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dfc review
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By dfc
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2002 Nissan Maxima SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6M)


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Good value for someone wanting a sportier ride with some luxury. The V6 is torquey and feels like a small V8. The brakes and steering are also good. If you are a spirited driver, the suspension will leave you disappointed. The body rolls heavily and the springs/struts are are tuned for comfort rather than performance. The 6speed gears are spaced well but the throw seems extra long and the feel is very notchy - like working a big screw driver in bowl full of marbles! Nissan could take some lessons from Honda. Dispite the shortcomings, the V6 does make up for them and is perhaps the best sport sedan available for under $28K.


Best Features

Engine, engine, engine!


Worst Features

Tighter suspension; smoother, short throw stick shift; better turning radius (unusually wide radius!)


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This Sedan Tears up the BMW 325 and Audi
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By ejah
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2002 Nissan Maxima SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6M)


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Is this a sedan or not? It feels faster than a sports car, except their are 3 passengers in the back. The Maxima goes 0-60 in 6.3 seconds. Thats fast. It is fun to drive. Nice interior, and oh did I mention it was fast. Cars pull up next to the car and have no idea they can get smoked by a family sedan. This max will make the BMW 325 look silly!!!


Best Features

6 spped manual tranny w/ cool reverse feature. 3.5 Litre monster engine Handeling acceleration oh, and acceleration.


Worst Features

Four Wheel drive version should be introduced.


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Nice car
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By Stazer
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2002 Nissan Maxima SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6M)


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Nice car, except for 3 things that I dont like about it. Back seats are not good for tall people, suspension is Rough on the SE (you feel every bump), making a U-Turn is hard, same with parking spots. Also if you hit the gas and there is bumps on the road you better hold onto the wheel cause it locks up and and jerks really hard.


Best Features

255 Horse Power, 3.5 liter engine, Xenon lights, Manuverable, roomy in the front and its FASSST.


Worst Features

Nothing really.


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an excellent value
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By douglasclem
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2002 Nissan Maxima SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6M)


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i really have to think hard to complain about anything in regards to performance. the engine is perfect and the interior design is perfect. it is true that the ride of the se model is stiff on rough roads, but i like the handling of the sport package. i tried all the entry level luxury sedans, but this car gives you all the quality of those models for a lot less money. mine is loaded with the bose sound system, leather seats and sunroof. everyone who rides with me comments on how smooth the ride is, how great the stereo sounds and they love the acceleration you get when you punch it.


Best Features

silky smooth engine and transmission with a lot of zip. good sound system, quiet ride, comfortable seats. logical controls. roomy back seat.


Worst Features

would like to see even more horsepower, maybe around 300 or so. back seat cup holders are needed.


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


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My '02 Maxima is the best car I've owned. The 255 hp engine's performance is superb and runs great on regular. The heated seats and steering wheel make early morning winter drives bearable. I plan to keep it until 200,000 miles.


Best Features

Moon roof, 17" wheels, leather, power all, stereo make this car fun to own.


Worst Features

Shorten the turning radius. Lights for the steering wheel radio & cruise buttons


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