Great Second Car
By Adrian Pineda on
Vehicle2002 Nissan Maxima SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6M)
ReviewI bought this car last week. It is going to relieve me from driving my 2007 IS350 out of leased miles. It gives me amazing mpg (28+ mpg @70 mph). It is roomy and well-built. The engine has lots of power and a reasonable amount of torque. The quality of the leather is above average. It's nice to see that all the electric features still work @ 108,000 miles. It shows that prior owner took good care of it. I bought the SE trim so the ride is a little stiff thus noisy but not unlivable. The color is a pearl white and it has aged gracefully. The '02 Maxima is a great solution for people who need to commute but don't like to drive smaller cars and still get high 20s per gallon.
Best FeaturesThis Maxima is a fully loaded SE version with every single option included except for navy. I like the mpg, the body style (I like boxy cars, sorry) I love the HIDs, the dash layout, the cold A/C and the exterior; it looks so outdated it's even handsome. I rate it over the '04-'08 which lacks grace.
Worst FeaturesRoad noise, headbeam lenses are prone to burn and fade quick making the car look cheap. The carpet needs better undercarpet for insulation and cushion; it looks cheap also. It drives like box on wheels but hey, it's an old platform. Even though the sound system is a premium, still sounds primitive.
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