by margiea4 on Feb 19, 2014 Vehicle: 2005 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
I purchased my 2005 with 13K miles - not perfect on the maintenance, but I do take care of it.
This car has surpassed 200K miles (do a lot of driving). Problem with transmission and dash warnings with TCS with car stalling not shifting into gear.
Transmission shop wanted 3800.00 :-(.
Got second opinion and got computer analysis. Spent $160.00 on sensors and hubby did the work. Hubby automatic Hero Status
Car runs like a baby again. Thank you YouTube.
by johnboy1015 on Apr 11, 2013 Vehicle: 2005 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
Bought my 2005 new and have had very few problems. Check engine light recently came on but mechanic told me it's a misfire and will likely be fixed with a tuneup...which the car has never had, ashamed to say.
Have never owned a car this long...nor wanted to. But looking to hand it down to my son
by redfur1977 on Mar 21, 2013 Vehicle: 2005 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)
This has been the best and worst I have ever owned. The car handles great. Gets 30 mpg at 70mph. Wasnt expensive. Beautiful to look at. But it has been the most un reliable piece I have ever had the displease of owning. Bought the car with 100k. Two weeks after buying it transmision rebuild($4400). Then broke the cv joints because the transmission stressed them slamming into gear before the rebuild. Them a complete suspension rebuild. Now it need timing chain guides. Memory seats never worked. I have had over $8000 in repairs to this car and now..... The transmission is goin out again at 160k. Cant wait to get me an american car. FIrst and last Jap car I will own.
Improved manual transmission shift feel (thanks to a shorter shift stroke), black-tone brake calipers, additional chrome accents inside and new softer leather upholstery. Auto-dimming outside mirrors are now available, and a new 12-volt power point resides at the base of the center stack.