My '02 Maxima is the best car I've
owned. The 255 hp engine's performance
is superb and runs great on regular.
The heated seats and steering wheel
make early morning winter drives
bearable. I plan to keep it until
Moon roof, 17" wheels, leather, power
all, stereo make this car fun to own.
Shorten the turning radius. Lights for
the steering wheel radio & cruise
Great car, fun to drive and reliable.
Big letdown is the ease that thieves
can steal the headlamps - done to me in
10 minutes and replacement cost is
tremendous - $2,100. Terrible,
unsecure design by Nissan.
As expected the Maxima has performed
exceptionally well over the first
year. I have put 25K mileson my
Maxima in the first year.
The good: I have no major complaints
about any of the major systems. The
traction control works very well in
deep snow. Fit and finish is
outstanding. This car wants to go
The not-good (mostly nit-picking):
Problems with an ABS sensor has taken
literally months to fix while the part
was on back order. A problem with the
CD player/Radio required a
replacement. Sometimes feels soft in
long turns like an on/off ramp.
Overall: This is by far one of the
best cars I have had the pleasure to
The xeon headlights are a must buy for
any new car. Rear leg room is
excellent. Heated stearing wheel.
(who knew!?) Rear tail lights. 240 hp.
The heated seat controls could be in a
better place, easy to accidentally
turn on. (bad in summer leather
seats!) Another DC port in the front
would also be nice. Trunk
hinge/mechanism creates a 'dead zone'
in the trunk. (Honda has this right.)