Not Quite a Performance Sedan
By DavidHB,CA on
2001 Nissan Maxima SE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)
Mileage remains 24mpg consistantly.
Stock Toyo tires changed at 60000. They
were spongy, a lot of slip angle, lot of
understeer, and not good for aggressive
turning. Brake disks are warped. Pulsing
during stops. Handling is a disappointment.
Stock shocks are terrible. Too soft in front.
Rear shocks bottomed out at 25000 on
small bumps. Body roll in turns is
unacceptable. No sway bar in the rear?
What we they thinking at Nissan! Blind
spots: All pillars are too wide and exterior
mirrors are too small.
Engine is smooth. Decent acceleration.
Potent handling possible but only with
aftermarket replacements and add-ons. AC
is nice - wish I had auto temp control. Sound
system is good.
Better shocks and brakes. Better sway bar in
front. A sway bar in rear. Non-squeeky
qasket on windows. Narrower pillars. Bigger
exterior mirrors - only needs about 3 more
square inches. Exterior lamp failure light on
dash. Better false pedal.