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Nissan Maxima Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.5 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 255 hp @ 5800 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 17/24 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2002 Nissan Maxima

  • Not so much a family sedan anymore, the Maxima aims for the Acura TL and Lexus ES 300.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Impressively powerful V6 engine, sports car moves, plenty of room for five adults.

  • Cons

    Odd styling details, high price, rough ride quality with SE suspension.

  • What's New for 2002

    The Maxima receives updates this year that make it less of a family sedan and more of an entry-level luxury sport sedan. Headlining this year's upgrades is a 3.5-liter V6 that produces a stunning 255 horsepower. For maximum performance, sport-tuned SE models now combine this engine with a standard six-speed manual transmission. Other changes include revised exterior styling, additional feature content and an optional GPS navigation system.

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Customer Reviews

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An outstanding car

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Vehicle: 2002 Nissan Maxima GLE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

We've owned our 2002 Maxima GLE since it was new. It's been a bull: smooth, comfortable, reliable. Next to nothing to fix - except the CD player - outside of normal maintenance. We still own it. It still drives beautifully. Congratulations, Nissan.




2002 maxima gle

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Vehicle: 2002 Nissan Maxima GLE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

Love this car (model/year) - bought in Dallas with 84K and it runs great with 171k now. Just recently I found that during heavy traffic it slips a little. It sort of goes with oil but got that fix. I don't know anything about buying transmissions but where do you start to figure the cost?




Great motor wrapped in crappy

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Vehicle: 2002 Nissan Maxima GLE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

I didn't buy this car out of love for Nissan or the Maxma, I just wanted a big sedan with creature comforts for not much money. This fulfilled that need. Granted, the car IS ten years old now but in the two years that I've owned it I've gone through 4 rear calipers, a new radiator, an O2 sensor, trailing arm bushings, and much, much more - I would say I've spent over $4,000 in repairs thus far. The other thing is this fantastic motor (not sarcasm)0 uses oil and gets piss poor MPG in any kind of mixed driving.




2002 maxima gle

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Vehicle: 2002 Nissan Maxima GLE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

Bought this car in 2006 with like 49k now I have only 67k and I have mixed feelings about it is just not the way everybody think it is.Good thing it is loaded with heating steering wheel which is nice heated seats and much more features but it has so many downside things that I would not buy it again. Start with turning radius it is like an old Russian Lada than torque steer terrible than trany is going out at 67k almost gone than my struts in the front bad $1000 at least to fix them and I don't want to forget the wind noise is terrible, worse than my 90 Camry so in the other way don't buy it




Top dog - last 2

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Vehicle: 2002 Nissan Maxima GLE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

My 2002 Nissan Maxima GLE is a great car. Overall MPG is 24.4 using Mid Grade 89. NO major problems in 8+ years. One new set of tires and 1 new set of breaks. Had to replace the radiator at about 77K miles it blew. Otherwise zero problems.




Best car i've ever had

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Vehicle: 2002 Nissan Maxima GLE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

I bought this car new in 2002. At the end of this week I will have put 250,000 miles on it. No major problems until I hit 225,000 miles, at that point it started burning through the oil and I had to replace the radiator. However, I still love to drive it, when clean it still looks brand new inside and out.



Full 2002 Nissan Maxima Review

What's New for 2002

The Maxima receives updates this year that make it less of a family sedan and more of an entry-level luxury sport sedan. Headlining this year's upgrades is a 3.5-liter V6 that produces a stunning 255 horsepower. For maximum performance, sport-tuned SE models now combine this engine with a standard six-speed manual transmission. Other changes include revised exterior styling, additional feature content and an optional GPS navigation system.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 17
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  • 24
  • highway
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