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By Ed
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2001 Nissan Maxima SE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

Good car, poor dealerships. Ride is too firm for passengers but road handling is excellent. Fuel economy is very good, city and highway, even with regular gas. Every accessory still works.


Favorite Features

heated seats and seat adjustments.


Suggested Improvements

Stay away from the dealerships - unnecessarily expensive. My local service establishment does just fine. No need for premium gas.


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It's been great
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By Van
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2001 Nissan Maxima SE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

Bought new, now 74,000 miles. One service bulletin for tie rod. Paint could be better, chips easily. Creaky front end. Decent mileage on highway. Recently replaced exhaust for about $500. Brakes work great but rotors do not hold up. Will be on 3rd set of fronts next break job. Stiff, sometimes rude ride. I replaced front right speaker last year. Easy to do, ($50). Still fun to drive, even though I have an automatic. Plenty of power for pretty much any situation. Sometimes let 'er rip to 5500 RPMS and the car just flies - never complains. Recently on 3rd set of tires. Went for good set of Bridgestones, all weather. Confident foul weather car. Maybe mine was a good sample. Never let me down.


Favorite Features

Power looks, interior / comfort, reliability, reliability, reliability, smooth, award winning engine.


Suggested Improvements

Better rotors, better turning circle,


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Good sporty car
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By mj
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2001 Nissan Maxima SE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

I bought my maxima 3 years ago as used, 40 k miles on it. Now it has 100 k miles and it still drives like new. Bose system is awesome. Power is also great. sport suspension is a little stiff , but you get better handling with it. Since I've owned it I changed tires, oil, battery and some exhaust pieces. Tires are expensive ($800 for the set), original tires worked for 50 k miles. Driver's seat leather has some cracks, I guess its normal for that mileage. If driving over 70 mph, there is some wind noise. Overall, a solid quality sedan.


Favorite Features

Bose, power, looks.


Suggested Improvements

Gas mileage.


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Excellent vehicle
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By Denny
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2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

Purchased new in 2001. No mechanical problems ever. Body/finish still great. All scheduled maintenance completed. Vehicle washed and waxed on a regular basis. Only problem was the Toyo tires that lasted only 30K. Otherwise this has been an extremely dependable vehicle and a joy to own and drive. Would consider another Nissan for sure.


Favorite Features

Radio controls on steering wheel.


Suggested Improvements

Dump the Toyo tires!


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20th Anniv. Review
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By Robert
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Vehicle

2001 Nissan Maxima SE 20th Anniversary 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

The 2001 Nissan Maxima is a very reliable and fun car to drive. In the past six years I have never had to have my car towed. I recommend anyone looking for a new car to test drive the Nissan Maxima.


Favorite Features

Electric sunroof, heated seats.


Suggested Improvements

A little bit more room for the rear passengers.


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