I have had this car for 5 years. It has 15k miles on it. I have been through 2 sets of tires, Set of 02 sensors at the regularly scheduled 80kmiles, 1 set of spark plugs and one bad Ignition coil. Minus the tires that is about $1,000 in repairs over 5 years. I'd say that I am well ahead of the game with this car. The engine is strong and it is very comfortable. It delivers between 26 and 27 MPH in spirited driving at about 100miles a day. I cannot find any good reason to get rid of this car. This is a great winter alternative to my restored 81 280ZX turbo!!!
I have loved having this car from day one. It is a blast to drive with lots of power and tracks well. It is great for mountain driving. The amenites are the best and I have had no mechanical problems of any kind...just standard maintenance. Even the Toyoz tires stood up so well that I replaced them with the same kind. Additionally, the silver paint still looks like new. There are no signs of oxidation which is rare for silver vehicles. The leather interior is still like new - no signs of wear. My next car will be another Maxima for sure.
First car with a lot of horse power. The car is a joy to drive! I bought it in Seattle and now live in Albuquerque, NM. Mountain and hilly driving has been the norm for this car and it has had no problem handling either. Cars that pass me on the downslope get passed on the uphill - with ease.
I hate the seat belts. I am 5'7" with big breasts and I feel like the shoulder harnass is going to decapitate me or cut my throat if I am ever in a wreck. Seatbelts are designed for men - NOT women. They need to pay more attention to this. I also hate that it is hard to access the lock mechanism
This car is fast, fun, and sexy. Gets great mileage for 222 hp, great in the curves, quiet ride. They didn't build this as well as the maximas of old though. Had to replace clutch at 50K, paint chips and scratches easily, airflow meter ($500) went out at 60K, tranny should be more solid for this engine. A big downside lately is that the engine is designed to run on 91 octane, which bankrupts you at $3.40/gallon! Otherwise trouble-free car, does great in the snow, does 60- 100 faster than 0-60, goes 60-0 in under 4 seconds (Ive checked) great low end to power up hills, doesn't notice a full load. Worth buying but set aside money for drivetrain repairs later--I know that's coming up for me
style, acceleration, handling, stereo, comfort, mileage, handling in the snow, chip key, in-glass antenna, wheels
My wife bought this car in 2000 before we were married and it has been great until it hit about 60,000 miles. Like the others the coils have went out and front end and rear end suspension needs replacing. Tires are outrageously overpriced for the 17". The car is also louder than my 2002 accord. The gas mileage has never been good. For the price that she paid and what I paid for the accord I think that I came out a lot better. With 77,000 on the maxima I think that the tranny is going out. It loses power at high(over 3700) rpms. any sugestion?
more interior space than my 2002 accord great stero fast when new