2001 Nissan Maxima Consumer Review: Expensive Repairs

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2001 Nissan Maxima GLE 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl 4A)


Very expensive to repair. Complete brakes over $1000, Alternator $1000, Check engine light, coil, o2 & Knock sensor's $1000 and counting. Clock to small and located in the wrong place, Small trunk, seats tear easily. Can't get sticker with check engine light always on.

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The day I get rid of it.
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By southwest7
on 07/19/14 16:15 PM (PDT)

Alternator $1,000? The Maxima is not the problem, the place who is quoting you these ridiculous prices is. I bet you went to a dealer. A replacement alternator is $160, shouldn't be more than a $400 repair if you get a 3rd party alternator and have it serviced somewhere that's not the dealership.

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By roni33
on 06/22/12 23:58 PM (PDT)

You have to either learn to do your own repairs or take the car to an independent garage. Case in point. My friend owns a Mini Cooper with around 50K miles on it. Dealer said it needed brake pads (and rotors) all the way around. Dealer quoted price of about $1400 which is outrageous. My friend ordered new pads AND rotors (online) Total cost around $300. Took about half a day to do. Net savings...around $1000. Oh and by the way, the rear pads had at least 2 years of life left and the rotors were fine with no signs of metal to metal contact. I would never take my car to a dealer for repairs. Never have and never will.

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