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2002 Nissan Maxima - Consumer Reviews

2002 Nissan Maxima Sedan

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Great car, few gripes
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By LA Max
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2002 Nissan Maxima Sedan GLE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


Review

Car stickered at $28,800 and after shopping around for other cars at the under $30K price, there was no other that offered the Max's performance, reliability, and amenities. The Audi A4 was VERY nice, much nicer interior and exterior, but for $30K you could only get the 1.8T - not fast enough for a $30K car. Ditto the Passat. The Acura 3.2TL Type S was nicer inside, but cost $5 grand more, and frankly didn't feel as powerful, the engine wasn't as smooth or quiet either. And "upgrading" to an Infiniti I35 just didn't seem worth the extra $2,000+ The choice was simply Maxima!


Favorite Features

3.5 liter V6 - just a fantastic engine. Plenty of power, super smooth, quiet, and we get 25 mpg in combined driving! Can't beat it. Nice interior, well laid out. HID Headlights, roomy cabin. BOSE stereo is nice, but VW's Monsoon is better. 17" wheels Memory seats.


Suggested Improvements

Improve suspension. Steering wheel "jumps" over bumps. 80's looking stereo and clock display. The A/C recycle button needs to be turned on EVERY time you get in the car. Ditto for turning off the autodimming rearview mirror. Torque steer. Illuminate steering wheel buttons


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STAY AWAY
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By LouR
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2002 Nissan Maxima Sedan GLE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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Great car, has all the bells and whistles but if you live where there are criminals THE HEADLIGHTS GET STOLEN LIKE CANDY. I HAVE MY CAR FOR6 MONTHS AND I AM SELLINGIT ASAP


Suggested Improvements

GET RID OF THE DAMN HEADLIGHTS


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my maxima
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By knowdogg
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2002 Nissan Maxima Sedan SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6M)


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luv it smooth . bought it from hertz nice plesant experience . no hassel


Favorite Features

fast & quiet


Suggested Improvements

none


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One of the best
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By SMS
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2002 Nissan Maxima Sedan GLE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)


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Although the car has 3 recalls on it, it is still an excellant automobile to drive and own. All recalls were promptly taken care of by the dealership and aloaner car was provided.


Favorite Features

Engine performance(plently of power), handling, fuel economy


Suggested Improvements

Nissan should offer an 8 way power seat for the passenger as well as the driver. A car that costs this much, especially in the GLE trim, should have all the aminities available.


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still a little cheap
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By TwistedPixel
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2002 Nissan Maxima Sedan SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6M)


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The car is great but when you hit a bump, it doesn't feel much different than my Camaro. It handles exceptionally well, accelerates well, but the bumps get ya. Also, the transmission feels "weak" and seems to stall when shifting.


Suggested Improvements

Different performance struts and more solid transmission shifts.


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