough to drive long distances yet firm enough to take you through the corners, despite it being the GLE model designation. The style is simple yet it works - but thats where it stops because as of recently (The past year or so) I have not been able to catch a break when it came to mechanical issues which is the biggest downfall of the 00 Max.


Favorite Features

Love the nippy engine, efficient design, interior layout and space, trunk space, great 7 speaker bose sound system and simple functions.


Suggested Improvements

Car has serious reliability issues. I have changed the MAF sensor, O2 sensor, front struts, alternator, belt tensioner, starter since acquiring ownership. The previous owner changed all 6 ignition coils. I wish Nissan would honor the costs of some of these problems as all owners experienced them.


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Good Relief
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By d_allison
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 4dr Sedan


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After driving a 95 f150 for a while it was a pleasure to drive this car, the fuel mileage was way better, and the performance was outstanding. My only complaint is that it doesn't look the part. the "Bose" sound system is incredible. i wish we had bought the traction control for it cause i don't even go mid throttle sometimes and the wheels just spin away from all the low end torque. This car is an excellent daily driver after driving a 3 ton brute every where. But i would highly recommend this car for anyone who wants a thrill, with an above average fuel economy.


Favorite Features

Sound system. fair fuel economy, performance, road handling, low end torque, quick revving engine


Suggested Improvements

keyless remote takes hard pressing after some time, ride quality could be better, stock tire width cant handle torque


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Superb aside from hot start
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By thehawk
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 4dr Sedan


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Supremely comfortable and powerful car. Brilliant interior design features. Quiet on the road. Factory fault is loss of one cylinder intermittently on hot start - before buying one make sure you hot start it ten times and drive a short distance each time. The cylinder loss is shown by engine vibration especially up hills or on throttle. It can last up to 30 minutes and is the ONLY fault I have had in 120,000 miles.


Favorite Features

Powerful engine, overtaking ability and quiet high speed cruising


Suggested Improvements

Check on hot start as above


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Reliable Car
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By Peggy
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 4dr Sedan


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I've had this Maxima for almost ten years and have replaced the MAF, an O2 sensor, front axle, and three out of six ignition coils. The coils are easy to replace on your own (especially coils 2, 4, and 6) Anything that's ever broken on it didn't leave me stranded on the road! Overall, this is the most reliable car I've ever owned. It's still quiet as a mouse and rides great. It still gets terrific gas mileage and I run it on 89 octane.


Favorite Features

Quiet, smooth ride.


Suggested Improvements

Nissan should repay all of the Maxima owners that have replaced the coils. They failed at an extremely high rate!


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135000 and going strong
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By mike inmentor
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 4dr Sedan


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after 135,000 my car runs good and looks good. I also have replaced coils and 02 sensor. Rust on rear wheel wells. The top of one of my keys broke too. I wonder if Nissan reads these comments since so many of these problems are common and have everything to do with quality.


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Engine problem help
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By david
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 4dr Sedan


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Just a heads up to some of you experiencing rough running when cold or TCS light coming on. Three different dealerships couldn't solve the problem. Finally a small private auto repair shop solved the problem. It was two coils AND the intake manifold had a severe vacuum leak throwing off the timing.The coils alone did not solve the problem. Got the coils from Autozone where they are backed for 4 months if they go bad. If you read these entries...coils are a common problem. I would love this car otherwise with 145,000 on it.


Favorite Features

Very comfortable for a big person. I'm six foot four. Plenty of pep.


Suggested Improvements

Needs high test gas.


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Great Car
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By suzie
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2000 Nissan Maxima GLE 4dr Sedan


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I bought this car 12/20/99. This car has been one of the best cars I have had. I have over 200,000 miles. Took it in today thinking I would have to buy a new car and it only needs the fan replaced and transmission servicing. I have had a problem with the tires wearing out quickly and an issue with keeping tires balanced. Slight vibration in the front. A little small for my husband but perfect for me. Passenger seat could have more seat adjustment capability


Favorite Features

Reliability of starting, still stylish


Suggested Improvements

could be quieter, climate control fan is noisy. More seat adjustment options. Cup holders larger or better positioned


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