Bought my Maxima in 2011 with 106000 car runs great and fast when using premium fuel.
Mine has needed strus since the day I bought it. I have put 27K on it and i'm putting KYB strus on. My mechanic said the monroe struts are too weak for a cra of this performance level.
Hard to believe my car burns 2 qts every 1k miles.
With that said this car runs strong will fry the tires in first and second gear. I have replaced the factory stereo (that was junk)
The interior is roomy and trunk
I love the Zeon headlights most cars from 2002 don not have these in this price range I have replaced the radiator because the plastic tank developed a pin hole Still have original clutch
6 speed manual
I hope Nissan has addressed the oil consumption because they still use this engine in a lot of vehicles
Excellent vehicle, i would highly recommend it. It was very reliable and had an amazing engine. Perform regular maintenance and this car will not let you down. Only draw back was the poor MPG and recommendation for premium fuel
Xneon lights, spacious...but best feature was the HEATED STEERING WHEEL!
Hated the orange blinkers on the side of the vehicle, had to change those to clear lights
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.
Six cylinder, great power, very good gas mileage - average on the road is still over 30.
Comfy tires, good handling, braking.
As a new and now aging car, it's been a dream.
99,000 miles and counting.
CD player has been a hassle.
Turning radius is awful.
Many complaints from others, too.
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?
Durability, Style, Cabin - great size!
Turning radius needed improvment on this model but it runs good.
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