Used 2001 Nissan Maxima Pricing

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2001 Highlights

A 20th Anniversary edition includes the 227-horsepower version of the standard 3.0-liter V6 from the Infiniti I30, as well as goodies like bronze-lensed headlight covers, a body kit, ersatz carbon-fiber interior trim, drilled metal pedals and a number of features normally optional on the SE. This special model also gets an exclusive color: Majestic Blue. A new Meridian package is optional on all Maximas, bundling side-impact airbags and a low washer fluid indicator with heated front seats and side mirrors, as well as special trunk lid trim. Adding optional traction control to the SE or GLE results in a Z Edition Maxima, for some zany reason.


  • Silky and powerful V6 engine, sports car moves, room for the whole family.


  • Odd styling details, high price, rough ride quality with SE suspension.

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Used 2001 Nissan Maxima for Sale

Nissan Maxima 2001 SE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A) Gray Lustre 122,579 miles
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Features & Specs

GLE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)GXE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)SE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)
Transmission4-speed automatic4-speed automatic4-speed automatic
Horsepower222 hp @ 6400 rpm222 hp @ 6400 rpm222 hp @ 6400 rpm


NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
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    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
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IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
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Top Consumer Reviews

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Consumer Rating

I have 226,000 miles on my Maxima, and wouldn't hesitate to go on a road trip in it right now. The need for the catalytic converter to be replaced is about the most expensive thing I've experienced, which doesn't affect the performance of car, just satisfying emissions needs. Otherwise just a radiator, alternator, shocks/struts and starter needed replacement after 100,000 miles which is to be expected for a 13year old car. It starts and runs no problem, All my Nissan's have been good reliable vehicles.
Parting is such sweet sorrow
I finally had to let it go at 177000 miles and 14 years old. Talk about take a lickin and keep on tickin! I sure wish it hadn't become a rust bucket. She started every morning even on cold ones and that's -05 or more.
Love my 2001 Maxima GLE!
WONDERFUL car! I bought it used in July, 2003 after literally months & months of research. You may not believe me, but I now have almost 170,000 miles on it, and there is NOT EVEN ONE RATTLE while driving! Its computer chip went out at about 150,000 miles, but I found a good used one online for about $250. And that is the only time it did not fire up and go. It has been extraordinarily reliable. Had to get seat covers for the leather seats, but the Texas sun where I live eats up leather seats on any car. I replaced the driver's seat at about 140,000 miles because two of the power motors in it went out, and it was less expensive to replace the whole seat with a used one from a salvage yard than replace the motors in the original. Factory Bose stereo system w/ subwoofer still is crisp & LOUD w/ no distortion. I get 23-27 mpg depending on the amount of city/highway driving I do, and it still does not burn one drop of oil between changes. Power seats are adjustable every way imaginable, & those front seats are more comfortable than most living room furniture, no kidding. Has pass-through from truck to back seats. This is far and away the best vehicle I have ever owned, and I have been through seven other foreign & domestic cars & trucks before I was lucky enough to find this one. Test drove a Chrysler 300M right before test driving the Maxima, and the American vehicle was a joke, absolute junk, compared to this one. I remember saying to my son at the time, "This car is amazing. You just THINK what you want it to do and it does it." I honestly expect to get 250,000-300,000 miles out of it, and I highly recommend this model year and other Maxima model years without any reservations whatsoever. Just a wonderful, wonderful vehicle!
Used 2001 Nissan Maxima Overview

The Used 2001 Nissan Maxima is offered in the following submodels: Sedan. Available styles include GLE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A), GXE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A), SE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A), SE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M), GXE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M), SE 20th Anniversary 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A), and SE 20th Anniversary 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M). Pre-owned Nissan Maxima models are available with a 3.0 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 222 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2001 Nissan Maxima comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 4-speed automatic. The Used 2001 Nissan Maxima comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.

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