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all they need is love
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By Daniel Gonzalez
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2001 Nissan Maxima Sedan SE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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This model is told to be the best maxima made due to the body style as well as the engine and transmission found on these models. Its a Very fun drive lots of power and stylish than most cars you may find during this era i received my Nissan maxima as a graduation gift from my dad he had it at it prime, i borrowed it once or twice on a night on the town before owning the vehicle myself The car did have many sensor issues my dad must of replaced all of the oxygen sensors, as well as replaced the alternator by the time i received the car. Upon receiving the car it had 80000 miles on it two years with the vehicle im currently going on 94k the car has had many repairs done to it usual wear and tear. i put about 4,000 dollars into the vehicle with new brakes, rotors, back calipers, tires, struts, new front transmission mount along with a radiator, muffler, new headlights,spark plugs, a new battery as well as had to change speed and knock sensor for it to pass inspection. The wiring which connects the radio was so corroded i had to fix the connection that connected the radio to the battery, but these issues are something you can expect from 15 year old car. Even though the car is a little long in the tooth she still runs great in the city or highway. Especially on road trips there is minimal blind spots when changing lanes, as well as enough power for you to move in and out of traffic. Pretty strong in the snow but it not awd so you can get stuck if your not careful. This car can hold its own against a 2016 Honda civic and gave it a run for its money. This car is notorious for holes in the exhaust, as well as rust near the back right tire, and to give you sensor issues sometimes they go away but sometimes they don't. These cars can last a long time if you put love into them by investing your time, money, and willing to get a little dirty to fix some of the problems yourself. The resale value is very good considering the age and I'm confident that i can get 3,000-4,000 dollars especially since i have been offered that price now for it. This car would be a great first car.


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Parting is such sweet sorrow
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By nlangdell
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2001 Nissan Maxima Sedan SE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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I finally had to let it go at 177000 miles and 14 years old. Talk about take a lickin and keep on tickin! I sure wish it hadn't become a rust bucket. She started every morning even on cold ones and that's -05 or more.


Best Features

This car is so comfortable to drive. I have leather, loaded. But things did go wrong with it. The radio was gone at 100,000, The cup holder lid between the seats broke, and the sun roof quit in the last week. What can I say, I think she was sad because she saw my roaming eye...


Worst Features

My major complaint would be the rust issue. It's hard to part with a vehicle that starts every morning, but she wouldn't pass another inspection with the rot. All in all, if you find a clean one, it should keep you happy for quite a while.


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RELIABLE
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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By southwest7
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2001 Nissan Maxima Sedan GXE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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I have 226,000 miles on my Maxima, and wouldn't hesitate to go on a road trip in it right now.
The need for the catalytic converter to be replaced is about the most expensive thing I've experienced, which doesn't affect the performance of car, just satisfying emissions needs.
Otherwise just a radiator, alternator, shocks/struts and starter needed replacement after 100,000 miles which is to be expected for a 13year old car.
It starts and runs no problem, All my Nissan's have been good reliable vehicles.


Best Features

I haven't had to invest a lot of money to keep it running


Worst Features

Clock is small and hard to see, some parts of trim not sturdy


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Reliable at 120,000 miles
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By maxima155
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2001 Nissan Maxima Sedan GLE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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First purchased my certified pre-owned Nissan Maxima in 2008 with 62,000 miles. I currently have over 120,000 miles on the car and is still reliable. The car is not as fun to drive as a BMW 3 series, but has been very affordable to maintain. Most of the repairs I have had done is wear and tear items. Brakes, rotors, exhaust, radiator, tires. Engine and transmission are utterly brilliant. Tip top shape and are extremely quiet.

The car does have a few problems: service engine soon light has a faultily sensor, failing speed sensors cause the TCS to come on and off, and the BOSE subwoofer shorts out sometimes. Also, leather rips due to heated seats.


Best Features

Engine is extremely quiet. Seats are extremely comfortable for long journeys. Interior materials are higher quality and are not cheap, environmental plastic. Excellent leg room in the front and back. Car acceleration is excellent with proper engine maintenance.


Worst Features

Car does understeer going around corners. Wish the car had a 4WD or rear-wheel drive option for the snow or wet weather. Ride is not exceptional, but not horrid either. I replaced the rotors with Nissan parts to improve the ride and it feels firm, yet squishy at the same time. Overall, a brilliant car and has become an excellent addition to the family.


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Love My Maxima
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By carolinagirl7
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2001 Nissan Maxima Sedan SE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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Bought my 2001 Nissan Maxima in Dec 2003 and it has been a great car!
Love the way it handles. It's roomy and very comfortable.
It now has 194k miles and still going strong.
Only regular maintenance done over the 10 years I've owned the car.
When I sell this one, I hope to get another Maxima.


Best Features

Body style is nice and the road handling is excellent. Fun to drive. The Michelin low-profile tires really hug the road.


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