Used 2002 Nissan Maxima GLE Sedan Consumer Reviews | Edmunds
ADVERTISEMENT

2002 Nissan Maxima Sedan - Consumer Reviews

Average Consumer Rating

82 Total Reviews

View reviews for a specific Maxima model:
ADVERTISEMENT

Sort by

Most Recent|
Most Recent Most Helpful Highest Rating Lowest Rating
Can't let it go...
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By joshua38104
on

Vehicle

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


Review

I bought my 2002 Maxima with, If I remember correctly about 85k miles. I now have 130K 2 yrs later. Ive had to replace a set of tires, the radiator, the battery and now a minor oil leak. Sounds bad, but it's a used car and was more than likely its timing. With that being said I love this car. Ive thought about a new car but when I look around I compare other cars to my Maxima. Mine is a beautiful color (bluish) with leather seats that are in terrific condition, 6-disc CD player (that needs replacing bc the factory one is crappy) and a sunroof. No leaks. Keyless entry. MPG could be better but not too bad. This car runs and runs fast! Powerful engine. Love LOVE this car!


Best Features

Keyless entry


Worst Features

MPG and factory CD player


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

An outstanding car
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By 03passatguy
on

Vehicle

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


Review

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.


Best Features

Six cylinder, great power, very good gas mileage - average on the road is still over 30. Comfy tires, good handling, braking. Nice leather. No complaints. As a new and now aging car, it's been a dream. 99,000 miles and counting.


Worst Features

CD player has been a hassle. Very unfortante. Turning radius is awful. Many complaints from others, too.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

2002 Maxima GLE
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By 2002maximachic
on

Vehicle

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


Review

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?


Best Features

Durability, Style, Cabin - great size!


Worst Features

Turning radius needed improvment on this model but it runs good.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Great Motor Wrapped in Crappy Exterior
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By vq35de1
on

Vehicle

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


Review

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.


Best Features

Comfort and convenience items, the VQ engine.


Worst Features

Rear caliper design DOES NOT WORK, need new design if it's going to last.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

2002 maxima gle
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By max
on

Vehicle

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


Review

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


Best Features

HID Xenons bose 255 hp are good


Worst Features

Mpg 17 mpg 70% highway driving and 30% city not so proclaimed Japanese reliable car.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

ADVERTISEMENT

Write Consumer Reviews

Write Consumer Reviews

Write a review and rate your own car.

ADVERTISEMENT

New Car Buying Guides

See which cars and trucks our editors recommend

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
Have a question? We're here to help!
Chat*
Chat online with us
Email
Email us at help@edmunds.com
*Available daily 8AM-5PM Pacific
Phone*
Call us at 855-782-4711
SMS*
Text us at ED411