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2002 Nissan Maxima

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Great car but beware of headlamp design
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By LEM
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2002 Nissan Maxima SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6M)


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Great car, fun to drive and reliable. Big letdown is the ease that thieves can steal the headlamps - done to me in 10 minutes and replacement cost is tremendous - $2,100. Terrible, unsecure design by Nissan.


Favorite Features

Engine performance and handling.


Suggested Improvements

Security for the headlamps !


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Stabbin''
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By Governor
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2002 Nissan Maxima GXE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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I love this car. The horsepower is great. It gets to 100 in no time at all.


Favorite Features

255 Hpwr 3.5L V6


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Very happy, love it
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By acere
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2002 Nissan Maxima GLE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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Great car to have, especially if you drive in the hwy. Engine very powerful, lots of room, sound system the best, lots of space in the trunk, love the idea of having Xenon light.


Favorite Features

Heat on both front seats and the steering wheel


Suggested Improvements

Should have Xenon light on the high beams, also the rearview mirror does not have a compass


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myMaxima
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By nada
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2002 Nissan Maxima SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6M)


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I absolutely love my Maxima. I use it as a commute car, and it is fun, fun, fun to drive. Main criteria were reliability and performance for a reasonable amount of money, and I got both with my 2000 Maxima. What I like the least about the car is the fuel economy, or the lack of - my driving style contributes to that :-) I highly recommand the car.


Favorite Features

Powerful engine and 6-speed manual - performance!


Suggested Improvements

Fuel economy; driver seat, especially the head rest.


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A Year Already
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By bgm
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2002 Nissan Maxima GLE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


Review

As expected the Maxima has performed exceptionally well over the first year. I have put 25K mileson my Maxima in the first year. The good: I have no major complaints about any of the major systems. The traction control works very well in deep snow. Fit and finish is outstanding. This car wants to go 80-90 mph. The not-good (mostly nit-picking): Problems with an ABS sensor has taken literally months to fix while the part was on back order. A problem with the CD player/Radio required a replacement. Sometimes feels soft in long turns like an on/off ramp. Overall: This is by far one of the best cars I have had the pleasure to drive.


Favorite Features

The xeon headlights are a must buy for any new car. Rear leg room is excellent. Heated stearing wheel. (who knew!?) Rear tail lights. 240 hp.


Suggested Improvements

The heated seat controls could be in a better place, easy to accidentally turn on. (bad in summer leather seats!) Another DC port in the front would also be nice. Trunk hinge/mechanism creates a 'dead zone' in the trunk. (Honda has this right.)


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