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2001 Nissan Maxima Sedan

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Excellent used car
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By Ken
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2001 Nissan Maxima Sedan SE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

Purchased at 73,000 miles and driven 4,000 in 4 months during one of the harshest winter in Chicago. The car started every time and everything worked great. The engine is very quite and the ride is very comfortable. Fuel economy is worse than expected as it has been consistently getting about 18 MPG in the city but it jumps to 22 MPG on highways. Still very stylish after all these years.


Best Features

Great stereo system. Great style.


Worst Features

The some of the lights for the heating/air buttons are out. Radio control from the steering wheel tend to get stuck and not work.


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2001 Nissan Maxima SE
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By J. Mattern
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2001 Nissan Maxima Sedan SE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

Bought SE model, loaded, new in '01. Check engine light and o2 sensors a continuous problem for last 8 years. Dealers stick it to you each time attempted to fix these issues. Finally gave up years ago and just live with. Car now has 200K miles and continue to drive as winter vehicle, but must say the engine has been very solid. Bought a 15" Blizzak tire/wheel package (all four wheels) to replace the 17" Potenzas for winter driving and this car rolls through the bad winters of Upstate New York like 4 wheel drive! Would likely not buy another Nissan vehicle as the frequent warning lights on the dash are just a pain.


Best Features

Quick.


Worst Features

O2 sensors. Nagging electrical issues. Brakes.


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Fast and Dependable
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By Mike
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2001 Nissan Maxima Sedan GLE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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Bought vehicle used with 36K on it. Now have 126K on it and still drives great. Replaced brakes and tires. Aside from regular maintenance, that's all I've ever had to do to it. Has never left me stranded. Still accelerates like a champ and hugs the road. No complaints at all here. Looking forward to turning over 200K.


Best Features

Interior is huge and comfortable. Even folks in back have plenty of room. Bose sound system always gets compliments.


Worst Features

Wish the trunk was a little bit bigger (wider). Ride could be a little softer.


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Fast, Fun, and Fuel Efficient Reliabilty
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By dodgeman
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2001 Nissan Maxima Sedan GLE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


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This car was my Mom's 6th Nissan in a row, after she gave it to me in 04, She moved on to her 7th if that gives you any indication of how loyal we are to Nissan. This car has been extremely reliable and easy to own. In fact, just a few days ago on Christmas morning was the first repair its ever had done, a starter. The car is very high quality from the interior materials featuring soft touch leather and vinyls almost everywhere and soft touch plastic knobs, the the 8.5 year old paint thats never been waxed that still shines like new. Not only is it very comfortable and reliable, but it will run to 60 in under 7 seconds, all while achieving 30+ highway and 23+ city on premium fuel.


Best Features

Interior materials, Bose stereo, steering wheel audio controls, very intelligent auto climate control, auto headlights, dual powerseats, fold down backseat, performance, interior chrome handles, wood accents, rear power outlet, excellent fuel economy (only on premium)... the list goes on.


Worst Features

5 speed tranny, make the whole seat leather, I had to re-vinyl the thigh areas because they started cracking, I was told only the seat and back portions are leather, the rest is vinyl. Illuminate the steering wheel audio and cruise buttons.


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Exceptional Used Car.
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By Zoombag5
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2001 Nissan Maxima Sedan SE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 5M)


Review

I bought my '01 Maxima SE used in 2004 with 44,500 miles. Now have 106,000 miles after 4 years of driving it. I replaced the A/C compressor & oxygen sensors soon after purchase. Since then the car has been very dependable and fun to drive. All other costs have been maintenance related (brake pads, tires, etc.) I get 19 mpg local and an impressive 27 mpg hwy driving 65-70 mph with 3 passengers & luggage. I highly recommend this make & model. My 2nd Maxima. My 1st ('95 SE) was hit & totaled at 9 years & 94,000 miles, but was running like a top until then.


Best Features

Styling, handling, acceleration, fuel economy, leg room, head room.


Worst Features

Better undercoat. Have small rust bumps under the paint at 12 o'clock position in rear wheel wells.


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