2002 Nissan Maxima Consumer Review: Fast and good looking but eats

2002 Nissan Maxima - Consumer Review

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SE Sedan (3.5L V6 6-speed Manual)

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Fast and good looking but eats oil
By lostinfresno on


2002 Nissan Maxima SE 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 6M)


Bought my Maxima in 2011 with 106000 car runs great and fast when using premium fuel.
Mine has needed strus since the day I bought it. I have put 27K on it and i'm putting KYB strus on. My mechanic said the monroe struts are too weak for a cra of this performance level.
Hard to believe my car burns 2 qts every 1k miles.
With that said this car runs strong will fry the tires in first and second gear. I have replaced the factory stereo (that was junk)
The interior is roomy and trunk
is cavernous.
I love the Zeon headlights most cars from 2002 don not have these in this price range I have replaced the radiator because the plastic tank developed a pin hole Still have original clutch

Best Features

6 speed manual 17inch wheels

Worst Features

I hope Nissan has addressed the oil consumption because they still use this engine in a lot of vehicles
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