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Junk Car, Stay Away from Nissan.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Junk
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2005 Nissan Maxima Sedan 3.5 SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Bought Brand new from dealership. Like interior and exterior but quality is bad. Coolant leaks cost $400 and Timing Chain also went bad $1500. A coworker had Frontier pick up also had the same problem. Google on Nissan cars and trucks with V6, it seems like common problem. Never heard timing chain replace before. Had 2004 Corolla with 162,000 miles and still running like brand new. Go with Toyota or Honda and forget nissan.


Best Features

Bose stereo, climate controls, steering wheel controls, auto dim mirrors, and the comfort of leather.


Worst Features

Build better quality cars and trucks. Improve customer service.


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Nissan needs to be shut down
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By deirdra
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2005 Nissan Maxima Sedan 3.5 SL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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First please sign my petition we can complain all day online on blogs but unless something is done or someone dies nothing will be done. The car exterior design is great and fuel economy is great the rest of the car. Disappointing. I have everything from transmission engine and electrical issues. I have less than 60,000+ on it and started having issues after 30,000. I have taken the car to the dealer nothing was done contacted Nissan nothing was done. Nissan needs to pay for what their customers are going through. I recently had an accident do to the transmission jerking basically out of gear and I ran up on a curb that cost me $2000 in damages.


Best Features

I like the bose and the interior and exterior design.


Worst Features

Everything that isn't tied down and everything under the hood needs work.


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I love it
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By impeach obama
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2005 Nissan Maxima Sedan 3.5 SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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The car was bought brand new and I have not had many problems with it, the struts had to be replaced once but that was under warranty so there was no problem there. Other than that the car runs perfect except for a rattling type noise that I think might be the timing chain but that's only heard at really low speeds when the engine is straining to go up a hill, I had it looked at and replaced but it makes the same noise. The car has around 61k on it and runs like its brand new. It is very very fast and really quick, it handles exceptionally well and it drives like a sports car I absolutely love it and have fun every time I drive it. I would recommend this car to anyone. P. S get the nismo intake.


Best Features

the engine, the BOSE stereo


Worst Features

The only thing that I don't like about this car is that its fwd I really wish Nissan would make available an awd model or make the car rwd it would be more of a "4 door sports car" as Nissan calls it.


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LOVE IT!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By the king
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2005 Nissan Maxima Sedan 3.5 SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Got it brand new in 05, it runs great extremely quick and very fast and the handling is awesome. Had to replace the struts once but was under warranty so there was no problem there. there is a lot of room in the back and front seats so you can fit 5 people easily even with the front seats all the way back. i would recommend the NISMo air intake adds about 15HP and you can really feel the difference. AWESOME car!


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Maxima Cranks
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By darren
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2005 Nissan Maxima Sedan 3.5 SL 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Bought the car second hand, just love it!!. Have had no troubles with it other than new rotors which is normal.The Maxima is SO QUICK off the line and can surprise Mustangs and other muscle cars. She's good on gas too. LOVE IT!!


Best Features

Engine is so smooth and powerful, power keeps climbing.Bose system pretty sweet.


Worst Features

Stiff, clunky suspension. Cheap looking dash.


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