I bought my '01 Nissan Maxima brand-new. I have loved it up to now, it has recently gone out of warranty, and has had some problems. I had problems with the starter..etc. I also slide around in the snow, . Lving in Chicago I need to drive my husband's Jeep around. This car has good looks and a lot of power. I now have 40,000 miles on it and it is worth only $11,000. It has deprectiated very quickly. Also my friend's Lexus SUV gets better gas mileage than my Maxima.
The powerful engine and sleek look of the car.
Gas mileage, starter problems (isn't Nissan supposed to be reliable?). Better tires.
2001 Nissan Maxima SE 20th Anniversary 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)
I have owned 3 Nissan Maximas
(88,89,01). I have had nothing but good
experiences and look forward to owning a
new one. It is my opinion that you cant
go wrong with owning one of these
vehicles, especially if you have a bit
of a lead foot like i do.
The powerful 3.0 liter V6 motor, 4 wheel
disc brakes, and the Bose radio with cd
Dont really dig the rear end on this
model Maxima but the reliabilty and
creature comforts make up for that.
I have a Nissan Maxima 2001 SE 5 speed
black on black, with a few up grades
such as stillen intake, crank pullies,
stillen exhaust, progess springs,
akebono brakes, stillen strut bars, and
advanced timming. I had it up to 152mph
at 6100 rpms and it wanted more. I had
before this car an Acura Legend 5
speed. I also had a 1990 BMW 525 I
automatic. I like the Nissan Maxima by far.
I really like the torque and the gearing
for a front wheel drive car. I also like
the handling as I slam through the gears
I really don't like all of the sensors
this car is equiped with. They all seem
to brake down.
I love this car and never doubt that it
will perform in extreme situations. I
go through front tires every year so
you can imagine how aggressively I
drive it. I had this car at very high
speeds, including turns, and never lost
control; it slides beautifully through
the turn. The suspension seems soft
and suspect on turns, but the
compression is set nicely so that it
holds...just have to get the feel. No
problems with the engine after 50000
hard miles. I've gone through 3 sets
of breaks and 14 tires already ($$$)
but that was my fault, not the car's.
There really isn't much you can be
unsatisfied with for the money. Had it
for 4 years and plan to keep it for 4
more or so (sell@100K).
Suspension and engine reliability. It
really seems as though it will be
running strong after 150K miles no
matter how hard I drive it. I like the
body style too. Drives really nice...
I purchase high perf.all-season radials
(Nitto) now at nearly half the cost of
the Potenza stock tire (summer tire).
They last longer & handle so much
better in the rain and snow. Nissan
should offer some choices here on
purch., or at least make sure custs.
are aware of the situatation and