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Miles aint nothing but numbers on 2010 sv...
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By BFREE
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2010 Nissan Maxima Sedan 3.5 S 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)


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212k plus and no issues whatsoever. I just changed the original struts, shocks and control arms (worn out) at 210k. I have done the maintanance (pretty much) as reccommended by Nissan and I have been rewarded with supurb reliability. CVT fluid change is expensive at $300 but, I have had no reliability issues with it. Oil changes with regular 5w30 every 5000 miles. The car still drives excellent the engine is as strong as ever,even though it has never had a tuneup. I'm going to do one just because I think I should, though no issues with power and performance. I would prefer a dual clutch automatic over the CVT, but the engine power at any speed amkes the CVT a non issue. I drove a four cylinder Altima CVT and hated it, but it works well with the V6. I wish the car had a little more top end perfomance at high speeds (over 100), but I rarely have a safe opportunity to drive that fast so no issue. I have the mid level SV with with leather. I have had lesser cars with leather that didnt fade like my caffe latte front seats have, also the vinyl around the outside of the seats and on the arm rest has started to crack. I know the premium trim is supposed to have higher quality leather, but why??? If it's leather it should all be of high quality with higher trims maybe having a better grain. The cupholders should have removable rubber inserts as any spills require cleanup directlyi the cupholder. Original equoptment tires were trash in rain and snow. Once I bought better tires rain and snow handling were very good. The car actually hydroplaned when new on the original tires. Handling is great, though I wish the ride was a little less firm and more sound deadening would be nice.


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5 years, 125k miles
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By John
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2010 Nissan Maxima Sedan 3.5 S 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)


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I owned Maxima 2000 and got 260k out of it; died due to New England salt and rust. 2010: It took a while to get used to CVT but the car retains great acceleration with a different feel. Very pleased with 27mpg mixed driving. The major moving part I replaced was one of the bearings at about 110k. The replacement resulted in the care decelerating less when not on the gas pedal. The drive train has proven reliable. Bose stereo is outstanding. Sunroof never leaks. Emergency handling is stellar. Braking is solid although unremarkable; no diving. Rain and snow are handling are mostly dependent upon tire choices. Headlights not as illuminating as my wife's Honda Odyssey 2012 for reasons I don't understand. Bose stereo is 'da bomb.' I use synthetic oil - change every 10k. Leather holding up well. Will definitely buy another but it will probably be at least another 5 years.


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Don't warranty to be approved.
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By tbeard0902
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2010 Nissan Maxima Sedan 3.5 S 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)


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I own a 2010 Nissan Maxima. I took it to Gray Daniels Nissan in Brandon MS for a warranty claim on the driver seat back. The pins on the seat back had broken and thus the back was laying on the rear seat. The claim was denied by the service manager in Aug. 2012 and again in January 2013 and again by Nissan Customer Care. The reason for not approving the warranty was that their was physical damage. However, they agreed there were no tears, scuffs, marks, or scratches of any kind on the seat or seat back. Thus the very reason we came to Nissan was for warranty of the broken pins and the reason we were denied warranty was that the pin were broken. WOW!


Worst Features

Fix the seat backs so that the pins don't break....or warranty the broken pins!


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My 2010 Maxima
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By C and K Jones
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2010 Nissan Maxima Sedan 3.5 S 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)


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The new body style is what drew us to our 2010 Maxima. We love the winter frost color and the car come with so many standard features it was to good to pass on.


Best Features

sunroof, 6 disc CD changer, digital display


Worst Features

none


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2010 Maxima - Fit and Finish
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By maximapa1
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2010 Nissan Maxima Sedan 3.5 S 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl CVT)


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Great car to drive and fantastic looks all around. Finding some "fit and finish" issues. Leather seats starting to "shed" through perforations. Like the cost and initial perforamnce but wondering about how this car will wear. Interior carpet is very weak. Hook for drivers side mat already causing a hole in carpet.


Best Features

Great design outside, great power, sound system and love the full moon roof!


Worst Features

Buttons on the wheel need to be flush - hit them when making turns. Leather seats should be smoother with less seams for cleaning. Get rid of perforations if they are going to cause issues. Carpet a bit on the cheap side.


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